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BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ El Dorado Foodie Tour | June 22 – 27
Join the first El Dorado Foodie Tour! The city’s favorite local restaurants and chefs are preparing special menus, dishes and deals for this one week tour any foodie will love! Foodie “passports” will be available beginning Monday, June 14th at El Dorado City Hall or to download digitally with a list of all participating locations and their special dishes for the week! Try them all and enter for your chance to win prizes!
■ Floatin on the River – Sunset Tour | June 23
Enjoy the glowing sky and ever changing colors of the sunset on this kayak tour! There’s a brief stop for photos at the Keeper of the Plains and then it’s back to the patio of the Wichita Boathouse to enjoy a barbeque dinner while relaxing to the sounds of soothing music. Tickets are $35 a person.
■ Art Garden | June 24
R First Open Mic Night this year for Poetry and Music. The event will be outdoors on the Cool Breeze Patio, and sign ups will be open until June 20th. This event will be alcohol free and an all ages event.
■ Blooms, Brews & Bloody Marys | June 24
Get ready to kick back and enjoy the finer things in life! Stroll our beautiful gardens, and taste Bloody Mary’s and small bites from local restaurants. Local bars duke it out for the best Bloody Mary in town! Also, enjoy local beer from some of our favorite breweries in town. New this year we will have 5 live music performances throughout the gardens to keep us all entertained.
■ Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | June 24
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.
■ Wichita City Pride 2021 | June 24
The event is a free, all-ages festival celebrating the health and achievements of Wichita’s LGBT community, and the beautiful diversity of Wichita’s queer artists, musicians, and performers, hosted by Godiva and starring Injoy Fountain! The night features performances by the best local queer artists, music, dancing, street vendors, food trucks, private event security staff, drinks by WAVE, free STI tests by Positive Directions, Inc., a free Covid-19 vaccination site provided by Hunter Health, and much more.
■ Cookies On Tap | June 24
Cookies on Tap is a community event to bring Wichita area adult residents together over cookies and craft brews in support of Girl Scouts. The event pairs Girl Scout cookies with craft brews from six local brewers, and provides participants with a sample of each pairing and one full pour of their choice in a special edition take-home cup.
■ Thirsty Thursday Bar Olympics | June 24
Come compete in a variety of games such as corn hole, ladder ball, bucket pong etc. $20/team Minimum of 2 players per team.
■ Final Friday Food Truck Rally & Art Show | June 25
Free for all ages to attend… Over 25 local artists and vendors will be set up inside and outside. Booze Trucks * Food Trucks *Live Music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
■ The Great Duck Derby | June 25
Cheer for your lucky ducks in-person or virtually via Facebook live as they race along the lazy river at Rock River Rapids during our first annual Great Duck Derby! Qualifying ducks from each of the 7 heats will earn a spot in the championship race. Ducks in the championship race will have a chance to swim away with up to $1,000 cash!
■ O’Malley’s 12th Anniversary Bash | June 25 – 27
3-Day 12th Anniversary Bash! O’Malley’s turns 12 years old! Friday the 25th is a new Menu Release Party and the Country sounds of Tequila Ridge! Saturday the 26th is The Jason Callahan Band. Sunday the 27th is 90’s Night, 90-cent wells after 7pm and a 90’s DJ playing your favorite Country and Rock.
■ HHW Remote Collection | June 26
The Sedgwick County Household Hazardous Waste Remote Collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 26 at 4830 S. Broadway, West of the closed K-Mart. Please enter from 47th St. S. and exit onto Broadway. This event is no cost to all Sedgwick County Households. *Please bring: paint, batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, household cleaners, fertilizers, pesticides, solvents, pool chemicals, and fluorescent lights.
■ Gnome Anniversary Party: Six Years Strong | June 26
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company is celebrating 6 years of gnome beers with an outdoor party! Party starts at noon behind the taproom in the M&M Insurance Associates parking lot, located at Hydraulic & Victor street. They’ll have new beers, games, food trucks, photo booth, live music, and more!
■ Kechi Fair Outdoor Market at Junk in the Trunk | June 26
This is one of the BIGGEST, MOST FUN events they have! There will have lots of booths set up, with everything from old, new, vintage, antique, handmade, clothing, food, and everything in between! So come out and visit my booth and shop around. free admission!
■ Mud Factor Wichita 2021 | June 26
Mud Factor “Seriously Fun, 5K Obstacle Run!” Giant Cargo Climbs • Mud Pits • Water Slides • KIDZ Run Too!
■ 7th Annual Midwest Facial Hair Showdown | June 26
Facial Hair Competition to help out a bearded Brother and Passageways
■ EFC XIV | June 26
Evolution Fighting Championship is back at Hartman Arena and MMA fans will be excited to witness a local fan-favorite, David “Caveman” Rickels, fight on June 26, 2021.
■ Wichita Force vs Salina Liberty | June 26
When’s the last time you caught an indoor football game? Catch the Force’s last game of the regular season as they host the Salina Liberty at Kansas Star Casino.
■ Mort’s 25th Anniversary! | June 26 – June 27
Live music, drinks and of course some bomb jalapeno popcorn!
■ Wichita Sportscard and Memorabilia Show | June 27
Dealers from Kansas and neighboring states will buy, sell or trade items. Event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is hosted by Rock’s Dugout Sportscards.
■ I Got Sole – Sneaker Show | June 27
Buy, Sell, Trade – Sneakers, Streetwear, Vintage Shoes. Taking place at Wave from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
■ Evergreen Bike Jam + Slow Roll | June 27
Join your neighbors for some bike fun! Bike Walk Wichita, Salud + Bienestar, and Wichita District 6 are hosting a Bike Jam event for all ages, Sunday June 27th at 6:30PM. Bring your bike to the Evergreen Rec Center (2700 Woodland N) and ride our bike safety course to improve your bike handling skills or learn to ride. Certified Cycling Instructors will be available to assist.
■ Lil’ Deuce Scoop’s 3rd Annual Car Show & Birthday Bash | June 27
Come and celebrate their 3rd birthday with your family & friends! Enjoy a day looking at beautiful cars, shopping at local stores, visiting their PIX community center with local vendors, while enjoying a taste of Mulvane! Beautiful pin-striping demonstrations during the event. Car check-in begins at 11. Free dash plaques to the first 25 registered! A/C with bathrooms & free waters available. All proceeds benefit Camp Hope with KyMel Foundation.
Wednesday, June 23
■ Berta Rojas @ Prairie Pines | 3 p.m.
■ Twisted Sisters @ Quincy’s Bar & Grill | 6:30 p.m.
■ Maranatha Praisemen Concert @ Calvary Baptist Church | 7 p.m.
■ Dining Alone with Tim Deschaine @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
■ Taylor Woll @ The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8 p.m.
■ Adam Capps @ Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, June 24
■ Adam Capps @ Augustino Brewing | 7 p.m.
■ Harrison Steele @ Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
■ Injoy Fountain & Demola The Violinist @ Bradley Fair | 7:30 p.m.
■ Gibber Jabber @ The Artichoke Sandwich Bar | 7:30 p.m.
■ Berta Rojas @ Prairie Pines | 8 p.m.
■ Revisionist + Blayne B @ Brickyard | 8 p.m.
Friday, June 25
■ The New Times Bards @ Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
■ Blaine Martin & Renea Abdallah@ Grace Hill Winery | 5 p.m.
■ JJ @ Old School Tap House & Social | 7 p.m.
■ Ricky Fugitt @ Champs 316 | 7 p.m.
■ Alan & Uche @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
■ Lisa Hittle’s Jazz Plus@ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
■ Paramount with The Astronauts @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ Berta Rojas @ Prairie Pines | 8 p.m.
■ Groove 42 @ YaYa’s EuroBistro | 8 p.m.
■ LBB @ Candle Club | 8 p.m.
■ The Comfort Revue with Dustin Arbuckle and Wayne Long @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.
■ Epic @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
■ The Last Kamikaze @ The Elbow Room | 9 p.m.
■ GhostRock @ Peerless | 9 p.m.
■ Infinite Layers @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 26
■ Tom Harder & Mike Fetters @ Fairmount Coffee Co. | 10 a.m.
■ Joe Emory @ Grace Hill Winery | 2 p.m.
■ The House Band @ 1659 S 111th St W. | 2 p.m.
■ The New Times Bards @ Hopping Gnome Brewing Company | 5:15 p.m.
■ Zachary Spencer Band w/ Trevor Hill @ Brickyard | 6 p.m.
■ Laura Doeden @ Cocoa Dolce New Market Square | 7:30 p.m.
■ Guinn Walker & Dave Owens @ The Artichoke Sandwichbar | 7:30 p.m.
■ Jerrod Neimann @ Wave | 8 p.m.
■ The Echos @ Port of Wichita | 8 p.m.
■ Vinyl Ritchie @ Mortdecai’s | 8:30 p.m.
■ Llew Brown Band @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
■ Justin Crump’s Church for the World @ Barleycorn’s | 9 p.m.
■ Ryan Brooks / Sontia Ware @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 9 p.m.
■ Suite 68 @ Triangle Club | 9 p.m.
■ The Dirty Gentlemen @ Shenanigans | 9 p.m.
■ Jet City @ Jerry’s | 9 p.m.
■ Cynthia Rausch @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 27
■ Keeper of the Plains Band @ Heroes Sports Bar & Grill | 1 p.m.
■ The Dirty Gentlemen @ The Rusty Nail | 3 p.m.
■ Jaelen Johnston & Just Tori @ The Rusty Nail | 4 p.m.
■ Infinite Layers Kim & Marty Bowie @ The Rusty Nail | 5:30 p.m.
■ The George Sanders Blues Band @ The Rusty Nail | 6:30 p.m.
■ Injoy Fountain @ Roxy’s | 7 p.m.
■ Tink @ Fever Night Life | 8 p.m.
■ Lady D & The Boys @ The Rusty Nail | 8:30 p.m.
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