Wichita Events, Festivals, Cook-Offs, Fairs and Other Big Dates to Look Forward to in 2023

Are you like me and like to plan ahead for all the big Wichita events taking place in the next twelve months? Whether it’s a fun festival, galas, parties, cook-offs, fairs, you name it, you like to have them on your calendar. Or perhaps, you missed out last year and told yourself, “I’m not missing it this year!”.

Well, you’ve come to the right place. Throughout the year, we’ll be keeping an eye on the regular, annual events and keeping them all listed here. So let’s get to all the Wichita events we know are returning for 2023!

January 2023

Kirby’s Meatfest – January 20-21
Asian Variety Show – January 21
St. Paul’s 76th annual Chicken Noodle Dinner – January 28
The Beer Fest – January 28

February 2023

Wichita Heart Ball – February 11
Night of the Living Art – February 11
Light Your Heart – February 25

March 2023

Death By Chocolate – March 4
Great Chefs of the Midwest – March 5
Delano Paddy Daddy Day Parade – March 11
Kansas Sneaker Fest – March 25

April 2023

Tulip Festival – April 1, 8 and 15
Great Plains Renaissance & Scottish Festival – April 15-16
Wichita Jazz Festival – April 19
Wine About Cancer – April 20
Diaper Jam ICT – April 22
Shop & Grub Returns – April 23
Wichita Women’s Fair – April 27-29
Midwest Winefest – April 27-29
Jokers and Jazz Bash – April 29
Brunch Fest – April 29

Wichita Children’s Home Pickleball Party – TBD

May 2023

St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church Mediterranean Festival – May 6
Open Streets ICT – Nomar – May 7
Margaritas & Mojitos – May 26

June 2023

Wichita River Festival – June 2-10
Decant ICT – June 4
Mark Arts Annual Versus Battle – June 8
Wichita Open – June 8-18
Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest – June 9-10
Wichita Taco Fest – June 17
Anime Festival Wichita – June 23-25

July 2023

Sedgwick County Fair – July 12-15
Air Capital Bacon, Bourbon & Brews Festival
– July 15
Pretty Prairie Rodeo
– July 19-23
The Dam Jam Music Festival – July 21-22

TBT Tournament – TBD

August 2023

NBC World Series – August 3-12
ICT Burger Battle – August 5
Festive Hoop Jam – August 5
Wichita Crawl For Cancer – August 26
ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo – August 26-27

September 2023

Kansas State Fair – September 8-17
Zoobilee
– September 9
Orie’s Garlic Fest – September 10
Walnut Valley Festival – September 13-17
Autumn & Art – September 15-17
Open Streets ICT – September 17
Crave Culinary Festival – September 23
Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off – September 30

Prairieland Beer and Music Festival – TBD
Blooms, Brews & Bloody Marys – TBD
Blues Brews & Barbecue – TBD

October 2023

Holiday Galleria – October 5-7
Tallgrass Film Festival
 – October 5-8
ICT Bloktoberfest – October 13-14
Wichita Asian Festival – October 28

TsunamiCon – TBD
Dia de los Muertos Wichita – TBD
Blessed Sacrament’s Oktoberfest – TBD
88th Annual Lebanese Dinner & Food Sale – TBD

November 2023

Lights at AbilityPoint – November 23

Illuminations at Botanica – TBD
Fashion Passion – TBD
Beauties & Beasts Fur Ball – TBD
Air Capital Comic Con – TBD
Gingerbread Village at Exploration Place – TBD
Congregation Emanu-El’s Deli Day – TBD

December 2023

Winter Wonderland at Naftzger Park – TBD

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