Top 5 things to do this weekend- August 19th to August 21st
One of Wichita’s most popular events is coming to town this weekend. The ninth annual Wichita Flight Festival will be entertaining crowds all weekend long with flips, dives, twirls, loop de loops and other special performances. This event is definitely worth seeing if you’re in town!
Other weekend performances include a Grammy award-winning country quartet, street dancing and live music at the Mulvane Old Settler’s Celebration, an ICT Roller Derby, and the Diamond Jubilee at Century II. For more events in Wichita, go to FetchToto Events.
1) Wichita Flight Festival
Date & Time:
Saturday, August 20: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Jabara Airport
Cost: Daytime activities are FREE, $5.00 for the twilight air show and concert
Info: 3512 N. Webb Road, Wichita, Kansas 67226
Why you should go: I’ve been to this event several times in the past and I can guarantee that this show will have you on the edge of your seat. Performances will include warbird formations and flybys by a TORA 101, a thrilling Iron Eagle Aerobatic team, a wingwalker, a shockwave jet truck, and more. There will also be a special Twilight Air Show on Saturday, followed by a concert featuring the band Peace Frog.
The two day festival will take place on August 20th and 21st; located at Colonel James Jabara Airport, 3512 N. Webb Road. Visitors can also enjoy static aircraft displays, kid’s zone, hands-on children’s activities, radio-controlled demonstration, food concourse, and fly market (vendor/educational booths).
For more information on this event, click here: http://www.wichitaflightfestival.com/Events
2) 138th Mulvane Old Settler’s Celebration
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Date: Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21
Cost: $2.50 per ride, $20 to ride all the rides
Why you should go: This historical event began back in 1873 when a man named Jessie Bowles invited neighbors and friends over to enjoy a basket dinner to celebrate harvest. Over the years, the small picnic grew into an annual city celebration. The Mulvane Old Settler’s Celebration includes a parade, street dancing, horseshoe tournament, rodeo, medallion hunt, music, food and much more.
A carnival will also keep the kiddos entertained. Rides for children 2 and up will include a merry-go-round, space train, tubs-o-fun, ferris wheel, musical chairs, sizzler, tilt-a-whirl. There will also be several games: balloon darts, fast pitch, skee ball, and more. Tickets per ride will be $2.50, or purchase a $20 armband which will allow you to ride all the rides for one price.
3) Riders in the Sky
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, August 19
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: $23 - $33
Info: 200 N. Broadway St., Ste. 102, Wichita, KS 67202
Why you should go: If you’re a country fan and enjoy good ole’ Western music, this will be an event that you’ll be able enjoy. Riders in the Sky is a quartet that has traveled all over the country, performing in over 6100 concerts. They have won two Grammy Awards and have written and performed music for “Woody’s Roundup” from “Toy Story 2” and Pixar’s short film, “For the Birds”.
Along with Western musical numbers, the men also bring their legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit to the stage. Their elaborate costumes and stage props will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a Western time machine that you are sure to enjoy.
For more information on this event, click here: http://ridersinthesky.com
4) ICT Roller Girls vs CoMo Derby Games
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, August 20
Where: Wichita Ice Center
Cost: $12 at the door
Info: 505 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67213
Why you should go: Come support Wichita’s only all-female roller derby league by coming to a double header game at the Wichita Ice Center. For those who might not know, roller derby is an American-invented contact sport that involves formation roller skating around an oval track by two teams.
Tickets are available prior to the event for $10 and are $12 at the door. Children under the ages of 11 are FREE. A portion of all the proceeds will go to the Kansas humane Society.
To learn more about this event, click here: http://ictrollergirls.com/
5) Diamond Jubilee: 60 Years of Harmony
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, August 20
Where: Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center
Cost: Show $18, Afterglow $7, Show & Afterglow $23
Info: 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202
Why you should go: The Wichita Chorus has been singing barbershop throughout the Wichita community for more than 50 years. They are an award winning chapter of the Sweet Adelines International Chorus Region 7.
Also included in the show are special guest performances from the Shandells and the Boeing Jazz Band. Tickets can be purchased on Wichitatix.com for $18 to $23. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Dress for Success.
For more information on this event, click here: http://wichitachorus.com/newsite/files/index2.html
For more event information check out Fetchtoto’s event calendar!