As the summer comes to a close, it can be easy to push pause on all of your family-friendly activities and get back into the swing of the school year. First, you’ll decide to skip the pool for back-to-school shopping, and before you know it, bathing suits will be pushed to the back of your closet as schedules become busy again. We want to make sure you enjoy these last several weeks of summer, so we found a handful of family-friendly activities to keep you occupied and outside.
When: Every Saturday 6/20/2015–9/12/2015
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Where: Eddy’s Chevrolet Cadillac Outdoor Stage, 8801 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS
How Much: FREE
Spend every Saturday evening, until September 12, at this free concert. Bring your cooler, kids, family, and friends for this free concert series. You’ll be able to listen to local bands play while enjoying a couple hours with family and friends. Is there anything better than free, live music?
Times: On Website
Where: Music Theatre Wichita, 225 W. Douglas, Suite 202, Wichita, KS
How Much: $26–$64
This could be an event for the whole family, or maybe just a date night excursion. Hello, Dolly! is bound to be a hit with the amazing company of Music Theatre Wichita. This production is only happening for a few days, so get your tickets early! You can check out this Broadway classic in the evening or you can see a matinee on Saturday or Sunday. You do not want to miss this!
Times: Tuesday–Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Where: Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd., Wichita, KS
How Much: $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students, and FREE for youth ages 5–17 on Saturdays!
Shawn Decker’s Prairie will be more than just a musical event; it is a “soundscape,” as he calls it, like you have never experienced before. This mixture of sound, movement, nature, and technology will make you think in a way you haven’t before. Shawn Decker’s Prairie will be a unique and intriguing event for the entire family, and the price isn’t too bad, either! You can learn more about Shawn’s craft on his website.
Time: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman, Wichita, KS
How Much: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Do you love wings? So do we. That’s why we cannot wait for this event. Local chefs and restaurants will be putting their strongest foot, and best wings, forward at Wingapalooza 2015. This is the first time Wingapalooza is happening, and we are very excited! There will be all-you-can-eat-wings, a beer garden, entertainment, and plenty of music. The makers of the wings will be in the running for the “Lord of the Wings” award. Who will be there? So far, the following restaurants have secured their spot in the running:
Douglas Avenue Chop Shop
Joe’s Old Town Bar & Grill
Wings & Things
Pizza Hut WingStreet
Hopefully, you’ll be able to squeeze in at least a couple of these events for some fun with the family! We hope to see you there!