The Best Things to Do in Wichita (July 20-25 Edition)

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Marion County Fair | July 20 – 24
The Marion County Fair is a week long event that has everything from animal shows to static exhibits.

2021 TBT Tournament: The Aftershocks | July 20
The AfterShocks will play Tuesday night for a chance to advance to Dayton in The Basketball Tournament (TBT), a 64-team, $1 million winner-take-all event. The regional finale takes place at the Roundhouse where the Wichita State’s alumni team will serve as the featured team.

1 Million Cups at Groover Labs | July 21
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Every Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m., one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.

Kansas Largest Night Rodeo 2021 | July 21 – 23
Join the 84th edition of Kansas Largest Night Rodeo at the Pretty Prairie Rodeo

Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | July 22
Food Truck Thursdays takes place every Thursday at Exploration Place. Different food trucks will be on hand every Thursday. Grab a drink from the bar, jam out to live music, play games, and more all while you enjoy our scenic view of the Keeper of the Plains. Plus, bring the whole family to check out their exhibits. The event is free for EP members. Guest rates run $15 in advance or $20 per car at the gate.

North American Open Masters—Tree Climbing Championship | July 23
45 climbers from all over the continent coming to ICT to test and showcase their tree climbing skills.

Fashion Friday Jam | July 23
Grab your lawn chair and head to the Design District for an evening of Live Music fused with an Electrifying Runway Fashion Show. Food/Drink service will be available from neighboring restaurants.

Margaritas & Mojitos | July 23
Margaritas and Mojitos is a unique tasting event that features 10 different local establishments in the Wichita Locale serving up unique handcrafted Margaritas and Mojitos for a chance to win Wichita’s best margarita and mojito.

Downtown Trash Pick Up | July 24
Downtown is everybody’s neighborhood. Help keep the urban core clean and beautiful during the Downtown Trash Pick Up! Register now at

The Big Float | July 24
The Big Float is Back! Bring your favorite floatie or use one of ours for a lazy trip down the Arkansas River! Launch anytime between 2 and 5, and take out at WSU Boat dock and join us for a beach party. Register here: Proceeds help us raise water quality awareness in the River.

July Artisan Market at The COOP | July 24
Join The COOP for their outdoor market featuring local goods, fresh food & beverages, games, and live music!

Bridal Expo | July 24 – 25
Wonderful Bridal Show to find that perfect Venue, Photographer, DJ, Bridal Gown & More! Enjoy Tastings and Prizes!! Live Fashion Stage Shows featuring the Top Bridal Stores! Come enjoy fun while being able to meet wedding professionals that can help you start your planning or getting the final touches in place.

Food Truck at the Fountains | July 25
Food Trucks at The Fountain is here and will take place THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH through October! Please join us at Wichita WaterWalk for a Sunday afternoon of Food Trucks, Live Music, & Community.

“This is Love” Documentary Screening w/ Rudy Love Jr. and DJ Carbon | July 25
There will be a documentary screening of “This Is Love” at Nafztger Park starting at 6 p.m.


Tuesday, July 20
Consiglio & Co. 
@ Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
Patz @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
Jazz Play @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.

Wednesday, July 21
Will Simmer @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
In The Whale @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 22
J. Michael 
@ Margarita’s Cantina | 5 p.m.
Stack of Wax @ Old School TapHouse | 6 p.m.
Harrison Steele 
@ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
Perry & Martin @ Mortdecai’s | 7 p.m.
Whitney Means @ Augustino Brewing | 7 p.m.
Colton Cox & Calvin Arsenia @ Brickyard | 8 p.m.
Midland @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.

Friday, July 23
Trent Gaddie & Trevor Hill @ Fairmount Coffee Co. | 6 p.m.
Subliminal ft. Wreckno @ Enigma Club & Lounge | 7 p.m.
Stitch Miller Band @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Lisa Hittle’s Jazz Plus @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
Cantaloupe City 
@ Brickyard | 8 p.m.
The Last Kamikaze @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.
The Source @ YaYa’s EuroBistro | 8 p.m.
The Cavves w/Milkwave and Cardinal Lane @ Norton’s Breiwng Company | 8 p.m.
Across The Pond @ Hartman Arena | 8 p.m.
DJ John Solis 
@ Mortdecai’s | 9 p.m.
Infinite Layers @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
The Heathens @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Nick Shoulders and the Okay Crawdad @ Barleycorn’s | 9 p.m.
Llew Brown Band @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
The Chris Duarte Group with The James Pitts Band @ The Elbow Room | 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 24
Sage Judd, Kyle Martin and Jason Whitmore @ Birney’s Snack Shop | 3 p.m.
Ann Zimmerman @ Meadowlark Farms | 5 p.m.
Mountain Deer Revival ft/ 51 Junction @ Brickyard | 6 p.m.
Phil Bollig @ Old School TapHouse | 7 p.m.
JunkMail @ Hurricane Sports Grill | 7 p.m.
Bucky Fowler and Southern Charm @ Wichita Union Stockyards | 7 p.m.
Moralynn, Synapse, Hourglass, Jon & Brad, Taylor Woll @ The Elbow Room | 7 p.m.
Virtual Riot @ WAVE | 7:30 p.m.
The Steinbergs @ Cocoa Dolce New Market | 7:30 p.m.
Whitney Means @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Roadhouse Saints @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 8 p.m.
The Heaping Spoonfuls @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.
Sunshine The Bunny @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Agenda @ The Rusty Nail | 8 p.m.
Lady & The Tramps @ The Shamrock | 8 p.m.
King Midas & The Muflers @ YaYa’s EuroBistro | 8 p.m.
The Echos @ Port of Wichita | 8 p.m.
Vinyl Ritchie @ Mortdecai’s | 8:30 p.m.
The Astronauts 
@ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
Scott H. Biram @ Barleycorn’s | 9 p.m.
The Marshall Law Band @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 25
Fly By Night @ Wichita WaterWalk | 11 a.m.
Doug In For the Night @ Old School TapHouse | 3 p.m.

Around The Corner!

Final Friday Party | July 30
Final Friday Party & Art Show hosted by Xclusive Events! Free for all ages to attend… Over 25 local artists and vendors will be set up inside and outside. Booze Trucks * Food Trucks * Yard Games * Live Music.

87th NBC World Series | August 4 – 14
NBC World Series takes place from August 4th – 8th at Hobart-Detter Stadium in Hutchinson. Everything then moves over to Riverfront Stadium from Monday, August 9th – 14th.


Looking for something to do with the family but can’t commit to a particular day? Browse our family fun series which highlights various family activities:

Axe To Grind
O.J. Watson Park
Sedgwick County Park – Boundless Playground
Berry Picking at Elderslie Farm
Bingo Casino
Carousel Skate Center
Botanica, The Wichita Garden
Exploration Place
Bliss Climbing and Fitness
The Cosmosphere

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