Wichita on the Cheap

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This is Love Documentary Screening

On Sunday, July 25, 2021 we’ll all have the opportunity to see a screening of This is Love – a feature music documentary that follows Wichita soul singer Rudy Love through his experiences over decades of struggling in the music industry.  Included at the event will be special performances by Rudy Love Jr. and DJ […]

Get Fit Wichita: Free Yoga in the Park

Get Fit Wichita FREE Yoga in the Park class

  FREE yoga event! Enjoy yoga in the great outdoors courtesy of Wichita Park & Recreation. The free outdoor yoga class is being provided as part of Get Fit Wichita, a campaign to promote living a healthy, active life in the city. You can bring a towel or mat and stretch, breath, and relax in […]

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 […]

Kayak Rentals on the Arkansas River

The City of Wichita Park and Recreation is bringing back this awesome service! Oops – this has been postponed. I believe you can still rent kayaks on the river from Boats and Bikes. And you can definitely rent kayaks at O.J. Watson Park during regular business hours.  [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Enjoy a nice day on […]

Investigative Summer STEM Program for high school students from Newman University

Newman University is offering a summer STEM program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The deadline to apply is June 7, 2021. Participants can receive 1 college credit, and lunch is included in the very affordable program fee. See below for all the information they submitted to us!  Check out the spring STEM Exploration […]

IHOP offers IHOPPY Hour with daily specials

$5 IHOP meals

This IHOP deal is fantastic for a cheap dinner with friends. In a twist on “happy hour,” the IHOP menu offers “IHOPPY Hour” every day from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m.  IHOP $5 Menu The popular diner  launched its IHOP 5 dollar menu (they’re calling them IHOPPY Hour specials) in October, available at select dining […]

Free movie on Main Street in Valley Center

flyer for Valley Center's free outdoor movie night

The Main Street Valley Center is hosting a free outdoor movie night, Movie on Main, on Friday, June 4, 2021. It will be shown on the 200 block of West Main Street beginning at 8:45 p.m. The movie they’ll be showing is Iron Mask (rated PG-13) starring Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Since this is […]

Huge Used Book Sale at the Wichita Art Museum and Free Drop-In Tours

Masked volunteers working at used book sale, wichita art museum

Add to your library (on the cheap!) from an excellent selection of gently used volumes on art and other subjects. The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum will hold a used book sale in the art museum’s Boeing Foyer on Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2, 2021.  Admission to the museum is FREE on […]

Free gardening kits from Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners

Flyer for the Sedgwick County Extension Bloom and Grow 2021 event

K-State Research and Extension in Sedgwick County will host a free Community Bloom and Grow Event Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Sedgwick County Extension at Ridge Road and 21st Street. The free drive-through event will begin at 3 p.m. Enter the parking lot from the 21st Street entrance. The Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners […]

Sculpture Glow at Ulrich Museum of Art

The Ulrich Museum on the WSU campus is hosting a free family-friendly and community-friendly evening stroll through its outdoor sculpture collection.  The Sculpture Glow will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. It will also include a showing of the Pixar movie Soul at 9 p.m., free popcorn from Storytime Village, youth entrepreneur […]

FREE family-friendly jam sessions at Naftzger Park

Naftzger Park letters lining the curved edge of the green mall area of the park downtown in Wichita

The City of Wichita Park and Recreation will be hosting a couple of FREE, family-friendly jam sessions at Naftzger Park this spring! The first one will be on the final Friday of April and they’ll do it again on the last Friday of May.  The jam session will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 […]

Free outdoor performance by Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestra

Free outdoor performance of the Wichita Youth Orchestra April 2021

The Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras will present a FREE outdoor performance on April 25 at Naftzger Park. The event, Playing in the Parks – Youth Edition, will feature winners of the Youth Talent Competition and student chamber groups. The performance begins at 1 p.m. Bring your blankets and chairs to the park to listen to […]

Free outdoor orchestra concert at Friends University

Friends University Sinfonietta violinists playing

Friends University’s Community Orchestra will present a public concert for the first time since 2019 on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. UPDATE: Due to a chilly weather forecast, the orchestra concert location has been changed to the Garvey Athletic Gymnasium – still on the Friends Campus, and the time is still the same! […]

Free yoga classes at Towne West Mall in April

Beginning April 7, 2021, and continuing for four weeks, an all-levels yoga class will be held in the common area near Dick’s Sporting Goods from noon to 1:00 p.m. These free classes are part of a series of ‘Wellness Wednesday’ events that Towne West has begun in partnership with Encompass Health.   “Our convenient location […]

2022 Fair Food & Tunes from Kansas State Fair

Fair Food - Kansas State Fair, picture of a Pronto Pup with mustard

The Kansas State Fair organizers are bringing back a fun event in June 25.  Enjoy some great music and your favorite fair cuisine in Hutchinson for FREEEE (just $5 parking fee per car if you want on-grounds parking) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022.  State Fair organizers first held Fair […]

Free virtual performance of The Importance of Being Earnest

Cast on set of The Importance of Being Earnest live virtual performance by Friends University in Wichita

Friends University will present the classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, Thursday, March 11 through Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. The tickets for these virtual performances are FREE. (Donations are encouraged.) The spring Theatre production was written Oscar Wilde and is produced by special arrangement with […]

Free and cheap things for teens to do in Wichita

So you want to hang out with your friends, but “there’s nothing to do in Wichita,” right? Well, you would be surprised. There are so many fun, free, and cheap things for teens and young adults to do in Wichita. Here are some of our top picks, compiled by a Wichita teen! The list includes […]

Live Music at Hurricane Sports Grill

Live music and food are the perfect combination for a relaxing night out. Hurricane Sports Grill on West 13th Street in Wichita is now offering live music on select evenings. On the nights they have performers scheduled, you can enjoy your meal while listening to local musicians. The performances are free, but of course the food […]

Live Music: Playing in the Park

This outdoor live music event is music to our ears. Enjoy the Wichita Symphony Orchestra live in Naftzger Park for several performances this season.   On Wednesday, October 28, Thursday, November 5, and Friday, November 6 musicians from the Wichita Symphony will be playing music at Naftzger park! Venture to this recently renovated park to hear […]

Annual Pumpkin Drop at Stearman Field

Flyer for the 2020 Stearman Field Pumpkin Drop

Bring your family and some lawn chairs to enjoy the annual Pumpkin Drop at Stearman Field in Benton, KS on October 24, 2020.  It’s a fun, family-friendly Halloween event! The fun begins at 2 p.m. You get to watch airplanes as they fly in and drop pumpkins on the target below. Kids can wear their […]

Starbucks BOGO Free Beverage on October 8

Grab a friend and you can both sip on big savings at Starbucks thanks to its popular Happy Hour special.  On Oct. 8, Starbucks is offering its popular Happy Hour special — buy-one-get-one FREE on any handcrafted beverage (Grande or larger.) That’s one for you, and a free one for a friend… or vice versa. Whoever’s broke-er, I guess! 🙂 […]

Trail of Tears Memorial Walk at Mid-America Indian Center

Teepee on the back grounds of the Mid-America All-Indian Center in Wichita KS

On Saturday, October 3, the Mid-America All-Indian Center will host the Trail of Tears Memorial Walk and recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  The free event will begin at 10 a.m. on the museum’s back grounds with the playing of a ceremonial drum. Those attending will be invited to walk around the drum in remembrance of those […]

FREE Chiefs watch party at Starlite Drive-In

Starlite Drive in football nights

Be a part of the most fun football watch party in town at the Starlite Drive In. Admission is FREE! Should be a fun time since this will be on the biggest big-screen ever! Gates will open at approximately 6 p.m. and spaces are first-come, first-served. You can bring your lawn chairs, and a cooler […]

Free dance production in the park

Bellydance classes and workshops in Wichita

Amira Dance Productions is putting on a Fall Festival in the Park at West Douglas Park, 3201 W. Douglas. Watch dance troupes performing various styles of dance, including various bellydance and fusion styles along with ballroom. As an outdoor event, this will offer an opportunity to be entertained by ADP’s colorful fun dancers with social […]

Apple Jam- 10 Year Anniversary of Meadowlark Farm

Saturday, September 19, from 3 pm to 8 pm enjoy a fun evening at Meadowlark Farm. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Meadowlark Farm Orchard & Cidery with the acoustic rock and country music performed by Rock n’ Rick.   It is just $2 per person for ages 13 and older.   Enjoy some Hard Cider, […]