What’s Happening This Week in Wichita (June 7-12)

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Sick Ass 2nd Sunday | June 12
The Board Awakens Skatepark
All Ages & No Cover – Featuring @strandedmusicgroup @zachcollinsyo and @swissorigins13. Located at The Board Awakens at 301 W Central, Andover. Beer Garden + 35+ Skate Free.


2022 Wichita Riverfest | June 7-11
Downtown Wichita

1 Million Cups | June 8
Where: Groover Labs
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.

Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Social | June 8
Where: Wichita Riverfest

Apparition Blackbeard | June 8-12
Apparition: Wichita
Apparition is setting sail for the high seas! Join the crew of the notorious Blackbeard and explore flavors and sensations like never before! Whether ye be a gentleman pirate like Stede Bonnet, a clever devil like Jack Sparrow or a dread captain like Blackbeard, we have drinks a plenty for you at this one of a kind pop up bar – and the rum is never gone! Enter our pirate cove to enjoy souvenir pirate punch bowls, filled with delicious dead man’s treasures, frozen drinks served in coconuts, and GROG! Whether you are here to carve your destiny and sit on the throne as Pirate King or build a sand castle on the beach – we’ve got you covered! This pop up will run Wednesday – Saturday in June & July.

Cajun Food Fest | June 9
Where: Century II
Let’s celebrate Wichita River Festival’s 50th year! Get ready to boogie on the Bayou as we celebrate 34 years of Cajun Food Fest. Enjoy all of the traditional Louisiana food favorites right here in the ICT!

Joggers & Lagers | June 9
Where: River City Brewing
Joggers & Lagers will meet at River City Brewing Company and head towards the River and the Keeper of the Plains for an out and back course that you will surely enjoy! Afterwards we enjoy the eat and drink part of the event inside River City Brewing Company hopefully on their new patio seating.

Versus: A Live Art Battle | June 9
Where: MarkArts
Enjoy five rounds of art-making featuring local artists during Versus: A Live Art Battle. Artists will compete in either the 2D or 3D categories, while guests enjoy food, drinks and creative inspiration.

Adult Skate Night | June 10
Carousel Skate Center
Join us for Adult Night every Friday! Must be 21 with a Valid ID. $10 Cover (skates included). Beer & mixed drinks available. Check out our feature at what to expect here.

Riverfest Classic Car Show | June 10-11
Century II
Find the hottest classic and custom cars at the Riverfest Classic Car Show.

11th Annual Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest | June 10-11
High Park
Join us for City’s largest annual event with activities for the entire family.

Old Town Farm & Art Market | June 11
Where: Old Town
Weekly destination for thousands of area residents and a must-see for visitors to the city. More than a Farmers Market. Celebrating over 30 years as Wichita’s downtown Farm & Art Market. – Food, arts, entertainment, shopping, and so much more.

Symphony in the Flint Hills Signature Event 2022 | June 11
Where: Irma’s Pasture
It’s our 17th annual Signature Event at Irma’s Pasture in Chase County, near Bazaar, KS. Our theme is “Weather in the Flint Hills.” Join us for a full day of weather-inspired talks and activities, a sunset concert by The Kansas City Symphony, stargazing, music, storytelling and dancing. Get your tickets today!

All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish Feed & Live Music | June 11
Where: The Prairie Gardens Inn
Come out and join us for our very first crawfish feed with Gar Joe’s Crawfish complete with live music – you don’t want to miss it! The Prairie Gardens Inn and Gar Joe’s Crawfish are partnering up for the first time to bring you an all-you-can-eat crawfish event with live music all day! We will have some country, some classic rock, and some blues for you!

Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | June 11
Where: Two Locations: 21st & Ridge and Derby Market
Join us every Saturday, April thru October. Featuring dozens of Kansas Grown! vendors, live music, food trucks, Troubles the Clown, and more!

Capitol Federal Closing Night Fireworks | June 11
Where: Downtown Wichita
For closing night, find your vantage point along the Arkansas River Bank between Kellogg Avenue and First Street. The display launches from the Douglas Avenue Bridge at 10:30 PM.

Twilight Tour 2022 | June 11
Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Twilight Tour is our annual Tanganyika Wildlife Park fundraiser that will include behind the scenes viewings, local appetizers, beer, and wine samples, and more!

Hangar Hangout presented by Kitchen Tours | June 11
Where: Stearman Field Airport
Hangar Hangout will feature self-guided tours of private hangars at Stearman Airfield. The Stearman community is closed to the public, making this a rare opportunity for a behind the scenes look at the unique homes and hangars in this neighborhood. This fundraising event will feature aircraft on the ground and flying overhead, pop up shops by some of your favorite local businesses, a wine tasting and an exclusive party in a beautiful hangar, which will include drinks, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment from the Loose Gravel Gig band. There will also be a silent auction featuring unique items and experiences for you to bid on, as well as a wine, whiskey and cigar pull.

Local Artisan Fair | June 11
Where: Grace Hill Winery
We’re showcasing local talent with a Local Artisan Fair! We’ll have vendors set up outside in our courtyard as well as inside the event center displaying their locally made handcrafted handiwork. There will be live music on the patio and of course we will have the food and booze covered as well!

Art Together-Incredible India | June 11
Where: MarkArts
Mark Arts’ presents free monthly community outreach program for June 11 is Art Together: Incredible India. Join us for a wonderful morning of family activities that begins with a 10 a.m. book reading in the gallery. At 10:30 a.m., visitors can create a bookmark based on the Warli style of art and learn more about Gond folk art. At 11 a.m., local performers in traditional garments will perform Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Indian folk dances. The event also includes a Rangoli art display and a photo booth to commemorate the occasion. Preregistration is requested.

■ Spring 2022 Parade of Homes | June 11-12
Where: Wichita, KS
A three-weekend event for everyone interested in homeownership. The Parade is the absolute best opportunity to tour new homes, on display from Noon to 6:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, June 11-12, and June 18-19.

Mud Factor Wichita 2022 | June 12
Where: Downtown Wichita
Mud Factor “Seriously Fun, 5K Obstacle Run!” celebrates 11 years of mud run fun with a return to WICHITA on Sunday, June 12th, 2022.

Family Fun Day | June 12
Where: O.J. Watson Park
Join us for a free Family Fun Day at Watson Park to have fun and gather mental health and other community resources. Sunday June 12th 11am-3pm at Shelter #5. We will have face painting, balloon animals, bubbles, rock painting, prize wheel, tickets for rides, and more! Event is hosted by StopSuicideICT

Mort’s 26th Mini Birthday Bash | June 12
Where: Mort’s Martini Bar
Come celebrate Mort’s 26th birthday with us! We’re not going out into the parking lot this time, but we can’t help but celebrate! Free grilled food, drink specials, and live music!

Around The Corner!

Pinkies Up! Tea & Treatments | June 18
Skin Essentials
Join us for a lovely Saturday tea party! We’ll be performing free mini spa treatments that feature all the goodness of Green Tea! (Treatments are first come, first served) We’ll have sweet treats, free self-care swag (while they last!)Enjoy a delicious assortment of teas from The Tea House at Clifton Square and yummy tea party treats from Frost! Enjoy a free gift with any $25 retail purchase and the opportunity to save on future spa services!

Go Skateboarding Day Skate Jam and Mini-Fest | June 21
The Board Awakens Skatepark
Go Skateboarding Day Skate Jam and Mini-Fest, Presented by Baxter & Associates, Dandurand Drugstore, Channel963 & ALT 107.3. Event to include: Free Park Entry, Live Music From @cheapkitesokc @notcopsks @marriceanthony @deliriumsux. Raffles, Contests, and Giveaways Beer Garden Food Truck by Snack Shack. Live Broadcast Remote

Wichita Taco Fest | June 25
Capitol Federal Amphitheater
The Wichita Taco Festival is a unique & dynamic one day family event that will fuse together Wichita’s love for tacos, margaritas & live music.

Gnome Anniversary Party | June 25
Hopping Gnome Brewing Co.
We’re celebrating 7 years of gnome beers with our annual outdoor party!

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Century II Performing Arts Center
June 15-19 | 42nd Street Musical

Crown Uptown Theatre
June 3-26 | The Addams Family Musical

The Forum Theatre
■ No Upcoming Events

Friends University Division of Fine Arts
■ No Upcoming Events

Kechi Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Events

The Looney Bin
June 9-11 | Scott White
June 16-18 | Rob Little
June 23-25 | Alex Ortiz
June 30-July 2 | Mo Alexander

Mosley Street Melodrama
May 27 – July 9 | Dirty Square Dancing

Prairie Pines Playhouse
May 27 – July 2 | Lost To Space

Roxy’s Downtown
June 25 | A Night at the Roxy’s

Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center
■ No Upcoming Events

Wichita Community Theatre
June 9-19 | The Ladies Foursome

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
June 23 | I Love My Dad
June 25 | Patton Oswalt: Who’s Ready to Laugh?
July 22 | Kurtis Conner

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