Top 5 Things To Do This St. Patrick's Day
Green drinks, leprechauns and shenanigans, Oh My! This weekend, put on your favorite green garb and experience the luck o’ the Irish by attending a variety of St. Patty’s Day-themed events in Wichita.
If you’re not interested in celebrating the Irish holiday, there are also non-related St. Patrick’s Day events, including great kid’s events like watching your favorite Disney movie characters on ice, participating in medieval fun, or attending a FREE parade.
Oh, did we mention that we added 2 extra events to this week’s list and a listing of St. Patrick’s Day Parties and Drink Specials?
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1) Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic
Date & Time:
Thursday, March 14, 7:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 17, 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman, Wichita
Cost: Adult $20, $30, $40, Children (2-12) $10; Opening Night: $12, $30, $40
Why you should go: From Buzz Lightyear to Nemo, Mickey Mouse to Pinocchio, the magic of Disney will come to life in the incredible ice-skating performance, “Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic” inside INTRUST Bank Arena.
This magical show celebrates a century of Disney by combining 18 classic stories, 24 unforgettable songs and over 60 Disney characters that have entertained families around the world… all into ONE show!
This production includes the largest cast of Disney characters on ice, including your favorite characters from Disney classics like The Lion King, Mulan, Pinocchio, Aladdin, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Stich; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Toy Story and The Incredibles – and all of the original characters like Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy.
Watch your favorite Disney characters perform spectacular choreographed figure skating routines to some of Disney’s Academy-Award winning songs, “Under the Sea,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” Beauty and the Beast,” “When You Wish Upon A Star,” and many others. All of these beloved characters and memorable songs, combined with breath-taking costumes, beautiful set and amazing special effects will take audiences on an unforgettable journey through 100 years of Disney magic.
Tickets are available in person at INTRUST Bank Arena box office, www.ticketmaster.com, area Ticketmaster retail locations including Dillons or call (800)745-3000. Adult ticket prices range from $20 to $40, Children ticket prices for ages 2 through 12 are $10, Children 2 & under are free.
2) St. Patrick’s Weekend in Historic Delano
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Historic Delano District, Douglas Avenue, Wichita
Why you should go: The 7th Annual St. Patrick's Parade in Delano will take place along Douglas Avenue from McLean Blvd. to Walnut St.
This is the place to be for St Patrick’s Day! Enjoy a $7 breakfast at the Downtown Senior Center from 8 to 11 a.m. where you’ll be served sausage links, biscuits & gravy and hash browns.
Starting at 9 a.m., do some pre-parade partying at the Shamrock Lounge (1724 W. Douglas) where you can enjoy Irish/Celtic music or play free shuffleboard/pool. Potatoes O’Brien, Scrambled Eggs and Soda Bread will be available for $6.00. Green beer and drink specials will be provided all day.
At Noon, enjoy the Seventh Annual St. Patrick’s Parade on Douglas Avenue, from the Arkansas River to Walnut Street. The annual parade will include plenty of entertainment, music, dancing, costumes and much more.
From Noon to 3:00 PM, an After-Parade Party will be at the Shamrock Lounge. A Beef & Guinness Stew with Mashed Potatoes and Soda Bread will be served for $6.00. The party will also include Bagpipers, Celtic Music, Irish Whiskey and Beer Specials.
3) Flea Market
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Date: Sunday, March 17
Where: Kansas Pavilions
Cost: $1.00, Children 12 & Under are FREE
Why you should go: Collectibles, antiques, memorabilia, vintage furniture, toys, books, jewelry, glassware – and probably any knickknack that you can think of, can be found at the Mid-America Flea Market.
The Mid-America Flea Market at the Kansas Coliseum is the largest indoor flea market in Kansas with more than 700 vendors. Every month, the event draws a crowd of 3,000, except for July and August when the event is closed. Just like the saying goes, ‘One man’s junk is another man’s treasure,’ which makes the flea market the perfect place to find hidden treasures.
Rest of 2013 Flea Market Schedule:
MARCH 17, 2013
APRIL 14, 2013
MAY 19, 2013
JUNE 16, 2013
SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
OCTOBER 20, 2013
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
DECEMBER 8, 2013
4) Bizarre Week: Spring Break Workshops
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Date: Thursday, March 14 – Friday, March 22
Where: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd, Wichita
Cost: Members $30.00, Non-Members $35.00
Why you should go: Exploration Place invites children out for a ‘Bizarre Week’ during Spring Break, Thurs., March 14 through Fri., March 22. Children Grades K – 8 can enjoy a full week of Medieval Partying, which includes everything from creating potions in an apothecary shop to participating in a jousting tournament. Medieval food, frivolity and fun will be a perfect way for your children to enjoy their Spring Break.
More Information on Full Schedule:
Jester and Magician • Thursday, March 14
Court entertainers used a little art and a little science to entertain the masses. Try some tricks and illusions that you can do with your family.
Blacksmiths • Friday, March 15
Become a smithy for a day and relive the fun of making tools and cool creations from the most important craftsmen in the kingdom.
Alchemist and Apothecary • Monday, March 18
Turn lead into gold?! Maybe not. Instead look into the science that became modern day chemistry by making green fire and changing the color of metals.
Craftsman • Tuesday, March 19
From stone masons to carpenters, craftsmen built castles and cathedrals. Learn the basics of architectural construction and build a creation of your own.
Food and Festivals • Wednesday, March 20
Do you love funnel cakes? So did people in the Middle Ages. Explore the history of many popular carnival attractions and try to recreate some of your own!
Knights • Thursday, March 21
Chivalry lives! Explore knighthood past, present and futuristic. Train your mind and body through strategy, physical fitness, weapons, and technology.
World Water Day • Friday, March 22
Celebrate United Nations World Water Day as you visit Exploration Place’s outdoor Rain Garden and learn about nature’s solution to water pollution. Check out water cleaning microbes, make an edible aquifer, and help us monitor the quality of water in the Arkansas River.
5) Fifty Shades of Men
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 9:00 PM
Where: The Cotillion, 11120 W Kellogg, Wichita
Cost: $15 advance, $20 day of show
Why you should go: Looking for something to do for a ladies night out or bachelorette party? If you enjoyed the 2012 movie ‘Magic Mike’, or just like the idea of bare-chested men dancing around on stage, then you’re in luck this weekend.
Spend an evening with the 2013 Men of Cuffs and Collars as they perform on Wichita’s Cotillion stage this Saturday. The show will include a handsome cast of physically fit and attractive male dancers performing “tasteful” dance routines. The Vegas-Style show is designed exclusively for women and combines a perfect blend of men and dance moves that will make for a perfect bachelorette party.
You must be at least 18 to enter. Tickets can be purchased online here: http://ticketf.ly/YsuucX
6) 4th Annual Wichita’s St. Patrick’s 5K Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 8:00 AM
Where: Old Cowtown Museum
Cost: Adults $35.00, Children $20.00
Why you should go: Before you head out to do some St. Patty’s Day partying, burn some of those calories off by running/walking the 4th Annual St. Patrick’s 5K at Old Cowtown. A portion of the proceeds from this family-friendly event will benefit Big Brother Big Sisters of Kansas.
The run/walk will begin and end near the Old Cowtown Museum entrance. The race will include an enjoyable course, bagpipe performance, food, and awards for winners. There will also be a costume contest, so make sure to put on your best St. Patty’s Day attire!
7) St. Patrick’s Day Parties in Wichita
There are several St. Patrick’s Day parties happening all over Wichita on Saturday. Check out the drink specials and party details here: http://bit.ly/13UZkQ3
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