November in Wichita has something for everyone! Wichita State University basketball and Wichita Thunder hockey seasons kick into high gear this month, as does the seasonal shopping season. Peruse this list for things to do in Wichita in November, from live music to museum exhibitions to family events and activities to get you in the holiday mood.

A couple stands beneath a tree filled with multicolored lights and animal-shaped lights at Illuminations

Holiday Events

  • Holiday Wright Style at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House Museum and Study Center – Nov. 6
  • The Hallmork Channel Christmas Melodrama at Mosley Street Melodrama – Nov. 13-Dec. 23
  • Illuminations 2021 at Botanica Wichita at Botanica Wichita – Nov. 18-Jan. 1
  • 38th Annual Wreath Festival at Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum – Nov. 18-20
  • Peril at the North Pole: Yule Die Laughing at Prairie Pines Playhouse – Nov. 19-Dec. 23
  • 7th Annual Midian Shrine FEZtival of Trees at Midian Shrine Center – Nov. 19-28
  • Bradley Fair Christmas Tree Lighting – Nov. 21
  • Holiday Stroll (horse-drawn carriage rides) at Bradley Fair – Nov. 21-Dec. 19
  • Cool Yule - A Swingin' Christmas at The Forum Theatre Company – Nov. 26-Dec. 19
  • Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday at Field Station: Dinosaurs – Nov. 27-Jan. 3
  • Inverno - The Great Holiday Circus at Crown Uptown Theatre – Dec. 3-19

The entrance to the Sedgwick County Zoo lit up at night

Other Family-Friendly Events

  • Wild Lights at Sedgwick County Zoo –through Dec. 5 (Wednesday-Sunday)
  • Astronaut – Do You Have What It Takes at Exploration Place – through Jan. 2
  • Art Together at Mark Arts – Nov. 6
  • Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place – Nov. 4, 11 & 18
  • Air Capital Comic Con 2021 at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Nov. 13

View of lawn and exterior at Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House in Wichita, KS

Arts & Culture

  • The Simon and Garfunkel Story at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Nov. 3
  • Grand Tour at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House – Nov. 3, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19 & 20
  • Moonlight Tour at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House – Nov. 4
  • First Friday Gallery Crawl – Nov. 5
  • First Friday Late Nights at Old Cowtown Museum – Nov. 5
  • Wichita Symphony Orchestra's BACK 2 BRAHMS at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Nov. 7
  • Music Theatre Wichita’s Twelfth Night at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Nov. 10-14
  • Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Orchestras & Ensembles Fall Concert at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Nov. 20-21
  • Away in the Basement - A Church Basement Ladies Musical at Roxy’s Downtown – Nov. 18-Dec. 19
  • Broadway in Wichita’s STOMP - The International Sensation at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Nov. 26-27
  • Beyond 1920 - Women Artists from the WAM Collection at Wichita Art Museum – through Nov. 7
  • Look, It’s Daybreak, Dear, Time to Sing at Ulrich Museum at Wichita State University – through Dec. 4
  • Love in the Time of the Anthropocene at Ulrich Museum at Wichita State University – through Dec. 4
  • Drone-tography - The Elevated Eye Exhibit at Exploration Place – through Dec. 30
  • Portrait of a Man - Tapping into Essence at The Kansas African American Museum - through Dec. 31
  • B.J.O. Nordfeldt - American Internationalist at Wichita Art Museum – through Jan. 6, 2022 (excluding Mondays)
  • Nordfeldt Connections in Wichita at Wichita Art Museum – through March 12, 2022
  • Lloyd Foltz - Prairie Print Maker at Exploration Place – through April 10, 2022
  • Bring the Bosins Home - The Journey Continues at Mid-America All-Indian Museum – through June 4, 2022
  • Turn It Up to 90 – 90th Anniversary of the Electric Guitar’s Wichita World Debut at Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum – through July 2022

Whiskey Myers Concert at WAVE

Live Music & Comedy

  • Moonshine Bandits - Red, White and Blue Collar Tour at WAVE – Nov. 4
  • Matt Ebberwein Live at Augustino Brewing Company – Nov. 4
  • Jon Langston at WAVE – Nov. 5
  • Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real at The Cotillion – Nov. 5
  • Blacktop Mojo at Temple Live Wichita – Nov. 5
  • The Commodores at Kansas Star Casino – Nov. 5
  • Lil Baby and Friends at INTRUST Bank Arena – Nov. 6
  • Middle of the Map 2021 at Old Cowtown Museum – Nov. 6
  • Rick Wakeman - The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour at Orpheum Theatre – Nov. 6
  • Gospel Concert in the Country at Wichita Union Stockyards – Nov. 7
  • The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Led Zeppelin IV at Orpheum Theatre – Nov. 10
  • Comedian Dave Landau at The Cotillion – Nov. 11
  • Peterson Brothers at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Nov. 11
  • Wichita State University Wind Ensemble in concert at Wichita State University Miller Concert Hall – Nov. 11
  • Comedian William Lee Martin at The Loony Bin – Nov. 11
  • Parker Millsap at WAVE – Nov. 12
  • Black Stone Cherry at Temple Live Wichita – Nov. 12
  • ABBA Mania Live at Orpheum Theatre – Nov. 13
  • Kai Wachi: Muscleville Tour at WAVE – Nov. 13
  • Chamber Music Society of Wichita: Carpe Diem String Quartet at Wichita Art Museum – Nov. 14
  • Zach Bryan at The Cotillion – Nov. 15
  • Gregory Alan Isakov with Special Guest Israel Nebeker at WAVE – Nov. 18
  • Like Before | Lost at Sea | Into Forever at Kirby’s Beer Store – Nov. 19
  • Aaron Watson with Special Guest Jenna Paulette at The Cotillion – Nov. 19
  • Geoff Tate - Empire 30th Anniversary Tour at WAVE – Nov. 20
  • Cody Johnson with Easton Corbin and Ian Munsick at Hartman Arena – Nov. 20
  • Luke Hendrickson w/Casey Joe Collins at Kirby’s Beer Store – Nov. 23
  • Adam Capps, Jason Callahan, Kyle Killgore & Amber Goldermann at Temple Live Wichita – Nov. 24
  • Danielle Nicole Band at The Cotillion – Nov. 26
  • Yung Joc and Lil Scrappy - The ATL Invasion Tour at The Cotillion – Nov. 27
  • The Lindsey Stirling Christmas Program at Orpheum Theatre – Nov. 30

A painted chalkboard sign reading "Merry Christmas" sits on the steps of a gift shop in Wichita, KS

Markets and More

  • Old Town Farm and Art Market - Holiday Season at the Farm & Art Plaza in the Old Town District – Nov. 6, 13, 20 & Dec. 4, 11, 18
  • Wichita Holiday Market Extravaganza at Towne East Square – Nov. 7
  • Christmas Open House at Urban Interiors – Nov. 11-13
  • 2nd Saturday at various locations – Nov. 13
  • Paramount's Christmas Holiday Open House at Paramount Antique Mall, Paramount East Antique Mall & Paramount Marketplace - Antiques, Vintage and New – Nov. 12-14
  • Small Business Saturday 2021 at various locations – Nov. 27

A full arena watches a Wichita Thunder ice hockey game

Sports

  • Wichita State Shockers men’s basketball vs. Missouri Southern State at Charles Koch Arena on the Wichita State University campus – Nov. 1
  • Wichita Thunder hockey vs. Allen Americans at INTRUST Bank Arena – Nov. 5
  • Wichita Thunder hockey vs. Kansas City Mavericks at INTRUST Bank Arena – Nov. 7
  • Wichita State Shockers men’s basketball vs. Jacksonville State at Charles Koch Arena on the Wichita State University campus – Nov. 9
  • Wichita Thunder hockey vs. Allen Americans at INTRUST Bank Arena – Nov. 12
  • Wichita State Shockers men’s basketball vs. South Alabama at Charles Koch Arena on the Wichita State University campus – Nov. 13
  • NPC (National Physique Committee) All-Star Championships at The Cotillion – Nov. 13
  • NJCAA DII Men’s and Women’s Soccer National Championships at Stryker Sports Complex – Nov. 15-20
  • Wichita Thunder hockey vs. Tulsa Oilers at INTRUST Bank Arena – Nov. 26
  • Wichita Thunder hockey vs. Rapid City Rush at INTRUST Bank Arena – Nov. 27-28

Photo of the Keeper of the Plains Statue with a graphic that says "100 Things to do in Kansas Before You Die"

Adult-focused Events

  • Book Signing: Roxie on the Road's "100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die" at Jenny Dawn Cellars – Nov. 4
  • Old Cowtown Museum Ghost Hunt at Old Cowtown Museum – Nov. 19-20
  • Air Capital Comic Con 2021 at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Nov. 13-14

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