The Best Things to Do in Wichita (June 29-July 4 Edition)

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BEST THINGS TO DO!

Yappy Hour | June 29
Yappy Hour is a micro-event benefiting the Bark For Life of Sedgwick County where we partner with a local dog-friendly brewery, restaurant, dog park or venue for an hour or two to get the word out about the Bark For Life event and our mission. We welcome humans and their canine companions to join us for games, drawings, and some pup socializing all while learning more about our Bark For Life event scheduled in September. Chicken N Pickle is donating 10% of sales during this event to the Bark For Life event.

Social Media Day 2021 | June 30
Digital Wichita is back and we are bringing Social Media Day Wichita to Groover Labs on June 30th!

Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue | July 1
Located at the Cotillion, Named after the most successful Broadway musical and movie from the late 30’s and 40’s, Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow Revue is a world renown theatrical Rock-N-Roll circus thrill- show where some of the deadliest stunts in live entertainment are performed to loud crowd- pleasing musical tracks. Spectators will experience one of the world’s last authentic circus sideshows with performances using the human anatomy and death defying stunts and demonstrations of mind over matter, yet with no blood and no pain. This vaudeville freak show of wonder features LIVE stunts like: Fire eating & fire breathing, Straight Jacket Escape, Magic and Illusions, Bed of nails, Crossbows, The human block-head, Knife Throwing, Acrobatic Stunts, Sword Swallowing, Human oddities & curiosities like a real-live half-man who walks on his bare-hands in broken hot shards of glass and more!

Music in the Park | July 1
Fireworks stand available from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Flying Stove from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Simply Sunday Cookies from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Live music, food and more located in the Andale City Park.

Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | July 1
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.

Grand Opening Night of Free State Flora | July 2
A new floral shop is opening in Wichita at 2910 E. Douglas! Come by for the grand opening party this coming First Friday. This open house event will feature free wine and snacks as well as floral arrangements, bouquets, and wall art for sale. Doors will be open for the event from 5:30pm to 9pm on the 2nd of July. Guests will be entered for a chance to win a bouquet, t-shirt, or small plant of their choosing. 3 winners will be selected at the end of the night. Prizes can be picked up or delivered the following day.

First Friday at Gallery Alley | July 2
Experience Gallery Alley in a brand new way on Friday, July 2 during First Friday! Five local artists have created new sculptures that will transform the space into a permanent destination for intersensory art experiences. The artwork was created with a conscious effort to serve all visitors, including specific consideration for individuals with low to no vision.

First Friday Late Nights! at Cowtown | July 2
Come see Cowtown at dusk/night! Just $6/person for family fun! You can explore the museum on your own, join a ghost tour, watch a gunfight or just have some drinks with friends while enjoying delicious food from The BOMB BBQ. All ages welcome!

Signature Theatre presents 1776: A Musical Play | July 2-3
Signature Theatre brings their annual tradition of producing the musical, 1776, to the Orpheum Theatre. Winner of the 1970 Tony Award for best musical, 1776 tells the story of the deliberations, triumphs, and sometimes absurd debates of the founding fathers as they set out to write the US Constitution. This year’s production features an all-star cast of Wichita’s best professional actors.

Red, White and Broadway | July 2-4
Located at the Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover. They’ll see you under the stars for a star-studded night. Featuring local performers, many of whom have Broadway credits, this mix of Broadway and patriotic songs will leave you feeling hopeful and encouraged about the bonds we share as Americans.

Blood Orchard Vintage Market & Southside Food Truck Rally | July 3
Check out the Southside Food Truck Rally at reBorn Boutique & Marketplace from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Let Freedom Sing – Family Concert & Fireworks Event | July 3
Located at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Bring your chairs and blankets and join us for a musical tribute to the military, first responders & our freedom! This FREE community event will include: a Patriotic Orchestra Concert featuring the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra, Chorus, & Soloists Free Hot Dogs & Chips (while it lasts) Food Trucks (snacks & food for purchase) Skydivers, Children’s Choir, Biplane Show, Artillery of the Kansas National Guard Parade of Nations, Family Activities, Games, Fireworks and more!

Adult Skate Night | July 3
Adult Skate Night returns to Carousel Skate Center from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. Must be 21 with a valid ID. $10 includes skate rental. Beer and mixed drinks are available.

Stars and Stripes 5K and Lil Firecracker Fun Run | July 4
Don’t miss this annual favorite event on the Fourth of July! Start your holiday with this great family event that features a fast and flat course, chip timing, free photos, great event shirt and finisher medals for all participants and a kids fun run!

ICT Block Party | July 4
You are invited you to attend a free event, Saturday July 3rd from 4pm to 11pm at Naftzger Park 601 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, right in the heart of the city. Prepare yourselves to hear nothing but the hits from DJ Cadence and DJ for the Win, Great food from Adios Kitchen, car show by Significant Other, merch market. There will also have a kids zone with face panting, side walk chalk and a fireworks display.

Red, White & BOOM! | July 4
The Wichita Parks Foundation, Wichita Park & Recreation, and Riverfront Stadium will be hosting the 6th Annual Red, White & BOOM! Presented by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers on Sunday, July 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Riverfront Stadium will open their gates at 5:30pm with free admission for all to enjoy live music, yard games, kid’s activities, and more. Concession stands will be open for participants to purchase some of their favorite ballpark foods and beverages, while they explore the stadium, enjoy the music and participate in activities. Stick around the stadium, because capping off a great evening will be the Red, White & BOOM! Fireworks over the Arkansas River at 9:50 p.m.

Fireworks in the Park | July 4
Join the City of Derby for a fantastic fireworks show in the park. The event begins at 6 p.m. with fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m. Arrive early to get your spot. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a fun evening with family and friends. You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner or enjoy dinner from one of the food trucks: Snack Shack, Kona Ice, Taters n Toppings, Urban Skillet, Bierocks Babe, Bongo Fruit Smoothies, and Funky Monkey Munchies.

LIVE MUSIC!

Tuesday, June 29
Consiglio & Co. 
@ Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
Patz @ Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Kenny Wayne Shephard Band @ WAVE | 7:30 p.m.
William Flynn @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 7:30 p.m.
Brent Beamer – Sloan Moon @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 30
Cryptic Wisdom X Jay Influential 
@ Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
B-Side @ Mortdecai’s | 6:30 p.m.
Brad Heagler @ The Elbow Room | 7 p.m.
Just the Worm @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Dustin Arbuckle @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 7:30 p.m.
Dangie @ The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 1
JMichael 
@ Margarita’s Cantina | 5 p.m.
William Flynn @ Birney’s Snack Shop | 5 p.m.
And Then There Were 2 
@ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 6 p.m.
Kayla Waters @ Bradley Fair | 7:30 p.m.
Candice & The Business Casual @ Augustino Brewing | 7 p.m.
Makayla Brownlee @ Andale City Park | 7:30 p.m.
Thain, Sir Charles, For the Birds, Sunset Motel, Mas @ Brickyard | 8 p.m.

Friday, July 2
The Grant & Pauly Experience 
@ Mort’s Martini Bar | 7:30 p.m.
The New Times Bards 
@ Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
A Band in Kansas w/ Brandon Ellis 
@ Brickyard | 6 p.m.
Robin Gilmour @ Lucky’s Everyday | 7 p.m.
Kyle Killgore 
@ Old School TapHouse | 7:30 p.m.
Lisa Hittle’s Jazz Plus @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
Final Thoughts @ The Elbow Room | 9 p.m.
The Echos Band @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
Sleepy Truckers @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 3
Payton & Walter @ Old School TapHouse | 1 p.m.
Just Tori Music @ The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 9 p.m.
Jared Brown @ Cocoa Dolce Downtown | 4:30 p.m.
Huffy and the Night Train w/ Whitnie Means @ Brickyard | 6 p.m.
Sleepy Truckers @ The Artichoke Sandwichbar | 7 p.m.
Adam Capps Band @ Spring Lake Resort | 7 p.m.
Pastor Mike and the Demon Slayer Blues Band @ The Rusty Nail | 8 p.m.
Agenda @ Mortdecai’s | 8:30 p.m.
Annie Up @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
Left Without Notice, Thain, Sunset Motel, For the Birds @ Madrocks | 9 p.m.
SHR @ The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 9 p.m.
Jared Brown & The Dirt Road Misfits @ Jerry’s | 9 p.m.
ANNIE UP! @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9:30 p.m.
Lonesome Stranger @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 4
SST @ Riggs Park | 7 p.m.

FAMILY FUN SERIES!

Looking for something to do with the family but can’t commit to a particular day? Browse our family fun series which highlights various family activities:

Sedgwick County Park – Boundless Playground
Carousel Skate Center
Botanica, The Wichita Garden
Exploration Place
Bliss Climbing and Fitness
The Cosmosphere

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