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■ Riordan Clinic – Check Your Health Event | September 23
Where: Riordan Clinic
Your health is one of your most valuable assets! Be proactive and check your nutrient levels through the Riordan Clinic’s Check Your Health event. Participants can choose from one of five lab profiles to learn about your unique nutritional status. Empower yourself with life-changing knowledge to identify nutrient deficiencies and help prevent illness and chronic disease. Lab draws will be done on weekdays from September 12-23. Call today to schedule your appointment!
■ 12th Annual Concert in the Country | September 24
Where: Wichita Union Stockyards
The largest fundraiser for Wichita non-profit Coming Together for a Cure, which helps people with Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases access stem cell therapy. Attendees will enjoy: Live music, food trucks, yard games, dance floor, full bar, a silent auction, and a raffle.
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■ Flying High for Kids Hangar Party | September 23
Where: Stearman Field Airport
Join us at a rocking Stearman Field airplane hangar to benefit Exploration Place’s Opportunity Program for STEM education. The Hangar Party is hosted by Sue & Kenny Doonan, Pat & Leroy Thompson and Sierra Scott & Harrison Schenk.
■ Adult Skate Night | September 23
Where: 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.
■ The Oak Ridge Boys: Front Porch Singin’ Tour | September 23
Where: Kansas Star Casino
■ Valley Center Fall Festival | September 23-24
Where: Valley Center, KS
WEEE Entertainment Ride-A-Rama, Craft Vendors on Main Street, Food Court, Beer Garden, Saturday Morning Parade, Live Bands & Much More!
■ Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | September 24
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.
■ Shocker Softball Dinner & Auction | September 24
Where: Wichita State Aetna Multi-Purpose Facility
■ NHL Preseason Game: Arizona Coyotes vs. St. Louis Blues | September 24
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena
G1 Sports & Entertainment announced that Wichita will host an NHL Preseason Game on September 24, 2022. The Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues will face off at INTRUST Bank Arena in the first-ever NHL game in the city of Wichita.
■ Prairieland Beer & Music Festival | September 24
Where: Hyde Park
After a 2 year hiatus, Prairieland is BACK! ~Hosted by the Kansas Craft Brewers Guild~ Come enjoy unlimited samples of 100+ beers with 40+ breweries from Kansas and beyond, featuring LIVE music throughout the festival. This year the festival will be held under the shade of old growth trees in Hyde Park.
■ Frontiers in Flight: McConnell Air Force Base Open House & Air Show | September 24
Where: McConnell Air Force Base
McConnell Air Force Base is opening its gates to the public during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, September 24-25, 2022! Come and see how Team McConnell contributes to the Air Capital of the World as the true Home of Air Refueling. The base will be open to the public and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform. Admission is completely FREE to the public!
■ Wild West Days | September 24-25
Where: Old Cowtown Museum
The largest gathering of old west historical reenactors in the region! Come see historical legends doing presentations, gunfights, saloon girls, gambling, vendor shopping, beer garden, and more! This is a fundraiser for Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc., the non-profit that helps to support Old Cowtown Museum!
■ ICT Block Party | September 24
Where: Naftzger Park
Join us as we bring you all back the days when a party outside was the best vibe!!!
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | September 24
Where: Old Town Wichita
Open every Saturday, April through December 17th
■ Tunes & Blooms | September 24
Join us at our Tunes & Blooms event on the Grand Lawn on September 24th from 6-11pm! Gates open at 5:30pm. Participate in the fun run, and enjoy a cornhole competition, kids cooking competition, photo opportunities with the Midian Cartoons and Krazy Klowns, special guests, live music from Paramount and more! Bring your own chair or blanket. Food and alcohol will be available for purchase.
■ Artichoke’s 40th Annual Fish Fry! | September 24
Where: The Artichoke
The Artichoke’s 40th Annual Fish Fry is on! At 5 p.m. we’ll be serving up our delicious fish dinner, and music from BFE will start at 6 p.m.
■ Beer and Wine Festival with BBQ Smoke Off | September 24
Where: Mulvane Sports Complex
Join us for a fun filled Saturday. We will be having a smoke off with prizes for best red meat best white meat ,best BBQ sauce, best side dish, and Patty`s Favorite. General entry tickets include beer and wine tasting, cornhole open play, and live music.
■ Wichita Pride | September 24-25
Where: Century II
Vendors, Exhibitors, and fun to be had for everyone.
■ Alabama With Very Special Friends, The Beach Boys | September 25
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena
■ Let’s Find Josh Rathbun a Kidney | September 25
Where: Public at the Brickyard
Josh Rathbun is who many would consider an ideal member of the Wichita community. He’s an extraordinarily talented and well-cultured chef who is conscious of ethics, quality, and our role on the planet as consumers of food. He’s a focal member of Wichita’s food community and consistently leverages this status to help others through serving fundraisers and hosting learning opportunities. He’s a person eager to teach and to share the experiences he has learned from in his life and his career. He’s committed to his beautiful family, friends, and community.
Josh has a big problem to solve, and we can help him. Josh has been living with kidney disease for the past several years. He received a donor transplant in 2013 and has been able to resume life as normal for years, but that kidney is now failing. Josh needs to find another donor to continue enjoying the normal life this past decade has afforded him.
Please join us at Public at the Brickyard for an evening of food, drinks, and music as we raise funds for life & medical expenses associated with Josh’s need for transplant – treatments, procedures, and recovery for both Josh and donor. All proceeds thereafter will go to the National Kidney Foundation to help others in Josh’s shoes.
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■ Wichita Pickle Jam | September 29
Where: Chicken N Pickle
The IMA Foundation is gearing up for its annual fundraising event, “Wichita Pickle Jam,” at Chicken N Pickle to benefit Wichita Children’s Home and other local non-profit organizations. On September 29th, they’ll host an unforgettable day of doubles pickleball. Teams and attendees will enjoy food, drinks, live music, and an intense pickleball competition! Pickle Jam will also feature a recreational cornhole tournament.
■ Greater Andover Days | September 30 – October 2
Where: Andover, KS
Join us for live music, the carnival, golf tournament, disc golf tournament, pickle ball, food court, business expo craft fair, fishing clinic, watermelon and hotdog eating contest, and so many more of your favorites as the Andover community comes together to celebrate.
■ Skin Essentials 15th Anniversary Bash | October 1
Where: Skin Essentials
Help Us Celebrate 15 years of Clean Beauty! FREE Mini Spa Treatments. Free Swag Small Bites and Yummy Sips Custom Home-Care Bar Store-Wide Sale Prizes!
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■ September 24 | Fine Swine Fest
■ September 29 | In Flames
■ October 1 | Killer Queen
Intrust Bank Arena
■ September 25 | Alabama
■ October 29 | Jason Aldean
■ November 17 | Tran-Siberian Orchestra
■ October 30 | Baby Shark Live
■ November 12 | Judas Priest
Kansas Star Casino
■ September 23 | The Oakridge Boys
■ October 22 | Third Eye Blind
Temple Live Wichita
■ September 23 | The Struts
■ September 25 | Stryper
■ October 14 | Larry Fleet
■ September 24 | Jake Shimabukuro
■ September 25 | Waylon Payne
■ September 29 | The Luka State
■ September 30 | Back to the 80’s
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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ October 8 | Kristin Chenoweth in Concert – For the Girls
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ September 23 | Tom Sawyer & The Lark Ascending
■ September 9-25 | The Glass Menagerie
The Looney Bin
■ September 22-24 | Dale Jones
■ September 29 – October 1 | Mike Speenberg
■ October 6 – October 8 | Tim Gaither
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ Sept 16 – Oct 29 | Witches of Eastborough
■ Nov 11 – Dec 23 | Scrooge You! A Bad Christmas Carol
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ Nov 18 – Dec 23 | Demise at the Department Store
■ September 9 – October 8 | The Golden Girls
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ September 23 | Chris Mann
■ September 25 | My Name is Not Mom
■ September 29 – October 2 | Tallgrass Film Festival
■ October 8 | Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond Tribute
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