Best Things Happening This Weekend in Wichita (May 31 – June 1)

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FEATURED EVENTS

■ 6th Annual ICT PIcklefestBlood Orchard Vintage Market & Southside Food Truck Rally – | May 31
Where:
 Blood Orchard
Join us for shopping all things vintage, rustic, shabby-chic, handmade, homemade, and small business goods!! June 1st is our 6th 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 Our Blood Orchard Brewing Co. will have a pickle hard seltzer and a pickle beer!!

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ Final Friday Food Truck Rally | May 31
Where:
 Wichita Boathouse

■ Wichita Riverfest | May 31 – June 8
Where: Downtown Wichita

■ Crawfish Festival | May 31-June 1
Where: St. Anthony Catholic Church
See menu below

Crawfish Festival

■ Improv Show at Flying Pig Improv | May 31-June 1
Where: Flying Pig Improv
The pig misses your face. Get in here for a super fun evening of laughs and head scratches. You give us suggestions and we give you a show that no one has ever seen before!

■ Adult Skate Night | May 31
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.

■ Wichita Vegan Chef Challenge | June 1
Where: Wichita, KS
Join us June 1-30 for an entire month of NEW vegan options all over Wichita! During this time, restaurants throughout the Wichita area will feature special vegan menu items. Diners have the opportunity to go visit restaurants, enjoy meals, vote, comment, and post photos of the delicious vegan meals they have ordered. This month-long event brings all diners—not just vegans, together to appreciate the remarkable talents of Wichita chefs.

■ Pride Pop-Up Market | June 1
Where: 
Sunflour Cafe & Collective
Join us celebrating pride at our Pride Pop-Up Event! Whether you’re a part of the LGBTQ+ community, or an ally, this event is for everybody! Vendors include a pop-up bar and pride themed crochet items, jewelry, oddities, home decor, baked goods, and more!

Bids and BBQ Benefit Auction

■ Bids and BBQ Benefit Auction | June 1
Where: Ark Church
Silent Auction begins at 11:30 AM
Lunch will be served at Noon
Main Stage Auction begins at Noon
Antiques, Cars, ATV’s, Furniture, Art, 1 of 1 Allan Houser Art, Howard Huges Tri-Cone Drill Bit, Exercise Equipment, Golf Cart, much more

■ Day on the Prairie | June 1
Where: Cardinal Creek Farm
Come join us at our, “Day on the Prairie” festival. Loads of great happenings. Live music by Steel Skarecrow from 1:00 – 3:00.

■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | June 1
Where: 
7001 W. 21st. St.
Warmer days and sunshine are reminding us that Spring is right around the corner! Come visit our outdoor weekly market for a variety of produce, eggs, meats, baked goods, pet treats, art and much more!

■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | June 1
Where: 
Old Town Wichita
A weekly destination for thousands of area residents and a must-see for visitors to the city. Old Town Farm & Art Market is a charming community gathering place situated in the heart of Kansas, where locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate a rich tapestry of art, agriculture, and culture.

■ Maize Community Block Party | June 1
Where: 
Maize Community Building
Maize Recreation Commission is hosting a community block party to celebrate their 25th anniversary. A live DJ will be spinning tunes as event goers get their groove on in their best 90’s attire!

Opera Kansas

■ H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan | June 1-2
Where:
 Century II
Come aboard for a night of high seas hilarity with Opera Kansas presenting Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic comedy, HMS Pinafore!

■ The Workroom Soft Re-Opening | June 1
Where: 
The Workroom (525 E. Douglas Ave)
We are BACK! So excited to show you our new space at Eaton Place and provide the ICT with the Best Local Shopping.

■ Walk With Wildlife 2024 | June 1
Where: 
Great Plains Nature Center
Get up close with nature as local wildlife enthusiasts share their expertise! This is a unique chance to learn about over 50 species of native Kansas animals while strolling through the beauty of Chisholm Creek Park! Support our free educational programs and care for animal ambassadors by experiencing this FUNdraising event!

■ ICT Big Gay Market | June 2
Where: 
Central Riverside Park
Welcome back to our 3rd annual ICT Big Gay Market!! A celebrations of our local LGBTQIA2S+ business and the community that supports all of our growth together! This year we are focusing on expanding to our bigger space, much more shade, and a lot more to see! This is a safe space for everyone looking for a wonderful day, beautiful weather and plenty to see from our local community! With shopping, art, food, music, resources, in person opportunities to help the community and more… We have a lot to explore to get ready for a fun packed month of June!!

■ Decant ICT | June 2
Where: 
Wichita Marriott
Decant ICT is a one-day event featuring top shelf wine and spirits from distributor partners and retail stores. In addition to more than 100 wines to sample, there will be music, entertainment, light food, vendors and a “Reserve” Room — with a special entrance fee of $40.

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AROUND THE CORNER

Wichita Taco Fest

■ Wichita Taco Fest | June 22
Where: Capital Federal Amphitheater
Load up on tacos and guacamole in Wichita’s biggest taco celebration! Join the thousands of people ready to enjoy Wichita’s finest tacos for only $2. And it’s not just tacos, there’s chips and salsa, elote, pineapple smoothies, margaritas, micheladas and so much more. You can expect a best taco and salsa competition, jalapeno eating competition, lucha libre wrestling and more.


Sports

Wichita Wind Surge (Home Games)
■ May 28-June 2 | vs. Springfield
■ June 11-16 | vs. Midland

Wichita Wizards (Home Games)
■ June 1 | vs. Ct. KS Twisters
■ June 15 | vs. Oklahoma Kings
■ June 22 | Playoffs
■ June 29-30 | Final Four


LIVE MUSIC

Visit this week and the schedule for the weeks ahead at our Live Music Calendar – Sponsored by Mort’s Martini Bar.

Wichita Live Music Calendar

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
■ June 2 | Opera Kansas Presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore
■ June 12-16 | 9 To 5
■ July 5-14 | Disney’s Frozen

Crown Uptown Theatre
June 15 | Niko Moon

Mosley Street Melodrama
 May 24 – July 6 | Reno County 911

Prairie Pines Playhouse
TBD

Roxy’s Downtown
 May 16 – June 8 | Legally Blonde

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ June 4 | Brit Floyd
■ June 7 | Randy Travis: The More Life Tour
■ June 21 | Brad Williams Live


Did you know the ICT Food Trucks Schedule is back? Visit ICTFoodTrucks.com to see what trucks are out this week!

Food truck owners are also invited to add their schedules for free!

Wichita Food Trucks

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