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■ Food Truck Rally & Art Show at Final Friday | August 25
Where: Wichita Boathouse
Over 15 local artists & small business vendors will be set up inside and outside of the Wichita Boathouse. 18+ Food trucks. Art. Music. Food and free to attend.
■ Heartspring’s CAREfest | August 26
Join all the summer fun on August 26 on the Heartspring campus for our FUNdraising festival jam-packed with activities for even your pickiest friend or family member. We’ve taken two great events– the FREE Autism CARE Walk and PedalFest bike rides–and put them together on the same day. We also threw in fun family activities, music, food trucks, and plenty of other summer activities. It’s like your neighborhood block party but even better and without that suspect casserole dish.
■ The Hangover Brunch | August 27
A uniquely exquisite brunch experience! Brunch buffet, Mimosa’s, Una Vida Margaritas, Coffee, Fun trivia, GREAT music in an amazing atmosphere!
BEST THINGS TO DO
■ Adult Skate Night | August 25
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.
■ Murder Mystery Nights | August 25-26
Where: Grace Hill Winery
Put on your detective hat and gather your friends to solve the mystery of the Murder at the Winery while sipping on some Grace Hill Wines (or beer for the non-wine drinkers) and an Italian Buffet from our friends at Mi Sueno! Each attendee will be given two drink tickets to exchange for their choice of wine or beer as you light up both your brain cells and your taste buds to solve the mystery!
■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | August 26
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.
■ ICT Comic Con & Science Fiction Expo Year 7.0 | August 26-27
Where: Century II
Captain ICT says welcome to Wichita’s premiere home for all things science fiction, comics, literature, movies and horror films as we launch our ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Year 7.0 event! Stay tuned true believers as we will announce our celebrity Guests of Honor in celebration of the 7th anniversary of the ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo as well as our ever growing list of artists, writers, movie industry guests, and much, much more! Join us in our fabulous home at Century 2 Exposition Hall for this epic celebration of comics, science fiction, movies, horror right here in the mighty ICT!
■ Lao Festival | August 26 – September 3
Where: Lao Buddhist Temple (2550 S. Greenwich Rd)
The 9-day Lao Festival takes place at the Lao Buddhist Temple. There you’ll find one of the biggest cultural festivals in town with 60+ vendors selling Asian food, gifts and apparel, there’s live music and performances. Admission is free.
■ Maker Faire | August 26
Where: Exploration Place & Advanced Learning Library
Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow the maker community.
■ CSB 8-Year Anniversary Party | August 26
Where: Central Standard Brewing
Block Party ALL DAY, Live Music, Games and Special Beer Releases!
■ Wichita Crawl For Cancer | August 26
Where: Old Town
■ Kansas Grown! Farmers Market | August 26
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!
■ Applejack Summer Outdoor Market | August 26
Where: Applejack Pumpkin Patch
We will have fun in the sun shopping at our annual Applejack Summer Outdoor Market. With a variety of vendors from around the state you are sure to find homemade, handmade, unique, antique, and artisan items. We will have delicious food available for purchase and live music from a local artist. Admission is $5 (12 yrs and up) at the gate.
■ Improv Show | August 26
Where: Flying Pig Improv
We’re making this simple: Improv Shows every Saturday in August at 8 p.m. Put on some pants and get in here. (Pants not actually required.) You call out some suggestions and our players entertain you with stuff made up on the spot. Get in here!
■ Zach Bryan at INTRUST Bank Arena | August 27
Where: Old CowTown Museum
GRAMMY® Award-nominated rising country superstar Zach Bryan returns to the road in 2023 for the Burn Burn Burn North American Tour, his biggest tour yet. The tour will stop in Wichita on August 27 with Special Guests Charles Wesley Godwin and JR Carroll.
■ Show and Shine | August 27
Where: Central Riverside Park
It’s that time again! The Riversiders Car Group weekly show and shine @ Central Riverside Park. It’ll be at the crossroads of Nims and Murdock across from the parking lot. Bring your lawn chairs and come on down to show off your ride and hangout with other casual car enthusiasts. Hope to see you there!
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AROUND THE CORNER
■ Zoobilee | September 9
Where: Sedgwick County Zoo
Wichita’s wildest FUN-raiser! Enjoy live music, delicious drinks, and delectable bites from local establishments during Sedgwick County Zoo’s premier fundraiser.
■ Orie’s Garlic Fest | September 10
Where: Public at the Brickyard
A celebration each September of all things garlic, brought to you by the owners of Orie’s Farm Fresh Enjoy walking the brick-lined streets of Wichita’s historic Old Town district while taking in the aroma of the city’s best garlicky fare. It’s here you’ll find dozens of local vendor businesses, including farms, ranches, food artisans and handmade artists, as well as garlicky products galore and our popular complimentary garlic shots.
Century II Performing Arts Center
■ September 6-10 | Cats
■ September 16 | Joh Crist
■ September 19-24 | SIX: The Musical
■ August 4-27 | Will You Still Love Me In The Morning
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ Fresh Prince of Bel Plaine | July 21 – Sept 2
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ Holiday Show 2023! | November 17 – December 23
■ August 17 – September 2 | The Last Five Years
■ September 15 – November 4 | The Golden Girls
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ August 26 | This Is Spinal Tap
■ September 9 | Devon Allman and Donvan Frankenreiter
■ September 15 | Caroline Campbell
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