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Greater Andover Days Fall Festival 2023

Greater Andover Days

The theme for this year’s Greater Andover Days Fall Festival is Celebrating Our Heritage. This is the perfect family-friendly event for all ages, a date night, or to get out of the house. Set aside September 28 – October 1, 2023. Thursday’s activities will be held at The Heritage in Andover, and most of the […]

FREE Automobilia Moonlight Car Show and Street Party

Automobilia Moonlight Car Show and Street Party will be happening again in Wichita on Saturday, July 8, 2023.  It’s FREE to the public. “Automobilia Car Show is One of the Largest Car Shows In The State of Kansas. We block off approximately 2 miles of downtown Wichita streets. We have seven bands playing simultaneously with […]

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 […]

FREE KEYN Summer Concert Series

KEYN FREE Concert Series

Looking for something fun and free to do on Friday night in Wichita? The KEYN Summer Concert Series is back this June and July 2023!  The FREE concerts will be held outside at Andover Central Park at the Capitol Federal Amphitheater. This concert series is set to captivate music lovers of all ages and provide […]

FREE: Smoke on the Plains, Derby BBQ & Music Fest

Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Fest

The annual Derby BBQ Festival in Derby’s High Park will be lots of fun! It’s this weekend, June 9 & 10, 2023! This is an annual festival that is a family-friendly event with live music, food, kid’s activities. And admission is FREE. They average about 50 professional BBQ teams from the Midwest. Guests can expect […]

Stearman Field Fathers Day Fly-In

Fathers Day at Stearman

Fun family day! The annual fly-in at Stearman Field in Benton, Kansas will be held this year on June 17th, 2023. This is a time when you get to walk around on the tarmac and get close to the aircraft! You’ll get to see numerous aircraft flying in and out of the airfield that day […]

Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series

Bradley Fair Concert Series Wichita

The summer concerts at Bradley Fair are among our favorite events of the year, and the best part is that they’re completely FREE! Here are the details for the 2023 Summer Concert series.  This summer’s Bradley Fair Summer Concert series begins June 1, 2023. In the past, the concerts have been solely jazz music, but […]

Twilight Tunes on the Terrace at Botanica

Twilight Tunes on the Terrace Botanica

Formerly known as “Tuesdays on the Terrace” Botanica is opening a new similar concert series: Twilight Tunes on the Terrace 2023.  Relax and unwind this summer at Botanica with their new concert series. Twilight Tunes on the Terrace at Botanica are a summertime treat for grownups. Botanica calls this event a mixing of live music, […]

Botanica the Wichita Garden Tulip Festival 2023

Tulip Festival at Botanica

Make plans to attend Botanica’s Tulip Festival on April 1, 8 & 15, 2023, from 10 am-2 pm! Enjoy this beautiful Tulip season with unique attractions on three Saturdays in a row. Botanica is the perfect place to get outside and enjoy beautiful blooms.  All tickets must be purchased in advance! Botanica’s “Tulip Festival” Starting […]

Wichita Jazz Festival 2023

Wichita Jazz Festival

The Wichita Jazz Festival offers a week’s worth of world-class jazz events. It’s one of the longest-running jazz festivals in the country, and it happens right here in Wichita, Kansas! The 2023 Wichita Jazz Festival will be held on April 19 – 23, 2023, and will feature live musical performances and jazz-related events at venues […]

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. […]

Botanica’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

This is a community favorite Halloween event in Wichita for 2022. Botanica will be hosting the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular again this year from October 12 through 15.  There’s even a way you can get in FREE to this  event if you want to volunteer during the event. They have indoor and outdoor options along with helping […]

Tunes & Blooms at Botanica

Tunes & Blooms 2021 at Botanica, the Wichita gardens

Tunes & Blooms at Botanica is a newer event and looks like it will be a real treat for the ears and eyes. Midian Shrine Center is excited to present the Second Annual Tunes & Blooms on the Grand Lawn at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas.  This one day family fun event includes live music from […]

Playing at the Park a Free Wichita Symphony Performance

Symphony in the Park

Would you like to enjoy music from some of Wichita’s stunning symphonic musicians in a beautiful outdoor park?  Would it be even better if it was absolutely FREE?!  A partnership between Wichita Parks and Recreations and musicians from the Wichita Symphony are making possible this unique event on Friday, September 16, 2022.   These concerts […]

ICT Fest 2022: A Wichita Music Festival

ICT Fest 2022 Wichita on the Cheap

Musicians from across the country come together to play for hundreds of Wichita music lovers at ICT Fest. The annual music festival is held in Wichita each September. It features dozens of bands from all genres of music, including noise rock, punk, and minimal electronic. This event is FREE to attend!  The festival kicks off […]

2022 Kansas State Fair Discounts

Kansas State Fair

The 2022 Kansas State Fair will be held Sept. 9-18th , 2022. Each day of the fair will have a theme and be centered around part of the state’s industry, people, innovations and entertainment. You’ll also be able to enjoy traditional fair favorites of live music and entertainment, contests, exhibits, fair food, carnival games and […]

Live music at The Artichoke Sandwichbar

The Vogts Sisters performing live music at The Artichoke Sandwich Bar in Wichita, KS

The Artichoke is a fun place for local live music. It’s as much a specialty for this local sandwich shop as Nancy’s Famous #8 (a turkey, bacon, and Swiss sandwich with cream cheese – very delicious). The Artichoke Sandwichbar has a number of live performances coming up, as well as occasional Open Mic Nights! Brooke […]

Brickyard Old Town events

Wichita Blues Crawl at the Brickyard in Old Town

Brickyard in Old Town is such a fun venue for outdoor concerts and other events. It’s got a cool courtyard vibe, surrounded by brick walls and open to the air above. A colorful mural adorns one side of the space, and trees and a covered pavilion provides some shade for those sunny Kansas days. The […]

FREE live, family-friendly concerts in the park

free family-friendly summer outdoor concerts from Wichita Public Library 2021

Wow! What a fun complement to the summer reading program in Wichita, KS this year. The Wichita Public Library announced that they’ll present a series of FREE family-friendly outdoor concerts this summer at Naftzger and Riverside Parks in Wichita. You’ll want to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs and whatever else you need for […]

The Outpost at Cheney Lake grand opening

What was once the beloved West Side Bait Shop & Beer is now The Outpost at Cheney Lake. This is the shop where you go if you run out of something while camping on the southwest end of the lake. It looks like they’re going to have everything you could need, including propane refills and […]

Art Deco Exhibit at Wichita Art Museum

Beginning mid-February 2022, the Wichita Art Museum revealed a new touring exhibit with a day of free activities perfect for art and jazz lovers of all ages. After the opening day, everyone can get in to see the new exhibit with a discount on the weekends (see below).  Art Deco Exhibit Admission  Regular admission to […]

Art at the Arb – Music and Art at the Bartlett Arboretum

It must be spring. On Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine will host “Art at the Arb,” a weekend-long celebration of springtime that will feature local artists, live music, blooming tulips, great food, and the arboretum’s amazing garden landscapes. Art at the Arb coincides with the annual Belle […]

Final Friday party & art show

Final Friday Brick & Mortar Wichita KS U.S.

The new Brick & Mortar Venue will be the scene of a Final Friday Food Truck Party & Art Show event this month. Admission is FREE for all ages. They’ll have local art, vendors, live music, food and drink trucks, yard games, door prizes, and more. Over 25 local artists and vendors will be set […]

Singing Quakers Spring Choir Performance at Friends University

Friends University choir, Singing Quakers

Friends University’s Singing Quakers will present their annual Home Concert March 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and March 20 at 2 p.m. The concert is a finale to their four-day singing tour in Friendswood, San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas. The spring concert, Songs of the Spirit, explores different aspects of the spirit – […]