Best Things Happening This Weekend in Wichita (June 28-30)

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■ Shop & Grub | June 28
Where: Exploration Place Festival Plaza
Shop & Grub is our monthly market featuring a unique variety of vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, home goods, wine, delicious food and more. Free Admission for All Ages The ultimate Outdoor Market in the ICT.

SCHEELS

■ Wichita SCHEELS Birthday Bash – 1 Year Anniversary | June 29
Where: SCHEELS
Join us June 29th for our 1 year anniversary! Located in the SCHEELS parking lot from 10am – 3pm! We will have Food trucks, Windy from Windsuge, KC Wolf & Cheer Squad, JustFaceIt face painting, and Mounted Unit WPD! Come by for Windsurge ticket giveaways and our GRAND giveaway of a $1000 SCHEELS Gift card!

■ CarstoreUSA | June 29
Where: CarstoreUSA (9831 E. Harry St.)
Join us for a day filled with automotive excitement and summer fun! Test drive the brand-new 2024 VinFast VF 8, savor authentic Vietnamese iced coffee and sandwiches from Paris Banh Mi, and spin the wheel to win a gift card and exclusive VINFAST merchandise. Witness the official launch of the 2024 VinFast vehicle. Bring your friends and family along to share in the excitement.

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ 2024 National Junior Olympics And Summer Festival | June 28-29
Where: Century II
The National Junior Olympics will see the nation’s best up-and-coming boxers take to the ring in one of the oldest and most historic USA Boxing national tournaments that has seen numerous Olympic medalists, including 2020 Tokyo Olympic medalists Keyshawn Davis (Norfolk, Va.), Oshae Jones (Toledo, Ohio), Duke Ragan (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Richard Torrez Jr. (Tulare, Calif.), take part in on their journey to international and Olympic success. The 2024 event will serve as a kickoff to what should be a successful summer for USA Boxing, as the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will begin the following month.

■ Final Friday Food & Booze Truck Rally | June 28
Where: Wichita Boathouse

■ Madame Mae Presents: House on Haunted Hill | June 28
Where: Tallgrass Film Association
Join Madame Mae for an interactive screening of the 1959 classic House on Haunted Hill! Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7. After the film, stick around for a post show discussion. Scare you there!

■ Mx. Wichita Pride Pageant 2024 | June 28
Where: Century II
Join Wichita Pride for a night of fashion, creativity, and entertainment as local drag artists compete to snag the Mx. Wichita Pride 2024 crown! Hosted by Brandonna LaReese and featuring DJ Will Power, this pageant will honor last year’s winners Lounixa (Wichita Pride Supreme 2023) and Morgan La Faer (Wichita Pride Excellence 2023) with additional entertainment by other past Wichita Pride Pageant winners. Come on out and support local drag artists as they compete for the title of Mx. Wichita Pride 2024!

Strong Feelings About Being Alive: A Comedy Storytelling Show

■ Strong Feelings About Being Alive: A Comedy Storytelling Show | June 28
Where: Flying Pig Improv
In his new storytelling show, comedian Taylor Johnson tells surprising and hilarious true stories about mental health, Mister Rogers, and the ridiculous things we do when we feel like a mess. Opening the night is Lynde Langdon, a popular Wichita comic who incorporates family and faith into her jokes. The show is clean-ish. While there won’t be foul language or crude humor, some stories touch on heavier themes, like mental health, depression, and suicide. We recommend that the audience be at least 14+. Laughter helps us feel less afraid. Stories help us feel less alone. That’s what this night is all about! THERE ARE TWO SHOWTIMES. 7PM AND 9 PM. Tickets are $15 online!

■ Adult Skate Night | June 28
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.

■ High Voltage Garage Grand Opening | June 29-30
Where: High Voltage Garage
Grand opening weekend to explore Wichita’s only interior RC car venue featuring a drift course, carpet track and crawler course! Bring your own RC to play for FREE, or just borrow one of ours.

■ Haysville Hometown Market | June 29
Where: Haysville Farmers Market
Join Us Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. June through August for Haysville’s Farmers Market. Free Horserides, Live Music, Biscuits and Gravy, Facepainting, and Temporary Tattoos are weekly features. Local vendors bring a variety of produce, plants, flowers, jewelry, kid items, baked goods, and much more! Nestled in the Historic District, a short stroll will take you by the Library’s book sale, Kid’s craft events, and Historic District buildings. Vintage Days are held on 2nd Saturdays and include weekly features plus Free Wagon Rides, Live Music at the Gazebo, Free Car Show, $9 All You Can Eat Mason Breakfast, Library Book by the Bag Sale and Live Drama and Cowboy Shootouts. Located 10 minutes south of Wichita at 100 S Main St in Haysville.

■ Walk with WAC in Wichita Pride Parade | June 29
Where: Sedgwick County CourthouseBattle of the Farms
Join WichitaAtomic Collective for the Wichita Pride parade. Pride button required, will be provided for anyone who RSVPs. First ten to RSVP will also get our special Pride Shirt.

■ Battle of the Farms | June 29
Where: Barks & Brews ICT
IT’S TIME!!!!!!!!!!! We are going to take the gloves off and battle it out between the farms! We will be having a friendly blind taste test battle between the farms that we offer in the store!

■ Wichita Pride Festival 2024 | June 29
Where: Century II
Wichita Pride Parade 2024 will include vendors, DJ Will Power, family fun events, performers, and more. Brandonna Dupri LaReese will reprise her role as host at this year’s festival. Festival performers will include Joey Jones, Teddy Martin, and RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Vivacious!

■ Star-Spangled Splash and Car Show | June 29
Where: McConnell AFB

■ Roller Derby Badass Women of Wichita Field Trip | June 29
Where: The Cotillion
What is more badass than roller derby? Join the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance at the Cotillion Ballroom, 11120 W. Kellogg Drive, to support the local roller derby team. It’s the Wicked City Roller Derby versus No Coast from Lincoln, Nebraska. Concessions featuring Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwich and full bars will be open. Doors open at 5:30 PM, and the show starts at 6 PM.

■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | June 29
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!

■ Summer Spectacular Outdoor Movie and USD 266 Drone Show | June 29
Where: Clair Donnelly Amphitheater
Maize Rec is thrilled to announce a fun event coming to the Maize community, brought to you by the Maize Recreation Commission and USD 266. Talented Fifth Grade through High School students will be showcasing their skills with both programmable and non-programmable drones. Get ready to witness non-programmable drones take on obstacle course(s) and watch as programmable drones light up the sky in a spectacular show. This event will also feature exhibits in robotics, coding, and STEAM. Don’t miss your chance to get involved, opportunities for participation will be available on a first come first served basis.

■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | June 29
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.

■ Argentina Empanada’s Watch Party | June 30
Where: 
Pumphouse
Join us at Pumphouse for a watch party of The Great Food Truck Race premiere on Food Network and Max! We’ll be cheering on Argentina’s Empanadas and celebrating with friends, family, foodies, and food truck enthusiasts.

■ The Hangover Brunch: 90’s Hip-Hop & RnB Edition | June 30
Where: 
Brick & Mortar
Indulge in a unique brunch experience featuring an exquisite Brunch buffet, Mimosa’s, Fun trivia, great music and great vibes in an amazing atmosphere!

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AROUND THE CORNER

■ Air Capital Bacon, Bourbon & Brews | July 13
Where: Park City Arena
Come out and try brews and bourbon from local and regional breweries and distilleries, while chowing down on the most interesting and delicious bacon treats that will tempt all your senses!


Sports

Wichita Wind Surge (Home Games)
■ June 28-30 | vs. NW Arkansas
■ July 1-3 | vs. Tulsa
■ July 19-21 | vs. Frisco
■ July 30-August 4 | vs. NW Arkansas

Wichita Wizards (Home Games)
■ June 29-30 | Final Four


LIVE MUSIC

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
■ July 5-14 | Disney’s Frozen

Crown Uptown Theatre
July 12 | Sammy Kershaw
July 27 | Tommy Newport

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

Prairie Pines Playhouse
 June 21 – July 20 | Iron Chef Survivor

Roxy’s Downtown
 June 28-29 | The Sunshine Boys
 July 17-20 | Into the Woods

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ August 17 | Chris D’Elia
■ August 18 | Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood


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