Visit Wichita partnered with Wichita photographer Timothy Larsen on this project and we put his photography skills to good use. Timothy documented fun and games for adults in Wichita. Follow him on Instagram.
Sedgwick County Zoo
Collaborating with @visitwichita during the month of July has allowed me to regain a childhood favorite… the zoo! Entering the gates of the Sedgwick County Zoo as an adult brought back so many memories and a smile across my face. Through the month of July, the zoo showcased “Twilight Tuesdays” with live music and extended hours for $3 entry. Go enjoy amazing local musicians and allow the wonders of the animal kingdom show you just how amazing our world is (especially the gorilla exhibit)!
Food Truck Rally
As I walked up to the Final Friday Food Truck Rally, I could smell what could only be identified as: delicious. Sounds of an acoustic solo set permeated the air and the place was hopping. I highly recommend getting out to the rally at the Wichita Boathouse every Final Friday of the month from 5-10 p.m. and try some local flavors.
I showed up to an already bustling Riverfront Stadium at 4 p.m. for a 7 p.m. Friday night game. My hosts Tim and Hannah showed me the entire stadium, nuts to bolts, including details about staffing shifts. Staffing featured more than 300 gameday employees ranging from groundskeeping, food and beverage, production and coaches. It was impressive to witness staff members work independently, yet seamlessly, to make sure that fans would have a great gameday experience. The stadium seats 6,500 but has a capacity of 10,000 and on this Friday, more than 5,000 fans showed up and witnessed Wichita Wind Surge’s Tanner Schobel’s first Double-A Homerun, a 419 ft bomb to left field.
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company’s gnew taproom is amazing! They have maintained the same great brews while adding more space inside and out with yard games. Weekly live music and food trucks round out the best way to spend an evening with friends.
Central Standard Brewing
Two words: Reggae Sunday. If you haven't popped into Central Standard Brewing for Reggae Sunday yet, do yourself a favor and get there. It's a quarterly celebration with great CSB brews and complimentary jerk chicken with rice and peas. I rode my ’46 Hiawatha down from the house and was not surprised to see how many other lovers of the Caribbean cuisine were already partaking.
The pinnacle of fun and games in Wichita. The Arcade’s new location boasts a larger arcade and pinball collection with a full bar. The Wichita Pinball Community holds league night on Thursday nights where any skill level pinball player is sure to have a great time. Coin up and let’s play!
Our afternoon at Revolutsia was amazing. The shipping container mall boasts excellent German food and drink from Prost, incredible art from The Loud Cicada and an award-winning staff at the Good Company ICT taproom and cocktail lounge. Many other shops are ready for you to peruse on a lazy Saturday afternoon.
Old Town Farm & Art Market
Bring on the weekend: The Old Town Farm & Art Market is never lacking when it comes to things to see! From fresh flowers and produce to unique pieces of local art, it is always a great way to spend a Saturday morning. It runs from 8 a.m-1 p.m. with live music starting at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday, April-October. Can't wait to see you there!
We spent a Friday evening at Brickyard. We started the evening inside Public with some snacks and drinks, then moved outside to catch “A Band In Kansas” bring the heat with early 2000s hits. I could not help it so I had to set the camera down to get down mahself!
My fiancee and I had a blast at Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge for Tuesday night Karaoke (Karaoke also takes place Wednesday night). Amazing drinks, fun people and Karaoke, who knows, I might even get on stage and sing something!
Timothy is a local photographer. To learn more about his work, email Timothy at email@example.com.