Things to Do in Wichita with Kids | AUGUST 2022

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Things to Do in Wichita this Month – August 2022

No matter the season, there are always fun things to in Wichita with kids (and without!). Welcome to Wichita’s best-kept and up-to-date event listing!

Hang on to the last few days of summer by cooling off at a splash pad, or plan an end-of-summer roadtrip to an amusement park! Or, if you’re looking for activities and enrichment for the upcoming school year, check out the Guide to Classes, Activities, and Enrichment in Wichita!

We are thrilled to bring this resource in collaboration with one of our favorite community partners: Botanica! To make planning easy, we are excited to highlight their August events below:

Botanica

Washed Ashore, now until October 23 – Experience Angela Pozzi’s Washed Ashore traveling exhibit featuring giant sea life creatures made of marine debris collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the tragedy of plastic pollution in our ocean and waterways. Come touch, learn and make memories.

Wet and Wild Wednesdays – August 3, 10, 10am-2pm. Water Play on the Grand Lawn – sprinklers & water toys (no swimming pools). Mel Hambleton Ford ice cream truck will be handing out free ice cream while supplies last. General Admission/free with Membership.

Fleur by Quixotic – August 19-20. This enthralling cirque nouveau performance is a cutting-edge group of acrobats providing a unique blend of performance art, technology, and emotion. Prepare for an immersive multimedia performance experience centered around the geometry found throughout nature and the divine mystery of creation. $30/members, $35/non-members
*Be advised that this production is intended for mature audiences.

Twilight Tunes on the Terrace – August 23. Relax and unwind with Across the Pond. The Garden mixes things up with live music, happy hour and horticulture. Doors will open at 5:30 for you to enjoy drinks for purchase from The Bar on Demand; come hungry and purchase dinner from Molino’s Mexican Cuisine. Seating is first come. Enjoy the Summer Gardens before the concert begins then listen to live music on the Terrace from 6:30-8:30. Clear your schedule, pack a picnic, call your friends and relax. You are welcome to bring your own food or snacks but no outside alcohol will be allowed. All tickets must be pre-purchased at botanica.org. No tickets will be sold at the door.

All of Botanica’s events can be found here!

More Botanica Events

Taste This: Bee Tour and Honey Tasting – Monday, August 1, 9:30 am-11am. Did you know not all honeys are sweet?  Some honeys burst with caramel or butterscotch flavors, others with grassy flavors. Enjoy a delicious honey tasting experience, followed by a short tour of the Alexander Bee House. Learn to appreciate the taste nuances of honey through a tasting flight of select honeys with seasonal food pairings and a floral or herbal themed tea. $20

Giving Garden Gala – a Pistils Event – Thursday, August 25, 5:30 to 9pm. On the menu are mouth-watering appetizers, summer grilled entrees, & delectable desserts. Enjoy the rest of the night with entertainment from the Wichita Opera, signature cocktails, wine pairings, and a silent auction. $100.

Steve Trevino – America’s Favorite Husband – Saturday, August 27, 8pm. Enjoy a night of laughs under the stars with Steve Treviño, “America’s Favorite Husband.” He will be performing on the Dr. David and Mickie Brown Grand Lawn and Stage at Botanica Wichita. Prepare for a night of laughs and knee slaps as Trevino shares observations on fatherhood, husband-hood, and modern life-hood in hilariously relatable and honest ways. $35/members and $40/non-members.

Storytime – Little Guppies Storytime is perfect for the little ones. Come on Thursdays at 10:30am in the Carousel Spirit Room for tales and good times. General admission applies.

Lunchtime Lectures – Various presenters, speakers and performers every 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the Terrace Room until October. You’re encouraged to bring your own lunch and eat before the lecture.

Things to Do in Wichita | August 2022 

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6:30 pm Pajama Party
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6:00 pm Dudegrass 2022

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10:00 am Brunch and Bingo

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10:00 am Naturally Crafty

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10:00 am Outdoor Play

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10:00 am Brunch and Bingo

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10:00 am Naturally Crafty
6:00 pm Wheeling Wild

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10:00 am Outdoor Play

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7:00 pm Family Camp Out

August 27, 2022

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10:00 am Brunch and Bingo

August 29, 2022

August 30, 2022

10:00 am Naturally Crafty

August 31, 2022

More events will be added as the month goes on – check back soon!

If you have an event to add, you can do that here.


Wichita Mom Community Groups

Wichita Mom Community Groups are having all kids of activities in your neighborhood and connecting online to share recommendations and advice. Click here to join your Community Group!

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 Garden Storytime every Thursday morning, in the Children’s Library or weather permitting in the gardens. 
  • Sensory Friendly play at Exploration Place on the second Sunday of every month
  • Urban Air has Jumparoo Toddler Jump every Tuesday and Friday.
  • Home Depot has a free Kids’ DIY workshop on the first Saturday of every month.
  • Family Night at Museum of World Treasures is the first Thursday of the month.
  • Every Friday the Kansas Aviation Museum has a special ticket price for families.
  • 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.

Other Resources for Things to Do with Kids in Wichita

Top 10 Things for Wichita Kids & Parents to Do in ICT

Fun Stuff to Do in West Wichita 

Where Kids Eat Cheap or Free in Wichita

Guide to Wichita: Everything You Need to Know


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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Meaghan wears many hats throughout the day: wife to husband of fifteen years, Jeremy, mom to two incredible children, Jacob and Aliza, legal assistant, foster parent, and surrogate. A Wichita native, she met her husband at K-State (Go State!) and they moved from coast (Los Angeles, CA) to coast (Manchester, NH and Groton, CT) before settling back down in Kansas. She is a big fan of her crock pots, has read more than a novel a day for the last five years, and crochets in her “spare” time.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, Meaghan,

    I didn’t realize you did this! Wanted to let folks know that Home Depot’s kids’ workshops haven’t resumed…yet! However, it may be possible to pick up the kits that we use for the classes, for free, at the customer service desk.

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