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BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ Wichita Wind Surge vs. Midland | August 3 – 8
■ 1 Million Cups at Groover Labs | August 4
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.
■ SummerBall Showdown 2021 | August 4 – 8
The SummerBall Showdown is a Collegiate Baseball Event surrounded with a unique community driven atmosphere. Their Mission is to provide a National Tournament for Summer Collegiate teams that is player and community focused. The SBS will imprint upon the community and the individuals participating in the 5-day event.
■ 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.
■ Moonlight Tour at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House | August 5
Join the Thursday evening “Moonlight Tour” and experience the house in it’s original lighting atmosphere. You will view the main rooms of the Allen House while learning about the house, design and general information from an experienced Docent.
■ Grand Opening of Crumble & Cream inside Towne East | August 5
Join Crumble & Cream for their long-awaited Grand Opening inside Towne East Mall. They will be located in the food court area near Starbucks during regular mall hours. Make sure to RSVP for free ice cream with your Deep Dish cookie purchase.
■ Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | August 5
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.
■ Little Shop of Horrors at Roxy’s Downtown | August 5 – 8
They’ve been feeding this plant all year long and it’s ready to make its debut on Roxy’s Downtown stage in August. Originally planned for the same time, last year, join Seymour, Audrey, Mr. Mushnik, Orin Scrivello and the Urchins as they recount the story of this little shop – full of horrors. Come watch as Roxy’s put its spin on this classic musical with a little darker interpretation following the lead of a few more of the contemporary productions produced in the past few years.
■ Wichita Brewing Co. Ten Year Anniversary Party | August 6 – 7
It is WBC’s ten-year! We will be celebrating with beer specials all day long (East location on August 6 and West location on August 7th ) There will also be live music and of course pizzas!
■ Family Movie & Game Night at Naftzger Park | August 7
Yard games will be setup and ready to play at 7:00pm and through the night. Come hungry because Big B’s Beef, food truck will be on-site serving up deliciousness. Finally, enjoy Raya and the Last Dragon starting at 7:45. Remember to grab your blankets and lawn chairs!
■ Back to School Kickoff Party | August 7
Join the Mulvane Rec, Mulvane Public Library, and Parents as Teachers for a fun morning with activities for all ages! There will be bounce houses, face painting, snow cones, cotton candy, lawn games, and a kids’ corner for 0-4 year olds. There will be a hot dog dinner available for $5 with chips and a cold drink included!
■ Birthday Bash at Blood Orchard | August 7
150 years ago, the Farmer’s great-great grandfather homesteaded the land we are currently on!! To celebrate, Blood Orchard is having a huge party! They will be hosting a Cornhole Tournament during the August 7th Blood Orchard Vintage Market and Southside Food Truck Rally! The proceeds from the tournament will go directly to our expansion of their Peach Orchard.
■ Rusty Nail’s 1st and 2nd Birthday Bash | August 7
They couldn’t celebrate last year so it’s Double Birthdays This Year! Live music, RoShamBo Tournament, Jack Daniels Girls & JD Bar all day/night. Micheal Potts auctioned live paintings, games, prizes, swag giveaways and $8 KC Strip Steaks w/sides.
■ Adult Skate Night | August 7
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.
■ Sunset Summerfest | August 7
Enjoy the sunset while listening to live music and eating food from local food trucks at McAdams Park. N.E.W. Funk featuring Tordy, Merging Traffic, KOOOL BREEEZE and Injoy Fountain will all be preforming! Come hungry and bring a little spending cash. Several food trucks will be on hand to satisfy your appetite: Noble House, Big B’s Beef and Kona Ice will be onsite. The event is free and open to the public. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair and bug spray!
■ Tanganyika 13th Anniversary Party | August 7
Tanganyika Wildlife Park is celebrating 13 years of supporting exotic and endangered animal conservation! They could not have done it without supporters like you, so come and join them for a fun afternoon of food trucks, games, and of course, animals!
■ Mid-Summer Soirée Pop Up Market | August 8
Join Wave at our Mid-Summer Soirée on Sunday, August 8th! Come chill and shop your favorite makers with a TOP-NOTCH artist line up in a laid back live music, food and beer filled setting … both indoors and outdoors! It’s the ultimate Sunday Funday! What better reason to come out and support handcrafted businesses by shopping + eating + drinking local!
■ Reggae Sunday at Central Standard Brewing | August 8
Central Standard Brewing is ready to feel the vibes, hear the sounds, and smell that sweet jerk chicken and coconut rice! Come on down and groove with them.. it’s gonna be jammin!
■ 6th Annual B2S Block Party | August 8
There will be food, music, drinks, bounce houses, face paint, games, local vendors, free haircuts, braids, and retwists, as well as so much more. You don’t want to miss out on all of this community fun! They will be handing out backpacks, school supplies, and other resources! Donations Are Welcomed! Visit www.ictlaunchpad.com.
■ Rock’s Dugout Wichita Sportscard Show | August 8
Over 50 dealer tables from neighboring states and Kansas will be selling sports cards and memorabilia. Free admission from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northrock Lanes Bowling Alley.
■ River Vista Vendor Market | August 8
A select group of local artists, artisans, and specialty services in a casual atmosphere. Such vendors as The Rolling Greek, ICTMakers, Lovie & Co, Alzavino Wine Tavern, Simply Sangria, The Bee Lady, Brown Box Bakery and more.
Wednesday, August 4
■ Adam Capps @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
■ MG Bailey @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 7 p.m.
■ Thomas Benne @ Augustino Brewing | 7 p.m.
■ Bumpin Uglies w/ Lively Up @ Wave | 8 p.m.
■ Dangie @ Snug Harbor | 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 5
■ Whitnie Means @ Margarita’s Cantina | 5 p.m.
■ Llew Brown Band @ Exploration Place | 5:30 p.m.
■ Stack of Wax @ Old School TapHouse | 6 p.m.
■ Chapel Hart @ Wave | 7 p.m.
■ Perry & Martin @ Mortdecai’s | 7 p.m.
■ Harrison Steele @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
■ Patz @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
■ Three Dog Night @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ Foggy Memory Boys @ Barleycorn’s | 9 p.m.
■ Curtis Grimes ft. Luke Prater @ Midnight Rodeo | 9 p.m.
Friday, August 6
■ Sage Judd, Kyle Martin and Jason Whitmore @ Birney’s Snack Shop | 3 p.m.
■ The New Times Bard @ Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
■ Bryan Knowles @ Old School TapHouse | 7 p.m.
■ Ricky Fugitt @ Hurricane Sports Grill | 7 p.m.
■ Eric Brown, Josh Davis, Miguel Santana, and Dave Consiglio @ Larkspur Bistro & Bar | 7 p.m.
■ Mountain Deer Revival @ Wichita Brewing Co. | 7 p.m.
■ Casey Donahew with Kyle Park @ Capitol Federal Amphitheater | 7 p.m.
■ RKO Blues Band @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
■ Lisa Hittle’s Jazz Plus @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
■ SONDERA and Talor Woll @ The Forge | 7:30 p.m.
■ Bruce Watson and Michael Bluestein (from Foreigner) @ Norton’s Brewing Company | 8 p.m.
■ Lucky People @ Hartman Arena | 8 p.m.
■ The Source @ YaYa’s EuroBistro | 8 p.m.
■ Edge Over Edge & Flashpoint @ Barleycorn’s | 8 p.m.
■ Whitnie Means Band @ Brickyard | 9 p.m.
■ Sister Sarah Tree @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
■ BIG FAT FUN @ Genesis Sports Complex | 9 p.m.
■ Sleepy Truckers @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
■ Stimulus @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 7
■ Colin Nichols @ Old Town Farm & Art Market | 9:30 a.m.
■ Colin Nichols @ Fairmoint Coffee Co | 2 p.m.
■ The Scandalnavians @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 3 p.m.
■ N.E.W. Funk ft. Tordy, Merging Traffic, KOOOL BREEEZE and Injoy Fountain @ McAdams Park | 6 p.m.
■ Just Add Water @ Old School TapHouse | 6:30 p.m.
■ Lisa Hittle, Randy Zellers, Miki Jarvis, and Kevin Rutschman @ Larkspur Bistro & Bar | 7 p.m.
■ Ashley Wineland @ Brickyard | 7 p.m.
■ Dusty Grant, Ghost Town Strays, Cody Moore and Phiya @ Barleycorn’s | 7 p.m.
■ Epic @ Wichita Brewing Co. | 7 p.m.
■ Christopher Page @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 7 p.m.
■ Across The Pond @ Stearman Field Bar & Grill | 7 p.m.
■ Alan Craddock & Grant Risinger @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
■ George Thorogood and The Destroyers @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ The Josephines @ TempleLive | 8 p.m.
■ Whitnie Means @ Cocoa Dolce NewMarket | 7:30 p.m.
■ The Echos @ The Keg | 8 p.m.
■ Foreigner @ Hartman Arena | 8 p.m.
■ Mountain Deer Revival @ The Rusty Nail | 9 p.m.
■ Return of the Drifter @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 9 p.m.
■ Dale Black & Friends @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
■ Vinyl Ritchie @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
■ The Cups, Old News & On Holiday @ The Elbow Room | 9 p.m.
■ Tequila Ridge @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
■ MAHAN The Band @ The Shamrock | 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 8
■ Central Business District Band @ Old School TapHouse | 3 p.m.
■ The 99 @ Genesis Sports Complex | 4 p.m.
■ Sunshine The Bunny @ Chicken N Pickle | 4 p.m.
■ Croy & the Boys @ Naftzger Park | 7:30 p.m.
■ The Goddamn Gallows w/ Johnny Lawhorn and the Pentagram String Band @ Barleycorn’s | 8 p.m.
Around The Corner!
■ 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.
■ Zoobilee | September 11
It’s the 50th birthday celebration for the Sedgwick County Zoo. Zoobilee is known to many as Wichita’s wildest FUN-raiser! Musical entertainment and wild animals greet you as you arrive at the Zoo’s biggest annual fundraiser.
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:
■ Old Cowtown Museum
■ 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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