It looks like we're going to have a busy fall weekend in Wichita.  Here's some of the things to do this weekend in Wichita.  Thanks to Visit Wichita for always having things lined up for us to do around the city.  

BLOKTOBERFEST

OCT. 13-14, 2017

Time: 5-10 p.m. on 10/13 and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on 10/14 Admission: Free

Location: WaterWalk Plaza, Downtown Wichita

This event has moved to a bigger location and is now a 2-day event.  Bloktoberfest features the  Bloktoberfest Beer Party on Friday, October 13th with over 55 different beers to sample.  VIP Passes are available to purchase for this event.  There will also be live music and polka, the King Weiner Competition, Weiner Dog Olympics, Stein Hoisting Contest, Yard Games, Shopping Vendors and so much more at Bloktoberfest on Saturday, October 14th. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!


WICHITA THUNDER VERSUS INDY FUEL 

OCT. 13 & 14, 2017

Time: 7:05 p.m. Admission: $12-$35

Location: INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman, Wichita, KS  67202

It’s opening weekend for the Wichita Thunder.  Watch them kick off the 2017-2017 ECHL season versus the Indy Fuel.   GET TICKETS HERE!


HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL WITH MUSIC THEATRE OF YOUNG PEOPLE

OCT. 13-15, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m. October 13 & 14 and 2:30 p.m. on October 15   Admission: S10-$15

Location: Mary Jane Teall Theater, Century II, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS  67202

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.  It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the New Year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.  GET MORE DETAILS!


OCTOBERFEST STEIN HOISTING COMPETITION

OCT. 13, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.  Admission: Free

Location: Tin Lizard at Bar & Grill Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KS  67110

12 Men & 12 Women will be chosen to compete for prizes.  Must be 21+ to attend Kansas Star Casino. MORE INFO HERE!


HERE COME THE MUMMIES

OCT. 13, 2017

Time: 8 p.m. Admission: $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show

Location: The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg Drive, Wichita, KS  67209

Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their "Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave" is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa).  Since their discovery HCTM has opened for P-Funk, Al Green, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; played massive festivals like Summer Camp, Common Ground, Voodoo Fest, Musikfest, Summerfest, and Riverbend; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America.  Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. PURCHASE TICKETS!


SADDLE UP AND RIDE

OCT. 14, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission: Free for most activities ($10 for horse-riding lessons)

Location: Pawnee Prairie Park, 2625 S. Tyler, Wichita, KS 

Do some horsing around on Saturday at Pawnee Prairie Park. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!


GRAPE STOMP!

OCT. 14, 2017

Time: 12 p.m. Admission: Free

Location: Grace Hill Winery, 6310 S. Grace Hill Road, Whitewater, KS  67154

If you've ever wanted to channel your inner Lucille Ball and stomp on grapes with your bare feet, here is your chance! We'll be heading out into the vineyard at 12pm to pick secondary growth grapes (basically extra grapes that the vines have grown but that won't ever get ripe enough to make into wine), which we'll then bring back to the patio, throw the grapes into large bins, and get to stomping!It's a great time for the whole family and is completely free. We'll have a bar stocked with wine and beer set up on the patio, so even if you're not in the bins stomping, there will still be good times to be had. No need to RSVP for this event, just show up at noon ready to pick and stomp!With all the grape stomping and wine serving going on, we figured a few appetites might get worked up as well, so we invited Chef Roberto Simmons back to set up a pop up restaurant in the event center! Growing up in Texas allowed Chef Roberto Simmons the opportunity to experience the rich culinary roots of the Southwest firsthand. Now Roberto shares the experience, offering delicious meals shaped by the attitude and passion he developed for Southwestern cuisine. These days he specializes in providing a taste of Cowboy cuisine fused with European and Nuevo Latino Cuisine.He'll have several different flavorful options to choose from for $3 each. Hope to see you there!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND DIRECTIONS!


84TH ANNUAL LEBANESE DINNER & FOOD SALE

OCT. 14-15, 2017

Time: 4-8 p.m. (Sat) and 12-7 p.m. (Sun)  Admission: Adults-$18, Children (age 10 & under)-$9

Location: St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, 7515 E. 13th Street, Wichita, KS 

Check out the country kitchen with ethnic specialties and homemade goodies.  Dine-In or Drive Thru.  You can also tour the beautiful cathedral.  MORE INFORMATION HERE!  


LUKE COMBS (SOLD OUT)

OCT. 14, 2017

Time: 8 p.m. Admission: SOLD OUT

Location: The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg Drive, Wichita, KS  67209

You can check the cotillion website to see if any tickets become available.


COME FLY A KITE

OCT. 15, 2017

Time: 2-5 p.m. Admission: Free (Kites can be purchased starting at $5)

Location: Chapin Park, 3800 S. Hydraulic, Wichita, KS 

If you're looking for something fun to do outdoors, go fly a kite!  Wichita's Park Department and Wingd of the Wind Kites and Toys will offer kite flying instructions and professional demonstrations.  Bring your own kite, or you can buy one there.  Kites start at $5.

 

Have a safe and fun weekend.  You can get more information on what’s going on around the city on the Visit Wichita website.  https://www.visitwichita.com/events/