What’s New and What To Do in Wichita (10/15/19)

Here’s your weekly highlight of what’s ahead in the community, things to do, what new places there are and a couple suggestions for fun and food.


Wave 1 Year Anniversary party

Wave is celebrating their one year anniversary Friday, October 18 from 11am to close. They’ll have live music and food specials all day like $1 tacos. On top of that you can get all you can eat nachos and tacos from Adios Nachoria for lunch at $10 a person. Entry to the party is free.

For more information check out their Facebook event.

TsunamiCon 2019

Love board games? For the sixth year, the tabletop gaming convention returns to Wichita and takes place October 18-20 at the Midian Shrine Center. I’ve been the past two years and if you love board games, this is an event you have to attend.

For more information check out their website.

Night at the Fountains

This is the final Waterwalk rally of the season. People are encouraged to wear costumes and trick or treat at the trucks and booths. This takes place Friday from 6pm to 9pm.

For more information check out their Facebook event.

Historic Hauntings at Cowtown

The Historic Hauntings at Cowtown is a family friendly event, open to all ages.  Admission is $15 per person. It takes place Friday from 7pm to 10:30pm

Come out and take a tour of the haunted locations at Cowtown, plus see and hear evidence that has been captured throughout the years by the Wichita Paranormal Research Society. A unique, fun, local Halloween experience!

For more information check out their Facebook event.

10th Annual Bug-O-Rama ICT

Love Volkswagons? The 10th Annual Bug-O-Rama takes place Saturday, October 19 from 9am to 5pm at the Sedgwick County Park. They will have food trucks, and of course a big car show.

Pre-Registration is $30 after that and day of car show. Pre-ordered t-shirts are $15. There will be door prizes throughout the day and a 50/50 drawing at the awards presentation, you must be present to win.

For more information check out their Facebook event.

Chiefs/Broncos at the Starlite Drive In

If you missed it yesterday, we announced the Starlite Drive-In will once again be airing the Chiefs prime time game on their big screen Thursday. It’s a big game against their division-rival Denver Broncos as they look to end a two-game skid. Admission is free. For more, you can check out our story on the event.

Shred Event

To help combat identity theft and achieve other goals, Sedgwick County and the Better Business Bureau | US are offering a shred event from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 19 in the Coleman Parking Lot located at 2nd Street and St. Francis. This event is no cost to all Sedgwick County residents.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church “Taste of Greece”

Taking place at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday and Sunday, this is your chance for a “Taste of Greece”.

Join them for Food and Church Tours at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church “Taste of Greece” open house event. Church tours will occur at 1, 3 and 6pm on Saturday and 1 and 3pm on Sunday. Greek dishes and various Homemade baked goods will be for sale.

For more information check out their Facebook event.

KAKE 65th Birthday Bash

KAKE turns 65 and want to have a big bash on the KAKE lawn. They will have food trucks, live music, inflatables, free cupcakes for the first 1,000 people and more. The event takes place October 19 from 2pm to 6pm.

For more information check out their Facebook event.


Looking for a different place to dine this week that you may have never been to?

This week, let’s introduce you to a food truck. Thai Riffic Food Truck parks out at the north end of Derby in the Lowe’s parking lot. They, as you guessed, serve Thai food that is quite delicious. I highly recommend the Thai Basil dish.


If you’re one of those people who like to venture around Wichita and try different burgers, The Rusty Nail has half-price burgers on Tuesdays. They are a new bar located right outside of Old Town at 1155 S Washington


Two new arrivals in the past week! First there’s Lava & Tonic. They are a tiki bar located at 1716 E. Douglas next to the Donut Whole. They have big colorful drinks served in tiki mugs and a limited food menu. The bar is open Wednesday to Saturday 4pm to 2am.

Next up is Songbird Juice Co who moved from their old location to 1617 Briggs Street. For those who have never been to Songbird, they have fresh-made cold-pressed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls and acai and pitaya bowls.

Happy Dining,

Have an event in Wichita you’d like to have considered for the What’s New and What To Do, please email us with details. We are always open to suggestions.



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