NBC World Series, Huntfest and More this Weekend
It's time for another Wichita weekend. If you're looking for things to do, we've got you covered. Take a look at these local events!
Midwest Huntfest at Century II, July 29-31
Hunters in the Wichita area have a big weekend ahead of them. Midwest Huntfest is finally here. The premier outdoors sportsman's consumer expo will offer a weekend of family-friendly fun, complete with outfitters, anglers, guides, hunts, archery supplies, apparel, guns & ammo, knives, taxidermy, feeders and blinds, camo, feed and covers, calls of every kind, fishing gear, seminars, and much more.
At Midwest Huntfest, you can test your skills in the 3D Archery Shoots, show off your biggest antler shed in the Shed Contest, watch Bass Tubs fishing demonstrations, and so much more. This year also features a brand new "people's choice" taxidermy contest.
Midwest Huntfest will take place at Century II from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on July 29, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on July 30, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on July 31.
Ticket prices vary, details are available here.
National Baseball Congress World Series at Lawrence Dumont Stadium, Starting July 29
Take me out to the ball game! The National Baseball Congress World Series kicks off this weekend, right here in Wichita! The Series begins on July 29 at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. In its 82nd year, the NBC World Series will bring 30 baseball teams from across the country to downtown Wichita.
This year, for the first time in NBC World Series History, 24 Major League players will be on one team! The Kansas Stars, sponsored by the Kansas Star Casino will feature seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens. Clemens is one of 11 players on the team that was an MLB All-Star. 24 of the 25 players on the roster played in the Major Leagues. Joining Clemens as NBC Alumni are Robertson, LaRoche, J.D. Drew, Dan Uggla, Jack Wilson, Koyie Hill and Ryan Kohlmeier.
In addition, the following MLB All-Stars will participate: Tim Hudson, Ben Sheets, Roy Oswalt, Dan Uggla, Josh Beckett, Brad Penny, Jason Isringhausen, J.D. Drew, Jack Wilson, Brandon Inge.
The Kansas Stars will play in Championship Week of the 82nd NBC World Series. The Stars pool play games will be Saturday, August 6th at 9:30pm, Monday, August 8th and Wednesday, August 10th, both at 7:00pm.
Ticket are priced at $7-$11, and are for a single day pass that works for all games played that day.
Lost on Utica at the Kansas Star Casino, July 29
Get a little lost at the Kansas Star Casino this weekend, as Lost on Utica performs at 10 p.m. on July 29. Lost in Utica offers audiences a unique experience, highlighting music from the Hollies in 1962 to today's hits from Bruno Mars and everything in between.
The event will be held in the Kansas Star's Tin Lizard Bar & Grill, and all attendees must be 21 years of age or older. The show is free to attend.
Final Friday, July 29
It's Final Friday, and you know what that means! It's time for a downtown art crawl. On the last Friday of each month, many of downtown Wichita's restaurants, retail shops, and art galleries offer extended hours, free admission, artist demonstrations and live music.
Local artists display and sell their artwork at venues all over down town, and some locations, like the Hopping Gnome, highlight a different featured artist each month.
Guests are invited to peruse the displays at their leisure, either on foot or by riding the Q-Line, which transports patrons to and from participating venues.
Learn more about Final Friday here.
Great Steps for NF Walk/Run at Sedgwick County Park, July 30.
This weekend's 4th annual Great Steps for NF walk/run will raise awareness for NF, or Neurofibromatosis. NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system which causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time. The 5K event is a great opportunity for friends, family, businesses and more to get involved in a great cause. It's also a great way to meet others who have been affected by NF. The event has a fundraising goal of $10,000.
The event will run from 9 a.m. until noon at Sedgwick County Park. Registration is $25 for adults, $12 for children ages 4-10, $6 for children ages three and under. Free registration is available to participants who raise $100.
To learn more or to register, click here.
Sole Purpose Three at Abode Venue, July 30
The number one sneaker expo in the state of Kansas returns to the Abode Venue on Saturday, July 30.
From noon until 5 p.m., Sole Purpose 3 will allow guests to buy, sell and trade sneakers while listening to live music and enjoying food from local food trucks.
Enjoy the latest fashion with all of your friends at Sole Purpose 3 this weekend.
General admission tickets are priced at $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and table reservation is priced at $60. Tickets can be purchased online.
Abode Venue is located at 1330 E. Douglas.
Children's Farm Festival, County Fair at Sedwick County Zoo, July 30
This Saturday, children and families are invited to participate in the County Fair section of the Children's Farm Festival!
Guests will enjoy old-fashioned county fair activities, like learning how animals are judged at the fair and more! Zoo staff will be awarding ribbons, and if you're lucky, you might just get a blue ribbon!
The event will run from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., and is available with regular zoo admission, so stop by and check it out. Tickets are available here.
Saturdays at Naftzger Park, July 30
This weekend, Saturdays at Naftzger Park welcomes a local favorite to the celebration! DJ Carbon will spin your favorite tunes from 6 p.m. until 88 p.m. so come jam for free! Relax outside and enjoy the music, enjoy food from one of Wichita's local food trucks, dance to your heart's content, or play some fun recreational games in the park! This event is fun for the whole family, so bring the kids out to play at Naftzger Park, located at 601 E Douglas.
For more details about this event, click here.
Music Theatre of Wichita Presents Jesus Christ Superstar, July 27-31
At the Music Theatre of Wichita's performance of Jesus Christ, Superstar, guests can expect to hear Andrew Lloyd Weber's hits from the production, such as "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Heaven On Their Minds," "Gethsemane," "Everything's Alright," "Superstar" and more.
Evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for evening shows range in price from $28 to $64. Matinees will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Matinee tickets range in price from $26 to $58.