The weekend is here and there's a variety of things happening in Wichita. Here's a list of things to do from my friends at Visit Wichita.
WICKED BREW TOUR
Location: Various locations around Wichita
Make it a weekend or a monthly goal as you quench your thirst in downtown Wichita. The choice is yours, pick at least eight of 14 coffeehouses or breweries on the Wicked Brew Tour Passport to earn a free Wicked Brew Tour t-shirt (while supplies last). Share your experience with #BrewTourICT and #ICTMoments on social media.
JUNE 22-24, 2017
Time: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Admission: $8-$12
Location: The Loony Bin Comedy Club (Live @ 215), 215 N. St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67202
After months of bombing at open mic nights and birthday parties, this stand-up comedian finally got the hang of telling jokes and has become one of the funniest men in America. Zoltan Kaszas has been a part of three television shows on Spike TV, E! Network and Wealth TV. He is now taking his comic career to the next level.
JUNE 23, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. Admission: $35-$55
Location: Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway St., Ste. 330, Wichita, KS 67202
Experience iconic images of Kansas from American West cowboys. Photographed by a father and son team from Kansas, discover how these stunning photographs reveal the daily lives of the enduring ranchers on the Great Plains. Enhance your understanding of ranching culture and learn to appreciate this vanishing way of life through this exhibit.
TUNES + TALLGRASS
JUNE 23, 2017
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Admission: Free
Location: Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
Join the Wichita Art Museum and Tallgrass Film Association to celebrate five years of this annual, outdoor, live music and film event. Watch Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 masterpiece “Rear Window,” featuring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Bring your camp chairs, picnic blankets and Frisbees and enjoy food trucks, a cash bar and live jazz with the William Flynn Quartet. The movie starts at 9 p.m.
WICHITA TACO FEST
JUNE 24, 2017
Time: Noon to 6 p.m. Admission: $5
Location: Union Station, 701 East Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS
Wichita’s first ever Taco Festival will fuse together Wichita’s love for tacos, margaritas and live music. A dynamic & unique one day family event, it will feature 20 of Wichita’s best taco establishments serving sample size tacos. Restaurant vendors will compete in multiple competitions to earn bragging rights for Wichita’s best taco, salsa, and margarita.
CHISHOLM TRAIL 150TH – HISTORY AND MYSTERIES OF HIGHLAND & MAPLE GROVE CEMETERIES TOUR
JUNE 24, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to noon Admission: $20
Location: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, 300 S. Sycamore, Wichita, KS 67213
Take a trolley tour of two of the earliest cemeteries in Wichita. Joseph McCoy, James R. Mead, and two more of the "Four Horsemen" are buried in Wichita, and were all involved with the Chisholm Trail. On the tour, you’ll visit the graves of historic figures, some of whom died mysteriously. Tickets may be purchased at Hatman Jack’s in the Delano district.
ANIME FESTIVAL WICHITA
JUNE 23-25, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. Admission: $12-$45
Location: Hyatt Regency Wichita, 400 W. Waterman, Wichita, KS 67202
Meet some of your favorite anime characters and production specialists in this year’s Anime Festival Wichita. Special guests include Elizabeth Maxwell, Jessica Calvello, Patricia Summersett and Samurai Dan. This jam-packed three-day event is open to the public. Buy a weekend pass or just go for the day. If you like anime, you can’t miss this event.
Go to VisitWichita.com/events for a complete list of Wichita events.