Guide to April 2017 Events in Wichita

Events in WichitaApril showers bring May flowers… Hopefully there is enough sunshine this month for us to enjoy egg hunts and events in Wichita!

April 1Tulips, Fairies and Forts is at Botanica three different Saturdays in April. Bring your dreamers and enjoy this fantastic event!
April 1 – Santa AND the Headless Horseman will be at Cowtown’s 2017 season launch.
April 1 – Bring your crafty littles to the Kids’ Easter Paint Party.
April 2 – Towne West is sponsoring a Sensitive Bunny – come meet the Easter bunny in an environment sensitive to sensory and developmental delays.  
April 7 – Support our zoo and local breweries at Social Hour: Beastly Brews. Win, win!
April 8 – Get your sweat on with hundreds of your closest friends at a free spin class at Lawrence-Dumont stadium.
April 8 – One fun egg hunt will be at Backyard Specialists – find an egg or two and stay and play! 
April 8Support Local Law Enforcement by attending a parade in their honor downtown!
April 8 – Grab your favorite date for a Boots and Bling-ed up time supporting Child Start!
April 8 – The high schoolers in your life may enjoy MORP at the Wichita Art Museum.
April 14 – The whole family will enjoy dinner and a movie (Big Hero 6) at WSU.
April 15 – Bring the kids to our third family fun event – an Egg Hunt at Wichita Sports Forum.
April 15 – Ballet Wichita partners with our zoo for Carnival of the Animals.
April 21Wichita Swim Club is sponsoring a casino themed fundraiser for youth in our community. 
April 21-23 – The circus is in town! Join the Midian Shriners under the big top at Intrust Bank Arena.
April 22 – Mamas, we all could use some self-defense training! Join Empower Krav Maga for a free class.
April 22 – Running, supporting a good cause, and Thin Mint cookies? Yes, please!
April 22 – Take a family field trip to the Flint Hills to learn more about how and why we do (agri)culture in Kansas.
April 23 – Mid-America All-Indian Center opens a new exhibit – Pottery: Formed and Fired.  
April 29 – The elementary and middle school age kids at your house will enjoy the hands-on learning at the Engineering Expo
April 29 – Take a (short) road trip to Norwich for a family-friendly car show and drag race.
April 29 – The littles at my house always go crazy for Touch a Truck!

For even more things to do this month, check out Five Spring and Summer Activities for Wichita Preschoolers (and their Siblings!) and our guide to Easter Egg Hunts in Wichita!

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.

El Dorado Moms: April 25 – Join West and North groups at Backyard Specialists!

Central/Downtown Moms: April 20 – Celebrate sunny days at Botanica for story time!

Derby/South Wichita Moms: Enjoy a cupcake and buy an easy to serve dinner for your family at Homemade in a Hurry.

West Side/Goddard/Maize Moms: April 25 – Join North and El Dorado groups at Backyard Specialists!

North Wichita/Bel Aire Moms: April 3 – Moms’ Night Out with climbing and chocolate at Bliss Bouldering.
April 25 – Join the West and El Dorado groups at Backyard Specialists!

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. 
  • 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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