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■ Riordan Clinic – Check Your Health Event | September 20-23
Where: Riordan Clinic
Your health is one of your most valuable assets! Be proactive and check your nutrient levels with the Riordan Clinic Check Your Health event. Participants can choose from one of five lab profiles to learn more about your unique nutritional status. Empower yourself with life-changing insights to identify nutrient deficiencies and help prevent disease and chronic illness. The laboratory prints will be made on weekdays from September 12 to 23. Call today to schedule your appointment!
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ Doo-Dah Diner 10th Anniversary Cajun Party | September 20
Where: Doo-Dah dinner
From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., they’ll be offering a Cajun feast with crawfish, etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo, and more. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $30 per person, $15 for ages 6-10 and 75+. Reservations are encouraged by calling 316-265-7011.
■ 1 million cups | September 21
Where: Groover Laboratories
1 Million Cups is a free weekly national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Every Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m., one or two early-stage startups showcase their businesses to a diverse audience of peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.
■ Wine & Dine-Osaurus | September 22
Where: Research Station: Dinosaurs
Join us for live music, appetizers and drinks with the departed at our second annual Wine & Dine-osaur event! Enjoy an exclusive look at Field Station: Dinosaurs after hours as you wander – wine in hand – through the world of prehistoric predators and plant eaters.
■ Flying High for Kids Hangar Party | September 23
Where: Stearman Field Airport
Join us in a Stearman Field Rocking Aircraft Hangar to benefit from Exploration Place’s Opportunity Program for STEM education. The Hangar Party is hosted by Sue & Kenny Doonan, Pat & Leroy Thompson and Sierra Scott & Harrison Schenk.
■ Adult Skate Party | September 23
Where: Carousel skate center
Join us for Adult Night every Friday! Must be 21 with valid ID. $10 cover (pads included). Beer and mixed drinks available. Check out our What to Expect feature here.
■ The Oak Ridge Boys: Porch Singing Tour | September 23
Where: Kansas Star Casino
■ Kansas Farmer’s Market | September 24
Where: Two locations: 21st & Ridge and Derby Market
Join us every Saturday from April to October. Featuring dozens of Kansas Grown! vendors, live music, food trucks, Troubles the Clown and more.
■ Shocker Softball Dinner and Auction | September 24
Where: Wichita State’s Aetna Multipurpose Facility
■ NHL Preseason Game: Arizona Coyotes vs. St. Louis Blues | September 24
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena
G1 Sports & Entertainment has announced that Wichita will host an NHL preseason game on September 24, 2022. The Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues will face off at INTRUST Bank Arena in the first-ever game of the NHL in the city of Wichita.
■ Prairie Beer and Music Festival | September 24
Where: Hyde Park
After a 2 year hiatus, Prairieland is BACK! ~ Hosted by the Kansas Craft Brewers Guild ~ Come and enjoy unlimited samples of over 100 beers with over 40 breweries from Kansas and beyond, with LIVE music throughout the festival. This year, the festival will be held under the shade of old trees in Hyde Park.
■ Borders in Flight: McConnell Air Force Base Open House and Air Show | September 24
Where: McConnell Air Force Base
McConnell Air Force Base opens its doors to the public at the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show, September 24-25, 2022! Come see how the McConnell team contributes to the Air Capital of the World as the true home of in-flight refueling. The base will be open to the public and the US Air Force Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform. Admission is completely FREE for the public!
■ Wild West Days | September 24-25
Where: Cowtown Old Town Museum
The largest gathering of historical re-enactors in the Old West in the region! Come see historical legends give presentations, shootouts, saloon girls, gambling, vendor shopping, beer garden and more! This is a fundraiser for Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc., the non-profit organization that helps support the Old Cowtown Museum!
■ 12th Annual Nationwide Concert | September 24
Where: Wichita Union Stockyard
Largest fundraiser for Wichita nonprofit Coming Together for a Cure, which helps people with muscular dystrophy and other rare diseases access stem cell therapy. Participants will enjoy: Live music, food trucks, garden games, dance floor, full bar, a silent auction and a raffle.
■ ICT Block Party | September 24
Where: Naftzger Park
Join us as we bring you back every day when an outside party was the best vibe!!!
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | September 24
Where: Wichita Old Town
Open every Saturday, from April to December 17
■ Music and flowers | September 24
Join us for our Tunes & Blooms event on the Great Lawn on September 24 from 6-11pm! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Join the fun race and enjoy a cornhole contest, kids cooking contest, photo ops with cartoons from Midian and Krazy Klowns, special guests, live music from Paramount and more ! Bring your own chair or blanket. Food and alcohol will be available for purchase.
■ 40th Annual Artichoke Fish Fry! | September 24
Artichoke’s 40th Annual Fish Fry is on! At 5 p.m. we will serve our delicious fish dinner and BFE music will start at 6 p.m.
■ Beer and Wine Festival with BBQ Smoke Off | September 24
Where: Mulvane Sports Complex
Join us for a fun-filled Saturday. We’ll have a smoke with prizes for Best Red Meat, Best White Meat, Best BBQ Sauce, Best Side Dish and Patty’s Favorite. General admission tickets include beer and wine tasting, open cornhole game, and live music.
■ Pride of Wichita | September 24-25
Where: II century
Vendors, exhibitors and fun for everyone.
■ Alabama with very special friends, the Beach Boys | September 25
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena
At the street corner !
■ Wichita pickle jam | September 29
Where: Chicken and pickle
The IMA Foundation prepares for its annual fundraising event, “Wichita Pickle Jam”, at Chicken N Pickle to benefit Wichita Children’s Home and other local non-profit organizations. On September 29, they will host an unforgettable day of doubles pickleball. Teams and participants will enjoy food, drinks, live music and intense pickleball competition! Pickle Jam will also feature a recreational cornhole tournament.
■ Greater Andover Days | September 30-October 2
Where: Andover, KS
Resilience. Strength. Community. Three words that the Andover community has been no stranger to over the past few months. In April, many members of the Andover community were impacted and affected by the tornado. Neighbors and surrounding communities continued to stand with Andover. We look forward to coming together to celebrate all the community has done over the past few months at Greater Andover Days this fall.
■ Skin Essentials 15th Anniversary Party | October 1st
Where: Skin Essentials
Help us celebrate 15 years of Clean Beauty! FREE mini spa treatments. Free small bites and delicious sips Custom Homecare Swag Bar Sale prices storewide!
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