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Splash Parks in and around Wichita

Splash Pads In and Around Wichita

Splash pads in Wichita are a big attraction during the summer months. These splash parks (aka water playgrounds, splash pads, or play fountains) are a great way to enjoy summer for free. They are cost-effective and require less maintenance. Therefore, several have been funded by the city in the past few years. In fact, a […]

Blue Star Museums: Free Admission for Military Members and Their Families

Blue Star Museums Wichita

This year, the Blue Star Museums program opened on Armed Forces Day (it often starts on Memorial Day) and continues to Labor Day. The Blue Star Museums program offers FREE admission to more than 2,000 museums across America for active-duty military personnel and their families. The free admission program is available for those currently serving […]

Memorial Day Weekend Wichita: Food, Fun, and Deals

Memorial Weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and we’re ready to ring in the summer with you! This Memorial Day, let’s remember those who have served our country and the reason we celebrate in the first place. Let’s remember those who have given their lives in service to our country as we celebrate the […]

Kansas Road Trip: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Visitors Center at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Here’s a free family getaway you’ll be remembering long after its done. If you live in Wichita or nearby, you have an easy drive to see and experience something rare and unique. This is also a really fun and educational day trip! At the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas, you can see what the […]

Where you can swim in Wichita this Summer

Wichita summer swimming pools!

Beat the summer heat with these local Wichita area swimming pools, water parks, and lakes. Dive right in to summer fun with our big list of pools, beaches, and water parks in the Wichita area! Also, be sure to check out our list of FREE swimming days at Wichita pools! If swimming isn’t what you’re […]

Botanicas Butterfly House 25th Anniversary Event

Botanica the Wichita Garden is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Butterfly house this year with some special activities on June 3rd. Join them in the Main Meadow for fun Butterfly activities, including a photo booth, crafts, games, and more. Leave a message for future generations to find in the commemorative time capsule. This event […]

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 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 […]

Steampunk Days at Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita

Wichita Steampunk Day at Old Cowtown Museum

It’s Old West meets science fiction at Old Cowtown’s Steampunk weekend event, May 21 and 22, 2022. Victorian-inspired science fiction will take over the old cow town for the day. You’ll see lots of costumes, zany inventions, and futuristic 19th century marvels. They’ll also have food available for purchase, vendors, and lots of fun.   […]

Free Flags from Ace Hardware for Memorial Day

Ace Hardware free American flag giveaway Memorial Day

Ace Hardware pledges to give away 1 million 8″ x 12″ American flags this Saturday, May 28, 2022 to celebrate Memorial Day. Visit a participating Ace store on that date to receive a free 8” x 12” American flag.* American flags will also be donated to local VFW Posts to be used for marking and […]

Free Family Artventure at the Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum

You probably already know that admission to the Wichita Art Museum is free on Saturdays, but did you know that on the fourth Saturday of most months, the museum also hosts a free family art activity?  They call it Family Artventure. You can stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to complete […]

Splash Aqua Park ICT

Wichita Aqua Park - Splash Aqua Park inflatable obstacle course on the lake

You’ve probably heard of the brand new Splash Aqua Park that opened last summer in Wichita, Kansas. It’s a totally new summer entertainment option for our city, and should help keep the kids busy all summer long. The new water park in Wichita plans to be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  every day […]

$6 grill tank refills at Wayman Oil (No limit.)

Here’s one of the best deals of summer. Do your summer weekend grilling on the cheap with $6 propane refills from Wayman Oil several times this season. Don’t want to miss out on all the free deals? We don’t want you to either. Join our subscribers-only Facebook group and subscribe to our FREE newsletter for […]

Free Outdoor Movie Night Series at Exploration Place

exploration place

Gather your blankets, lawn chairs and family and friends for a fun free outdoor movie night at Exploration Place. (Note: This event has been postponed. We don’t know the new dates yet, but hopefully we’ll hear about it in time to let you know!) During the month of May, Exploration Place will be hosting a […]

Tenth Street Orchard Vintage Market and You-Pick Strawberries

Vintage market at Tenth Street Orchard in Sterling

You could spend the whole day picking strawberries, listening to music, and shopping the vintage market. Kid-friendly event! Food vendors onsite. Vintage, architectural salvage, repurposed furniture, antiques, home decor, jewelry, handcrafted items, and more!

Walk with the Wichita Mayor: Walk-a-Longwell

Walk with Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell at monthly walks. Walk-a-Longwell

Take a walk with the mayor and get some exercise while you share ideas about Wichita! Our mayor, Jeff Longwell, is promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle through an initiative called “Walk-A-Longwell.” The one-hour monthly walk is not only a way for Mayor Longwell to encourage health and fitness in our community, it’s also a […]

FREE admission to Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit

Monet to Matisse exhibit at the Wichita Art Museum

The Wichita Art Museum has a special exhibit right now from the Brooklyn Museum on Georgia O’Keeffe. The regular price for viewing this special exhibition is $20 for adults, but in May the Museum is offering a FREE admission day to Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style. “Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style is the first exhibition […]

Andy’s Frozen Custard Summer Kickoff: $1 sundae

Andy's Frozen Custard 1 sundae Summer Kickoff 2018

Woo-hoo, it’s here again! Celebrate the end of the school year with Andy’s Frozen Custard summer kickoff special: $1 one-topping regular sundaes on May 25, 2018. Come join us on Friday, May 25th for $1, one-topping regular size sundaes* What: Summer Kick-Off: Wichita, KS When: Friday, May 25th Where: Andy’s Frozen Custard – 10788 West […]

Free concert: Not Your Parents Fest with Kill Vargas

Not Your Parents Fest at Abode Venue

Kill Vargas, a local Wichita band about to launch its west coast tour, is having a show at Abode Venue this Memorial weekend on Friday, May 25, 2018 starting at 6 p.m. Not Your Parents Fest, a free show open to all ages, will include a five-band lineup of local talent: Kill Vargas Tideway Bridegeist […]

“Make it a Movie Night” promotion at Dillons

Get a coupon for a free Redbox movie when you purchase 3 Pepsi or Frito-Lay products at Dillons. What makes it an even better deal are the special Memorial Weekend prices with your Dillons Shopper Card. UPDATE: The deal worked for me when I purchased six 2-liters (on sale for 84cents each w/plus card when […]

Kansas Aviation Museum Local Appreciation Event

Come explore the past, present, and future of aviation at the Kansas Aviation Museum this Memorial Weekend, Thursday, May 27 through Monday, May 31st, 2010. The KAM Local Appreciation celebration will include discounted admission of only $6 per person, food vendors, and games for the kids. Tour the museum and sit in the cockpit of […]