Big events in Wichita happening in October

October offers plenty of things to do in the Heart of the Country, from concerts featuring artists such as Beth Leavel and Dropkick Murphys to fall festivals including the 21st annual Tallgrass Film Festival, ICT Bloktoberfest and the 42nd annual Wichita Asian Festival.

If it’s spooky fun you’re out to find, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly pumpkin patches and Halloween events as well as adult Halloween experiences good for a scare. Plus, Wichita’s affordable and diverse museums have many excellent exhibitions this month as well as a variety of special events.

Take a look at this assortment of lively activities and events happening in October in Wichita.

ICT Bloktoberfest Stein Competition

Festivals & Special Events

Pumpkin Patches in Wichita

Halloween Festivities

Lights adorn a sign at the entrance of the Sedgwick County Zoo during the Wild LIghts event

Family Fun

The cast of Nightmare on Mosley Street

Performing Arts

Musician and singer Amy Grant poses for a photo

Live Music & Comedy

A painting is featured by George Mendoza as part of the Colors of the Wind Exhibit at The Envision Arts Gallery

Arts & Culture

The Prairie Fire Marathon begins with a large number of runners leaving the starting line

Sports & Recreation

Kansas Dome film

Film Screenings

Fresh Produce at Old Town Farmers Market

Markets and More

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