Looking for a little summer fun? Its all here in this handy guide to events in July all around Wichita. Now, there is a chance we may have missed one or two, so please let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out our Family Calendar.
June 29-July 3: You have to see a performance of Beauty and the Beast by Music Theatre Wichita! This live version of the Disney classic will be an enchanting experience for all! (Children must be at least 5 years old to attend.)
July 2: Party like it’s 1875 at the Celebrate America event at the Old Cowtown Museum. This old-fashioned Fourth of July party will include a pie eating contest, vintage baseball game, carnival games and a petting zoo.
July 6-9: Venture west out to Cheney for the Sedgwick County Fair. There will be a children’s petting zoo, concerts, exhibits, and so, so many funnel cakes.
July 6-10: Just where is the Wheat Capital of the World? The same place where you can attend the Kansas Wheat Festival – Wellington! The festival includes street dances, a carnival, shows, and, of course, wheat!
July 10: Channel you inner “swimja” for SwimJitsu hosted by Wichita Swim Club. SwimJitsu is an in-water obstacle course for participants of all ages and skill.
July 9: Learn all about the secret life of pet chameleons at City Arts. Their Adult & Me program is free and offered the second Saturday of each month.
July 14: From bluegrass to blues, spend the evening at Downtown Diversity Jam, an outdoor concert featuring musical diversity.
July 14: Enter the world of sweets and play a life-sized version of Candy Land at the Wichita Public Library. For children ages 8-11.
July 15: Create a mini masterpiece at the family workshop through MonArt School of Art. The theme, Colorful Fish, is perfect for summer fun.
July 15: Spend the night with some of your closest friends and dinosaurs! Hands-on activities, a movie, pizza, and breakfast are all part of the Sleep with Dinos event at Exploration Place. For children ages 7-11.
Whip up some sugar cookie flags with your little chef at Little Chef’s Academy at Chick-Fil-A (Rock Road). CANCELLED!
July 18: Unlike anything you have ever seen, Drums Across Kansas, will feature a performance by 7 premier drum & bugle corps. The corps, consisting of percussion, brass instruments & a color guard, are traveling as part of the Drum Corps International Summer Championship Tour and you can catch them in El Dorado.
July 19: Talk a walk through Chisholm Creek Park under a full moon led by the staff at Great Plains Nature Center. This hike is perfect for older kids to explore nature and nocturnal life!
July 21: Happy Birthday, Wichita! Celebrate the 146th anniversary of the founding of Wichita on July 23 at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.
July 23: At the Wichita Art Museum’s monthly Family ArtVenture is all about wheels. Study up on auto racing and build your very own car to race at the museum.
July 23: Round up the family and head to the Old Cowtown Museum to celebrate National Day of the Cowboy.
July 29-Aug 13: Catch a ball game during 82nd NBC World Series at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
July 30: Participate in some old-fashioned county fair activities at the Sedgwick County Zoo Children’s Farms Festival. Learn how animals are judged at the fair and much more.
July 30: Stay up super late to hit up the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Release Party at Watermark Books & Cafe.
July 30-31: Check out some neat gadgets at the Wichita Mini Maker Faire at Exploration Place. It is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth featuring family-friendly inventions, innovation, and resources.