Searching for ideas on what to do in Wichita this week or what’s ahead? We got you covered with What’s Happening This Week In Wichita.
■ Final Friday Food Truck Rally | June 30
Where: Wichita Boathouse
Food Trucks, Booze Trucks, Ax Throwing, Live Music, Local Artists and More
■ Wichita SCHEELS Grand Opening Celebration | July 1
We want to thank you all for your overwhelming support of our new store by inviting you to join us for our Wichita SCHEELS Grand Opening Celebration! Join us Saturday, July 1st starting at 7:00 AM for fun activities before our doors open at 9:00 AM.
BEST THINGS TO DO
■ Say Hey & Signatures | June 27
Where: Charles Koch Arena
Wichita State Athletics is excited to announce our first annual Say “Hey” & Signatures event happening at Charles Koch Arena! This free event will allow Shocker fans to hear from new head coaches Paul Mills and Terry Nooner and snag an autograph from all of their favorite Shocker Basketball student-athletes. There is no cost to attend. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Sharpies and commemorative autograph sheets will be provided. Two lucky fans that attend the event will win a pair of 2023-24 season tickets!
■ Wichita Wind Surge vs. Arkansas | June 28-July 3
Where: Riverfront Stadium
■ 1 Million Cups | June 28
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.
■ Hey Doc, Are You Listening? Panel Discussion | June 28
Where: Flying Pig Improv
This event is open to the public. The registration fee is $10 at the door or in advance at https://bit.ly/heydoc623
The biggest health issues facing women today aren’t really heart disease and high blood pressure. It’s gender bias. Women leave doctors’ offices every day feeling ignored and dismissed by healthcare providers, treated differently because of their gender. In this informative panel discussion, we’ll talk about gender differences in medicine, how to select compassionate providers and get doctors to listen to you.
■ Great Race Evening Stop | June 29
Where: Riverfront Stadium
Join the fun as the GREAT RACE stops in Wichita, Kansas, as part of a nine-day rally from St. Augustine, Florida to Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is a FREE event, with a family-friendly atmosphere, so bring the kids and welcome more than 120 classic cars and trucks (1974 and earlier) as they roll into town. You’ll have easy access to the cars, drivers and navigators. In some cases, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see cars that are more than 100 years old, competing in this long-distance rally. There are also high-end sports cars, muscle cars, classics and hot rods. The Great Race only be in town for a short time, so don’t miss your chance to check out the old cars!
■ The Greatest Showman Singalong | June 29
Where: Exploration Place
Embark on an unforgettable cinematic adventure with the timeless songs that have captured hearts across the globe. Feel the thrill as you sing every word, dance along with the film’s choreography and embrace the excitement of The Greatest Showman alongside fellow enthusiasts. Kemper Theater will be used to its full potential, with several surprises in store for during the film. Join us as we sing, dance, are awed with a live performance from a local idol and immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds being played out on screen. This really is the greatest show! Live Performance by McKayla Stacey: From Andover to Hollywood, and everywhere in between, McKayla Stacey is a star. Many will recognize McKayla from her audition on American Idol season 21, which earned her a golden ticket, but this local music sensation has been belting it out on stage in Wichita for years.
■ Social Media Day Wichita | June 30
Where: Candela at The LUX
The Ultimate Celebration of the Creator Economy With a lineup of industry experts and influencers, explore the exciting world of the creator economy, where content creators are transforming how we work, create, and engage with our communities. Grab a VIP ticket to upgrade your experience. Get access to exclusive interactive workshops on June 29th and then join the groovy fun at our VIP party that evening. On June 30th, join us for a day filled with informative and engaging sessions, live demos, and plenty of opportunities to connect with like-minded creatives. Get down with the Creator Economy and create with us at Social Media Day Wichita 2023!
■ Nomar Nights + Final Friday | June 30
Where: Nomar International Market
Join us for Nomar Nights (Final Friday Edition), a community event happening on June 30th that will light up the Nomar Plaza like never before! Enjoy delicious food, family fun, music, and a unique atmosphere built to make our North End shine.
■ Adult Skate Night | June 30
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.
■ Block Party at The Appetite | June 30
Where: The Appetite
Big fundraising party at The Appetite great food , fun and music!
■ Blood Orchard Vintage Market & Southside Food Truck Rally | July 1
Where: reBorn bourtique & Marketplace at Blood Orchard
Join us for shopping all things vintage, rustic, shabby-chic, handmade, homemade, and small business goods! 🛍️ Start your all American, 4th of July holiday weekend with us!! 🇺🇸🎇🇺🇸🎇🇺🇸 We always have THE best vendors to shop from!! ♥️ We also host the Southside Food Truck Rally on the same day, with our food truck family serving up their very best for y’all!!
■ Love Connection Program | July 1
Where: St. Anthony Catholic Church
Please Join us for the “Love Connection” program on Saturday July 1st, 2023 from 11am-12pm. Location: Saint Anthony Church at 258 N Ohio street. St. Saint Anthony Church will be handing out free lunch box Vietnamese foods to those who truly need it, spreading love and creating a supportive community for the less fortunate. Come and experience the joy of sharing and spreading the message of love with us. We look forward to seeing you there.
■ Sleight-ly Tipsy July | July 1
Where: The Loony Bin
You need something new and exciting to do in Wichita, and we have the show for you. Iowa magician Christian Manahl is returning to the Loony Bin Wichita on July 1st at 5pm with his sardonic and sought-after magic show. Big laughs and bigger cocktails abound when you find yourself getting entertained by Christian. So gather your friends, get your tickets, and join us for an evening of non-stop entertainment. This is a comedy magic show that you don’t want to miss!
■ Kansas Grown! Farmers Market | July 1
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!
■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | July 1
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.
AROUND THE CORNER
■ Walton’s BratFest 2023 | August 19
Where: Walton’s (3639 N. Comotara)
Please join us for our 2nd annual Walton’s BratFest, a fundraiser for the Air Capital Flyers Special Olympics Kansas program. BratFest is a family-friendly event where a $15 entry donation gains you access to mouthwatering bratwurst samples provided by Walton’s, as well as flavors from different processors from in and around the state! Try some tasty samples, grab some shaved ice from Funky Monkeys and a cool beverage from the Shaken or Stirred mobile bar before you check out all the different activities, games, and raffles from local vendors and conservation groups such as BHA, Pass it on Outdoor Mentors, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and NWTF!
Visit this week and the schedule for the weeks ahead at our Live Music Calendar.
Century II Performing Arts Center
■ July 26-30 | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ July 13-15 | Hansel & Gretel
■ July 7 | The Flaming Idiots
The Loony Bin
■ June 29-July 1 | Steven Briggs
■ July 6-8 | Triple Feature
■ July 13-15 | Steven Rogers
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ May 26 – July 8 | No Weddings & A Funeral
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Shows
■ July 6-29 | La Cage Aux Folles
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ July 26 | Boz Scaggs
Did you know the food truck schedule is back? Check out this weekend’s list of food trucks right here!
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