Guide to May 2017 Events in Wichita

School is out at the end of the month, the weather is getting warmer, and we have SO many fun things to do around town!

May 2 – Calm your mind with Tai Chi on the lawn of the Wichita Art Museum.
May 6 – The family will enjoy celebrating mom in a healthy way at the Mother’s Day 5k.
May 6 – Head out to Souders’ Farm for historical reenactment and Market Day
May 6 – Wichita KidFest promises to have activities for the whole family. 
May 6 – Grab the girls for a fun night decorating cookies and sipping cocktails
May 6 – The city of Haysville will be rockin’, Cajun style!
May 7 – Mid-America All-Indian Center opens a new exhibit in their Elements series.
May 7 – The truck stops in Andover: food trucks, vendors and raffles, all supporting Andover schools.
May 7 – Sedgwick County Zoo hosts its annual celebration of Cinco de Mayo, with food, music and more.
May 9 – Join WMB and Edward Jones for Money Talk for Moms.
May 9 – Expecting moms (and dads!) will benefit from Tips and Tricks for Labor.
May 11 – Enjoy friends, flowers and fun at Botanica’s Blooms, Brews, and Bloody Marys.
May 12-14 – Make the short drive to Anthony for the 20th Annual Sunflower Balloon Festival
May 13 – If your kids like fishing, you’ll need to check out Kid Fishing Day in El Dorado.
May 14 – Support local mamas during this 5k and fundraiser: No Child Wet Behind.
May 18 – New and expecting moms should prepare to be pampered at Wichita Moms Blog’s Bloom (sold out). 
May 18 – You don’t need artistic ability to make your family tree at Mark Arts.
May 19 – The family that mini-masterpieces together, stays together.
May 20 – Chisholm Creek Park is hosting an incredible Walk with Wildlife event, with free activities and education for the entire family. 
May 21 – The Girls’ Ultimate Movement Clinic is free and fun for the 6-12 grade girls in your life. 
May 25 – Backyard Specialists invites you and all the kids to come play on all the equipment, eat hot dogs and sno-cones and have fun at their Summer Bash.
May 26 – Your teens may like the Not So Normal Formal, with dancing, games, food and more. 
May 27 – Wild, Wild West meets Jules Verne for Steampunk at Cowtown.

And don’t forget to register for summer camps and programs before they fill up!

Neighborhood Group Meet-Ups

Wichita Neighborhood Mom Groups are having all kids of activities in your neighborhood. Click here to join your Neighborhood Group, and see below for what’s going on near you this month.

West Side/Goddard/Maize Moms: May 13 – Bring the kids for a Playground Fun and Scavenger Hunt meet-up.
Central Wichita/Downtown Moms: May 16 – Try out a new fitness crazy with moms from your hood at Barre Forte
Derby/South Wichita Moms: May 22 – Enjoy the beautiful weather with a meet up at Madison Avenue Central Park.
East Side/Andover Moms: May 25 – Sip some coffee or wine, have a chocolate, and enjoy kid-free socializing at Cocoa Dolce.
El Dorado Moms: May 31- Join us for a picnic in the parkpicnic in the park!

Regularly Scheduled Programming:

Many local places have recurring events that are great for moms and families, and you can find them here: 

  • Aviate has Junior Jump Monday through Friday for the younger crowd.
  • Botanica has a Sunny Days Storytime every Thursday morning. 
  • Sensory Friendly play at Exploration Place on the second Sunday of every month
  • Urban Air has Jumparoo Toddler Jump every Thursday and Friday.
  • Family Night at Museum of World Treasures is the first Thursday of the month.
  • Make ICT has free access to their makerspace every other Monday.
  • Kansas Children’s Service League has a support group for Parents of Special Needs Children on the third Monday of every month. 
  • Moxi Junction hosts story and craft time every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30am.
  • Local libraries have story times most every day: check out our Guide to Wichita Story Times.
Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.

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