Wichita on the Cheap

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Free Movies at Capitol Federal Amphitheater

Is there anything better than relaxing and watching a movie? Yes! Relaxing and watching a movie outside at the CapFed Amphitheater in Andover for FREE! Bring your lawn chairs and some snacks, kick back, and relax! Free Movies at Capital Federal Amphitheater 2023: Sunday, June 25, 6 p.m., Family Camp Sunday, July 30, 6 p.m., […]

Great Plains Nature Center 2023: Free Events and Info

Great Plains Nature Center

Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita is always FREE to visit. They provide opportunities for the public to investigate, understand, and develop an appreciation for wildlife. They have weekly  FREE events that and no registration is needed! Great for homeschoolers, kiddos who aren’t quite in school yet, or anyone else available in the morning hours.  […]

Labor Day weekend Events and Deals 2023

Labor Day Events and Deals

This Labor Day weekend in Wichita is a great one, with awesome weather forecast and plenty of fun, frugal (or FREE) things to do. Labor Day 2023 is on Monday, September 4. For many of us it’s a long weekend, so you might be looking for fun and inexpensive things to do for Labor Day. […]

O.J. Watson Park Wichita 2023

OJ Watson Park is such a fantastic place for families, and it’s even fun for teens or anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy some outdoor activities. This is the Wichita park that has the yellow brick road! The opening weekend should be pretty fun. And it kicks off spring break week for Wichita […]

Sunset Concert Series at Hartman Arena: Free

Get out those lawn chairs and blankets because there is a FREE live concert series this Summer at the Hartman Arena parking lot! Beginning July 14, come out every Friday with the family and jam out to live music from your favorite local bands until August 11. Here is what you should bring: Lawn chairs […]

Botanica’s Dino’s at Dusk event Movie Event

Dino at Dusk Celebration

Watch your favorite dinosaur movies in the company of 10 animatronic dinosaurs on August 5th at Botanica’s Dino’s at Dusk event! Bring a blanket or chair to lay back and relax under the stars while enjoying a double feature movie night screening of the Land Before Time and Jurassic World.   Doors open at 6 […]

Walk with Wildlife at the Great Plains Nature Center

Walk with Wildlife

This is an activity that could easily become an annual family tradition. Get up close and personal with wildlife at the annual Walk with Wildlife at the Great Plains Nature Center here in Wichita on Saturday, May 20, 2023. It makes for a fun and interesting day spent outside. Really, it’s such a treat! And […]

Ice Skating at Chicken N Pickle

Free Hockey at Chicken N Pickle

Chicken n Pickle has brought outdoor ice skating back to Wichita. Grab your skates (or rent them there) and take a few turns around the pond. Don’t forget to bundle up with a warm coat, thick socks, and gloves! The ICE POND is CLOSED for the season! Check back for new updated information for 2024  […]

New Year’s activities and things to do for NYE in Wichita

New Years

Happy (almost) 2023, Wichita! Come and ring in the new year, ICT style! Our city has loads to offer when it comes to NYE celebrations, events, and just really fun locations to toast to 2023. Below we have listed out events, locations, and even some fun local hot spots we suggest for you. We’ve put the […]

Wichita Asian Festival at Century II

Asian Festival

The 41th annual Wichita Asian Festival will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Century II Convention Center.  The festival celebrates the culture and customs of Asia with stage presentations, authentic food, and wares from about 15 different Asian countries. The Asian festival in Wichita attracts crowds in the neighborhood of 10,000 people, along […]

The Wichita WATER Center

Wichita Water Center

Is Permanently Closed The Wichita WATER Center is a hands-on learning experience for kids and adults, complete with an aquarium. The Wichita Area Treatment, Education & Remediation (W.A.T.E.R.) Center opened October 16, 2003.  The Center serves as a treatment facility for the Gilbert-Mosley and the North Industrial Corridor Groundwater Remediation Programs as well as a public […]

Museum of World Treasures Customer Appreciation Day

Museum of World Treasures

It’s an event we look forward to each year around back to school time. The Museum of World Treasures Customer Appreciation Day is an opportunity to explore all the strange, quirky, fascinating and fun artifacts collected right here in Wichita, Kansas at a discount! The museum houses an eclectic collection that defies description – you […]

FREE WAM exhibit opening, Beth Lipman: All in Time

This summer WAM has a new exhibit: All in Time by Beth Lipman. The exhibit opens on June 25 with a fun and FREE event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Lipman’s work has been described as ethereal, substantial, captivating, and calming. Her exhibit includes her work titled Living History, which animates the museum’s vast […]

Mid-America All Indian Museum- Social Dance

2022 Blackbear Bosin Social Dance at the Mid-America All Indian Museum. Celebrate the 101st anniversary of Blackbear Bosin’s birth at the Indian Center with a social dance from 1-8 p.m.  The dance will take place in the Keeper Zone at the museum. This event is FREE to the public. Admission to the museum will be […]

FREE Swimming Days at Wichita Pools

Having fun swimming

I remember when I first heard about Wichita’s FREE swimming days! They have them for each of the city’s pools throughout the summer. Can you believe that? Also see: Where to Swim in Wichita City of Wichita Pools have been undergoing some changes and upgrades for the past few years. Some of them were turned […]

FREE STEAM Kits from Wichita Public Library

Wichita Public Library has STEAM kits to-go. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.    These fun and educational STEAM boxes are meant for grades 4+ but they can be fun for almost any age. Wichita Public Library has a wide variety of kits to choose from; the fun is inevitable! STEAM Kits […]

Lindsborg Midsummer’s Festival

Plan a trip to Lindsborg for June 11 to participate in the Lindsborg Midsummer’s Festival! In Lindsborg, Kansas,  “Little Sweden” young and old alike gather to enjoy a long-time celebrated Swedish tradition. The Midsummer’s Festival, a traditional Swedish festival celebrated worldwide, celebrates the arrival of the summer solstice. Participants enjoy a day full of music, […]

Creature Feature at Great Plains Nature Center

Enjoy learning about different creatures outside with the Great Plains Nature Center! This event is great for kids of all ages! The naturalist-led programs will spotlight a different animal each month. They usually last about 40 minutes and are appropriate for all ages!  Great Plains Nature Center asks that children are accompanied by an adult. […]

Wichita Gem and Mineral Show

The 68th annual Wichita Gem & Mineral Show will showcase Unbelievable Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils again this year! The show is April 22, 23, 24, 2022 at the Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd. in Wichita. The show’s sponsors, the Wichita Gem and Mineral Society, have organized a family event with gem and mineral […]

Late Night at the Museum of World Treasures

Museum of World Treasures

The Museum of World Treasures is open late on the last Thursday of most months. The special evening hours come with a special admission price of only $6 per person plus tax from 5-7 p.m., so you can spend a couple evening hours exploring all the displays at a discount! Regular admission to the Museum […]

Asian Night Market at Naftzger

wichita asian night market

The Wichita Asian Association and other local groups will host the first-ever Asian Night Market at Naftzger Park in May 2022.  The family-friendly event is planned to continue throughout the year. Those interested in becoming vendors can email wichitaasianassociationks@gmail.com  Here’s a description of the Asian Night Market from the group’s Facebook event page: “The Asian […]

Free Summer Movie Matinee at Haysville Library

Thank goodness, it’s Tuesday?! This summer, Haysville library will have your family saying “thank goodness, it’s Tuesday” with their FREE matinee movies. The movies will start at 3 p.m. and popcorn and bottled water will be provided. The movies will be shown in the Haysville Library Community Room.  This is a great way to beat […]

Free Admission and Activities After Christmas at the Wichita Art Museum

Want to find something educational and fun to do during winter break? The Wichita Art Museum has you covered with a day of Winter Art Mania, including FREE admission and activities for the whole family. Winter Art Mania: Gnome Place like Home for the Holidays! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 26, 2021 drop […]

FREE Prairie Adventure Backpacks from Great Plains Nature Center

Free Prairie adventure backpacks

One of my favorite activities as a kid was digging in the ground making mud pies or going on long walks through nature. Thanks to Great Plains Nature Center you can get a FREE Prairie Adventure Backpack to help you explore nature even further! These backpacks are intended for grades 2-6.  There are two places […]

Clock Tower Carillon Concert at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

wichita-sedgwick county historical museum

Wichita will have more opportunities to enjoy a concert on the new carillon installed in the clock tower at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. All you need to do to hear the Carillon concert is be in the vicinity of the museum’s clock tower on the day of the performance between noon and 1 p.m.  […]