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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 […]

Monthly Wichita Flea Market

Wichita Flea Market

The Wichita Flea Market Market is back again for 2023! This year they will be doing a “Tour of Wichita” each show will be at different locations. This is a monthly Flea Market in and around Wichita with typically over 200 local and regional vendors. Perfect for “one-stop” shopping.  Shop locally through booths that include […]

Citywide garage sales near Wichita: 2023

Citywide Garage Sales near Wichita Kansas

Citywide Garage Sales Here’s our list of 2023 Wichita-area neighborhood and citywide garage sales, which we’ll be updating on a weekly basis. If you haven’t yet, subscribe to Wichita on the Cheap by email so you get the notification when each month’s new sales are added. Garage sale shopping tips: Bring a friend Bring cash, […]

Free Movie in the Park at O.J. Watson Park: Shrek

Shrek Movie

Wichita Park & Recreation will host a FREE movie in the park at O.J. Watson Park on May 28th. Kick off your Summer with family-friendly outdoor cinema. Grab your blankets or lawn chairs and bring a little bit of spending money because the concession stand will be open.  Did you know that OJ Watson Park […]

Dairy Queen Blizzards for .85 cents for limited time in April

Dairy Queen .85

Calling all ice cream lovers! For a limited time, in April 2023, Dairy Queen is running a big DEAL where their small Blizzards will be only .85 cents through the app. They are doing this in honor of the year the blizzard debuted in 1985.  New Dairy Queen Treats:  New! Peanut Butter Puppy Chow Blizzard […]

Spring Break Guide Wichita 2023

Spring Break Wichita 2023

Spring break for Wichita Public Schools March 13-17. With this much-needed time off – it’s a great chance to take this opportunity to make some memories and either bond as a family or give your kids their own adventure! To help guide you, we’ve compiled this list of Wichita spring break activities and spring break […]

Free Cone Day at DQ is March 20, 2023

Free Cone Day Dairy Queen

Oh my word…this really does my heart good. Free cone day is back at DQ for 2023. Dairy Queen is celebrating Spring with this great deal! Customers get a FREE small vanilla cone with no purchase necessary.  “Calling all fans for the best day of the year – DQ restaurants across the country invite everyone […]

St. Patrick’s Day deals and events in Wichita 2023

St. Patrick's Week Deals and More

Saint Patrick’s day in Wichita is a great time to find drink specials, green beer, food specials, and corned beef at local restaurants. St. Patrick’s day this year is on March 17, 2023, but lots happing all week long. Here are some of the St. Patrick’s Day deals and celebrations in Wichita we’ve found so […]

Wichita Public Library Spring Break Activities for Kids and Teens

Spring Break Wichita Public Library

The Wichita Public Library comes through for us once again with plenty of fun and free spring break activities for kids. There are events for both kids and teens in this list. All of these events are FREE, but some do require advance registration, so please use the library events calendar to register for those. […]

Spring break at Museum of World Treasures 2023

Museum of World Treasures

Museum of World Treasures is hosting a week of spring break fun for every age again this year. Visit the Museum during Spring Break and enjoy time in all of the exhibits. Dinosaur-themed activities are FREE with admission and available throughout the week. Fossil-themed crafts  Dino tattoos Dino photo opp Trivia From Monday, March 13 […]

Spring break camp at CityArts 2023

Wichita CityArts in Old Town Square

CityArts Art Camps are great for children who enjoy art and want to explore new mediums! Each day the students will work with a variety of art methods like drawing, painting, sculpture, clay, photography, printmaking and more. Wear clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting messy. Bring snacks, lunch, a reusable water bottle and be ready […]

Wichita Indoor Farmers Market 2023

Indoor Farmers Market Wichita

Do you miss the Wichita farmer’s markets already? You don’t have to! Kansas Grown is starting its Winter Farmers Market in March 2023. It is FREE to attend, but you might want to bring some shopping money.   Kansas Grown Indoor Market Your favorite vendors will be on hand at the indoor market. In years past, […]

Spring Break at the Great Plains Nature Center 2023

Great Plains nature Center Spring Break

Bring the kids to experience new things, gain some new skills, and enjoy nature with you. The theme this year is “Buggin Out.”  Each day you can join them for a different insect-themed program at 10 a, followed by a Naturalist-guided hike at 11 am, and catch a craft afterward from 10 am-1 pm. Each day […]

Spring Break Artcation from Wichita Art Museum 2023

Spring Break Wichita Art Museum

Spring Break Artcation at the Wichita Art Museum is something families look forward to every year.  The Wichita Art Museum is open for Spring Break! Remember, the permanent collection is now FREE all the time. Click HERE for more info about visiting the gallery for FREE. But back to the spring break Artcation. If you’re […]

Tanganyika Season Pass Sale Membership Deal 2023

Tanganyika Season Pass Sale

The Tanganyika Season Pass sale is back for 2023! This is usually the best deal of the year on this favorite attraction in Wichita. The 2023 Season Pass Sale starts March 1, so get your purchasing fingers ready on the keyboard. Or you can buy the pass in person at the park when the sale […]

2nd Saturday Shopping Event in Wichita 2023

2nd Saturday Wichita Shopping

Save big at your favorite local retailers and restaurants in central Wichita. On the second Saturday of every month, local Wichita businesses in the Delano, Downtown, Old Town and Douglas Design districts offer special bargains and discounts as part of the 2nd Saturday shopping event in Wichita. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ]  Purchase a reusable shopping bag […]

FREE: Little Aviators program at Kansas Aviation Museum

Kansas Aviation Museum

The Kansas Aviation Museum has a weekly program for kids that includes fun activities and FREE admission from 10 a.m. to noon. That bears repeating: Little Aviators is now FREE for all children 12 and under and one adult per family. Little Aviators is held Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids get to […]

FREE: Family movie at OJ Watson Park

Free movies in the park wichita park and recreation

Enjoy a family-friendly, FREE movie in Watson park. What a fun way to start your spring break, watching a movie outdoors under the stars! The Park will show Despicable Me on Saturday, April 2, 2022. “Gru a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love […]

Spring Break at the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum on Main Street in Wichita, KS

Visit the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum for spring break! They’ll have special programs for kids and families. Participation in the spring break programs at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is FREE but space is very limited so be sure to register as soon as possible by emailing tours@wichitahistory.org!  Kids in grades 1 and up are […]

Field Station: Dinosaurs Spring Break Sneak Peek

Is not hosting 2023 Spring Break!  Field Station Dinosaurs in Wichita is planning for a special one-week quest during Spring Break. It will be a Sneak Peek of what’s to come during the regular dinosaur season! Spring Break Sneak Peek Week begins Saturday, March 12 and runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through […]

Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic – early registration discount

Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic in Wichita

If you know any 5th through 9th graders who want to earn a summer income mowing lawns, be sure to set aside a few hours during Spring Break for them to take the Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic at the Sedgwick County Extension. The clinic will be held this year on March 16, 2022. Sign up […]

AMC Theatres discount tickets on Tuesdays

discount tuesdays at amc theatres

Going to the movies is fun, but it can also take a big cut from your entertainment budget. That’s why bargain hunters are always so dramatic about saving money at the box office. It’s an essential part of the plot on how to go to the movies on the cheap. And loyalty pays off, especially […]

EXPIRED $99 Field Station: Dinosaurs Family Membership Sale

For a limited time, Field Station: Dinosaurs is offering a $99 Family Membership for the 2021 season. **This deal has now expired. The $99 discounted Family Membership price is for a family of four. Each additional family member is $25 each, with a limit of 4 additional people. Regular Day Passes to Field Station: Dinosaurs […]

Spring break at Botanica

flyer for spring break at Botanica, Wichita Gardens

Is not having any 2023 Spring Break events!  Botanica, Wichita’s botanical gardens, will be hosting some special spring break fun for Wichita-area kids this year. Spring Break Activities for Kids at Botanica Gnome Scavenger Hunt through the gardens Carousel rides ($3) Scholastic Book Fair Chalk games with 3D glasses (while supplies last)  Popcorn for sale […]

Registration is open for Hook a Kid on Golf in Wichita

Kids golf in Wichita

GolfWichita wants to Hook a Kid on Golf during spring break. Registration is already open and appears to be filling up fast. They’ll be offering morning and afternoon sessions this spring at several Wichita public golf courses. The program is for kids ages 8-16. Each golfer receives a brand new set of golf clubs, polo […]