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BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ Storytime in the Park | June 15
It’s the kickoff event for Storytime in the Park. This fun activity allows children to listen to two picture books while seeing the pictures on the big screen at Naftzger Park. Following the readings will be fun activities. This event is recommended for ages 2-6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cookies and drinks available for children while supplies last.
■ Wichita Wind Surge | June 15 – 20
The Wichita Wind Surge is back in town with a homestand against the Springfield Cardinals.
■ Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | June 17
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.
■ Tommy Davidson Comedy Night | June 17
You remember him from In Living Color as well as several other hilarious movies and TV shows! He has returned to his roots as a stand up and will be at Vorshay’s for one night only! Tickets are $25 each on Eventbrite or $30 at the door day of show.
■ ICT Bee – Adult Spelling Bee | June 17
As a former grade school spelling bee champion, I think this is pretty cool. It’s an adult spelling bee to benefit for Dear Neighbor Ministries. The event is live or you can watch the spelling bee virtually.
■ Wichita Open | June 17 – 20
One of my favorite local past times is hanging out all day on the 17th hole at the Wichita Open at Crestview Country Club.
■ Night At The Fountains | June 18
The monthly food truck event takes place at the Wichita WaterWalk starting at 6 p.m.
■ 14th Annual Fly-In at Stearman | June 19
This is an all day event. All kinds of aircraft will be at Stearman Field Bar & Grill in Benton, KS throughout the day. Live music by PATZ from Noon-4 p.m. & Lucky People from 7-11:00 p.m. This is a time when you get to walk around on the tarmac and get up close to aircraft. Breakfast buffet from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Look for kid zone, beer gardens, and food tents.
■ Wichita Festival of the Arts | June 19
Starting at 12 p.m., over 35 local vendors will be on-site to showcase our community’s talents in arts and entertainment. Enjoy the music, take in a performance, or peruse the booths. The Kansas Wildlife Exhibit will have their daily animal feeding at noon and will be available to discuss the exhibit inhabitants with you. The event takes place at Riverside Park and is free to the public.
■ Sun Valley Farm Market Day | June 19
The third annual Sun Valley Farm Outdoor Market takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy the live music, petting zoo, hayrack rides, bouncy inflatables for kids, and Bar-BQ. Of course, they will show off our talented vendors with their homemade, handcrafted, and homegrown goods to sell. You’ll find them nestled right off of a paved road at 9801 N. Broadway, Valley Center.
■ June Artisan Market at The COOP | June 19
Join The Coop for their outdoor market featuring local goods, fresh food & beverages, games, and live music! The market will take place in their parking lot at The COOP at 104 N Baltimore Ave Derby, KS from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. but their store is also open normal hours 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
■ Midnight Magic with Heather Jay | June 19
July 19th at midnight at Sway Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio! Magic for Mature audiences! Bring some friends but leave the feelings at home. Heather’s violently fresh blend of raunchy comedy and impossible magic will leave you speechless! Tickets start at $25. Text 316-619-3745 for tickets.
■ Wichita Flea Market | June 19 – 20
Come walk the aisles at the Kansas Star Casino Arena and shop small through the 200+ booths that include antiques, crafts, vintage items, collectibles, primitives, reclaimed items, comics, artwork, jewelry, toys, and so much more in this monthly flea market operated by a local Wichita Family.
■ Father’s Day | June 20
Celebrate Dad! Take your pops out to brunch, bring him to a local brewery for a beer, head out to the golf course despite the hot weather. Or get him a greeting card from Cards On Yards. If you’d like to win one, head over to our Facebook and Instagram page to enter.
■ Shop & Grub | June 20
Located at Naftzger Park starting at 11 a.m. The event features local and out of town merchants selling things like vintage clothing, art, jewelry, food items and more. There will be food trucks and alcohol will be served. Admission will be free.
■ Community Fair Day at Cowtown | June 20
Free admission for all, plus shop over 50 great local vendors! Food, treats, and great handmade art, home decor, glasses, t-shirts, jellies, jams, local authors and more! All at Old Cowtown Museum from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 15
■ Patz @ Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 16
■ Ben Fuchs @ Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
■ Jake Simon @ Naftzger Park | 6 p.m.
■ Jypsy Rose @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
■ Jack Yoder @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.
■ Phil Bollig @ The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 17
■ Joe Stumpe @ The Cleveland Corner | 5 p.m.
■ Harrison Steele @ Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
■ Zachary Spencer @ Augustino Brewing | 7 p.m.
■ Joseph Vincelli @ Bradley Fair | 7:30 p.m.
■ No Signal w/ Trent Gaddie @ Brickyard | 8 p.m.
Friday, June 18
■ The Steinbergs @ Cocoa Dolce | 4:30 p.m.
■ Eric Shumaker & Renea Abdallah @ Grace Hill Winery | 5 p.m.
■ Estrada Brothers @ Brickyard | 6 p.m.
■ A Step Ahead @ Wichita Union Stockyards | 7 p.m.
■ Perry & Martin Acoustic Project @ Old School Tap House | 7 p.m.
■ Jamie Quick & Shoeshine Blues @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
■ CMFT (Corey Taylor from Slipknot / Stone Sour) @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ Corey Taylor & Cherry Bombs @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ Marc Rizzo (of Soulfly), Whiskeydick, Parallax, and Terran Severance @ The Elbow Room | 9 p.m.
■ Miss Kiki Baybee @ Barleycorn’s | 9 p.m.
■ Hazmat Hooligans @ Peerless | 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 19
■ Just Tori Music @ The Rusty Nail | 11 a.m.
■ Patz @ Stearman | 12 p.m.
■ Joe Stumpe @ Grace Hill Winery | 5 p.m.
■ The New Times Bards @ Brickyard | 6 p.m.
■ Lucky People @ Stearman | 7 p.m.
■ Soul Fest @ Wave | 7 p.m.
■ Roy Weathers Band @ Wichita Union Stockyards | 7 p.m.
■ Eric Nelson & Dennis Hardin @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
■ Prairie Smoke @ The Rusty Nail | 8 p.m.
■ Dangie @ Jerry’s | 9 p.m.
■ Vinyl Ritchie @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
■ No Reason Live @ Mortdecai’s | 9 p.m.
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