Laughing, cheering, shopping and running are just a few of the things you can do in Wichita this weekend. If you're making your plans, check out these events.
Wichita Wingnuts vs Sioux City at Lawrence Dumont Stadium, June 24-25
Cheer on Wichita's professional baseball team, the Wichita Wingnuts, as the go head-to-head with the Sioux City Explorers. The two teams will take the field twice this weekend, so come out at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 24 for the opening game, and again at 7 p.m. on Saturday for a heated rematch.
The games will be held at Lawrence Dumont Stadium, so head to the Delano District to enjoy an evening or two at the ball field. Ticket prices vary. Learn more here.
Sketch on Stage 2 at the Orpheum, June 24
Get ready for a laugh riot! Part two of the Sketch on Stage comedy series comes to the historic Orpheum Theatre on Friday night. Audience members will be able to enjoy a performance that's up close and personal, as they will be seated right on the stage with the performers!
The show begins at 8 p.m. on June 24 and general admission tickets are priced at $10. VIP front row tickets are available for $20. VIP tickets also guarantee the use of your name in the show!
Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 855.755.7328, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office and Plant Employee Clubs.
Final Friday, June 24
The Final Friday Art Crawl takes place on the final Friday of each month, as its name suggests. Much of Wichita's downtown, Delano district and Arena District participates in the event. Many local galleries offer extended hours on Final Friday, and local restaurants and retail shops feature local artist and musicians. On final Friday guests will see lots of artwork on display and for sale, and live music is common. Each month, roughly 30 (usually even more) businesses get involved in Final Friday, and the month of June is always the biggest. All venues are free and open to the public. Hours vary, but the core hours for the event are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free trolley rides are available to transport guests to and from various locations.
Craftapalooza and Vintage Market at Century II, June 25
It's time again for a Craftapalooza and Vintage Market at Century II, and we can't wait! This one-day-only shopping experience offers a wide variety of unique items, including all kinds of hand-crafted goods worthy of Pinterest boards, Vintage and antique pieces and more. IF you've never been to Craftapalooza, it's definitely worth a visit to come out and see all that this event has to offer. Whether you're looking for flashy and fabulous or country chic, you'll find it at this event.
Admission is just $5, and ages 12 and under get in for free! The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Color Me Rad 5K at Sedgwick County Park
The Color Me Rad 5K is a great way to brighten your weekend! This 5k fun run is almost as fun to watch as it is to participate. Runners in the Color Me Rad 5K are covered in bright colored powder and gel as they run through designated color stations, leaving them splattered in rainbow colors by the time they finish! By the time he or she crosses the finish line, each runner is a pink, yellow, green, blue and violet masterpiece, and each color is a testament to the hard work put into the race!
The race will be held at Sedgwick County Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. Whether you're running supporting a runner, or simply spectating, it's a lot of fun!
ArtVenture at the Wichita Art Museum, June 25
From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, the Wichita Art Museum hill host a free Family ArtVenture, this time exploring the museum's sculptures, both indoor and outdoor. Select sculptures will be highlighted by a fun and family-friendly gallery guide. Guests will even be able to create a sculpture of their own.
You can spend the day at the museum or drop by anytime to enjoy the event, and it's totally free!
Pac-Matano at Douglas Design District, June 25
If you've never wanted to play real life Pac-Man, you're wrong. You do want to play, and now you can at Pac-Matano. Wichitans will download the phone app for Pac-Matano at the event. With the help of the app, the Douglas Design District will become a real Pac-Man game, where players can collect points, avoid ghosts and win prizes. Food trucks and booths from local organizations will be present. Pac-Matano is a collaborative event hosted by Quickdraw Studios and Matano, the event will feature The Workroom as the central hub. The event runs from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on June 25.
Matano is a Wichita-based sports apparel brand, that recently launched its first line of Fair Trade sportswear. Check out their Kickstarter campaign here: www.matano.co/kickstarter.
Jared and the Mill at the Orpheum, June 25
Catch the Arizona-based group, Jared & the Mill, at the Orpheum this weekend. Performing at 8 p.m. on Saturday, the group has been compared to Mumford and Sons, and features a sound that can be described by a number of different names and genres.
Multiple people and events have shaped the group's music, resulting in a unique and diverse sound. The members of Jared and the Mill hope that the style of their southwestern home can be found in the heart of their music.
Reserved tickets are priced at $15.
Ringo Star and his All Starr Band at Hartman Arena, June 26
With a Music career spanning over 50 years, Ringo Starr makes his way to Hartman Arena for a performance this weekend.
The former Beatle will travels with his All Starr Band, who will accompany him on Stage. The band is comprised of Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.
The show will begin at 8 p.m. on June 26, and tickets vary in price, but are available starting at $46.
Fifth Anniversary of the Downing Children's Garden at Botanica, June 25
Botanica celebrates five years of fun this weekend with the Anniversary of the downing Children's Garden! The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday and is free and open to the public.
Guests will be able to interact with some furry friends from Tanganyika Wildlife Park, enjoy a project provided by the Wichita Center for the Arts, and more. Live music will be provided by DJ Ronnie Choy. Get your face painted, go on a scavenger hunt, play games, enjoy lunch and more at this event!