If you think it’s hot now, just wait until you see all the summer events heating up in the heart of the country. As you’re looking for ways to cool down and enjoy your summer vacation, experience the largest and longest-running festival in the region or celebrate the 30th anniversary of a sports tradition. Check out this list of things to do in Wichita:

QUICKLIST

10ks, 5ks and Marathons

Arts & Culture

Car Shows

Comedy

Family-Friendly Events

Live Music/Entertainment

Sports

Trade/Consumer Shows and Markets

Adults Only

Misc Events

Runners at the River run event in Wichita, KS

10ks, 5ks and Marathons

  • 43rd Annual Riverfest River Run in downtown Wichita – June 1
  • Wichita Gladiator Dash 2019 at Sedgwick County Park – June 8
  • 8th Annual Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk at Sedgwick County Park – June 15
  • American Diabetes Association: Tour de Cure at Hartman Arena – June 20
  • Diva Dash 5k Wichita 2018 at WaterWalk Plaza – June 22 

Sean Kenney's "Nature Connects" dragonfly art piece

Arts & Culture

  • “Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style” at Wichita Art Museum – Through June 23
  • “Art of Clay: Wichita National Exhibition” at Mark Arts – Through June 29
  • Sean Kenney’s “Nature Connects” at Botanica Wichita – Through Sept. 19
  • Tuesdays on the Terrace at Botanica Wichita – June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25
  • Indian Art Day at Mid-America All-Indian Center – June 8
  • mamafilm microcinema at Revolutsia – June 8, June 22
  • A Conversation with John Cusack & Screening of “Say Anything” at Orpheum Theatre – June 13
  • 2019 Anniversary Film Series: “Easy Rider” at Orpheum Theatre – June 20
  • “Abducted in Plain Sight” with Sky Borgman at Roxy’s Downtown – June 26
  • Music Theatre Wichita presents “An American in Paris” at Century II – June 26-30
  • Music Theatre Wichita presents “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s: The Sound of Music” at Century II – June 12-16 

Onlookers at the Riverfest Classic Car Show in Wichita

Car Shows

  • 26th Annual Central Kansas Mustang Club at Sedgwick County Park – June 1
  • Riverfest Classic Car Show in downtown Wichita – June 7-8
  • 6th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show at Wichita Sports Forum – June 15
  • 12th Annual Fly-In & Car Show at Stearman Field Bar & Grill – June 15
  • Father’s Day Car Show at Sedgwick County Zoo – June 16
  • Oldsmobile Club of America National Meet at Century II – June 25-30 

Outside the Loony Bin comedy club in Wichita KS

Comedy

  • Gone With the Windwagon at Mosley Street Melodrama – Through July 18
  • Cody Woods at The Loony Bin – May 30-June 1
  • Sam Norton at The Loony Bin – June 6-8
  • Ben Creed at The Loony Bin – June 13-15
  • Ron White at Hartman Arena – June 14
  • Tom Segura: Take it Down Tour at Orpheum Theatre – June 28 

Colorful fountain display during the Night at the fountain event in Wichita

Family-Friendly Events

  • Wichita Riverfest 2019 in downtown Wichita – May 31-June 8
  • 8th Annual Police & Fire Festival at Andover Central Park – June 1
  • National Drive-In Movie Day at Starlite Drive-In – June 6
  • 2019 Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Festival at High Park – June 6-8
  • Super Stars of Science at Field Station: Dinosaurs – June 8
  • Wizards & Wands at Museum of World Treasures – June 10-14
  • A Night at the Fountain: Food Truck Event at WaterWalk Plaza – June 14
  • Breakfast with Butterflies at Botanica Wichita – June 19
  • Trackin’ Down Treasures at Museum of World Treasures – June 24-28
  • Celebrate America at Old Cowtown Museum – June 29
  • Food Trucks at the Fountain at WaterWalk Plaza – June 30 

Performers at the Prairie Rose in Wichita, KS

Live Music/Entertainment

  • Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series at Bradley Fair – Through June 27
  • Love! Valour! Compassion! at Roxy’s Downtown – Through June 30
  • Prairie Rose Rangers at Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper – June 1, June 18, June 20-22, June 25, June 27-29
  • Ani DiFranco with Diane Patterson at WAVE – June 2
  • Diamond W. Wranglers at Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper – June 4, Jun 6-8, June 11, June 13-15
  • Ward Davis at WAVE – June 6
  • Brit Floyd at Orpheum Theatre – June 7
  • A Day to Remember at The Cotillion – June 10
  • Hot Club of Cowtown at WAVE – June 11
  • Hawthorn Heights & Emery at WAVE – June 14
  • Red Dirt Roundup ft. Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Mountain Deer Revival & Morrison County at Capitol Federal Amphitheater – June 29 

A Wichita Force Football player carries the ball along the wall towards the end zone

Sports

  • 2019 USBC Women’s Championships at Northrock Lanes – Through June 29
  • Polo on the Plains at Fairfield Polo Club – June 1
  • Wichita Street Fights at Kansas International Dragway – June 1
  • Wichita Force vs. Salina Liberty at INTRUST Bank Arena – June 9
  • Wichita Open at Crestview Country Club – June 13-23
  • 30th Anniversary Wichita Open Birthday Bash at Crestview Country Club – June 15
  • Wichita Force vs. Amarillo Venom at INTRUST Bank Arena – June 15
  • Wichita Wizards vs. KC Grillers at Garvey PE Center – June 29 

Wichita Farmers Market stands

Trade/Consumer Shows and Markets

  • Blood Orchard Vintage Market & South Side Food Truck Rally at reBorn boutique & marketplace – June 1
  • 5th Annual Kechi Vintage Market at The Barn in Kechi – June 1
  • Old Town Farmers' Market at Old Town Square – June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29
  • Outdoor Vintage Flea Market at Paramount East Antique Mall – June 8
  • 36th Annual Kansas Numismatic Association Coin & Stamp Show at Cessna Activity Center – June 14-15
  • Outdoor Vintage Flea Market at Paramount Antique Mall – June 15
  • Outdoor Vintage Market at Paramount Marketplace – June 15
  • Summer Shopping Carnival at Century II – June 15
  • Wichita Bully Bash 2019 at Century II – June 22 

White tanganyika tiger at the Wichita Zoo

Adults Only

  • Culture – With Cocktails at Museum of World Treasures – June 6
  • Twilight Tour at Tanganyika Wildlife Park – June 15
  • Flocktail at Sedgwick County Zoo – June 27 

Woman slicing a red bell pepper at the chef cookoff in Wichita

Miscellaneous Events

  • 2019 Celebrity & Chef Cookoff at INTRUST Bank Arena – June 11
  • Flying Monkey Con at Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview – June 22
  • Sunflower Dance Festival at Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview – June 27-30

For more events and experiences, check out the Visit Wichita calendar of events. Don’t forget to download the free Visit Wichita mobile app available for Apple or Android smartphones and tablets.