Got plans for Memorial Day Weekend? If you're staying in Wichita, here are some thing you can check out! A HUGE thanks to my friends at Visit Wichita for keeping us entertained! (Photo Credit: Visit Wichita and Kansas Aviation Museum)
GONE WITH THE WINDWAGON
MAY 24-26, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. Admission: Premium $34; Standard $30; Show Only $24/$20
Location: Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley St., Wichita, KS 67202
Enjoy Wichita’s only live audience participation theater at Mosley Street Melodrama, where the crowd is encouraged to boo the villain and hail the hero, as they become part of the action. Don’t miss the launch of this new show, including a musical comedy revue filled with singing, dancing and comedy sketches.
PLAY ON A PLANE
MAY 25, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $2 per person or $5 per carload
Location: Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 George Washington Blvd., Wichita KS 67210
Have you ever wanted to see what is actually inside our aircraft outside on the ramp? Now is your chance! Play on a Plane is a fun, family-friendly event where attendees have a chance to check out what's inside a variety of planes. The museum will have several aircraft open on the ramp including the famous FedEx plane (and many more!). There will also be presenters talking about the new KC-46s and how one of McConnell's tanker pilots became Mrs. Kansas.
OPENING WEEKEND: SPLASH AQUA PARK
Opens MAY 25, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $16.50 per hour
Location: Splash Aqua Park, 820 W. Steeple Bay, Wichita KS 67213
Splash Aqua Park is a series of inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows, and bouncers all connected together and floating in a lake. It features swings, ramps, jumps, ladders, a trampoline, a slide, wiggle bridges, and so much more. There is a great variety of different shapes, sizes, and functions, making the activity exciting and entertaining for everyone.
STEAMPUNK WEEKEND AT OLD COWTOWN MUSEUM
MAY 25, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adults $9; Seniors $8; Youth (12-17) $7; Kids (5-11) $6
Location: Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., Wichita, KS 67202
Break out your best bib and hold on to your penny farthing (you know, those big wheel bicycles) as Old Cowtown Museum travels to the days of future past. Encounter the spectacle of pirate comedians, live steampunk music and performers of the steampunk variety. Cowtown members get in free.
SHEIKS, NECKERS & JELLYBEANS – A VAUDEVILLE FANTASY
MAY 25-26, 2019
Time: 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday Admission: Regular admission applies
Location: Roxy’s Downtown, 412 ½ E. Douglas, Wichita KS 67202
The greatest era of American entertainment lives again in this unique and original piece written and recreated by Roberta Wilkes. Wichita’s own Karla Burns and David Sewell join Roberta as she revives the music and comedy of stars of vaudeville and traveling tent theatre including songs from Sophie Tucker, Fannie Brice, Bessie Smith and comedy routines that would have highlighted a Florenz Ziegfeld Follies.