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20 markets & festivals to visit in wichita

Anime Festival

The Anime Festival is an annual three-day convention in downtown Wichita featuring costume contests, video contests, anime viewing rooms, panels and hours of programming.

June 21-13, 2024

Autumn & Art

Celebrate Wichita’s creative spirit at the state’s premier boutique, open-air fine-art show. More than 80 artists from across Kansas and beyond showcase a wide array of art media – painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture and more during the two-day event.

September TBD, 2024

Delano Paddy Day Parade

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this parade of all things green and Irish through the historic Delano District. Make you're way to Douglas Avenue to see the floats, enjoy traditional food and see what Delano's local shops have to offer!

March 16, 2024

Downtown Chili Cookoff

Grab a spoon and dig in! The Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff is one of the grandest street parties and fundraising events in Wichita featuring more than 70 teams vying for the best chili dish in town.

September TBD, 2024

ICT Bloktoberfest

Raise a pint and celebrate! Wichita’s Union Station is transformed into a Biergarted featuring live music, food, a wiener dog race and BEER at the ICT Bloktoberfest.

October 11-12, 2024


Illuminations is a dazzling holiday tradition sure to brighten those winter woes. Take in more than 2 million lights strung about more than 30-themed gardens at Wichita’s Botanica. Holiday-themed treats, a visit with Santa and choreographed light shows make this a do-not-miss event.

November–December, 2024 *exact dates yet to be released

Kansas Grown!

Experience Kansas’ largest member-owned farmer’s market every Saturday from April 1 – October 31, plus some winter dates. More than 100 local farmers and artisans make up the market offering everything from fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, baked goods to art, live entertainment and cooking demonstrations.

April–October: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to Noon
November–March: Select Saturdays, 8 a.m. to Noon

Kansas Sneaker Fest

Kansas Sneaker Fest is Wichita’s very own sneaker convention. Sneaker enthusiasts can buy, sell and trade sneakers, vintage clothing, streetwear and accessories while viewing a dynamic, live-art exhibit.

TBD 2024

Latin Fest ICT

Latin Fest ICT is a unique, cultural festival celebrating diversity during Hispanic Heritage Month. Spectators can enjoy live performances, exhibitions, games and presentations while snacking on authentic Latino food.

September TBD, 2024

Old Town Farm & Art Market

From farm-fresh food to locally produced art and homemade candles and jams, get a taste of Wichita at the Old Town Farm & Art Market. The weekly event, established in 1991, boasts more than 75 vendors in the historic Old Town district.

Open every Saturday April through December 16
April–October: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
November–December: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open Streets ICT

Open Streets ICT is a free community-building event bringing Wichitans of all ages and fitness levels together to promote healthy, active living and social engagement. Three separate Open Streets ICT events are held throughout the year highlighting the unique and vibrant communities of the WSU and Shocker neighborhoods, Nomar and Douglas Avenue.

Open Streets ICT: WSU and Shocker Neighborhood
12-4 p.m. | April 14, 2024

Open Streets ICT: Nomar
12-4 p.m. | May 5, 2024

Open Streets ICT: Douglas
Fall TBD 2024


Wichita’s biggest party of the year brings live music, fair food, a carnival, car show and more to the heart of downtown Wichita. Whether you’re looking to catch a show or enjoy a ride on a paddleboat, kayak or canoe, the nine-day celebration offers something for everyone.

May 31 - June 8, 2024


Shop & Grub is an outdoor monthly market at Exploration Place Festival Plaza featuring a unique variety of vendors selling vintage clothing, art, jewelry, accessories, home goods, wine, delicious food and more.

Market times, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
TBD 2024

Summer Night Markets, 5 to 10 p.m.:
TBD 2024

Tallgrass Film Festival

The annual Tallgrass Film Festival is the biggest film festival in Kansas bringing together writers, directors, filmmakers and actors from around the globe. The richly diverse independent film festival is dedicated to entertaining, educating and enlightening audiences in America’s heartland.

October TBD, 2024

Tulip Festival

Bloom into spring at Botanica’s Tulip Festival. The beautiful event features more than 70,000 tulips spread out over Botanica’s 20 acres of gardens, a petting zoo, carousel rides, music and food trucks.

April 6, 13, and 20, 2024 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wichita Asian Festival

The Wichita Asian Festival celebrates the expression of Asian culture and arts while promoting cultural awareness among various Asian groups and different ethnicities within the Wichita community.

October TBD, 2024

Wichita Flea Market

Happy treasure hunting! The Wichita Flea Market is a monthly event featuring about 200 vendors offering everything from antiques, jewelry, food, specialty art and more.

There's a market every month! For a full list of dates, times and places, visit their website.

Wichita Jazz Festival

Celebrate the history and legacy of jazz at the Wichita Jazz Festival. The festival, started in 1972, encourages the next generation of musicians through concerts, educational opportunities and interactions with world-class musicians.

April 16-20, 2024

Wichita Pride Parade & Festival

There is something for everyone to enjoy at Wichita Pride Parade and Festival! Jam packed with entertainment and activities, the festival features live musical performances from local talent and national artists, plus a drag show, a chili cookoff, dancers and vendors, as well as a children's area with games and bounce houses.

The Parade & Festival is TBD June, 2024. Visit their website for all events, dates and places.

Wichita Taco Fest

Did someone say a taco party? Wichita Taco Fest is fan favorite offering a large selection of locally crafted tacos, salsa, nachos and elote. The main dish is paired with a VIP tequila expo, a mix of DJ’s and bands and a friendly jalapeno contest.

June TBD, 2024

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