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Sunflower fields near Wichita, KS – Where can you see sunflowers in bloom?

Sunflower Fields in Kansas

Seeing row after row of blooming sunflowers – it’s one of the perks of living in Kansas. Many readers have asked me where they could find sunflower fields near Wichita or around the state. In the past, that wasn’t an easy question to answer since only a few were planted specifically to be enjoyed by […]

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! The 2024 outdoor movie series is back!  Free Movies at Capital Federal Amphitheater 2024: In the past, food trucks […]

O.J. Watson Park Wichita

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 […]

$5 Zoo Admission for Twilight Tuesdays in July

Twilght Tuesdays at the Sedgwick County Zoo

You will want to mark your calendars for Twilight Tuesdays at the ZOO! On Tuesdays in July, the Sedgwick County Zoo stays open late and gives us a special admission discount. And yes – Cox Twilight Tuesdays at the Zoo are happening in 2024! This year, the concerts are back for Twilight Tuesdays at the […]

Starlite Drive-In Outdoor Movie Theater 2024

Starlite Drive In Movie Theater

The Starlite Drive-In will kick off its 2024 season and will open in late February 2024. There is nothing like a drive-in movie. Everyone loves the vintage atmosphere of drive-in movie theaters, and you can’t beat the price. Starlite outdoor movie theater in Wichita is a must for date nights, family night, or really any […]

FREE Summer Gym Membership: Planet Fitness Teen Summer Challenge

Planet Fitness has a great summer program where teens can get a free gym membership. Starting June 1st, 2024, teens ages 14-19 can work out FREE all summer at participating Planet Fitness locations in Wichita and around the country. This great FREE opportunity can boost physical and mental health. Last year, 3.5 million High School […]

The BEST Places to Fly Kites in Wichita

There’s nothing quite like the tug of a kite catching a breeze and pulling up into the sky. Kite flying is a fun and cheap thing to do in Wichita and anyone can do it when you have a little knowledge, a little wind, and a great place to fly your kite! To help you […]

Free Dance Fitness at Naftzger Park

Wichita Park and Recreation is holding FREE dance fitness classes at the Evergy Pavilion in Naftzger Park. The free classes are open to everyone ages 8 and up. (Those 18 and younger will need an adult accompanying them.) Here’s a description of the upcoming SHiNE Dance Fitness classes: “Enjoy this unique workout rooted in traditional […]

Labor Day weekend Events and Deals 2024

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 2024 is on Monday, September 2. For many of us it’s a long weekend, so you might be looking for fun and inexpensive things to do for Labor Day. […]

Wichita Public Library Spring Break Activities for Kids and Teens

Spring Break at Wichita Public Libraries

Are you looking for affordable things to do over Spring Break in Wichita? Once again, the Wichita Public Library provides plenty of fun and FREE spring break activities for kids in Wichita. This list includes events for both kids and teens. All of these events are totally FREE, but some do require advance registration, so […]

Garden Tools & Treasures Sale at Sedgwick County Extension

Tools & Treasure Wichita

The  Sedgwick County Extension’s sale of gardening tools and unique treasures is back for 2024! This sale features new and gently used gardening tools, supplies, garden art, landscape décor, and more. Improve your garden or landscape while supporting a worthy cause at the 6th annual Tools & Treasures Sale. This three-day event, running from Thursday, […]

Ice Skating at Chicken N Pickle

Chicken N Pickle Ice Pond in Wichita

Chicken N Pickle ice skating rink in Wichita is now Open! 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! New this year is Igloos. You can rent them, and they seat up to 8 people […]

FREE YMCA Job Prep Program for Teens

YMCA Teen Job Prep Wichita

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers a program for older teens that can help them land a job, be an awesome employee, and manage the money they’ll begin making. The Strong Communities campaign funds the FREE program and will provide participants with training on how to complete a job application, dress for success, handle an interview, and […]

Inexpensive Weekly Bowling Specials in Wichita

Bowling Deals and Specials Wichita

Are you in search of affordable bowling alleys in Wichita? We’ve put together a guide featuring budget-friendly bowling and special deals in the area. Bowling is a universal source of enjoyment for all, offering a great opportunity to connect with friends and family in a lively and welcoming setting. Whether you’re new to the game […]

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 fishing days in Kansas 2023

Free Fishing Weekend Wichita

Here’s a deal for all you part-time anglers out there (like me) who never know whether this will be the year you actually use your fishing license. On Free Fishing Weekend in Kansas you won’t need a license to fish any public Kansas waters. That’s right! Free fishing! No license required, no more handing the pole […]

Wichita Sculptures and Public Art to Visit for Free

Wichita Sculptures and Public Art

Get out and look at the local art in Wichita. The local art here in Wichita is very fascinating and makes me wonder how it was made and what the inspiration behind it was. Not only that, but it makes me want to try to get out and be creative just like the local artists […]

Big Read Wichita 2023

Big Read Wichita

Big Read Wichita is an annual program funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that is designed to broaden our understanding of the world, communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book The Wichita Public Library is one of 84 organizations selected to receive an NEA Big […]

Free movie night at Capitol Federal Amphitheater

Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover Kansas

Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover is hosting free movie nights again in 2022.  This is so exciting. Spring has really sprung and we’re heading outdoors for some summer fun! Bring your blankets, chairs, and favorite movie snacks to enjoy with your family, your date, or your friends!  All of the movie start at 7 p.m.  […]

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 […]

Free Yoga in the Gallery at Mark Arts

Mark Arts building in Wichita KS

Rejuvenate your mind and body at Mark Arts’ free Yoga in the Gallery on the third Wednesday of each month.  These free, monthly yoga sessions are led by instructors from Siva Yoga Studio and are available for ages 13 and up. To participate in the free, all-experience levels yoga session, Mark Arts requests that you […]

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 […]

Cowtown Throwdown Concert Mountain Deer Revival

Get out your boots and have a full day of live music and old west fun this weekend. Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita is having a throwdown with great local bands and acts, food trucks, adult beverages for those 21+, and more. Live Performances Three awesome bands will perform at the Cowtown Throwdown: Kapybara Big […]

FREE Community Fair Day at Cowtown

Old Cowtown Museum street

Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita is continuing its FREE Community Fair Days! On the third Sunday of each month through October 2022, Cowtown will host local artists and vendors and open its doors for everyone in the community to come and shop. Community Fair Days will host more than 50 local merchants in an outdoor […]

FREE Yoga in the Art Garden

Wichita Art Museum will once again host FREE Yoga in the Art Garden in 2022. Guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga will lead an all-levels flow class for ages 16 and older. The free yoga class will provide a great workout, stretching out common problem areas in the body, and connecting your breathing to […]