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■ NBC World Series | July 28-August 6
Where: Hutchinson/Eck Stadium
In 2022, the NBC World Series will be split between Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson, KS (July 28-31), and Eck Stadium in Wichita, KS (August 1-6).
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ Twilight Tunes on the Terrace | July 26
Relax and unwind with a concert series at Botanica this summer. The Garden mixes things up with live music, happy hour, and horticulture. Doors will open at 5:30 for you to enjoy cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase from The Bar on Demand, and come hungry and purchase dinner from Molino’s Mexican Cuisine. Seating is first-come. Enjoy the Summer Gardens before the concert begins then listen to live music on the Terrace from 6:30-8:30. Clear your schedule, pack a picnic, call your friends, and relax in the Gardens with Twilight Tunes on the Terrace.
■ Wichita Wind Surge vs. NW Arkansas | July 26-31
Where: Riverfront Stadium
■ 1 Million Cups | July 27
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.
■ Murals, Margs, Nomar | July 27
Where: NoMar District
YLPW and Empower light up Vamos Nomar Alley for murals and margaritas in Nomar District! Enjoy the evening networking and mingling with YP’s surrounded by rich culture and art in the heart of the North End.
■ TBT Tournament in Wichita | July 27
Where: Charles Koch Arena
The Basketball Tournament (TBT), the 64-team, $1 million winner-take-all event televised live on ESPN, will return to Wichita once again in 2022 and is hosted by Visit Wichita and Wichita State University. AfterShocks, the Wichita State alumni team, will serve as the featured team in the eight-team Wichita Regional taking place at Koch Arena, July 22-25.
■ Apparition Blackbeard | July 27-30
Where: 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! This pop up will run Wednesday – Saturday in June & July. Read our feature here.
■ A Summer of Magic: Harry Potter Dome Theater Experience | July 28-29
Where: Exploration Place
Exploration Place is bringing the world of Harry Potter to Wichita! Each week our wizard and muggle guests will watch one movie in the series on the dome screen with booming surround sound. Before the show, participate in themed classes and interactives provided by a variety of Hogsmeade shops and magical places. Butterbeer will flow freely and there will be an opportunity to take home muggle artifacts.
■ Food Trucks at the Fountains | July 29
Where: Wichita Boathouse
Final Friday Food Trucks @ the Fountains – Art Show & Party. Free for all ages to attend… OVER 16 Food Trucks. Local Artists & Vendors will be set up inside and outside of the Boathouse. Booze Trucks * Yard Games * AXE throwing with the Tomahawk Truck.
■ Adult Skate Night | July 29
Where: 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.
■ Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | July 30
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
■ Peruvian Independence Buffet | July 30
Where: Gabby’s Peruvian Restaurant
July 28th commemorates one more year of the Independence of Peru and Gabby’s as an ambassador of Peruvian cuisine and culture will celebrate it by creating a Buffet with the best dishes and desserts of Peruvian cuisine synonymous with pride for the majority of Peruvians. We will also have typical dances and Creole songs from the best Peruvian repertoire. Book your table in advance. Adults $35.00, kids under 8 years old $10.00
■ Imperial Ale Fest | July 30
Where: Wichita Brewing Co. Event Venue
■ Improv Shows at Flying Pig Improv | July 30
Where: Flying Pig Improv
Fun times will be had at our live improv show! It’s simple: No reservations, no ticket pre-sales, arrive early for best seats – doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00. Tickets are $10; cash or credit card at the door.
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | July 30
Where: Old Town Wichita
Open every Saturday, April through December 17th
■ The Big Float | July 30
Where: Arkansas River
The Big Float is a river float and beach party on the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita. The goal of the Big Float is to build support for improving river access and creating a river habitat for Wichitans. The event includes live music, drinks, food, fun in the sun activities, and more.
Around The Corner!
■ Tanganyika’s 14th Birthday | August 1-17
Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Party with the party animals of Tanganyika Wildlife Park to help celebrate our 14th birthday! In honor of our birthday, we are gifting YOU with $14 admission for the first week of August (1st-7th) where you can come and enjoy the splash park, special discounts, and of course – WILDLIFE!
■ Festive Hoop Jam | August 14
Where: Charles Koch Arena
Festive ICT presents the inaugural Festive Hoop Jam Classic. A dynamic basketball event which includes a player meet and greet, slam dunk contest, and 5 on 5 street ball celebrity basketball game.
■ Shop & Grub | August 21
Where: Naftzger Park
Shop & Grub is our monthly market featuring a unique variety of vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, home goods, wine, delicious food and more.
For a fantastic, updated daily view of live music all around the city, check out Amped Up Live. They are an incredible source for music fans.
■ August 5 | Jason Boland & The Stragglers
■ August 14 | Pop Evil
■ August 24 | Sean Kingston
■ September 1 | “Weird” Al Yankovic
■ September 6 | Modest Mouse
■ September 8 | Pecos & The Rooftops
■ September 11 | Hanson
■ September 12 | Testament
Intrust Bank Arena
■ August 6 | Dierks Bentley
■ August 25 | Morgan Wallen
■ August 26 | West Fest feat. Ice Cube and Cypress Hill
■ September 13 | Backstreet Boys
■ September 17 | Keith Urban
■ September 25 | Alabama
■ July 29 | KEYN Music Series
■ August 5 | KEYN Music Series
■ August 12 | KEYN Music Series
■ November 12 | Judas Priest
Kansas Star Casino
■ August 5 | Ted Nugent
■ September 2 | Brantley Gilbert
■ September 23 | The Oakridge Boys
Temple Live Wichita
■ July 29 | Dusty Grant
■ July 30 | The Wilder Blue
■ August 4 | Lauren Alaina
■ August 10 | Matisyahu
■ August 14 | Silversun Pickups
■ August 19 | Bart Crow
■ July 28 | Traindodge with Daikini and Easy Killer
■ July 29 | Jesse Daniel
■ August 3 | Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
■ August 5 | 10 Years
■ August 12 | Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
■ August 13 | Three Days Grace
■ August 18 | Jamey Johnson
■ August 19 | American Aquarium
■ August 26 | Shamarr Allen
Century II Performing Arts Center
■ July 27-31 | Wizard of OZ
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ July 15- August 7 | The Wedding Singer
■ July 8-31 | Everybody Loves Opal
The Looney Bin
■ July 28-30 | Barry Laminack
■ August 4-6 | Matt Sadler
■ August 11-13 | JR Brow
■ August 18-20 | Tracy Smith
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ July 22 – Sept 3 | Revenge of the Beanie Babies
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ Nov 18 – Dec 23 | Demise at the Department Store
■ August 4-20 | Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Wichita Community Theatre
■ July 21-31 | An Evening of Culture – Faith County II: The Saga Continues
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ August 27 | Chris D’Elia
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