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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., […]

Used Book Sale at the Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum Book Sale

The Wichita Art Museum book sale is back and will take place July 22, 2023. Admission is FREE but bring some money to purchouse books. This event is put on by The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum. You can expect to see lightly used books on art, zoology, and everything in between. All the […]

Free admission to Old Cowtown Museum on Sundays

Cowtown FREE on Sundays

Yes! Free Sundays at Cowtown are back. Thanks to a really generous donation by Colby Sandlian, everyone gets FREE ADMISSION to Cowtown on Sundays through October 2023. There are some exclusions, such as when the Museum is closed and for certain special events they’ll be holding on Sundays. (Members get in free to most special […]

Live music events in Wichita

Live music events in Wichita, KS

Live Music Events in Wichita, KS The more we learn about Wichita, the more we realize we have so much to uncover! And that is especially true when it comes to free or inexpensive live music events happening all around town. The venues that offer live music are as varied as the artists playing them. […]

Wichita First Friday Art Show

First Friday

The First Friday Art Crawl has been an ongoing free event in Wichita for years and years. The Art Crawl allows the public to enjoy art and light refreshments at art galleries, museums, restaurants, and other venues all over Wichita. Other cities also have monthly art crawls, and over the years a tradition has developed […]

Ballet of Wichita Free Performances in the Park

Wichita Ballet in the Park dancers - free family event

One of my favorite free events in Wichita every  year is back for Fall 2022. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the FREE Wichita Ballet in the Park again this year! The Wichita Ballet will perform a Tom Sawyer at various parks in and around Wichita. Ballet in the Park has been delighting audiences […]

Food Trucks at the Fountain at the Wichita Boat House

Final Friday at the Boathouse Wichita

Wichita food trucks serve up great food and great entertainment when they get together for Food Trucks at the Fountain at The Wichita Boathouse. This  FINAL FRIDAY – Art Show & Party with Xclusive Events. Wichita’s Largest FINAL FRIDAY Party… FREE for all ages to attend… OVER 18 Food Trucks. (check their Facebook page for […]

FREE: Tunes + Tallgrass at the Wichita Art Museum

Tunes + Tallgrass at the Wichita Art Museum - free summer movie and music event!

The Wichita Art Museum and the Tallgrass Film Association are teaming up again this year for a free night of music, film and fun. This free event will be held outside in the museum’s outdoor amphitheater. Tunes + Tallgrass on the Art Garden Lawn is happening on Friday, July 15. “Doors” open at 6:30 p.m. […]

Phlox: Fire + Dance

This amazing group in Wichita dances with fire

This is a must-see local show – and it’s free! Wichita has a talented group of local performers who put on an amazing show combining dance and movement with fire. The group, called Phlox, will be performing regularly throughout the season – weather permitting – in Old Town Square. Whatever time the show is scheduled […]

Walking Wednesdays

Walking Wednesdays Wichita

Bike Walk Wichita is hosting “Walking Wednesdays” again in 2022. The regularly scheduled walks began with the last Wednesday in March and will continue for eight total weeks. Some fun places are scheduled for this year’s walks. These will be hour-long walks that are free and open to anyone to join. Each Walking Wednesday event […]

Kite-Flying Events in the Wichita area

Kite flying wichita

This is the perfect thing to do on a nice day, and you have lots and lots of space to spread out. Read on for our list of 2022 Kite Flying Events around Wichita. And even without a kite-flying event, you can still enjoy this fun and FREE activity! Check out our article on The […]

Bel Aire Spring Festival

Kites wichita

The Bel Aire Rec Center will host a Spring Festival and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9, 2022. This family-friendly special event usually includes an egg hunt, an egg stroll (for the littles), kite flying and demos with Wings of the Wind, inflatable bounce house, food vendors, and more. This is a bring-your-own-basket event! […]

FREE Season launch party and art fair at Old Cowtown Museum

Once Upon a Time at Cowtown Season Launch Party

Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita will be kicking off its 2022 season with a FREE season launch party!   The fun starts at the Visitor Center on Sunday, April 10 from noon to 5 p.m. for a sneak peek at all the events planned for 2022.  They’ll have special activities throughout the museum for everyone […]

FREE Spring gardening workshops

seedlings sprouting ready for spring

UPDATE: The Gardening Series will be offered in person or in a virtual format. Participants will receive a meeting invitation before the program. For more information, visit wichitalibrary.org/gardening. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Need a little help greening up your thumb? The Sedgwick County Extension and the Wichita Public Library have paired up to offer a series […]

St. Mary’s Mediterranean Festival 2022

flyer for Mediterranean festival wichita at st mary orthodox church

A tradition for 90 years and counting in Wichita, the St. Mary’s Mediterranean Festival celebrates the culture, heritage, and food that the church’s founders brought with them when they came to the United States. The St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church Mediterranean Festival will be held May 14, 2022.  Admission is FREE and this is a […]

Wichita Art Museum’s Summer Birthday Bash

Scooping ice cream at the Wichita Art Museum's Summer Birthday Bash

The Wichita Art Museum turns a year older this year and it will celebrating its birthday again on July 10, 2021! WAM’s Summer Birthday Bash is back on and will be held outside, so pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy the festivities. Some may remember this event for the free […]

A Night At The Fountains

waterwalk fountains in downtown Wichita

Step out of the ordinary and into “A Night At The Fountains.” Enjoy an evening food truck rally in the beautiful downtown Wichita Waterwalk area with eats, treats, and entertainment. Get dinner, drinks, and dessert from local area food trucks while enjoying the fountains, live entertainment (or a DJ), and camaraderie with friends and other […]

Canceled: Tree Festival

The 2020 Tree Festival will be held at the Sedgwick County Extension Center on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be a fun, FREE, and family-friendly event featuring information on choosing, planting, and maintaining trees that are well-suited for our area of Kansas. The Tree Festival this year will […]

Outdoor Band Concert at Friends University

Free Outdoor Concert at Friends University

Friends University and Senseney Music will team up again for the annual outdoor band concert on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. This concert is a benefit for Youth Horizons. While there is no admission fee, a free-will offering will be collected during the concert to benefit the non-profit organization, so plan to bring […]

FREE: Herb Day and Plant Sale at the Sedgwick County Extension

seedlings sprouting ready for spring

The 2019 Herb Day and Plant Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at 21st and Ridge in Wichita. Admission is FREE. Related: 2019 Wichita Farmers Markets FREE Family Board Game Nights at Sedgwick County Extension It’s a fun day of activities, education, and talking to the local […]