What’s Happening This Weekend in Wichita (July 8-10)

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A Summer of Magic: Harry Potter Dome Theater Experience | July 8
Where: Exploration Place
Exploration Place is bringing the world of Harry Potter to Wichita! Each week our wizard and muggle guests will watch one movie in the series on the dome screen with booming surround sound. Before the show, participate in themed classes and interactives provided by a variety of Hogsmeade shops and magical places. Butterbeer will flow freely and there will be an opportunity to take home muggle artifacts.

Nico Hernandez Returns | July 9
Where: Koch Arena
Dubbed a homecoming event for Hernandez, “Nico Hernandez Returns” will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at Charles Koch Arena. It will meld professional boxers with elite-level amateur fighters and will be the kickoff to a new fight series presented by Ares Entertainment titled “USA Fight Night.” The feature bout of the professional-level portion of the event will feature Nico Hernandez taking on a competitor to be announced in the coming days. In total, there will be five amateur bouts and five professional fights, all card and bouts subject to change.


Wichita Wind Surge vs. Amarillo | July 8-10
Where: Riverfront Stadium

Apparition Blackbeard | July 8-9
Apparition: Wichita
Apparition is setting sail for the high seas! Join the crew of the notorious Blackbeard and explore flavors and sensations like never before! Whether ye be a gentleman pirate like Stede Bonnet, a clever devil like Jack Sparrow or a dread captain like Blackbeard, we have drinks a plenty for you at this one of a kind pop up bar – and the rum is never gone! Enter our pirate cove to enjoy souvenir pirate punch bowls, filled with delicious dead man’s treasures, frozen drinks served in coconuts, and GROG! This pop up will run Wednesday – Saturday in June & July. Read our feature here.

Adult Skate Night | July 8
Carousel Skate Center
Join us for Adult Night every Friday! Must be 21 with a Valid ID. $10 Cover (skates included). Beer & mixed drinks available. Check out our feature at what to expect here.

28th Automobilia Moonlight Charity CarShow and Street Party | July 9
Old Town Wichita
Kansas Largest One Day Charity CarShow , 1200+ Vehicles – Bands – Food Vendors – Fireworks, and Much Much More Fun.

Art Together: Sidewalk Chalk Extravaganza | July 9
Mark Arts
During the July 9 Art Together: Sidewalk Chalk Extravaganza, have fun in the sun and contribute to a monumental art piece in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. The piece will be created by a local artist using sidewalk chalk. Play with bubbles by Stickwork, Mark Arts’ new site-specific sculpture, and take photos with our friends from the Flint Hills Fairies. Art Together is a free, recurring community arts event held the second Saturday of the month. Advance registration is requested.

AFA Cup by the Arena Football Association | July 9
Wichita Ice Center
The Wichita Force will take on the Magnolia State Spartans for an action-packed fast-paced arena football game in Wichita, KS at the first annual AFA Cup. Game starts at 7 pm!

3rd Annual Shindig w/ Tribal Roots | July 9-10
BrightWater Bay

Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | July 9
Where: Two Locations: 21st & Ridge and Derby Market
Join us every Saturday, April thru October. Featuring dozens of Kansas Grown! vendors, live music, food trucks, Troubles the Clown, and more!

Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | July 9
Where: Old Town Wichita
Open every Saturday April through December 17th

Indian Art Market | July 9
Where: Mid-America All-Indian Museum
Buy art from local Native artists. Free and open to all.

The Blackout ICT Awards Show | July 9
Where: Orpheum Theatre
The Blackout is a movement based out of Wichita, Kansas that celebrates African American entrepreneurs all around the city. Promoting unity, encouraging, supporting, and celebrating people that make their dreams a reality!

Air Capital Bacon, Bourbon & Brews | July 9
Where: Hartman Arena
Are you ready for the most bacon-y and booze-y fun that you’ve ever had! We know we are! Get your tickets to the Air Capital Bacon, Bourbon, & Brews Festival on July 9, 2022 at Hartman Arena! Come out and try brews and bourbon from local and regional breweries and distilleries, while chowing down on the most interesting and delicious bacon treats that will tempt all your senses!

Around The Corner!
Shop & Grub | July 17
Where: Naftzger Park
Shop & Grub is our monthly market featuring a unique variety of vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, home goods, wine, delicious food and more.

TBT Tournament in Wichita | July 22-25
Charles Koch Arena
The Basketball Tournament (TBT), the 64-team, $1 million winner-take-all event televised live on ESPN, will return to Wichita once again in 2022 and is hosted by Visit Wichita and Wichita State University. AfterShocks, the Wichita State alumni team, will serve as the featured team in the eight-team Wichita Regional taking place at Koch Arena, July 22-25.

NBC World Series | July 28-August 6
Hutchinson/Eck Stadium
In 2022, the NBC World Series will be split between Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson, KS (July 28-31), and Eck Stadium in Wichita, KS (August 1-6).

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Century II Performing Arts Center
July 6-10 | Kinky Boots

Crown Uptown Theatre
July 14- 15| Jack & The Beanstalk
July 15- August 7 | The Wedding Singer

Kechi Playhouse
July 8-31 | Everybody Loves Opal

The Looney Bin
July 7-9 | Darius Bennett
July 14-16 | Josh Phillips
July 21-23 | Greg Warren
July 28-30 | Barry Laminack

Mosley Street Melodrama
May 27 – July 9 | Dirty Square Dancing

Prairie Pines Playhouse
Nov 18 – Dec 23 | Demise at the Department Store

Roxy’s Downtown
July 7-23 | Heathers The Musical

Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center
July 14-16 | Jack and the Beanstalk

Wichita Community Theatre
July 21-31 | An Evening of Culture – Faith County II: The Saga Continues

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
July 22 | Kurtis Conner
August 27 | Chris D’Elia

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