The Best Things to Do in Wichita (August 24-29 Edition)

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Wichita Wind Surge vs. Tulsa Drillers | August 24 – 29

Easy Egg Breakfast & Lunch Opening | August 24
There’s a new breakfast and lunch restaurant that has opened in the former Denny’s space at 5700 W. Kellogg. Tuesday marks their grand opening Their hours will then be daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rhea Lana’s of Greater Wichita | August 24 – 27
Upscale Resale for Savvy Families! Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Event is Wichita’s largest Children’s Consignment Sale! Hundreds of Families come together to sell thousands of high quality, gently used children’s items for BARGAIN prices! On Tuesday, many items will be 25% off and then Wednesday starts the 50% off sale on most items.

1 Million Cups at Groover Labs | August 25
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.

Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | August 26
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.

Restaurant Openings | August 26
Two new restaurants are having some openings on Thursday. The new Schlotzky’s in Derby will celebrate their grand opening and officially open their dining room. Then Clutch House which is the rebranded Tight Ends at 524 S. Seneca celebrates their soft opening.

Art in the Alley, Final Friday | August 27
Join us for August’s Final Friday and enjoy art in the streets

Art After Hours | August 27
WAM welcomes Wichita for a TGIF night out and a festive last chance look at the exhibition “Richard Marquis: Keepers” before it closes on Sunday, September 5. Free admission. The Museum Store and the Muse Cafe will be open. The evening includes a cash bar and a special dinner menu

Heartspring’s Carefest | August 27-28
Heartspring’s CAREfest is going virtual on August 27-28, 2021. To learn more, go to:

Horsepower on the Plains | August 28
Horsepower On The Plains is back with Heads Up 1/8th Mile drag racing and more!

People of the Plains | August 28
The Great Plains have changed much since settlement pushed west. Over time, many different groups have come and gone, including Native Americans, soldiers, trappers, traders and settlers. Come out for a day where we explore the evolution of the great plains.

August Artisan Market at The COOP | August 28
Join The COOP for their outdoor market featuring local goods, fresh food & beverages, games, and live music!

August Steinholding | August 28
Come test your strength on Saturday, August 28 at 7 p.m. at Prost by competing in our Steinholding competition! This is a competition on who can hold up a full liter of beer in a stein the longest.

OTF Bar Crawl 2021 | August 28
Join us for our first annual OTF Wichita Bar Crawl! ? Held on August 28th from 2pm-5pm.

Sunflower Trail Run | August 28
Join us at our 3rd Annual Sunflower Trail Run as part of our Sunflower Festival at Kansas Maze! This is truly a unique trail run experience! Take part this fall by joining us in either the 5K or 1-Mile Trail Run.

■ CSB Five+One Year Anniversary Party | August 28-29
CSB Turns Six!.. and since we didn’t get to celebrate last year, we’re throwing a two day party to make up for it. Saturday we’ll have a dunk tank benefitting Hyde Park, live music all day/night, plus special tappings! Sunday will be a family friendly day in the park.. live music, bounce house/slide, and games for the kids!

Food Truck at the Fountains | August 29
Food Trucks at The Fountain is here and will take place THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH through October! Please join us at Wichita WaterWalk for a Sunday afternoon of Food Trucks, Live Music, & Community.


Tuesday, August 24
Consiglio & Co. @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
Patz @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
Soulfly @ Wave | 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 25
Ben Fuchs @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
Jennifer Byers @ Augustino Brewing | 7 p.m.
Dallas Wayne Pryor @ The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 7 p.m.
Randy Williams @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Lisa Hittle Jazz @ YaYa’s EuroBistro | 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 26
Patz @ Margarita’s Cantina | 5 p.m.
And Then There Were 2 @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 6:30 p.m.
Harrison Steele @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
Perry & Martin @ Mortdecai’s | 7 p.m.
Trivium @ The Cotillion | 7:30 p.m.
The Plains with the Estrada Brothers @ Brickyard | 8 p.m.
Greg Hoy @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.
Jazzy Soul Night @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.

Friday, August 27
Laura Doeden @ Cocoa Dolce Downtown | 4:30 p.m.
The New Times Bard @ Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
Rudy Love Jr. + DJ Carbon @ Brickyard | 6 p.m.
Lisa Hittle, Josh Davis, Miki Jarvis & Kevin Rutschman @ Napoli Italian Eatery | 7:10 p.m.
Trevor Stewart @ Naftzger Park | 7 p.m.
Big Red Horse @ TempleLive | 7 p.m.
■ Kyle Killgore @ Hurricane Sports Bar & Grill | 7 p.m.
Eric Brown, Sage Judd, Miguel Santana and Dave Consiglio @ Larkspur | 7:30 p.m.
JJ Vega @ Old School TapHouse | 7 p.m.
Lisa Hittle’s Jazz Plus @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
Friends University Jazz Faculty Quintet @ Friends University | 7:30 p.m.
JunkMale @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.

RKO Blues Band @ The Rusty Nail | 8 p.m.
Clint Black @ Kansas Star Casino | 8 p.m.
The Source @ YaYa’s EuroBistro | 8 p.m.
Vinyl Ritchie @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
The Banned @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
Infinite Layers @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Sunshine The Bunny @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy @ Barleycorn’s | 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 28
Brian T. @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 12 p.m.
Payton & Walter @ Old School TapHouse | 1 p.m.
Colbie Caillat @ Capitol Federal Amphitheater | 7 p.m.
Eric Brown, Eric Shumaker, Miki Jarvis and Kevin Rutschman @ Larkspur | 7:10 p.m.
Sunshine The Bunny @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
The Scandalnavians @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
The Astronauts @ Brickyard | 8 p.m.
Chronic Audio @ Potwin Watermelon Festival | 8 p.m.
Epic @ Port of Wichita | 8 p.m.
Pecos & the Rooftops @ The Cotillion | 8:30 p.m.
Unbroken @ Mortdecai’s | 8:30 p.m.
Marc Baker & Untamed Country @ Wichita Union Stockyards | 8:30 p.m.
Suite 68 @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
Amanda Fish @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
The Source @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Sleepy Truckers @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
Hey Radio, Wet & Tasty, & Ian’s Acoustapunk @ The Forge | 9 p.m.
Tumbao @ Barleycorn’s | 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 29
Craig “Twisted” Steward @ Old School TapHouse | 3 p.m.
House of Rock ICT @ Norton’s Brewing Company | 4 p.m.

Around The Corner!

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:

West Acres Bowling Center
Splash Aqua Park
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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