Wichita Summer Bucket List 2024 | 150 Things to Do With Kids (+ Free Printable)


We are thrilled to bring back the Ultimate Guide to Summer with our Wichita Summer Bucket List for the 10th year! We don’t care what anyone says, Wichita is not boring! And we are sharing over 100 of our favorite Wichita summer ideas for every budget, interest, and age – straight from local moms. (Please note to check each event/business website for the most up to date information.)

Thank you to Bradley Fair for partnering with us and making the production of this guide possible for Wichita families! Be on the lookout for these family-friendly events this summer!

Stroll N’ Sculpt with Whitney Cornejo: Grab your stroller and meet us on the Bradley Fair Plaza from 9-10 AM every Wednesday in May for this full-body al fresco fitness class. Begins May 1! Pre-registration is required here.

Mother’s Day Bouquet Workshop with Trader Joe’s: Learn from the floral experts at Trader Joe’s and put together a beautiful springtime bouquet at Bradley Fair, just in time for Mother’s Day. Enjoy specialty refreshments with this all-ages activity on Friday, May 10 from 3-6 PM. Three time slots available. Get your tickets here. 

Summer Adventure Club: Join the Summer Adventure Club at Bradley Fair for weekly fun for little ones! Every Tuesday at 10 AM in June and July. Details to be announced soon!

Summer Concert Series: Enjoy this beloved Bradley Fair tradition, with tunes for every taste. Find your spot on the Plaza Thursday evenings in June with a final Independence Day firework show. Music starts at 7:30 PM. Full concert lineup will be announced soon! Be sure and follow Bradley Fair on Instagram to stay in the know. 

Takeout, Picnics & Patios: Indulge your cravings at Bradley Fair. Whether it’s date night, pizza night, or even dessert-for-dinner kind of night, there’s something to satisfy your appetite.

Summer Sidewalk Sale: Discover the best of Bradley Fair at this summertime sidewalk sale. Your favorite retailers and restaurants will set up on the sidewalk for an outdoor shopping experience. Enjoy deals, entertainment, children’s activities, and more. July date to be announced soon.


Join us as we explore all that Wichita has to offer this summer, and enjoy the customizable FREE printable below to hang on the fridge!

Wichita Summer Bucket List

Wichita Summer Fun for the Whole Family

Wichita Summer ICT Love:

Wichita Summer ICT Eats:

Wichita Summer Outdoor Adventures:

Wichita Summer Concerts & Movies: 

Wichita Summer Learning Fun: 

Wichita Summer Sports and Fitness:

Wichita Summer Date Night (or Date Day): 

Wichita Summer Homebodies:

  • Host a cookout with friends
  • Make homemade popcicles 
  • Grow a vegetable garden with your kids
  • Host a splash party with a water fight
  • Roast marshmallows for s’mores
  • Beat the heat with these non-crafty toddler activities at home
  • Camp out in your backyard
  • Make summer treats and deliver them to your neighbors
  • Host an outdoor movie party
  • Have a lemonade stand
  • Build a fort in your living room
  • Have a backyard picnic
  • Spend the evening catching fireflies
  • Let the kids cover themselves in shaving cream in the backyard then hose them off
  • Buy a sandbox, add a little water and let them make real sand castles
  • Arrange weekly letters with a friend (kids love getting mail and writing real letters is good for the soul)

Still Need More Ideas?

Angela Green
Angela is the founder of Wichita Mom, the premier parenting website and digital guide for families as they navigate life in Wichita, KS. She is a wife, business owner, avid reader, proud gymnastics & dance mom, Peloton lover, and is always planning her next trip.



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