What’s Happening This Weekend in Wichita (August 12-14)


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Festive Hoops Jam | August 14
Charles Koch Arena
Festive ICT presents the first Festive Hoop Jam Classic. A dynamic basketball event that includes a match-up, slam dunk contest, and 5-on-5 celebrity basketball game.


A Summer of Magic: Harry Potter Dome Theater Experience | August 12
Where: place of exploration
Exploration Place brings the world of Harry Potter to Wichita! Each week our Wizarding and Muggle guests will watch a film from the series on the dome screen with booming surround sound. Before the show, take part in themed and interactive classes offered by a variety of Hogsmeade shops and magical places. Butterbeer will flow freely and Muggle Artifacts can be brought home.

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Adult Skate Party | August 12
Carousel skate center
Join us for Adult Night every Friday! Must be 21 with valid ID. $10 cover (pads included). Beer and mixed drinks available. Check out our What to Expect feature here.

Rusty Nail’s 3rd Birthday Party | August 13
The rusty nail
OMG Look who is already 3 years old!! Join us for our biggest event yet! Live music! ROSHAMBO Tournament! $10 steak and side dish! FIRE Spinning by our very own Jessica Shutt, Patio/Drink Specials ALL DAY! 4-7 HALF Price all drinks! VIP patio seating available.

Tomato Party with Firefly Farms | August 13
Audience at the brickyard
Firefly Farms offers you its sale of tomatoes! Stop and enjoy fresh Bloody Mary’s with Firefly Farms tomatoes. We open the outdoor bar at 10am. Stop on your way to the Old Town Farmer’s Market and grab a breakfast burrito!

Art Together: the stories we share | August 13
Kansas Star Casino
Celebrate the end of summer at Art Together: The Stories We Share on August 13 at Mark Arts. Join us at 10am for Storytime in the Gallery in partnership with the Storytime Village surrounded by energizing abstract art. Create your own “selfie” using symbols that represent who you are. Then, learn about the preservation of tribal culture with an 11 a.m. educational performance by Wichita War Dancer at Stickwork, our site-specific sculpture adjacent to the gallery’s outdoor terrace. Art Together is free

Kansas Farmer’s Market | August 13
Where: Two locations: 21st & Ridge and Derby Market
Join us every Saturday from April to October. Featuring dozens of Kansas Grown! vendors, live music, food trucks, Troubles the Clown and more.

Launch of Cowtown | August 13
Where: Cowtown Old Town Museum
The Old Cowtown Museum and Mountain Deer Revival present the third annual COWTOWN THROWDOWN! Join us on August 13 for a night of jams, shootouts, dancing, booze, and food trucks—you know, the whole shebang. ALL AGES are welcome.

Old Town Farm and Art Market | August 13
Where: Wichita Old Town
Open every Saturday, from April to December 17

Dudegrass 2022 | August 13
Where: Northrock Lanes
The tall grass is back, and the event that really binds your year is back! Get ready for: unlimited bowling/shoe rentals, screening of cult classic The Big Lebowski in the bowling alley, Lamphouse Photo Co. Photo Booth, White Russians, pizza buffet, briefcase raffle, and more, all in support of the Tallgrass Film Association.

River City Pipes and Drums Band | August 13
Where: Large Arbor
River City Pipes & Drums invites you to join us at the Big Arbor Restaurant and Venue as we celebrate 8 years together as a band. This informal ‘pub night’ event will feature traditional Scottish bagpipe music, a Scottish-themed pub quiz with prizes and special guests. Enjoy one of Big Arbor’s burgers and play pool tables or video games. Admission is free for this family event, while the group will gratefully accept donations.

At the street corner !
Shop and food | 21st of August
Where: Naftzger Park
Shop & Grub is our monthly market with a unique variety of vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, homewares, wine, delicious food and more.

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The cotillion
August 14 | evil pop
August 24 | Sean Kingston
September 1 | “Weird” Al Yankovic
September 6 | modest mouse
September 8 | Pecos and rooftops
September 11 | Hansen
September 12 | Will

Intrust Bank Arena
August 25 | Morgan Wallen
August 26 | West Fest feat. Icicle and Cypress Hill
September 13 | street boys
September 17 | Keith Urban
September 25 | Alabama

Hartman Arena
August 12 | KEYN Music Series
November 12 | Judas Priest

Kansas Star Casino
September 2 | Brantley Gilbert
September 23 | The Oakridge Boys

Temple Live Wichita
August 14 | Silversun Pickups
August 19 | Bart Corneille

August 12 | Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
August 13 | Three days Grace
August 18 | James Johnson
August 19 | american aquarium
August 26 | Shamar Allen

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