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■ Kansas State Fair | September 14-19
Kansas State Fair is a State Fair that held annually in Hutchinson, Kansas, United States. It starts the Friday following Labor Day in September, and lasts for 10 days. This fair is the largest single event in the state and attracts approximately 350,000 people annually.
■ Wichita Wind Surge vs. Arkansas | September 14-19
It’s the final home games of the regular season.
■ 1 Million Cups at Groover Labs | September 15
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 16
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.
■ Oktoberfest at Prost | September 16-19
Join us for beer, food, live music, and contests to win prizes! Beer we’ll be serving this year: Weihenstephaner Festbier, Hofbräu Oktoberfest, & Warsteiner Oktoberfest Please reach out to us at Prost with an questions!!
■ Night at the Fountains | September 17
Only 2 more rallys left this year!! Come enjoy some of your favorite local food trucks, the Xclusive Booze truck, a local DJ and the beautiful WaterWalk fountains!
■ ICT Yoga Fest | September 17-18
This two day, indoor/outdoor festival held in the WaterWalk Gardens AND at the Wichita Boathouse will feature all styles and aspects of yoga with classes, workshops and activities for every kind of yogi taught by teachers from all over Kansas! Our Festival Marketplace will be full of local merchants, artisans, and vendors so be prepared to shop!
■ Apparition Dracula | September 17
We are proud to announce that APPARITION is returning this fall to Wichita! Headshots Bar & Grill shall be hosting APPARITION: DRACULA. Featuring a one of a kind creepy cocktail menu created by the mad apothecaries who brought you Apparition: Haunted Mansion, Masquerade, Madness Before Christmas, and Better Watch Out, we cordially invite you to cross the threshold and enter into the forbidding Gothic manor of the Count himself, and enjoy drinks typically forbidden for the living.
■ Autumn & Art | September 17-19
Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair is the premier boutique alfresco fine art show in south central Kansas. In its twelfth year, the juried art show and sale provides a diverse array of art options for collectors, art enthusiasts, families and visitors of all ages. In addition to a visual art exhibit and sale, the event features hands-on art experiences.
■ Tunes & Blooms | September 17-18
SAVE THE DATE for the new, hopefully staple, event for our future partnership with Botanica! Live music, BBQ, cornhole competition, 5K and more.
■ Wichita Festival of the Arts Fall Fest | September 18
Join us this all fall for the 2nd Wichita Festival of the Arts! Almost 100 local vendors will be on-site to showcase our community’s talents in arts and entertainment. Enjoy the music, take in a performance, or peruse the booths.
■ LatinFest | September 18
Latinfest ICT is unique cultural showcase. It’s a day that educates, celebrates, and opens your eyes to the diversity of Latino culture!! Enjoy authentic latino food vendors, art, dance performances, 2 live bands and much more!!!
■ Labor Run 2021 | September 18
This family-friendly run/walk features a 5K path at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita, Kansas, with children, youth and adult groups. The run is open to all ages and will be professionally chip-timed. Registration can be done on-line or on race day starting at 7:30 am. Race start time is 8:30 am.
■ Outdoor Vintage Market | September 18
Mark your calendars for our Fall antique market taking place during the Kechi Kite Festival!
■ Filipino Pinoy Market at Hampton Inn Hotel | September 18
Held at the Hampton Inn Hotel at 7320 W. Harry near the airport, the Pinoy Market is a great place to get Filipino food, dessert, pastries and merchandise. The event starts at 11 a.m.
■ The Magic of Bill Blagg Live | September 18
The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! tour comes to the Orpheum Theatre in Wichita for one show only! This action-packed spectacular is filled with mind-blowing magic & jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief! Over 90 minutes of incredible interactive magic!
■ Wichita Flea Market | September 18-19
Come walk the aisles at the Kansas Star Casino Arena and shop small through the 200+ booths that include antiques, crafts, vintage items, collectibles, primitives, reclaimed items, comics, artwork, jewelry, toys, and so much more in this monthly flea market operated by a local Wichita Family.
■ Open Streets ICT | September 19
Join us this fall for Open Streets ICT, a FREE neighborhood community-building event along Douglas Avenue in Wichita, KS for a full day of physical activity, food trucks, music and fun!
■ Community Day Fair at Cowtown | September 19
Free admission for all, plus shop over 50 great local vendors! Food, treats, and great handmade art, home decor, glasses, t-shirts, jellies, jams, local authors and more!
■ Shop & Grub | September 19
Located at Naftzger Park starting at 11 a.m. The event features local and out of town merchants selling things like vintage clothing, art, jewelry, food items and more. There will be food trucks and alcohol will be served. Admission will be free.
Tuesday, September 14
■ Consiglio & Co. @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
■ Patz @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
■ J. Michael Terrill @ The TeaHouse | 7 p.m.
■ Jazz Jam @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
■ Rock Bottom String Band/Dimension Bill Edwards/Abraham & the Old Gods/Joey Henery @ Barleycorn’s | 8 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15
■ The Wilberts @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
■ Lisa Hittle Jazz @ YaYa’s EuroBistro | 7:30 p.m.
■ AJR @ Hartman Arena | 7:30 p.m.
■ Will Simmer @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
■ Just Tori Music @ Dockum | 8 p.m.
■ Jennifer Byers Project @ Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8:30 p.m.
■ Talking Back @ Wave | 9 p.m.
Thursday, September 16
■ Fly By Night @ Exploration Place | 5:30 p.m.
■ Stack of Wax @ Old School Tap House | 6 p.m.
■ Harrison Steele @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
■ Whitnie Means @ Augustino Brewing | 7 p.m.
■ Perry & Martin Acoustics @ Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 7 p.m.
■ David Ramirez and Danny Golden @ Wave | 7:30 p.m.
■ Cody Moore Band, Lê Khoa, Bottlecap Daydream @ Brickyard | 8 p.m.
■ Ronnie Milsap @ TempleLive | 8 p.m.
■ David Adam Byrnes @ Midnight Rodeo | 9 p.m.
Friday, September 17
■ Patz @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 4 p.m.
■ The New Times Bard @ Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
■ Sister Hazel & Scott Allan Knost @ Wave | 6:30 p.m.
■ Gus Burns @ Old School Tap House | 6 p.m.
■ Injoy Fountain + Band w/ Lauren Arp @ Brickyard | 6 p.m.
■ Thomas Maddox @ Fairmount Coffee Co. | 7 p.m.
■ Sunshine The Bunny @ Third Place Brewing | 7 p.m.
■ Litsa Hittle, Micah White, Caleb Drummond, Dave Consliglio @ Larkspur | 7 p.m.
■ GrimeFest w/ Phase One @ Wave | 7:30 p.m.
■ Dust & Ions @ Wichita Grand Opera | 7:30 p.m.
■ Lisa Hittle’s Jazz Plus @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
■ Whitnie Means @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
■ Randy Rogers Band @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ Cody Moore Band @ Norton Brewing Co. | 8 p.m.
■ Witch Cradle w/ Dangerously Biased, Old News, Mad City Cruisers @ Barleycorn’s | 8 p.m.
■ Nostalgia @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
■ Sleepy Truckers @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
■ Dirty Gentlemen @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
■ El Grito @ El Basurero Sports Bar | 9 p.m.
■ The Cups/ On Holiday/ Zoetic Ether @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 18
■ Brian T @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 12 p.m.
■ Joe Stumpe @ Grace Hill Winery | 1:30 p.m.
■ The Scandalnavians @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 3 p.m.
■ Eric Shumaker and Renea Abdallah @ Grace Hill Winery | 5 p.m.
■ Derek Calvin & the All Nighters + Royal Horses @ Brickyard | 6 p.m.
■ Lisa Hittle, Andre Reyes, Tony Reyes, Caleb Drummond @ Larkspur | 7 p.m.
■ Kyle Killgore @ Old School Tap House | 7 p.m.
■ Whiskey River Band @ Wichita Union Stockyards | 7 p.m.
■ Jake Conway and Micah White @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
■ Roberto Bernardinello @ Cocoa Dolce NewMarket Square | 7:30 p.m.
■ BoldWine @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
■ Epic @ Stearman Field Bar & Grill | 8 p.m.
■ A.J. McCausland Band @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
■ Vinyl Ritchie @ Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 8:30 p.m.
■ Lady & The Tramps @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
■ RKO Blues Band @ The Rusty Nail | 9 p.m.
■ Callahan Band @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Around The Corner!
■ Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off | September 25
It is time… CHILI TIME! Come join us for the biggest one day party in the City of Wichita! September 25th, High Noon, at Douglas and St. Francis all around the newly renovated Naftzger Park!
■ ICT Bloktoberfest | October 8
Our goal at the ICT BLOKTOBERFEST is to support the Wichita community while creating some great lasting memories. Whether that is some of the best, local, craft beer around, entrepreneurs who make a living through their food trucks, or bringing live music to you from local artists, we want to support the community.
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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