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Fan Events around

INTRUST Bank Arena

March 14-18, 2018

Welcome to Wichita for an exciting week of basketball and celebration. Everywhere you look, there are countless activities and endless opportunities of fun for all ages from delicious food, drinks and games to pop-up bars and dance parties. Don’t miss out as downtown Wichita comes alive.

NCAA map with bike share

  1. Fan Fest

Thursday beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Beer gardens, food trucks, live DJ, “Big Shot” basketball and a sports court

  1. Cox FanZone at Lou's Place

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.          

Virtual reality truck, DJ, food and drinks on the patio

  1. Courtside on Commerce Street – The Alley to Excitement

Wednesday 4-10 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Friday 4-10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.           

Tailgate party, block party, live music, art, vendors, trucks, pop-up bars

  1. Bracket Bash – Presented by Barleycorn’s and Wichita Festivals, Inc.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, morning-night – exact times based on tip-off times      

Food, drink, carnival and tailgating games, music and TVs to watch the games

  1. 2018 Wichita Brewing Company Tailgate Party

Wednesday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 9 a.m.-midnight         

Large tailgate party with beer, pizza and food trucks

  1. Battle of the Brackets ICT

Sunday Selection party 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Wednesday 5 p.m. - midnight; Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-1 a.m.     

Giant outdoor glass tent sports bar with food, drinks, live music and dueling pianos

  1. “Hoosiers” at the Orpheum Theatre

Friday 7 p.m.  

Catch the viewing of this classic sports drama in a historic theatre setting

  1. Brews and Basketball - Third Place Brewing

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.        

Specialty beer for college basketball fans, food trucks and live music

  1. Biggins Alley & Patio Party

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

Live DJ, slam dunk contest, bag tournament and bagpipes

  1. Brickyard Bash

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 1 p.m.-2 a.m.   

Live music food, St. Patrick’s Day festivities on Saturday and a Sunday brunch

  1. Hotel at Old Town Pop-Up Pub

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.           

Check out this pop-up pub while enjoying drink specials on a huge outdoor patio

  1. Mort’s Cigar & Martini Bar Watch Party

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-2 a.m.             

Food pavilion serving breakfast, lunch and dinner served up by Wichita Wagonmasters, live music and a heated and cooled patio

  1. Ziggy’s Basketball Hub

Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

Outdoor bar with multiple televisions to watch all the games you can handle

  1. Rib Crib Watch Party

Begins at 11 a.m. daily

Watch games on flat screen TVs and partake in exclusive discounts and bar specials


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