Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend - July 15th - 17th
Interested in supporting your local community? If so, there are several events to attend this weekend. Come by Wichita’s Old Town Farmer’s Market and purchase fresh foods or enjoy an evening of entertainment and music at the Kansas Aviation Museum.
If you are a classic rock fan, there are also several performances that will make your weekend a little more enjoyable. Watch a psychedelic rock show on Exploration Place’s Boeing Dome Theater or enjoy an evening of live classic rock music at the WaterWalk Place.
1) KEYN Summer Concert Series presented by Capitol Federal
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Date: Friday, July 15
Where: WaterWalk Place
Info: 515 S. Main St., Downtown Wichita, Kansas
Why you should go: Make your Friday night a little more fun by attending this FREE classic rock concert presented by KEYN-FM 103.7. This is an outdoor event at the WaterWalk, so make sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets. The concert will feature the band Much Love with Rudy Love and will be held between 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Food and drinks will be available to purchase. Alcohol is not to be brought to this event. Free parking will be available in the WaterWalk parking garage located at 515 S. Main Street.
For more information click here: http://www.wichitawaterwalk.com/events/WaterWalk
2) Rock the Dome
Dates and Times:
6:30 p.m. - Friday, July 15
6:30 p.m. – Saturday, July 16
Where: The Exploration Place
Cost: $12.00 per person, all 3 shows, each night (tax not included)
Info: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
Why you should go: Come take a psychedelic trip through vibrant images and graphics all set to one of the greatest rock artists of the ‘70s, Pink Floyd. The Exploration Place is bringing the rock music to life through the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium’s Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Cosmic Light Show. You’ll be immersed in amazing, vivid graphics on the theatre’s 360-degree domed shaped screen and 5.1 surround sound.
There are 3 shows in a row featuring Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and Wish You Were Here. Parental guidance is strongly suggested and the show is recommended for ages 17 years and older.
For more information click here: http://www.exploration.org/pf_dark_side.php
3) A Volar
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, July 17
Where: Kansas Aviation Museum
Cost: $5.00 (plus tax), Children under 3 FREE
Info: 3350 George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS 67210
Why you should go: Come support the Americans of Hispanic descent who contributed greatly to World War II aviation efforts and their assistance in other roles in later war efforts. A Volar is an event meant to recognize all of these contributions and to invite the Latino community to learn more about the Kansas Aviation Museum.
Entertainment and activities for this event include music, inflatable bouncers, adult and toddler obstacle courses, a mega-bouncer, the Wichita Fire Department, members of the Kansas Air National Guard, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, food and merchandise vendors.
For more information on this event click here: http://www.kansasaviationmuseum.org/events.php
4) Old Town Farmer’s Market
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 16
Where: Farm & Art Market Plaza
Cost: Price of food varies, FREE to attend event
Info: Downtown Wichita (2nd Street and Mosley)
Why you should go: Support local (within 150 miles of Wichita) farms and ranches by attending this event. Every Saturday, The Old Town Farmers’ Market puts fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses, and more up for sale. Prepared foods such as jams, salsas, honey and hand-made crafts will also be available to purchase.
Come enjoy the Old Town experience, live music, and the freshest foods available in Wichita. The Old Town Farmer’s Market event will run until Saturday, October 15.
For more information click here: http://www.oldtownfarmersmarket.com
5) Story Time Village
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 16
Where: The Kansas African American Museum
Info: 601 N. Water St., Wichita, KS 67276
Why you should go: Inspire your child to love reading by bringing them to the Storytime Village event at The Kansas African American Museum. Every third Saturday of the month, children in grades K-5 are encouraged to come out to this FREE program.
This event includes interactive stories read by local community leaders and special guests. Following the performance, children can participate in games and other activities. It will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.
For more information click here: http://www.tkaamuseum.org/calendar.html
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