Best Things Happening This Weekend in Wichita (June 7-9)

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FEATURED EVENTS

■ Wichita Riverfest | June 7-8
Where: Downtown Wichita

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest | June 7-8
Where:
 High Park
You are invited to scenic High Park for a weekend of fun, food and music! The park will be full of activity on June 7 and 8, 2024 as we hold the 13th Annual Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Festival. There will be fun for all ages, from live music on the Mainstage to the Smile Safari/Derby Orthodontics Kids Corner. Enjoy refreshing beverages from the Derby Noon Lions Club Beer & Beverage Tent and Shaken or Stirred Bartending all weekend.

■ Adult Skate Night | June 7
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.

■ First Friday Pop Up Markets | June 7
Where: Hopping Gnome

■ First Friday Opening Reception for June-July 2024 Exhibits | June 7
Where: Wichita CityArts
Visit CityArts this Friday, June 7 for an Opening Reception celebrating four current exhibits.

■ Improv Show at Flying Pig Improv | June 7-8
Where: Flying Pig Improv
Live Improv! Totally unscripted theater! We take your suggestions and create amazing scenes you have never seen and will never see again. We can’t wait to see you!

■ The TempleLive / No Craft Left Behind’s Creative Community Art Exhibition | June 7
Where: 
The Scottish Rite Center
Featuring Local and Regional Visual Artists

■ Derby Small Business Fair Spring Market | June 8
Where: Hubbard Arts Center
Come down to the derby rec center’s Hubbard Arts building and visit over 45 amazing vendors that have great things to share with you. Come get all the things you need to fill out your Easter baskets.

■ Middle of the Map Vintage Market | June 8
Where: Naftzger Park
A new outdoor market dedicated exclusively to vintage clothing and accessories! Dozens of vendors in one place, food trucks, and tunes by Spektrum Muzik. What more could you ask for?!

■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | June 8
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 8
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.

■ Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale | June 8
Where: 
Generations Antiques & Artisans
FREE Hotdog Feed
Giveaways
Sales Inside and Out
Join us for food shopping and fun for everyone!
Giveaways just for stopping by!
Fun for the whole family!
Support over 120 local vendors and shop local!
Antiques, Home Decor, Repurposed, Vintage, Boutique, Local Foods, and MORE

Enterprising Woman Class

■ Enterprising Woman Class | June 8
Where:
 Marina Point Office Park
Have you thought about starting your own business but are not sure you have what it takes? Whether you’re thinking of going freelance, starting a business, or expanding what you do now, you owe it to yourself to take a realistic look at what to expect before taking the big steps toward self-employment. In this interactive class, you’ll discover what you need to consider before starting your own business, how to determine your niche, and how to set yourself up for success.

■ Beats for Beauties | June 8
Where: 
Central Standard Brewing
Beats for Beauties series is back for a second year. We are excited to partner with Central Standard Brewing and showcase 7 local bands helping to raise funds to help save animals. Please come out and support these artists and this cause.

■ Historical Museum Summer Program – Be Modern | June 8
Where: 
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Stop into the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum and tour the Museum’s special exhibition “Being Modern”. Find out which modern dress fits your personality and use the inspiration to develop your own Modern artistic creation!

■ Bonfire Trivia Night | June 8
Where: 
Meadowlark Farm and Cidery
Join Grassland Groupies for an adults-only nature-based trivia at Meadowlark Farm and Cidery. Enjoy a campfire, and roast marshmallows as you go head to head with other nature nerds. Relax away from the kids and enjoy some cider on the side!

■ 25 Years at the Brickyard | June 8-16
Where: 
The Brickyard
Celebrate 25 Years at the Brickyard with a full lineup of events. Get ready for merch rollouts, beer releases, a food pop-up, surprise appearances and live music, of course

■ Goddard Main Street Market | June 9
Where: 
Main Street (Goddard, KS)
Adventure Goddard – Where Memories Grow! The June Main Street Market is all about making memories and learning more about the amazing family opportunities right here in Goddard!

■ Yoga & Beer at Hopping Gnome | June 9
Where: 
Hopping Gnome
Join us for an all levels flow class at the fun new outdoor space at Hopping Gnome Brewery! After class, enjoy a pint of beer or seltzer of your choice and hang out on their fabulous new patio. Grab a few friends or come alone and meet some amazing new people! Make sure to bring a mat

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AROUND THE CORNER

■ Elsewhere Fest and Conference | June 21-22
Where: Various Venues in Wichita
Elsewhere is a place you go to step away from the noise of the world to gain clarity within a community of deep thinkers and creative explorers. Elsewhere is a burgeoning creative mecca, where free and inquisitive thought forges collective contributions to guide us through new frontiers of creative exploration and experimentation. The intention of Elsewhere is to communally immerse ourselves in the vastness of the unknown, explore all that we cannot yet conceive, experiment evolutionarily, and embrace our shared consciousness to discover meaningful and impactful concepts and creations for the betterment of humanity.

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)
■ June 11-16 | vs. Midland

Wichita Wizards (Home Games)
■ 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 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 7 | Randy Travis: The More Life Tour
■ June 21 | Brad Williams Live


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