The Best Things to Do in Wichita (August 31-September 5 Edition)

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1 Million Cups at Groover Labs | September 1
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 | September 2
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.

ICT Fest 2021 | September 2-4
Event takes place on September 2 at City Skate Park and September 3-4 at Naftzger Park. The event is completely free. Live music, vendors and food trucks.

First Friday Pop Up Market at Revolutsia | September 3
Join us at Revolutsia on Friday, September 3rd from 5pm to 9pm for a FREE Mini Market Event! We can’t think of a better place to be on Wichita’s #FirstFriday art crawl than the coolest shipping container spot in town!

Richard Crowson Gallery Opening | September 3
Friends University will host a First Friday gallery reception for local artist and cartoonist, Richard Crowson Sept. 3 from 5-7 p.m. The in-person reception will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery on the Friends University campus.

Dance Lessons at the Wichita Union Stockyards | September 3
Dance Lessons with Jason and Courtney from A Step Ahead Dance Studio will take place on Sept. 3rd. Doors Open at 7p, they start at 7:30p. Come learn a line dance and another dance. Then stay afterwards and dance for the rest of the night to great country music.

Art House 310 First Friday – Aida Bell & Aaron Jackson Bowman | September 3
Art House 310 First Friday – Aida Bell & Aaron Jackson Bowman Opening Reception | First Friday September 3rd, 2021 | 6-10pm This event is free to attend and open to the public. Show hangs through September 19th, 2021.

Mega Monster Trucks Live: 2021 Destruction Tour | September 3-5
The ultimate in car-crushing fun is coming to you in 2021 with the Mega Monster Trucks Destruction Tour! Brace yourself for mind-blowing monster truck stunts, exhilarating obstacle courses, breath-taking motorcross jumps, and the one & only human cannonball flies across the arena and so much more.

Blood Orchard Vintage Market & Southside Food Truck Rally | September 4
Join us for shopping all things vintage, rustic, shabby-chic, handmade, homemade, and small business goods! Kick off your Labor Day holiday weekend with us!! There will be lots of shopping from our amazing vendors, and yummy food from our food truck family as we host the Southside Food Truck Rally on the same day!!

Hero Haven presents……Jimmy Hart | September 4
Stop by Hero Haven for a meet and greet with WWE Legend, Jimmy Hart starting at 12 p.m.

■ Adult Skate Night | September 4
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.

BoxLunch Grand Opening | September 4-5
BoxLunch is a curated gift & novelty store with a cause! For every $10 you spend, we help provide a meal to person in need. The first 50 guests to visit BoxLunch at Town East Square at the store’s open on Saturday 9/4 at 10am & Sunday 9/5 at 12pm will get a mystery gift card worth up to $100.


Tuesday, August 31
Consiglio & Co. @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
Skinny Slim & The Fat Tuesday Brass Band @ Central Standard Brewing | 6 p.m.
Patz @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 1
Singer Songwriter Circle @ The Artichoke | 7 p.m.
Lisa Hittle Jazz @ YaYa’s EuroBistro | 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 2
Pretend Friend @ Exploration Place | 5:30 p.m.
Icy Tea Jazz Quartet @ Newport Grill | 6 p.m.
Adam Capps @ Augustino Brewing | 7 p.m.
Harrison Steele @ Brickyard | 7 p.m.
John Smith @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Lê Khoa @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 8 p.m.
Pop Punk Nite: Van Full of Nuns @ Barleycorn’s | 9 p.m.

Friday, September 3
The New Times Bard @ Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
Micah White & Chris Shaw @ Grace Hill Winery | 5 p.m.
Lisa Hittle, Ken White, Miki Jarvis & Kevin Rutschman @ Napoli Italian Eatery | 6:30 p.m.
Jake Conway, Sage Judd, Miguel Santana, Dave Consiglio @ Larkspur | 7 p.m.
Laura Burkholder @ Avivo Brick Over Pizzeria | 7 p.m.
Mac Sabbath w/ Speedealer and Lung @ Wave | 7 p.m.
Lisa Hittle’s Jazz Plus @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
The Scandalnavians 
@ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
A Band In Kansas @ Brickyard | 8 p.m.
Nathan Williams Quintet @ Central Standard Brewing | 8 p.m.
Rise Again & Dusty Grant @ Norton’s Brewing Company | 8 p.m.
Candice and the Business Casual @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Sleepy Truckers @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.

Saturday, September 4
Brian T. @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 12 p.m.
Joe Emery @ Grace Hill Winery | 1:30 p.m.
The Scandalnavians @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 3 p.m.
Rock of the 70’s @ Kansas Star Casino | 3 p.m.
BC & the Big Rig w/ Trevor Hill @ Brickyard | 6 p.m.
Made From Scratch @ Old School Tap House | 7 p.m.
Eric Brown, Eric Shumaker, Miki Jarvis and Kevin Rutschman @ Larkspur | 7 p.m.
The Grant & Pauly Experience @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Amber Goldermann @ Cocoa Dolce New Market | 7:30 p.m.
Southern Avenue @ Wave | 8 p.m.
Whiskey King Dave @ Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8 p.m.
The Reign of the Kings Tour @ Barleycorn’s | 8:30 p.m.
The Plains @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
BUGNOG w/ PRND @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 9 p.m.
Llew Brown Band @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
Patz & Whitney Means @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.

Sunday, September 5
Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots @ Wave | 1 p.m.
Jazz Festival w/ Nathan Williams @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 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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