From fun festivals and holiday events to unique markets and a bevy of sports, there is something for everyone on this list of the big events coming to Wichita in May. Check out all the things to do as you plan your vacation or a weekend getaway to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day or Memorial Day in the Heart of the Country.

Tacos beans and shots of tequila are served on a wooden table

Festivals & Special Events

A girl plays with colorful pegs on an interactive exhibit as part of the Pixel Palace exhibit at Exploration Place

Family Fun 

People line up to taste food from food trucks at the Final Friday Food Truck Rally in downtown Wichita

Markets & More

The cast of Hard Times at Mary Jane's Mercantile performs on stage at Mosley Street Melodrama

Performing Arts

A painting from Susan Copich's "Staged Stories" exhibition at Ulrich Museum

Arts & Culture

Runners begin running the Prairie Fire Marathon in downtown Wichita

Sports & Recreation

The poster for the film Purple Rain

Film Screenings

  • ongoing – "Kansas: An Immersive Dome Experience" in the Dome Theater at Exploration Place
  • ongoing – “Dinosaurs of Antarctica” in the Dome Theater at Exploration Place
  • ongoing – "Serengeti" in the Dome Theater at Exploration Place
  • May 5-7 – “What's Love Got to Do with It?” film screening at Tallgrass Film Center
  • May 12 – mamafilm’s Fabric & Film series: Purple Rain” film screening and discussion with special guest Nina Winter of TISSU Sewing Studio at Wichita Art Museum
  • May 18 – "The Sandlot" film screening at Orpheum Theatre
  • May 19 – VHScape monthly secret double feature series at Tallgrass Film Center

Country artist Logan Mize poses for a photo in a corn fieldPhoto Credit: Sydney Davidson

Live Music & Comedy

For the latest list of events and experiences, check out the Visit Wichita calendar of events.