Wichita Events, Festivals, Cook-Offs, Fairs and Other Big Dates to Look Forward to in 2023

Are you like me and like to plan ahead for all the big Wichita events taking place in the next twelve months? Whether it’s a fun festival, galas, parties, cook-offs, fairs, you name it, you like to have them on your calendar. Or perhaps, you missed out last year and told yourself, “I’m not missing it this year!”.

Well, you’ve come to the right place. Throughout the year, we’ll be keeping an eye on the regular, annual events and keeping them all listed here. So let’s get to all the Wichita events we know are returning for 2023!

January 2023

Kirby’s Meatfest – January 20-21
Asian Variety Show – January 21
St. Paul’s 76th annual Chicken Noodle Dinner – January 28
The Beer Fest – January 28

February 2023

Wichita Heart Ball – February 11
Night of the Living Art – February 11
Light Your Heart – February 25

March 2023

Death By Chocolate – March 4
Great Chefs of the Midwest – March 5
Delano Paddy Daddy Day Parade – March 11

April 2023

Great Plains Renaissance & Scottish Festival – April 15-16
Wichita Jazz Festival – April 19
Wichita Women’s Fair – April 27-29
Midwest Winefest – April 27-29
Jokers and Jazz Bash – April 29

Tulip Festival – TBD
Wichita Children’s Home Pickleball Party – TBD
Wine About Cancer – TBD
Diaper Jam ICT – TBD

May 2023

Open Streets ICT – Nomar – May 7

Margaritas & Mojitos – TBD
Shop & Grub Returns – TBD

June 2023

Wichita River Festival – June 2-10
Decant ICT – June 4
Mark Arts Annual Versus Battle – June 8
Wichita Open – June 8-18
Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest – June 9-10

Anime Festival Wichita – TBD
Wichita Taco Fest – TBD

July 2023

Pretty Prairie Rodeo – July 19-23
The Dam Jam Music Festival – July 21-22

Air Capital Bacon, Bourbon & Brews Festival – TBD
TBT Tournament – TBD
Sedgwick County Fair – TBD

August 2023

NBC World Series – August 3-12
ICT Burger Battle – August 5
Wichita Crawl For Cancer – August 26
ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo – August 26-27

Festive Hoop Jam – TBD

September 2023

Kansas State Fair – September 8-17
– September 9
Walnut Valley Festival – September 13-17
Autumn & Art – September 15-17
Open Streets ICT – September 17
Crave Culinary Festival – September 23
Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off – September 30

Orie’s Garlic Fest – TBD
Prairieland Beer and Music Festival – TBD
Blooms, Brews & Bloody Marys – TBD
Blues Brews & Barbecue – TBD

October 2023

Holiday Galleria – October 5-7
Tallgrass Film Festival
 – October 5-8
ICT Bloktoberfest – October 13-14
Wichita Asian Festival – October 28

TsunamiCon – TBD
Dia de los Muertos Wichita – TBD
Blessed Sacrament’s Oktoberfest – TBD
88th Annual Lebanese Dinner & Food Sale – TBD

November 2023

Lights at AbilityPoint – November 23

Illuminations at Botanica – TBD
Fashion Passion – TBD
Beauties & Beasts Fur Ball – TBD
Air Capital Comic Con – TBD
Gingerbread Village at Exploration Place – TBD
Congregation Emanu-El’s Deli Day – TBD

December 2023

Winter Wonderland at Naftzger Park – TBD

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