We write a lot about events and deals in Wichita, but what about fun things to do for young adults and grownups specifically? There’s plenty of those things to do in Wichita too, and it’s going to get even better in the near future!
And of course, as always, our emphasis will be on fun things to do in Wichita that are free, inexpensive, or at the very least discounted in some way.
First we’ll some ideas of fun things for adults to do in Wichita, then you’ll see a list of events for adults.
Fun things to do in Wichita KS for adults
Why should the younguns have all the fun? Here are some fun, free or cheap events and activities for us grownups in Wichita.
Scroll down to see the list of free and cheap events for adults we have on our calendar.
Fun & Games for Grown-Ups
Wichita is enjoying the resurgence of games – especially old-school retro games like pinball, arcades, and even board games. But there’s some new stuff here in Wichita too, like axe-throwing (right??) and pickleball! While some are appropriate for all ages, many of the entries on our Game Night Fun list are geared specifically for young adults and older.
Art & Entertainment
First Friday, while generally family-friendly, is really ideal for adults who appreciate (and might want to purchase) local art. Wichita’s many art galleries are open on the last Friday of every month with special exhibits and sometimes free refreshments or live music.
And we have theaters and shows year-round in Wichita that aren’t super expensive. For starters, check out the opening night discount at Wichita Community Theater, fine arts events at Friends University, live music events in Wichita, and keep an eye on the events calendar for more discounted shows.
Food, Drink, and Fun
Wichita’s craft breweries also offer special entertainment and events throughout the month that is fun for adults.
Check out our list of Happy Hours in Wichita
Trivia nights in Wichita are still thriving, and because most are held in bars and restaurants, they’re fun activities for adults to do on a night when no kids are tagging along.
A few restaurants and bars in Wichita have live music and entertainment, like Fredos Tapas restaurant in Old Town. We like these because they’re budget-friendly date nights, combining both your meal and entertainment for the evening!
Another fun combo is restaurant + recreation, and Wichita will soon have a Dave & Busters, Chicken and Pickle, and the 1985 Arcade Bar & Grill!
Attractions & Museums
Many of Wichita’s favorite museums now cater to the grown-up set with events for those who are 21+, like the Wichita Art Museum’s Art Chatter, Museum of World Treasure — events, and Exploration Place’s EP21. Cowtown will also repeat its Roaring 20s event this year which is specifically for those over 21, and it also has several other adults-only events planned for this year. (Steampunk is an all-ages event but especially fun for grownups.)
Of course, sporting events in Wichita are fun for all ages, and we have no shortage of teams to root for. Wichita Thunder Hockey is a favorite, as is Shocker Basketball. You can go watch a home game live, or visit one of Wichita’s favorite sports bars to see any number of games televised on big screens.
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Do you know of any fun things for adults to do in Wichita, KS that we’ve missed? Please share them in the comments!
Also, check out our huge list of free and inexpensive Wichita Date Ideas.