55 things to do in Wichita

WRITTEN BY AMY BIRD

Summer is just around the corner. Whether you are looking for fun things to do as a family, with friends or on your own – our fair city has it all. Use the following list to inspire you to explore Wichita, indoors and out, over the coming months.


theatre

01 Music Theatre of Wichita
02 Crown Uptown
03 Wichita Community Theatre
04 Cabaret Oldtown
05 Wichita Shakespeare Company

01 Music Theatre of Wichita Satisfy your inner anglophile with five British-themed productions, including Monty Python’s Spamalot, Les Misérables, The King and I, Betty Blue Eyes and Mary Poppins. mtwichita.org


museums

06 Exploration Place
07 Wichita Art Museum
08 Old Cowtown Museum
09 Wichita-Sedgwick County
Historical Museum 10 Museum of World Treasures


open-air concerts

11 Bradley Fair Summer Concerts
12 Ulrich Museum of Art
13 Bartlett Arboretum
14 Tanganika Wildlife Park
15 103.7 KEYN Summer Concert Series


outdoor interests

16 Sedgwick County Zoo
17 Botanica
18 Great Plains Nature Center
19 O.J. Watson Park
20 Eagle Valley Raptor Center


local fare

21 Old Town Farmer’s Market
22 Regier Farm and Orchard
23 Wyldewood Cellars
24 Cox Farm
25 Ceros Candies


area venues

26 Intrust Bank Arena
27 The Orpheum
28 Chamber Music at the Barn
29 Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper
30 Abode Venue

30. Abode Venue Check out up-and-coming blues, folk/Americana, jazz and funk bands in an intimate, modern setting. abodevenue.com


classes & clubs

31 Wichita Public Library
32 Twist Yarn Shop
33 Wichita Pottery
34 CityArts
35 Taste & See

35. Taste & See Develop your kitchen prowess with a cooking course by Chef Jason Febres. Summer courses cover decorative plating, molecular cooking and grilling. Seating is limited. tastandseeict.com


play

36 Rock River Rapids
37 Wichita Ice Center
38 All Star Adventures
39 Golf
40 El Dorado State Park sports fans
41 NBC World Series
42 Special Olympics Kansas Summer Games
43 Wichita Wingnuts
44 World League USA Volleyball
45 81 Speedway

43. Wichita Wingnuts Cheer on the Wichita Wingnuts baseball team at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Special events include a Father’s Day baseball clinic June 16. wichitawingnuts.com


sky high

46 Wichita Balloon Rides
47 Starlite Drive-In Theatre
48 Lake Afton Public Observatory
49 Air Capital Drop Zone
50 July 4th Fireworks

46. Wichita Balloon Rides See the city from above. Private and shared balloon rides are available.


downtown

51 Wichita River Festival
52 Final Friday Gallery Crawl
53 Automobilia Moonlight Car
Show and Street Party
54 3rd Annual American Indian Festival
55 WaterWalk Fountains

51. Wichita River Festival Experience a full week of activities, including a parade, river events, concerts, food and fireworks, May 31-June 8. wichitafestivals.com

 
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