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■ 3 Day Shopping Event with The Pickin’ Preacher | October 7-9
Where: Generations Antiques & Artisans
Huge 3 day shopping event, prize and food. Open to the public and free of charge. 3 days of shopping with The Pickin’ Preacher with a truck load of hard to find treasures from Iowa!
■ Pumpkins at the Park 2022 | October 8
Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
We’re back with Pumpkins at the Park!🎃 That’s right – Pumpkins at the Park, Wichita’s largest Halloween event, returns this year for a spooky good time for the entire family EVERY Saturday in October from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Come celebrate the fall season and get into the Halloween spirit with us. With five nights of fun, you’ll have more days to fit into your busy schedule! From toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between, we’ve got fun for everyone this Halloween!
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ 1 Million Cups | October 5
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.
■ Holiday Galleria | October 6-9
Where: Century II
Holiday Galleria: A Day of Shopping, A Year of Giving is Junior League of Wichita’s annual upscale shopping event featuring more than 120 regional and national merchants. The 18th annual Holiday Galleria is scheduled for October 6-8, 2022 at Century II Expo Hall in downtown Wichita, Kansas. The objective of Holiday Galleria is to raise funds to fulfill Junior League of Wichita’s goal of building a better community. We would like to thank the sponsors, both past and present, who helped us to raise net proceeds of more than $1.6 million in our first 16 years.
■ [AU][TUHM] by Patrick McCowan at the Envision Arts Gallery | October 7
Where: Envision Art Gallery
The Envision Arts Gallery & Community Engagement Center is proud to welcome Envision Arts participant Patrick McCowan in his solo exhibition titled [AU][TUHM]. Experience Patrick’s exhibition inspired by his favorite season Autumn. Patrick has dedicated his studio practice at Envision Arts to exploring two-dimensional spatial relationships using stickers of all varieties, while pushing three-dimensional boundaries as he layers, stacks, and creates different forms on paper, found objects, and more.
■ Adult Skate Night | October 7
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.
■ First Fridays at Revolutsia | October 7
Haute Handmade Markets & Revolutsia has a Brand New Market Series: First Fridays at Revolutsia!!! Join us #FirstFridays throughout 2022 for a FREE Pop Up Market from 5-8pm each month! We can’t think of a better place to be on Wichita’s #FirstFriday art crawl than the coolest shipping container spot in town! Revolutsia is a growing collection of shops, small businesses and restaurants found at Central & Volutsia.
■ ICT Bloktoberfest | October 7-8
Where: Union Station
Wichita’s Union Station will be transformed into a Biergarten featuring live music, food, games, and of course – BIER! Our tap trucks will be loaded with an amazing selection of local, regional, and German beers.
■ First Friday Under the Stars | October 7
Where: Old Cowtown Museum
Enjoy entertainment, food and drinks in the old west the first Friday of every month! Each month will feature different entertainment and experiences, so please be sure to follow our Facebook page to get all the info!
■ Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | October 8
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.
■ Smoothie King Grand Opening Celebration | October 8
Where: Smoothie King (Greenwich Ct)
Smoothie King will host a grand opening celebration for the local community on Saturday, October 8 with giveaways and specials. This will include: – 10 lucky guests will be randomly selected to win free smoothies for a year. – Free 20 oz. smoothie for new guests on the Smoothie King app – Free samples for guests to try Smoothie King’s purpose-driven smoothies. – Additional giveaways and prizes throughout Smoothie King’s grand opening celebration.
■ St. George Orthodox Cathedral Lebanese Dinner | October 8-9
Where: St. George Orthodox Cathedral
4 course dinner includes traditional Lebanese cuisine featuring Cabbage Rolls, Ruz and Yuknee (Rice and Green Beans), Kibbe, Salad, Pita Bread, and Baklawa for dessert. We will be open for dine in and cathedral tours. Or guests can take hot meals to-go. The Country Kitchen will be stocked with homemade goods and Mediterranean favorites. Come early to shop the best selection!
■ Pop Up Taco Event with Chef Tom to benefit ShowerUp | October 8
Where: All Things BBQ
Join us for a Taco Pop-Up with Chef Tom as part of the Fall Sleeping Bag Fundraiser to raise money for ShowerUp, a non-profit organization that serves those experiencing homelessness with mobile shower units. Chef Tom will cook up two kinds of tacos, Pork al Pastor and Birria Quesatacos, from 12 pm to 2 pm. $7 per taco goes straight to ShowerUp. OR bring a new sleeping bag in exchange for tacos!
■ Family Jam Fest | October 8
Where: Child Start
Join Child Start at the 2nd Annual Family Jam Fest! A family-friendly, mini music festival for families with young children. The Family Jam Fest will be complete with clowns/entertainers, musical acts, food trucks, and booths for local businesses and vendors. Guaranteed fun, while raising awareness of the importance of quality early care and education for all children!!
■ Public at the Brickyard Tenth Anniversary Street Party | October 8
Where: Public at the Brickyard
Join us for a street party celebrating our Tenth Anniversary! We’ll be closing down Rock Island and setting up a special stage in our alleyway with music from the Josue Estrada Band and more. Plus– local farmers and vendors selling their wares, food trucks and foodie collaborations.
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | October 8
Where: Old Town Wichita
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Around The Corner!
■ Tracy Byrd at the Wichita Union Stockyards | October 22
Where: Wichita Union Stockyards
Tracy Byrd and full band will be at the Wichita Union Stockyards on Saturday, October 22, 2022. He has charted more than thirty hit singles in his career. Doors will open at 7pm with an 8:30 to 9pm start time. Tickets are available at kwlsradio.com or by calling 316-945-1079. Get ready to do the “Watermelon Crawl”, slow dance to “Keeper of the Stars” and two step to many of his hit songs.
The biggest listing of fall events, festivals, cookoffs and other fun things going on around town.
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■ October 7 | Here Come The Mummies
■ October 8 | Wreckless Kelly
■ October 19 | Pecos & The Rooftops
■ October 21 | Texas Hippie Coalition
Intrust Bank Arena
■ October 29 | Jason Aldean
■ November 15 | Hillong United + Chris Tomlin
■ November 17 | Tran-Siberian Orchestra
■ November 19 | Reba McIntyre
■ October 30 | Baby Shark Live
■ November 12 | Judas Priest
Kansas Star Casino
■ No Upcoming Concerts
Temple Live Wichita
■ October 14 | Larry Fleet
■ October 16 | Wednesday 13
■ October 20 | Jackyl
■ October 23 | Carnifex
■ October 28 | Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience
■ October 5 | Dale Watson
■ October 6 | Mac Sabbath
■ October 8 | Kai Wachi
■ October 9 | Ani Defranco
■ October 11 | Dead Boys
Century II Performing Arts Center
■ October 8 | Kristin Chenoweth in Concert – For the Girls
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ October 14 | Rocky Horror Picture Show Opening Night
■ September 30 – October 23 | Ix’Ticha” Spider God of the Amazon
The Looney Bin
■ October 6 – October 8 | Tim Gaither
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ Sept 16 – Oct 29 | Witches of Eastborough
■ Nov 11 – Dec 23 | Scrooge You! A Bad Christmas Carol
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ Nov 18 – Dec 23 | Demise at the Department Store
■ September 9 – October 8 | The Golden Girls
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ October 8 | Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond Tribute
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