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Free jam sessions at Naftzger Park

Free jam sessions at Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita, KS - picture of man playing guitar

Enjoy a family-friendly time of jamming to music in the newly renovated Naftzger Park downtown.  During these low-key evenings, you’ll hear a variety of music styles, played both live and by a DJ. The crowd’s vibe will help decide where the music goes! Socially distanced “family squares” will be set up throughout the park, and […]

PaddlePalooza Wichita!

Attention all paddlers, (kayak, SUP, canoe, raft, etc.) Sunday, September 13 is YOUR day.    All are welcome to this PaddlePalooza; from pros to first timers.   This is a FREE event on September 13, from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Bring your board, kayak, canoe, etc, a cooler with your favorite picnic fixins, […]

Cookie Decorating Classes with Wichita Parks and Recreation

Yummiest class you could sign up for! Cookie decorating classes in Wichita. In the cookie decorating classes, you will learn about icing consistencies, outlining, flooding, wet-on-wet decorating and marbling techniques using royal icing and then design the cookies. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] All utensils will be provided and each attendee will leave with 4-5 decorated cookies. […]

Fall Beekeeping Classes with Wichita Parks and Recreation

beekeeping classes Wichita

What’s the buzz about? Fall beekeeping classes in Wichita! This beginning course teaches beekeeping essentials including equipment needed, caring for and collecting bees, along with developing and harvesting honey. Instructor provides continued support once your hive has been established. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ]  This class is for ages 16 and up. The beekeeping classes will be at […]

$1 Espresso at Placeholder Coffee

Happy Monday! They’re celebrating National Coffee Day in Wichita all month long. Get your caffeine fix with a $1 espresso at Placeholder Coffee. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Espresso will be $1 every Monday through the month of September. Placeholder coffee is open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Their lobby is open for carry-out only, but […]

FREE golf for juniors at all Wichita Public Golf Courses

No kidding! ALL kids 17 and younger can play golf for free at any Wichita Public Golf Course this summer!       You might have seen our post about the Junior Golf Program, which is an introduction to golf for kids.  Well, they began offering FREE golf for juniors until December 31! The goal […]

Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards for Rent

Kayak or canoe

ICT Adventure is making sure that our Sunday is well spent out on the water.  Tomorrow, Sunday, August 16, ICT Adventure will be at K-96 fishing lake from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with kayaks and paddle boards for rent. Rentals are either by hour or half hour: 10 ft kayak – $10/hr or $6/half […]

Regal Cinemas begin reopening August 21 with $5 movies

Flashback Features at Regal Warren Cinemas in Wichita

Regal Cinemas announced that its theatres will begin to reopen U.S. locations on Friday, August 21 with a $5 ticket promotion. The first new release won’t happen until September 3 with the movie Tenet, but like its competitor, AMC, the Regal Warren theaters will start off with a series of much-loved older movies with discounted […]

Wichita AMC Theatre reopens August 20 with 15-cent tickets

AMC Theaters Tuesday Ticket

According to a press release issued today, AMC Theatres will be reopening at more than 100 U.S. locations on August 20, 2020. As if that isn’t enough to celebrate, they’re adding some fanfare to the reopening with a BIG deal on tickets.   “For one day only, on August 20, all tickets at AMC will be […]

Cosmic Bowling at Northrock Lanes

On weekend nights, Northrock Lanes has Cosmic Bowling for a great price.  Friday nights are Flashback Friday Bowling. From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Northrock Lanes will play your favorites from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s (how are the 2000’s throwbacks already??), and you get unlimited bowling from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. for just […]

Super Sunday wristband special at The Alley

The Alley Indoor Entertainment

Here’s another fun thing you can do on Sundays in Wichita. The Alley will have a “Super Sunday Wristband” special promotion where you can play and/or bowl for one price.  You have three choices for the wristband special:  $20 per person plus tax: 120 minutes of bowling, shoe rental included, plus a $5 arcade game card […]

Happy hour bowling and arcade special at The Alley Indoor Entertainment

The Alley Indoor Entertainment

The Alley Indoor Entertainment on East 13th Street in Wichita has a new Happy Hour special, which includes bowling and arcade discounts. What a fun (and inexpensive) time out with friends this would be!  Related: Free and Cheap Things for Teens and Young Adults to Do in Wichita Happy Hour Special at The Alley Monday […]

Meritrust Virtual Financial Camp for students

Virtual Financial Boot Camp for kids from Meritrust Credit Union

For more than a decade, Meritrust has offered free financial camps every summer for kids in the community that were open to the public. The goal of the camps are to help students become Financially Fearless as they grow and move into adulthood. (How important is that?!) Over the years, the camps have helped teach […]

The BEST Places to Fly Kites in Wichita

Kite fly in Chapin Park, 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 […]

Bradley Fair SWEAT with Pure Barre

Bradley Fair Sweat Outdoor Fitness Series

This fitness class just raised the Barre. Every Monday through September, Pure Barre will offer a FREE 1-hour fitness class in Bradley Fair! [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] Barre fitness is a mix of ballet, pilates, and yoga.  For this class you will need: Yoga Mat Water Bottle Sweat Towel The class starts at 5:30 p.m. but […]

Funnel Cakes for the Food Bank

Fair food - funnel cake

July 20-26, 2020, Ottoway Amusement Co. will open their Funnel Cake Wagon! The Funnel Cake Wagon will be located on Westway Shopping Center at the corner of Pawnee & Seneca. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] For every funnel cake sold they will donate $2 to the Kansas Food Bank. The Funnel Cake Wagon will open at 2 […]

$1.50 Admission to Kansas Aviation Museum

This year, to celebrate Wichita’s 150th birthday Kansas Aviation Museum offers $1.50 admission. This deal will be available from Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 26 2020. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and Saturday, on Sunday it is open from Noon to 4 p.m. The Aviation Museum is […]

FREE WERQ Dance Fitness Class at Chicken N Pickle

pickleball courts at night at Chicken N Pickle Wichita

There’s nothing like getting up early to dance! On Saturday, July 25, Chicken N Pickle will host a FREE WERQout class at 10 a.m. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] WERQ is a dance fitness class based on hip hop and pop music. You will need to bring: – Water Bottle – Sunscreen – Sweat Towel – Light […]

Yoga and Kombucha

Every Wednesday through September local yoga instructor, Rachel Couch, will host a yoga and Kombucha night at Inspirit Kombucha Brewing Co. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Kombucha is a fermented tea known for it’s health benefits. It is the perfect thing to pair with yoga. The yoga class is open for all levels from beginner to advanced. […]

BOGO Mondays at Botanica

Treehouse fort in Botanica Wichita children's garden

Happy 150th birthday Wichita!  For this birthday party, WE get the gifts, like BOGO free admission to Botanica on Mondays. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] I love Botanica; the beautiful gardens provide for a fun day outside enjoying nature. My favorite part of Botanica is the children’s garden; although I am not a child, it is so […]

Bradley Fair Outdoor Fitness Series: WERQ dance fitness

Bradley Fair Sweat Outdoor Fitness Series

WERQ until you sweat this summer! Join Sydney McMillen every Wednesday from July through September for a FREE WERQ class in front of the fountain at Bradley Fair.   [sc name=”subscribe-link” ]   WERQ dance fitness is designed to give you the best sweat with repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps.    You will […]

Bradley Fair Outdoor Fitness Series: Body Sculpt

Bradley Fair Sweat Outdoor Fitness Series

Are you ready to get sweaty? This July – September, Bradley Fair is offering an outdoor fitness series! Join Alexa Houlik for a Body Sculpt class on Thursday evenings weekly through the summer on Bradley Fair Plaza (near the fountain.)   [sc name=”subscribe-link” ]   Class is just $5 and may be paid day-of with […]

Paddle-Pa-Looza at Santa Fe Lake

Bodywork Physical Therapy & Concussion Center will host a standup paddle board (SUP)/kayaking event at Santa Fe Lake one Sunday evening in July.  According to the event description, this will be an opportunity to learn in a safe environment.  You can choose from standup paddleboard, kayak, or tandem kayak.  The event cost is $30 per […]

FREE Summer Mat Pilates at Bradley Fair

Bradley Fair Sweat Outdoor Fitness Series

Get sweaty Saturdays at Bradley Fair. This time, we don’t mean shop ’til you drop. Starting on Saturday, June 20 at 9 a.m. Club Pilates and Bradley Fair will be offering a FREE Pilates class. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] These FREE pilates classes will take place every Saturday until the end of July. “All you need […]

Haysville Summer Park Performances

Beginning in July, Haysville Recreation will be putting on a series of fun, family-friendly, FREE summer events at various locations in Haysville. You can double-check these upcoming performances by calling Haysville Rec.  [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ]   2020 Summer Park Performances in Haysville: July 10- Metropolitan Ballet, “Peter and the Wolf” 7 pm at Riggs Park […]