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A Season of Festivals

There is no better place to celebrate fall than the Heart of the Country. From paint brushes to public parades, from center stage to the silver screen, we have it all with over 25 unique festivals and events taking place in everyone’s favorite season. And don’t worry, you don’t have to choose just one. Because no matter how you and your crew want to pumpkin spice up your life, you can make it happen in the same city.

Zoobilee 2021


September 11

Zoobilee at the Sedgwick County Zoo is Wichita’s wildest FUN-raiser and is back to celebrate SCZ's 50th birthday! Enjoy live music, delicious drinks, and delectable bites from... More

ICT Comic Con

ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo - Year 5.0

September 11 - 12

Captain ICT says welcome to Wichita’s premiere home for all things science fiction, comics, literature, movies and horror films as we launch our ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction... More

Orie's Garlic Fest

Orie's Garlic Fest

September 12

This annual food festival celebrates all things garlic — with ready-to-eat garlicky grub, garlic beverages, garlic salts, seasonings, baked goods, honeys, jams, and more! Orie’s... More

Prost Oktoberfest


September 16 - 19

Join us for beer, food, live music, and contests to win prizes! Beer we'll be serving this year: Weihenstephaner Festbier, Hofbräu Oktoberfest, & Warsteiner Oktoberfest.... More

ICT Yoga Fest

ICT Yoga Fest

September 17 - 18

Participate in the 3rd annual ICT Yoga Fest! This two day, indoor/outdoor festival held in the WaterWalk Gardens AND at the Wichita Boathouse will feature all styles and aspects of... More

Autumn & Art

Autumn & Art

September 17 - 19

Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair is the premier boutique alfresco fine art show in south central Kansas. In its twelfth year, the juried art show and sale provides a diverse array... More

Wichita Festival of the Arts

Wichita Festival of the Arts

September 18

Join us this all fall for the 2nd Wichita Festival of the Arts! Over 50 local vendors will be on-site to showcase our community's talents in arts and entertainment. Enjoy the... More

Wichita Latin Fest

4th Annual Latin Fest ICT

September 18

“Latin Fest ICT”, is a unique, cultural festival, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be cultural performances, authentic food, two live bands and much more! Bring your... More

Open Streets ICT

Open Streets ICT

September 19

Join us this fall for Open Streets ICT, a FREE neighborhood community-building event along Douglas Avenue in Wichita for a full day of biking, fun physical activities, food trucks,... More

Crave Culinary Festival

Crave Culinary Festival

September 21 - 25

Get ready to satisfy your hunger for connection. Let’s gather and champion the arts! You’ll enjoy an artistic fusion of food and friends benefiting Mark Arts. A variety of culinary... More

Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff

Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off

September 25

Sample the best chili in the Midwest at the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off in September. The weather doesn't matter! Hot, mild or even cold, it's chili weather! The... More

Great plains Renaissaince Fair

Great Plains Renaissance & Scottish Festival

September 25 - 26

Hail and well met! Come one, come all to the 21st Annual Great Plains Renaissance & Scottish Festival! There’ll be jests and jousts, aerial acrobatics, falconry and fire... More

Wichita Pride Parade

Wichita Pride Parade

September 26

The theme for this year’s festival will be Rainbow Resilience. The Pride Parade will be from the Old County Courthouse to Century II The Opening Nite Show, Festival, and Community... More


Wichita Riverfest

September 30 - October 3

Wichita Riverfest started nearly 50 years ago as a way to celebrate and unify the community during Wichita's Centennial. Now, the jam-packed, fun-filled event is the largest,... More

Kansas Railfest

Kansas Railfest

October 2 - 10

Fantastic local musicians, giveaways, food, door prizes, a scavenger hunt, balloon animals, face painting, and more! Event proceeds will go toward helping the museum's mission - to... More

ICT Blocktoberfest

ICT Bloktoberfest

October 8 - 9

ICT Bloktoberfest transforms Union Station into a giant Biergarten that's taken over by music, food, games, and of course lots of beer! Grab a stein and come find your new favorite... More

Prairie Fire Marathon

Prairie Fire Race Series

October 10

Qualify for the Boston Marathon with the Prairie Fire Marathon or run a half marathon or 5K on October 10! Run through the heart of Wichita and enjoy fast courses and beautiful... More

Tallgrass Film Festival

19th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

October 20 - 24

2021 marks the 19th year of the Tallgrass Film Festival! The festival includes short and feature films from around the world, Filmmaker Labs, Roundtables, VIP receptions, Gala... More

Wichita Asian Festival

40th Annual Wichita Asian Festival

October 23

The Wichita Asian Festival is back for its 40th year! Proudly presented by the Wichita Asian Association, this annual festival showcases cultural performances, culinary arts and... More

Air Capital Comic Con

Air Capital Comic Con

November 13 - 14

Celebrate seven years of the Air Capital Comic Con! Wichita's favorite con is back for 2021! As always, the goal is to put on a family friendly comic book convention focused on... More

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When you're ready to travel, Wichita is ready to welcome you. Though they may be implemented in different ways, each touchpoint during your visit is applying consistent enhanced cleanliness measures. Join us and help provide a safe and healthy travel experience for everyone.

We encourage residents and guests to practice social responsibility to ensure we are collectively doing our part to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Wear a mask. Practice physical distancing. Wash hands frequently. Cover your cough and sneeze. Stay home if you’re sick. Adhere to additional health measures that may be required throughout your trip.

Guidance adheres to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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