What to Do in Wichita

The Final Post

Seeing wichita through fresh eyes, part 4

We’ve discussed my favorite places and things, the thriving downtown entertainment area, adventures to be had and all the fab places to live in Wichita. You might be wondering what’s left. Are you asking yourself, isn’t there still more we can do? Well, yes, there…

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Putting Down Roots

seeing wichita through fresh eyes, part 3

Ever find yourself yearning for an urban landscape, deep in the middle of the action, but not knowing where to start? The up and coming downtown corridor is just the place to start. Eclectic, unique businesses are popping up on every corner. Between yummy coffee…

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My Wichita Favorites

seeing wichita through fresh eyes, part 2

Wichita is rich with adventures to be had and experiences to be enjoyed. Some well-known and others a bit more obscure. I have some personal favorites, as I’m sure you do as well. If you’re not that familiar with our city or haven’t really stopped…

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seeing wichita through fresh eyes


Twenty-one years. That’s how long I have lived in Wichita. I was born and raised in the Air Capitol of the World. Good or bad, I have had plenty of time to form an opinion on this city. Growing up I wanted out, out, out…

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11 Hand-Picked Reasons Why ICT Millennials are Proud to Call The City Their Own

Millennials Market ICT to other Millennials

In an impromptu gesture, a group of millennials decided to take it upon themselves to help market the city of Wichita to other millennials through the form of an infographic they titled “UnpredICTably Amazing.” This group said they were tired of people bagging on their…

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New York Times Bestselling Author Jon Acuff to be Keynote Speaker at 2016 Kansas Young Professional Summit in Wichita

Hosted by Young Professionals of Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. – New York Times Bestselling author Jon Acuff will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Kansas Young Professional Summit on April 22 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Wichita. Acuff will share insight into navigating change in an ever-changing technological environment, and…

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10 ways to Achieve Musical Enlightenment in Wichita

By Thea Pajunen, Pulse Action Team Volunteer

Like it or not, the end of summer is in sight. To music lovers, this means that the tans acquired at huge out-of-state festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella are already fading, and the awe of being mere feet away from music giants at Riverfest has…

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Top 10 Things to Do This Summer

By Shea Zuckerman, Ambassadors Action Team Member

As we thaw from the deep freeze of winter, let’s look at what our city has to offer this summer for those with a drive for some sun and fun with current friends and soon-to-be friends. Check out this list of some of the best…

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Top 10 Spring Attractions in Wichita

By Tim Brunson, Ambassadors Action Team Volunteer

  Great Plains Renaissance Festival (April 18-19, 10am-6pm) – Jousting knights, roast turkey legs, and the start of the Wichita Highland Games on Friday evening! What more could your medieval heart desire? Magicians & musical artists from the bygone era will entertain all guests, whether…

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Top 10 Places to Live in (and around) Wichita

By Jessica Williams, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Are you a young professional looking for older homes with more character, or a converted warehouse loft? Maybe you’re a shopaholic and want to be near the best shops to add to your wardrobe collection. If you’re looking to start a family you may be…

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Top 10 Reasons Winter Doesn’t Have to Suck

By Shea Zuckerman, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Winter…it’s marked by such memorable features as temperatures that make icicles grow off my goatee, skies that cast a lovely gray hue on the brown grass, and a distinct anger when your alarm goes off forcing you to remove yourself from that warm bed. I…

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ICT Holiday Gift Guide

By Carly Farr, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Wichita has a lot of great places to help you check everyone off your Christmas shopping list. When you shop local, your dollars are staying within the community that we all call home. So take a minute and check out this list of local places…

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Top Ten Reasons to Become A YPW Member

By Sundee Dunn, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Networking It’s easy to develop great connections during events held by Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW). Monthly mingles are a great place to start, with over 100 young professionals (YPs) attending regularly.   Professional Development Quarterly events are held to help members grow their skills…

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Asian Festival 2014

By Ambassadors Team Member, Ashley Abedini

Great performances. Delicious food. And a lot of peace signs. If you have lived in Wichita for a long enough time (circa creepy Joyland years), then you probably have heard of the Asian Festival. If not – it is a long standing annual celebration that…

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Young Professionals League of Softball Creates Memories and Lifelong Friendships

By Sundee Dunn, Ambassadors Action Team Member

  August 2014 wrapped up the eighth season for the Young Professionals League of Softball (YPLS). YPLS was established in 2007 when a group of young professionals (YPs) realized there was demand for a co-ed softball league, and it has been a success ever since….

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Make the Most of Wichita

During Your Internship

By Jessica Williams Ambassadors Team Member Welcome to the “Real World,” interns! No, you haven’t been chosen to live in a mansion, work together and have your lives recorded by an MTV crew. Yes, you have to wake up every morning and go to work…

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Things to do in Wichita

When you have visitors

Are you having friends visit, but not sure where to take them? Are you looking to visit Wichita in the future yourself? Here are some ideas of places to check out. Events There is always something fun going on in Wichita. These are some of…

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The Friends of the Keeper

Hosts 40th Anniversary celebration

Amanda Roth, chair of the Mosaic action team, recently interviewed Sue Seal to get more information about the Friends of the Keeper organization. Sue is the chairperson of the organization, and a passionate advocate for Native American preservation. Can you tell us a little about…

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Luck be a lady tonight

Access presents event at Kansas Star Casino

By Shea Zuckerman, Cessna Aircraft Company Ambassadors Team Member Think there’s nothing to do in Kansas?  Think it’s just a continuous cornfield?  Think again.  In big cities many of the entertainment options one expects to find are all downtown in a small area.  Easy to…

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Kansas Aviation Museum

Aviation History, Kansas History, and Kansas Aviation History

By Cory Theobald Pulse Team Member Located at the end of George Washington Boulevard, tucked up against Boeing and McConnell, the Kansas Aviation Museum houses not just aviation history, but Wichita history as well. Built in the 1930s as the terminal for the former Wichita…

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Community Events for YPs

Looking for a way to support some of Wichita’s outstanding community organizations?  Summertime is full of fundraising and community events.  Keep an eye on our Community Calendar for more events throughout the year, including a brand new women’s-only fundraiser! Ballet Wichita 5K Art Run CASAino…

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Electricity In the Air and On the Ice

Wichita Thunder versus fort worth brahmas

by Brant Whitelock Vice Chair of the Pulse Team The buzzer cuts through the cold air. AC/DC blasts over the speakers. The Wichita Thunder hits the ice as Thunder fans of all ages leap to their feet and start screaming. Friday night at INTRUST Bank…

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Around Town with Pulse

Old Town Farmer's Market

by Jenny Gautreaux Pulse Team Member Having only lived in Wichita a year, I’m always looking for new ways to explore the city. Recently, I visited the Old Town Farmer’s Market and it turned out to be one of the best Saturday mornings I’ve had…

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Dining Out with Pulse

Starlite Drive-In

by Megan Junk Pulse Team Member Having only moved to Wichita a year ago, I thought that surely I was the only person I knew here that hadn’t experienced Wichita’s Starlite Drive-In Theatre. Come to find out, most of the people I know who have…

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Final Friday Local Buying Awareness Art Event

Planned by Delano Business Association

The Delano Business Association is sponsoring an event to highlight local art and local buying for this month’s Final Friday. The August 27th event coincides with the Black Top Nationals, which promises to turn Wichita into the ultimate car, truck and motorcycle show venue during…

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Go Play Kansas Expands

Summer is officially here, signaling the time to get outside to hike, bike and play. Launched last year as a go-to-guide for everything outdoors in Wichita, the online resource GoPlayKansas.com has significantly expanded to include all parks and recreation spaces in the state. Now no…

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Where to Park

Helping you navigate downtown Wichita

Wichita Downtown Development Corporation is working with the City of Wichita and Wichita Transit to help you find one of thousands of available parking spaces for INTRUST Bank Arena, Century II, and other downtown events. WDDC invites you to visit an interactive map of downtown…

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New Website Launched

Go Play Kansas helps find recreational opportunities

The Visioneering Recreation Alliance has launched a new website: www.GoPlayKansas.com . Check it out! Go to www.GoPlayKansas.com to find interactive maps and more information about how to locate bike paths, parks with playgrounds and even where to go play disc golf. In addition, you can…

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August 2009 First Friday

If you’re looking for something fun to do in Wichita, check out First Friday in August! Now in its fifth month, Wichita’s music crawl, presented by House of Schwan, KMUW, & Heffys BBQ Sauce, promises to be an event to remember as Wichitans continue enjoying…

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Tallgrass Film Festival 2008

The 6th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, October 23-26, features more than 100 of the best independent films from around the world, including 25 feature films, and parties with some of the actors and filmmakers. The events will be located at the Warren Old Town Theater…

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Happenings Around Town - August 2008

Looking for something to do around the area this month? Check out some of these events. And make sure you check the YPW Events Calendar as well! NBC World Series (Baseball) August 1-15 Lawrence-Dumont Stadium Chisholm’s Bar and Grill, Jazz at the Broadview Hotel Saturday…

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Old Town Warren

So by this point, the fact that the Old Town Warren has received a $6M low-interest loan from the City is old news. Oscars will close. Possible new conference space will be added. We don’t really have final word there. In an interesting twist, Bill…

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Welcome to W

Same mission. New name. Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is now W. Join us as we move forward into our next chapter of building tomorrow’s leaders today.