The Best Things to Do in Wichita (July 27-August 1 Edition)

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1 Million Cups at Groover Labs | July 28
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Every Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m., one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.

Wine of Summer Tasting | July 29
Located at the Humidor Cocktail Lounge. Education and tasting of light and refreshing wines to pair with our summer heat!

Naftzger Park & Evergy Pavilion Ribbon Cutting | July 29
Though the park has been open and hosting all sorts of events and activities, it’s time to make it official! Join the city for the Naftzger Park & Evergy Pavilion Ribbon Cutting! This free event will be action packed.

Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | July 29
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.

July 30th Final Friday Party | July 30
Final Friday Party & Art Show hosted by Xclusive Events! Ron @ Logo Depot will be launching their 8th “Seeker of the Keeper” Scavenger Hunt with the first clue at Final Friday. Free for all ages to attend… Over 25 local artists and vendors will be set up inside and outside. Booze Trucks * Food Trucks * Yard Games Live Music.

A Piece of Heart | July 30
Come out this Final Friday for an event to benefit a local non-profit, Family Promise of Greater Wichita, who helps families that experience homelessness. Of course there will be art to view, food, drinks, live music, but snatch this opportunity to contribute to a community art project, all to raise awareness for the mission of Family Promise. There will be something for everyone there! Musical stylings featured will include Jordan Summerville as well as the Hazmat Hooligans. Food will be curated by Kan-Grow Hydro Farms and will include a delicious Slider Bar with all the fixings.

Esports Festival Wichita | July 30-31
You’re invited to an all new gaming experience kicking off this July 30th & 31st at Century II! Join Unified as we host an epic esports weekend for all ages!

Towanda Summer Jubilee | July 31
The first annual Summer Jubilee will be held in downtown Towanda on July 31! Street vendors, Music, food trucks, all day activities and fun! Need I say more? Come have some summer fun in Towanda, KS

2021 TBT Tournament: The Aftershocks | July 31
The AfterShocks will play Saturday in Dayton against Florida TNT in The Basketball Tournament (TBT), a 64-team, $1 million winner-take-all event.

Tomato Fest at 21st and Ridge Farmers Market | July 31
Tomato Fest featuring Featuring: Farmers Market from 7am-12pm, Food Trucks including Paranormal Experience with fried green tomatoes, Troubles the Clown, Chef Demo featuring Chef Krista with Eat Real America, Sampling booth with all things tomato, and a Tomato Contest.

Veterans MC Charity Bike Wash | July 31
Twister City H-D is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Veterans MC for a Charity Bike Wash. All proceeds will be donated to the Homeless Veterans Outreach. Come join and help them give back to our local veterans in need! So no matter what you ride, bring your dirty bike, cash to donate, and enjoy a day full of fun, food, and giving back!

Mind Fest 2021 | July 31
Located at Wave. Mental health deserves more attention, which is why they’re’re bringing Wichitans together for Mind Fest 2021. It’s the culmination of “Mindful Solutions,” a series focused on mental health from the Wichita Journalism Collaborative—a coalition of 10 local newsrooms and community institutions.


Tuesday, July 27
Consiglio & Co. 
@ Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
Jared Brown Band @ Sedgwick County Zoo | 5:30 p.m.
Patz @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
Sterling Gray @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 28
J Michael Terrell @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
The Steinbergs @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
John Till @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 29
Whitnie Means @ Margarita’s Cantina | 5 p.m.
Groove 42 @ Exploration Place | 5:30 p.m.
Harrison Steele @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
The New Times Bard @ College Hill Park | 7 p.m.
Left Without Notice @ Augustino Brewing | 7 p.m.
On Tap @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Junior Retreat • Ellyria • Marrice Anthony @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.
Faintheart w/ Zach Busick and Randy Williams @ Brickyard | 8 p.m.
The Plains & Injoy Fountain @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 8 p.m.

Friday, July 30
Sage Judd, Kyle Martin and Jason Whitmore @ Birney’s Snack Shop | 3 p.m.
Candace and the Business Casuals @ Cocoa Dolce Downtown | 4:30 p.m.
The New Times Bard @ Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
Jordan Summerville & Hazmat Hooligans @ Odd Fellow Hall | 5 p.m.
Rudy Love Jr.  @ Brickyard | 8 p.m.
Just Tori Music @ Wichita Waterwalk | 7 p.m.
The FR3EDM MUSIC Experience @ Naftzger Park | 7 p.m.
Arthur Gunn @ The Cotillion | 7 p.m.
JJ Vega @ Old School TapHouse | 7 p.m.
Lisa Hittle’s Jazz Plus @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
The Steinbergs @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Lucky People @ YaYa’s EuroBistro | 8 p.m.
The Travel Guide @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.
Llew Brown Band @ Hartman Arena | 8 p.m.
DJ John Solis @ Mortdecai’s | 9 p.m.
Tequila Ridge @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Les Ismore & The Minimalists @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Rumblefish @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
JWL,Forged By Fire,Diabolical Orange Monkey,& Reform in Ruin @ The Elbow Room | 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 31
Walter & Payton @ Old School TapHouse | 1 p.m.
Perry, Martin & Alley @ Grace Hill Winery | 1:30 p.m.
RKO Unplugged @ Meadowlark Farm | 5 p.m.
D3V @ Enigma Club & Lounge | 6 p.m.
On Tap @ Hopping Gnome | 7 p.m.
David Holland Band @ Wichita Union Stockyards | 7 p.m.
Sunshine The Bunny @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Mad City Cruisers / Ghost Town Strays / Arson Class @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.
Terran Severance, Reform In Ruin, Hour/Glass & Atria @ Barleycorn’s | 8 p.m.
Scum  @ The Elbow Room | 8 p.m.
John Unplugged @ The Rusty Nail | 8 p.m.
Annie Up @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
Chronic Audio @ Mortdecai’s | 9 p.m.
Rudy Love Jr. @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Across The Pond @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
John Unplugged @ Humidor Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Agenda @ The Forge | 9 p.m.
Cynthia Rausch 
@ Cowboy Inn Saloon | 9 p.m.
Tequila Ridge @ Shenanigans | 9 p.m.
Moonlight Drive @ The Shamrock | 9:30 p.m.
Monterey Jack @ Brickyard | 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 1
WSU Jazz Quartet @ Old School TapHouse | 3 p.m.
Eric Tessmer @ Barleycorn’s | 8 p.m.

Around The Corner!

87th NBC World Series | August 4 – 14
NBC World Series takes place from August 4th – 8th at Hobart-Detter Stadium in Hutchinson. Everything then moves over to Riverfront Stadium from Monday, August 9th – 14th.

Pando Initiative: 100 Men Who Cook | August 21
The Pando Initiative’s largest fundraiser, 100 Men Who Cook directly provides resources and programs for PandoKids in Wichita, Haysville and Derby schools.


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 Zoo
Axe To Grind
O.J. Watson Park
Sedgwick County Park – Boundless Playground
Berry Picking at Elderslie Farm
Bingo Casino
Carousel Skate Center
Botanica, The Wichita Garden
Exploration Place
Bliss Climbing and Fitness
The Cosmosphere

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