Top 5 Things To Do In Wichita This Weekend

Published On: Apr 30 2014 01:41:44 PM CDT   Updated On: May 01 2014 04:29:09 PM CDT

One of Wichita’s most colorful 5Ks, a classic car show, fresh fruits and veggies, and a festival meant just for kids… This weekend has it all and much more!

Read on for more information on this weekend’s picks for “Top 5 Things To Do In Wichita.” Make sure to also check out other Kansas events on KWCH’s Community Events Calendar:

1)   Shrek – Music Theater for Young People

Date & Time:
2:30 PM & 7:30 PM – Saturday, May 3
2:30 PM – Sunday, May 4  
Where: Century II Mary Jane Teall Theater, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita
Cost: Adults $15.00, Children & Students $10.00

Why you should go: Fans of the popular animated Dreamworks movie, Shrek, won’t want to miss the Music Theater for Young People’s “Shrek the Musical.”

The musical is based on the Oscar winning film, bringing along favorite characters Shrek, Donkey, and the rest of the woodland fairy tale creatures!

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2)   Run or Dye Wichita Color 5K

Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday, May 3
Where: Kansas Coliseum
Cost: $42.00 - $47.00, Children 6 & under are FREE

Why you should go: Runners “don’t worry, dye happy,” in one of Wichita’s most colorful races.

On Saturday, May 3, runners will get blasted with color in Wichita’s first-ever ‘Run or Dye 5K’ at the Kansas Coliseum.

Participants will run, walk, or dance through the course, all while getting blasted with eco-friendly, plant-based powdered colored dye at every kilometer of the race.

This race is meant for everyone to enjoy! Whether you’re an experienced runner or couch potato, you’re guaranteed to have a great time. Have fun and come dressed in costume, an old wedding dress, leopard pajamas… Whatever you wear, just make sure it’s white so you can show-off your colors!

3)   3rd Annual MAAIC Car Show

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Date: Sunday, May 4
Where: Mid- America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca St., Wichita
Cost: FREE

Why you should go: If you know someone who enjoys vintage cars, trucks and/or motorcycles, come out to the 3rd Annual Mid-America All-Indian Center Car Show on Sunday, May 4.

This family-friendly event is FREE and will take place at the Mid-America All-Indian Center. The show includes classic cars, craft activities for children, and Indian tacos for sale. Museum admission is only $1.00 for the day.

Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the Indian Center and its mission to help educate people and preserve the heritage of the Native American Indian.

4)   Cinco de Mayo

Time: Noon – 6:00 PM
Date: Sunday, May 4
Where: Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd., Wichita
Cost: Regular Zoo Admission

Why you should go: Celebrate the culture of Mexico with Sedgwick County Zoo’s “Cindo de Mayo” celebration! Enjoy authentic Mexican food, music and fun during the event.

Regular admission applies and zoo members get in FREE with their membership card or photo ID.

5)   18th Annual  Kidfest

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Date: Saturday, May 3
Where: Century II Expo Hall, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita
Cost: Adults $6.00, Children $2.00 (10 & under)

Why you should go: Kids, parents, grandparents, and families are all invited to enjoy the 18th Annual Kidsfest inside Century II. The family-friendly event will include a full day of exciting activities, including inflatables, a kids play area, clowns, costumed characters, an arts & crafts area, petting zoo, and even a special meet & greet with the one and only Iron Man.

You can get one FREE Children’s Pass at local KwikShops.

6)   Old Town Farmers’ Market

Time: 7:00 a.m. – Noon
Date: Saturday, May 3
Where:  Old Town Farm & Art Market Square, 150 N. Mosley (1st & Mosley)
Cost: FREE to get in

Why you should go: Wondering where to find the freshest foods in Wichita? On Saturday, the Old Town Farmers’ Market will open its doors for the 2014 Summer Season! The market will offer a place where you can buy the freshest meats, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, eggs and even plants.

What’s great about this event is that all the produce from the market is from local farms, ranches, dairies and nurseries that are within 150 miles of Wichita. So instead of buying your produce from big chains this weekend, come out to the Farmers’ Market and support your local farmers.

7)   Spring 2014 Parade of Homes

Date: May 3 & 4, May 10 & 11
Time: Noon – 6:00 PM                     
Where: Wichita and surrounding areas
Cost: FREE

Why you should go: Looking through beautiful homes can be a fun thing to do over your weekend, even if you’re not necessarily looking to purchase a new home. The 2014 Spring Parade of Homes features 131 model homes built by the area’s leading builders in Andover, Bel Aire, Colwich, Derby, Garden Plain, Goddard, Kechi, Maize, Newton, Rose Hill and Valley Center.

Homes in the parade range in price from $100,000 to more than $1.5 million dollars. Homes will be open for the next three weekends on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 6:00 p.m.