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Get Ready to Celebrate in Wichita!

Annual & Upcoming Events in Wichita

Just landed at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport and don’t know what to do with yourself?

First, get a photo of the awesome Keeper of the Plains sculpture, and then get ready to celebrate. Whether you enjoy the arts or sports – or both – there’s plenty to do in Kansas’ largest city.

1. Wichita River Festival

Get ready to party on the Arkansas River. Since 1972, the Wichita River Festival has drawn hundreds of thousands of Kansans to downtown Wichita. This June, enjoy concerts at the WaterWalk Pavilion, browse through the flea market and traveling exhibits, let the little loose in the kids zone, and take in a fireworks show.

2. Tallgrass Film Festival

Established in by the “stubbornly independent” Tallgrass Film Association, the Tallgrass Film Festival has attracted filmbuffs and filmmakers to Old Town Wichita since 2003. Held in October, the TFF features nearly 200 short and feature-length films from across the country/world at Wichita landmarks like Orpheum Theatre, and the Warren Theaters in Old Town.

3. Intrust Bank Arena

Seating more than 15,000 people, the Intrust Bank Arena features hockey games with the CHL’s Wichita Thunder, and much more. For Wichita visitors looking to fill their itineraries, this multipurpose arena hosts concerts, bull riding, wrestling, MMA events, and NCAA and even NBA preseason basketball games.

4. Wichita State Shockers

Visiting Wichita in the fall? Head to Wichita State University – home to the Wichita State Shockers of the NCAA Division I. Don’t miss a lively basketball game at the Charles Koch Arena, or catch the baseball team in action at in Eck Stadium’s Tyler Field.

5. Wichita Flight Festival

What’s visiting the Air Capital of the World without catching an air show? The Wichita Flight Festival features some of the best aerial performers around, plus exhibits on local aviation products. Held in September at the Jabara Airport, WFF also boasts great food, concerts, and shopping.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western Wichita North

915 E 53rd Street N, Wichita KS 67219-2611
Phone: +1 316-832-9387  |  Fax: (316) 832-9443  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Governors Inn & Suites

4742 S Emporia, Wichita KS 67216-1771
Phone: +1 316-522-0775  |  Fax: (316) 522-1377  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Eastgate Inn & Suites

8300 E Kellogg, Wichita KS 67207-1814
Phone: +1 316-682-3000  |  Fax: (316) 682-1300  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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