What’s Happening This Week in Wichita (June 1-4)

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■ Wichita Riverfest | June 2-10
Where: Downtown Wichita
Musical entertainment, family fun, contests, food and experiences of all kinds come to Wichita, KS for the annual 9-day extravaganza!

■ 5th Annual ICT PIckle Fest | June 3
Where: reBorn boutique & marketplace
June 3rd is our 5th Annual ICT Pickle Fest!! There will be pickles EVERYWHERE!! Our Food Truck Family will be serving up some amazing pickle dishes, there will be pickle merch, we’ll have a pickle stand with homemade flavored pickles, pickle crafts, a pickle eating contest, and SO MUCh more!!

■ Chain to River: 2.0 Art Walk and Performance | June 4
Where: Chainlink Gallery Place -> Exploration Place
Join Harvester Arts in welcoming NYC-based visiting artist Aaron Asis and Smack Dab Dance Lab for this unforgettable interactive art event. We’ll start at Chainlink Gallery Place, 121 E. Douglas. Participants should be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles. A golf cart will be available for anyone with mobility challenges. The event will culminate with a creative “happening” at Exploration Gallery Place at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. This family-friendly art walk and performance will creatively activate underappreciated spaces in downtown Wichita and along the riverfront for the second time. Chain to River 2.0 will connect two popular Wichita art destinations: Chainlink Gallery Place and Exploration Gallery Place during a walking interactive art performance featuring live dance, music and visual art. Attendees will enjoy space to express their creativity, play and enjoy the works of many talented local artists.


■ Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series | June 1
Where: Bradley Fair
Join us for our annual 5-week concert series, every Thursday evening in June. This year, enjoy new music genres from soul to musical theatre, and almost everything in between. Live music starts under the sunset at 7:30 PM. Before you find your spot on the Plaza or set up your picnic around the lake, be sure and order takeout from your Bradley Fair favorites or try something new from some local food trucks. Kid-friendly pre-show activities will take place around the lakeside from 6 – 7 PM to keep the little ones entertained while dining al fresco.

■ Sing Along Bingo Fun-raiser for Juniper Arts Academy | June 1
Where: PourHouse
Dazzle us with your musical knowledge and help raise money for Juniper Arts Academy! Join special guest host Carol Hughes and the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance in this fun-raiser that combines music trivia with bingo. Tone-deaf or not, come sing along to the hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s and win fabulous prizes!

■ Wichita Wind Surge Home Games | June 1-4
Where: Riverfront Stadium

■ GET RAD: The Art of Skateboarding | June 1-2
Where: Kerosene Skate Shop
An artistic diversity collaborative event melding the talents of the art community with the skateboarding community. A final Fridays event.

■ Wichita Skykings Playoff Game | June 2
Charles Koch Arena

■ Adult Skate Night | June 2
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.

■ Hunt & Gather Vintage Market | June 2-4
Where: Hunt & Gather Vintage Market
Join us for our once-a-month vintage shopping event. We reset and restock our almost 5000 sq. ft. warehouse each month so there is always something new to look forward to! Many one of a kind vintage items with a little new sprinkled in so there is something for everyone!

■ First Fridays Under the Stars! | June 2
Where: Old Cowtown Museum
We will have live music by Profanity on the depot stage, along with live music by Matthew Brown in the Saloon. We will also have food trucks, drink truck, gunfights, games, mini-melodramas and more! The schedule for each Friday will be posted a couple weeks in advance, so watch our page for updates!

■ (In)Flux Opening Reception | June 2
Where: MarkArts
Mark Arts is pleased to present striking, recent work by celebrated Wichita-based contemporary artists Brenda Lichman & Tim Stone. Lichman’s sumptuous ceramics combine tension and chance with form and surface. Luminous silhouettes of place and space are captured in Stone’s paintings, initiating ephemeral environments that feel at once familiar and distant. Concepts of constant change are evident throughout both artists’ practices, drawing the viewer into a captivating journey of flux and transformation.

Old Town Farm & Art Market | June 3
Where: 835 E. 1st St.
Weekly destination for thousands of area residents and a must-see for visitors to the city. Wichita’s downtown Farm & Art Market since 1991! – Food, Arts, Artisan Goods, Live Music, Street Entertainers, and so much more.

21st & Ridge Farmers Market | June 3
Where: 21st & Ridge Road
Enjoy over 100 local vendors supplying the market with delicious fruits, vegetables, meats, farm fresh eggs, hand harvested honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh cut flowers, pet treats, unique artisan crafts, and more. Experience a true taste of local visiting with friendly growers, producers and artisans. Live music, cooking demonstrations, sample tastings, food trucks and local favorite Troubles the Clown are just some of the many features to see at our farmers’ market!

KIDS DAY! at the Derby Farmers Market | June 3
Where: Kansas Grown (Derby)
It’s KIDS DAY at the Derby farmers market! Come shop our weekly farmers’ market as we celebrate the kids this week!!! Our FREE family-friendly event includes a free games & snacks (while supplies last!), face painting, food trucks, hands-on activities, a selfie booth, and much more! Enjoy a variety of local vendors supplying the market with delicious produce, meats, farm fresh eggs, hand harvested honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, salsas, soaps, unique artisan crafts, and more. Experience a true taste of local visiting with friendly growers, producers and artisans.

O.K. Kids | June 3
Where: Great Plains Nature Center
The Great Plains Nature Center welcomes the community to its annual O.K. Kids (Outdoor Kansas Kids) event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3rd at 6232 E. 29th St. North in Wichita. Highlighting our feathered friends has never been so fun! Join us at our annual Outdoor Kansas Kids event! Special guests include Pheasants Forever, Botanica, Flatland Flyfishers, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Cub Scouts, and so many more! Families will be able to join in on crafts, bird hikes, archery, fishing, and prize drawings, along with loads of educational stations and opportunities. Sponsored by Kansas Wildscape Foundation. FREE. All ages. No registration for entry.

Wichita Gladiator Dash | June 3
Where: Sedgwick County Park
The Wichita Gladiator Dash is back for its eleventh year. The 5K obstacle run will be held on June 3, 2023 at the Sedgwick County Park. Competitors will traverse land, water, mud and more than 20 unique obstacles during the action­-packed fun run. The course is challenging, but designed for all fitness levels and ages. Participants must be 14+. Teams and individuals are welcome. of course

■ The 3rd annual Sunset Fest 3 | June 3-4
 12333 SW Tawakoni Road
The 3rd annual Sunset Fest 3 is finally coming up!! Us at Sunset Motel throw this event every year to bring the community together for a big party, this time to start the summer off right Woodstock Vibes. Every year gets better and better! We will have an epic light display as well as booming sound from some of Wichita’s most dope acts, with performances from some epic talent coming to grace the stage🍻🎶 some of these guys are traveling from out of town to come and rock out at this dope Festival thrown for our city. We will have plenty to do and see like vendors, live artists, a food truck, a beer garden, and maybe even a cocktail table for some fine drinkin’ to wash it down, also gonna have some cool yard games to play while catching a vibe.

ICT Big Gay Market | June 4
Where: R Coffee House
Another amazing gathering brought to you by ICT Big Gay Market and your favorite businesses in Riverside!! A safe space for everyone in our LGBTQIA community that is non-alcoholic and fun activities for both children & adults! We’ll be doing our Fairy Find activity so kids can frolic between the tents with something to do while parents have a chance to shop! Also once they gather all their Fairy stamps they get a sacred Fairy scroll with a crystal & magical activities to do at home (with parents supervision). Also we will be creating a fun system were you can support our local LGBTQIA businesses all year long! There will be a planned market map to be sure there is an opportunity to check out all the business in all the buildings we have at the ICT Big Gay Market!!

■ Sunday Funday Pop Up | June 4
 Riverfront Stadium
Local Artisans from around Wichita Unite!

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■ Wichita Taco Fest | June 17
 Capitol Federal Amphitheater
Come and join us at Taco Fest for a fiesta of flavor, Saturday, June 19 from 3 to 9 p.m.! We have a large selection of locally crafted delicious tacos, different kinds of salsa with chips, nachos, and elote from various vendors. Our festival features a diverse mix of DJs and bands that will set the tone for the event. Keep an eye out for our 2023 lineup announcement coming soon! Upgrade your experience with our exclusive VIP privileges, including sampling top-shelf tequila, mescal, and other amenities. Witness the thrill of Lucha Libre wrestling as wrestlers compete to be crowned the Champion of Taco Fest. Cheer on our brave event attendees as they face off to see who can consume the most jalapenos in a given amount of time. Watch as our participating festival food vendors compete to determine who has the best taco and salsa, judged by a select group of locally renowned foodies. Don’t miss out on the ultimate Taco Fest experience. Tickets are limited, so get yours today!

■ Shop & Grub | June 23
 Exploration Place Festival Plaza
Shop & Grub is a monthly outdoor market featuring various vendors selling vintage clothing, art, jewelry, accessories, home goods, wine, delicious food, and more. Free Admission for All Ages.


Visit this week and the schedule for the weeks ahead at our Live Music Calendar.

Wichita Live Music Calendar

Karaoke Bar Schedule in Wichita

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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ June 6-18 | Hamilton
■ June 16-18 | Jurassic Quest

Crown Uptown Theatre
■ June 8-10 | Cinderella

Kechi Playhouse
 June 2-25 | Pantimonium

The Loony Bin
 June 1- 3 | Trixx

Mosley Street Melodrama
 May 26 – July 8 | No Weddings & A Funeral

Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Shows

Roxy’s Downtown
 May 18-June 3 | Kiss of the Spider woman
 June 15-17, 22-25 | Unnecessary Farce

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ June 8 | Brit Floyd – 50 Years of Dark Side
■ June 14 | Cesar Lozano
■ June 17 | George Michael Reborn Starring Robert Bartko


Did you know the food truck schedule is back? Check out this weekend’s list of food trucks right here!

Wichita Food Trucks

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