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  • Top 5 Things To Do In Wichita This Weekend

    It's Easter weekend, which means plenty of “Easter Bunny” related events. Find an Easter egg hunt near you, run in a competitive Easter run, get your child’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny, plus many other exciting activities.

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  • 2014 Easter Egg Hunts

    Find an Easter Egg Hunt near you! KWCH has a listing of local Easter Egg Hunts happening in Wichita and surrounding areas.

  • Go “Over the Edge” for the Boy Scouts of America

    For the very first time, the Boys Scouts of America’s Quivira Council will host the special fundraiser, “Over the Edge,” which will have participants climbing down one of the tallest buildings in Wichita!

  • Walk to raise money for autism: 2014 Autism CARE Walk

    On Saturday, April 26, you’re invited to walk for a good cause in the 7th annual “Autism CARE Walk,” which helps raise awareness for autism in and around our community.

  • Newton kicks-off spring with upcoming festival

    Come celebrate Newton’s first outdoor celebration of spring! The Apple Blossom Festival will take place on Friday, April 25, at Newton Presbyterian Manor. The event will run from 5 to 8 PM on the Manor lawn at 1200 E. Seventh St. in Newton.

  • Knights, Belly Dancers, and Jousts: Spring Renaissance Festival

    The Age of Chivalry was brought to life this weekend with Wichita’s annual Spring Great Plains Renaissance Festival.

  • Photos: Spring Renaissance Festival

    The Age of Chivalry was brought to life this weekend with Wichita’s annual Spring Great Plains Renaissance Festival.  The festival continues to be one of Wichita's longest standing spring traditions, bringing eager crowds of visitors to see singing pirates, fire breathing daredevils, medieval belly dancers, knights in heavy armor, medieval music, whimsical fairies, and jousters on horseback to…

  • Photos: Spring Renaissance Festival, Gallery 2

    The Age of Chivalry was brought to life this weekend with Wichita’s annual Spring Great Plains Renaissance Festival. The festival continues to be one of Wichita's longest standing spring traditions, bringing eager crowds of visitors to see singing pirates, fire breathing daredevils, medieval belly dancers, knights in heavy armor, medieval music, whimsical fairies, and jousters on horseback to the…

  • Singer Jackson Browne to perform at Wichita's Orpheum Theatre

    American Singer-Songwriter Jackson Browne will bring his solo acoustic tour to Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre on Monday, July 21 at 7:30 PM.

  • Cowtown launches spring season with Civil War Day

    Old Cowtown is kicking off its spring/summer season with the annual event, Civil War Day. Civil War Day gives adults and children a glimpse into the daily lives of Union and Confederate soldiers and their families during this pivotal time in U.S. history.

  • Photos: Diva Dash 5K

    On Saturday, April 5, hundreds of women in tutus, tiaras, and pink outfits worked up a sweat in the 2nd Annual Diva Dash 5K in downtown Wichita. For more photos, go to: http://www.kwch.com/community

  • Photos: Diva Dash 5K, Gallery 2

    On Saturday, April 5, hundreds of women in tutus, tiaras, and pink outfits worked up a sweat in the 2nd Annual Diva Dash 5K in downtown Wichita. Proceeds from the event will help the nonprofit organization Girls on the Run. The charity provides an after-school program for girls in grades 3rd through 8th that addresses the healthy development of a girl’s social, mental, emotional, physical and…

  • Photos: Diva Dash 5K, Gallery 3

    On Saturday, April 5, hundreds of women in tutus, tiaras, and pink outfits worked up a sweat in the 2nd Annual Diva Dash 5K in downtown Wichita. Proceeds from the event will help the nonprofit organization Girls on the Run. The charity provides an after-school program for girls in grades 3rd through 8th that addresses the healthy development of a girl’s social, mental, emotional, physical and…

  • Photos: Diva Dash 5K, Gallery 4

    On Saturday, April 5, hundreds of women in tutus, tiaras, and pink outfits worked up a sweat in the 2nd Annual Diva Dash 5K in downtown Wichita. Proceeds from the event will help the nonprofit organization Girls on the Run. The charity provides an after-school program for girls in grades 3rd through 8th that addresses the healthy development of a girl’s social, mental, emotional, physical and…

  • Photos: Diva Dash 5K, Gallery 5

    On Saturday, April 5, hundreds of women in tutus, tiaras, and pink outfits worked up a sweat in the 2nd Annual Diva Dash 5K in downtown Wichita. Proceeds from the event will help the nonprofit organization Girls on the Run. The charity provides an after-school program for girls in grades 3rd through 8th that addresses the healthy development of a girl’s social, mental, emotional, physical and…

  • Photos: MDA Muscle Walk

    On Saturday, April 5, the Muscular Dystrophy Association held their annual Muscle Walk. The yearly walk helps raise money for children and adults with muscular dystrophy in the local community. The walk is a non-competitive walk took place at 10 AM at Cessna Stadium.

  • Photos: Bark-Aid 5K, Gallery 1

    On Sunday, March 30, runners and walkers spent some quality time with their four-legged friends at this year’s Bark-Aid 5K and Mile Fun Run. The dog-friendly event helps raise funds for homeless animals and adoption organizations in Kansas. The race took place at 8:00 AM inside the Sedgwick County Park in Wichita.

  • Photos: Bark-Aid 5K, Gallery 2

    On Sunday, March 30, runners and walkers spent some quality time with their four-legged friends at this year’s Bark-Aid 5K and Mile Fun Run. The dog-friendly event helps raise funds for homeless animals and adoption organizations in Kansas. The race took place at 8:00 AM inside the Sedgwick County Park in Wichita.

  • Photos: Bark-Aid 5K, Gallery 3

    On Sunday, March 30, runners and walkers spent some quality time with their four-legged friends at this year’s Bark-Aid 5K and Mile Fun Run. The dog-friendly event helps raise funds for homeless animals and adoption organizations in Kansas. The race took place at 8:00 AM inside the Sedgwick County Park in Wichita.

  • Dog-friendly Bark-Aid 5K

    On Sunday, March 30, runners and walkers spent some quality time with their four-legged friends at this year’s Bark-Aid 5K and Mile Fun Run.

  • Scooby-Doo Live coming to the Orpheum Theatre

    The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take center stage in an all-new family musical, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES, presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Life Like Touring. 

  • Weekend Events for March 29 - 31, 2014

    This weekend has a little of something for everyone. Spend quality time with your pooch by dressing up in costume and running a 5K, or take the kids to see the friendly gang of Sesame Street.

  • Taco Bell introduces new breakfast menu

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    Taco Bell

    This week, Taco Bell will be launching its brand new breakfast menu in more than 5,500 restaurants nationwide on Thursday, March 27.

  • Sunflower Dog Show coming to the Kansas Pavilions

    Canine lovers won’t want to miss this special event featuring 5 full days of all-breed and specialty dog shows. This family-friendly event is free and will be held inside the Kansas Pavilions.

  • Runners run to remember Maize students lost to drunk driving accident

    On the morning of Saturday, March 22, hundreds of individuals laced up their tennis and came out early in the cold to participate in the 3rd Annual Run2Believe 5K Memorial Run/Walk.

  • Photos: Run2Believe, Gallery One

    On the morning of Saturday, March 22, hundreds of individuals laced up their tennis and came out early in the cold to participate in the 3rd Annual Run2Believe 5K Memorial Run/Walk. The race is held in memory of Maize High School graduates and high school sweethearts, Kylie Jobe and Kyle Thornburg, who were killed by a drunk driver on their way home from a spring break ski trip in 2011.

  • Photos: Run2Believe, Gallery 2

    On the morning of Saturday, March 22, hundreds of individuals laced up their tennis and came out early in the cold to participate in the 3rd Annual Run2Believe 5K Memorial Run/Walk. The race is held in memory of Maize High School graduates and high school sweethearts, Kylie Jobe and Kyle Thornburg, who were killed by a drunk driver on their way home from a spring break ski trip in 2011.   

  • Photos: Run2Believe, Gallery 3

    On the morning of Saturday, March 22, hundreds of individuals laced up their tennis and came out early in the cold to participate in the 3rd Annual Run2Believe 5K Memorial Run/Walk. The race is held in memory of Maize High School graduates and high school sweethearts, Kylie Jobe and Kyle Thornburg, who were killed by a drunk driver on their way home from a spring break ski trip in 2011.

  • New exhibit building opening in Old Cowtown

    March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, Cowtown is proud to announce the opening of a new exhibit building, the McKenzie House. It represents the type of house a single woman would own or rent after immigrating to Wichita in the 1880s.

  • Country legend Alan Jackson to perform at Hartman Arena

    Country legend, Alan Jackson, will be returning to Hartman Arena for a special performance to celebrate the Arena’s 5th Anniversary on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

  • Riverfest 2014 music headliners announced

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    Wichita Festivals announced Riverfest 2014's concert headliners earlier today. They say there will be, " an array of national stars and diverse talents."

  • Photos: St. Patrick's Day Parade

    On Saturday, March 15, the sidewalks in downtown Wichita became a sea of green as hundreds of spectators attended Wichita’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade.

  • Photos: St. Patrick's Day Parade, Gallery 2

    On Saturday, March 15, the sidewalks in downtown Wichita became a sea of green as hundreds of spectators attended Wichita’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade.

  • Photos: St. Patrick's Day Parade, Gallery 3

    On Saturday, March 15, the sidewalks in downtown Wichita became a sea of green as hundreds of spectators attended Wichita’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade.

  • O.J. Watson Park opening spring hours

    O.J. Watson Park, located at 3022 S. McLean Blvd., will open under spring hours – from 8 AM to 10 PM - starting Saturday, March 15.

  • Blarney Breakfast to benefit Rainbows United's children

    Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast and help support youth and children with special needs at the 39th Annual Original Blarney Breakfast.

  • Exploration Place Hosts 8th Annual Death by Chocolate Event

    While sports fans celebrated the Wichita State Shockers 33-0 win in basketball, chocolate enthusiasts got together to celebrate Wichita’s premier chocolate showdown.

  • Photos: Death by Chocolate

    While sports fans celebrated the Wichita State Shockers 33-0 win in basketball, chocolate enthusiasts got together to celebrate Wichita’s premier chocolate showdown.  On Saturday, March 8, Exploration Place hosted its 8th Annual Death by Chocolate Event with a special “Science” themed evening.

  • Award-Winning Musical MEMPHIS playing at Century II

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    Four-time Tony Award Winning Musical, MEMPHIS, will play at Wichita’s Century II Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 15 through Thursday, April 17.

  • Wichita Art Day of Giving raises $548K

    Wichita’s Art Day of Giving (ArtDOG), the first-ever 24-hour online charitable fundraising campaign for local arts organizations, raised a total of $548,372 on Friday, February 28.Wichita Art Day

  • Free pancakes for IHOP's National Pancake Day Fundraiser

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    Enjoy a free short stack of three buttermilk pancakes from any central or western Kansas IHOP
    restaurant 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, and support sick and injured Kansas kids by
    donating the meal cost to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.
     
    Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals helps Kansas kids by raising funds for children’s hospital
    services and helping families with…

  • Country star Don Williams coming to Wichita's Orpheum

    Country legend Don Williams is set to perform at Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, June 21.

  • Shop til’ you drop at the Wichita Women’s Fair

    After 16 years at Century II, the Wichita Women’s Fair has become an annual February tradition for thousands of Kansas women.

  • Photos: Wichita Women's Fair

    After 16 years at Century II, the Wichita Women’s Fair has become an annual February tradition for thousands of Kansas women.

  • Styx, Foreigner set to perform at INTRUST Bank Arena

    Classic rockers Styx and Foreigner are coming to INTRUST Bank Arena.

  • Importance of Wichita's first-ever Art Day of Giving fundraiser

    Wichita’s first-ever, “Art Day of Giving (ArtDOG),” fundraising drive to support Wichita’s arts and cultural organizations is quickly approaching and aspirations for the event are high.  

  • Upcoming event for chocolate lovers


    If you’re looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift, it's not too late to purchase tickets to this year’s 8th Annual Death by Chocolate. The event will take place on Saturday, March 8, from 7 PM – 10 PM, at Exploration Place.

  • Exploration Place to open new art gallery

    As a part of Wichita’s first-ever Art Day of Giving event, Exploration Place will unveil a brand new art exhibit on Friday, February 28, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

  • Circus rolls through Wichita

    Over the weekend, the Midian Shrine Circus will perform 8 performances packed full of action and entertainment at the Hartman Arena.

    The circus line-up includes clowns, unicyclists, motorcycles, magic shows, acrobatics, and trained animals.

  • Photos: Midian Shrine Circus

    Over the weekend, the Midian Shrine Circus will perform 8 performances packed full of action and entertainment at the Hartman Arena. The circus line-up includes clowns, unicyclists, motorcycles, magic shows, acrobatics, and trained animals.

  • Runners participate in snowy Cupid's Combo 5K

    Numerous couples celebrated Valentine’s Day a week early by running in the 2014 Cupid’s Combo and Frigid 10K. Despite the light snow shower and freezing temps, the race was not canceled and took place on Saturday, February 8 at the Sedgwick County Park.

  • Photos: Cupid's Combo 5K

    Numerous couples celebrated Valentine’s Day a week early by running in the 2014 Cupid’s Combo and Frigid 10K. Despite the light snow shower and freezing temps, the race was not canceled and took place on Saturday, February 8 at the Sedgwick County Park.

  • ‘Art Day of Giving’ provides new fundraising opportunity for the Wichita arts

    An opportunity for community members to help support their favorite local arts organizations is now available, thanks to a brand new fundraising event in Wichita. “Art Day of Giving (ArtDOG),” Wichita’s first-ever 24-hour online charitable fundraising campaign for local arts organizations,  will provide a great opportunity for the Wichita community to raise awareness and funds for the local arts…

  • Naturalization ceremony welcomes nearly 100 new U.S. citizens

    Nearly 100 individuals took a solemn oath to become U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita.

  • Photos: U.S. Citizen Naturalization Ceremony

    Nearly 100 individuals took a solemn oath to become U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita.

  • Only the brave do the Polar Plunge

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to jump into a freezing cold lake in the middle of winter? That’s exactly what a few people got  to find out at this year’s Wichita Polar Plunge.

  • Photos: Polar Plunge 2014

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to jump into a freezing cold lake in the middle of winter? Brave individuals took the plunge into O.J. Watson Park’s 39 degree lake on Saturday, February 1. With an outside temperature of 26 degrees, the cold was enough to have participants running for warmth after taking the plunge. The Polar Plunge is a yearly fundraiser that raises money for the Special…

  • Unique Kansas Photos

    On Wednesday, January 29, Kansas celebrated its 153rd birthday. Here's a look at some of the most historical and unique landmarks in Kansas.

  • Motley Crue's Final Farewell Tour coming to Wichita

    After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band Motley Crue announced today their Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement.

  • Harlem Globetrotters dazzle at INTRUST Bank Arena

    The Harlem Globetrotters put on a show-stopping performance at Wichita’s INTRUST Bank Arena on January 26 for their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour.

  • FREE children's learning event at Botanica

    Botanica is hosting a FREE Family Fun Fair on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 AM to 1 PM.

  • Shopping event featuring unique handmade items coming to Century II

    If you enjoy unique handmade items and décor, then make sure to attend the upcoming 6th Annual Craftapalooza & “FABuLOUS” Vintage Market at Century II, on Saturday, February 1.

  • Gordon Lightfoot to perform at Wichita's Orpheum Theatre

    Gordon Lightfoot, legendary balladeer and folk legend, will bring his 50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour to Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, March 19 at 8 PM.

     

  • Rare Classic Cars on display inside Century II

    The Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show, has brought hundreds of the finest automobiles, rods, and customs to Century II this weekend.

  • Photos: Starbird-Devlin Car Show 2014

    The Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show, has brought hundreds of the finest automobiles, rods, and customs to Century II this weekend. All proceeds for this event will go towards three local charities, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas, Starkey Inc., and the Arc of Sedgwick County.

  • Historic Delano store closing after 27 years

    The Central Plains Novelty store, located in Historic Delano, will be closing its doors after 27 years of service.

  • Wichita Public Schools Choices Fair coming to Century II

    The 2014 Choices Fair will allow parents to do “one-stop school shopping” to look at the different educational options the district offers for students. The fair will take place at Century II Exhibition Hall on is Thursday, January 30, from 5 PM to 8 PM.

  • Additional performance added to Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure

    Due to tremendous public response, Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure, has added a third performance on Friday, January 24 at 12 PM.

  • Bridal Expo takes over Century II

    The 19th Bridal & Event Expo was the place to be this weekend for anyone planning an upcoming wedding or high school dance. The event was held on Sat, Jan.11 through Sun, Jan. 12, at Century II Convention Center (located at 225 W Douglas in Wichita).

  • Rare exhibit of historic Wichita aviation photographs on display

    A new exhibit featuring rarely seen photographs of Wichita’s aviation history will be on display from Thurs, Jan. 30 through Sat, Feb. 22 at the Kansas Aviation Museum.

  • Participate in Delano’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Wichita’s Historic Delano will be celebrating its annual St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 15, at 12:00 PM. The parade will take place in the Delano District, beginning at the Arkansas River and proceeding west along Douglas Ave to Walnut Street.

  • Special holiday exhibits on display at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

    If you’re not quite ready for Christmas to be over, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum still has a few holiday exhibits open until Tuesday, January 7.

  • Photos: Vintage Miniature Christmas Trees

    The Miniature Christmas Trees exhibit is a private collection of hand-decorated trees by Sylvia Jackson. Dating back to the 1970s, Jackson started her collection with the creation of two Victorian-style trees for her sons. Since then, the collection has grown larger with a variety of different themed trees.

  • Photos: Vintage Santa Collection

    The Moore Family “Vintage Santa Collection” includes popular vintage Santa figures that date mostly back to the 1950’s and 1960’s. Some of the Santa figures are made of molded plastic, cast metal, rubber, or paper mache’ and date back earlier in the 20th century.

  • Photos: 1800s Victorian Christmas Cottage

    The Wichita Cottage, which interprets a home built in Wichita during the 1880s, is also currently decorated with Christmas décor. The Cottage is located on the museum’s fourth floor and represents a home owned by a middle class family during the 19th Century.

  • Gala of The Royal Horses to perform at INTRUST Bank Arena

    For the first time ever, riding Master Rene Gasser, creator and producer for “Gala of The Royal Horses” will be bringing his world-renowned equestrian tour to INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, March 7.

  • IHOP celebrates 2014 with unlimited pancakes

    IHOP® is celebrating 2014 by treating customers to all you can eat Buttermilk pancakes! Starting Thursday, January 2, 2014, you’ll want to head to your local IHOP restaurant for the perennial event, “All You Can Eat Pancakes,” back for a limited time only.

  • YMCA Frosty 5K

    On Wednesday, January 1, runners and walkers kick-started their New Year’s resolutions by participating  in the YMCA 11th Annual Frosty 5K. The 5K began at the Downtown YMCA and took runners along Wichita’s Arkansas River. Proceeds raised from the race will benefit the Greater Wichita YMCA free and assisted programs.

  • Wichita's Frosty Frolic is Coming

    Are you ready Wichita? The most unique event of the winter is coming soon! The Wichita Polar Plunge® & Strut – a benefit for Special Olympics Kansas athletes – showcases brave individuals who dare to jump in the icy waters and enjoy a “frosty” frolic.

  • Photos: White Christmas Broadway

    The classic musical “White Christmas” played throughout the holiday season at the Crown Uptown Theatre. The show is a timeless classic based off the 1954 holiday film of the same name, featuring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Audiences young and old could enjoy this American Christmas tale about two WWII soldiers who fall in love with two beautiful singing sisters that are set to perform a…

  • Wichita Malls offering extended hours for holiday shoppers

    With Christmas less than a week away, nearly one-third of Americans who plan to give gifts have yet to begin their shopping, according to the latest Consumer Reports Holiday Poll.

  • Firehouse Subs comes to Wichita

    Firehouse Subs invites the community to the grand opening of its first location in Wichita on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

  • On-going Holiday Christmas Events in Wichita

    1. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
  • Orpheum Theatre announces 2014 Classic Film Series

    The 2014 Classic Film Series is the Orpheum Theatre’s annual series of films, shown monthly, celebrating a classic film's major anniversary.

  • Willie Nelson coming to Wichita's Orpheum Theatre

    Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre has announced that country legend, Willie Nelson and Family, will perform at 8 p.m. on Mar. 5.

  • The NUTCRACKER performs in Wichita

    For four decades, Ballet Wichita has been bringing the timeless performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The NUTCRACKER,” to Wichita. The company performs two public performances every year at Century II. This year’s performances are scheduled for Sat, Dec. 14 and Sun, Dec. 15.

  • Photos: The NUTCRACKER

    For four decades, Ballet Wichita has been bringing the timeless performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The NUTCRACKER,” to Wichita. The company performs two public performances every year at Century II. This year’s performances are scheduled for Sat, Dec. 14 and Sun, Dec. 15.

  • Russian National Ballet opening for the Wichita Grand Opera's 2014 season

    A classic Disney film has become the de facto American version of the fairy tale called The Sleeping Beauty, which Wichita Grand Opera will present on Sunday, January 5, at 3:30pm, in a performance by the Russian National Ballet Theatre.

  • New shows coming to Wichita's Orpheum Theatre

    The Orpheum and SMG Wichita have announced the addition of three new shows to the theatre’s 2014 lineup. The acts, which will be held at the Orpheum Theatre, feature two tributes to rock and roll icons and a popular children’s show.

  • Waterman Street renamed in honor of WSU Men's Basketball

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    In honor of the Wichita State University men’s basketball game, the city has approved the temporary renaming of Waterman Street to Play Angry Place. Wichita Vice Mayor Pete Meitzner will officially rename the street Monday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. and it will remain in effect for one week. The public is invited to attend the street renaming.

  • Wichita's Light's on the River

    Lights on the River is one of Wichita’s newest annual holiday events that takes place downtown by the Arkansas river. Despite freezing temperatures, the event took place as scheduled on Saturday, December 7.

  • 'Fill the Truck' now accepting gifts for local children at Walmart

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    Walmart and The Salvation Army have begun the second annual Fill the Truck toy drive, which will bring hundreds of toys to local children.

  • Newton’s Parade of Lights kicks-off Thursday

    Newton’s Parade of Lights kicks-off Thursday

    The event  ‘Parade of Lights’ will take place on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 PM in downtown Newton. And don’t worry about the chance of snow showers from stopping this annual event.

  • Botanica 'Illuminates' Wichita

    Botanica’s spectacular annual light display, Illuminations, is now open to the public.

  • Experience an 1800s Wichita Christmas celebration

    Nowhere else in Wichita does the holiday season come to life exactly as it did more than 100 years ago with festive music, dancing and priceless family moments.

  • Wichita's Salvation Army offering unique option for contributing

    For the second consecutive year, The Salvation Army in Wichita is offering a unique option for contributing to red kettles without pulling out any bills or coins.

  • City of Wichita to host "A Night with Santa" Tuesday evening

    Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and City Council members will host the annual “A Night with Santa” holiday event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas.

  • Photos: Botanica Illuminations 2013

    Botanica’s spectacular annual light display, Illuminations, is now open to the public. The holiday event opened on Friday, November 29, and will be open every night until December 31 (except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

  • GraceMed hosting 3rd annual Say Grace Thanksgiving Day 5K Race

    GraceMed Health Clinic's 3rd Annual Say Grace 5K Thanksgiving Race

    Photo courtesy of GraceMed

    GraceMed Health Clinic is hosting its Say Grace Race for the third Thanksgiving in a row. They're encouraging Wichitans to "run the race, then feed your face."

  • Towne East and Towne West Extend Hours for Black Friday Shoppers

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    Wichita shoppers looking to stretch their dollar this holiday season will flock to both Towne East Square, the largest retail shopping destination in Kansas, and Towne West Square, a popular regional family shopping destination with more than 95 specialty stores, for more than 25 hours of Black Friday savings. Both centers announced today that they will have extended holiday hours starting at 8…

  • Thanksgiving runners participate in Wichita's oldest races

    Freezing temperatures didn’t stop runners from bundling up and participating in Wichita’s Turkey Trot’s 10-mile and 2-mile race on Sunday, November 24.

  • Black Friday freebies for first 600 shoppers in line at Cabela's Wichita

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    To celebrate the start of the holiday shopping season on Black Friday, Cabela’s Wichita will present the first 600 shoppers in line with free gifts totaling more than $8,700.

  • Public invited to grand opening of CityArts Boutique

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    The public is invited to the grand opening of the new CityArts Boutique this Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The CityArts Boutique carries one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry and unique gifts made by local and regional artists who receive 70 percent of each sale.

  • Photos: Wichita's Newest Art Boutique

    The public is invited to the grand opening of the new CityArts Boutique this Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The CityArts Boutique carries one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry and unique gifts made by local and regional artists who receive 70 percent of each sale. The opening is being held in conjunction with the Affair in the Square – Old Town Square Holiday Open House. CityArts is located at…

  • Enjoy holiday shopping at Wichita's annual "Light up Delano with Love"

    Christmas in Delano will feature entertainment throughout the day including music, melodrama and dance from local performers, children’s activities, a scavenger hunt and a visit from Santa.

  • Burn off those Thanksgiving calories in one of Wichita’s most historic runs

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    Press Release

    Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which means plenty of big meals are coming our way. If you’re looking for a way to burn off those extra Thanksgiving feast calories, there are two holiday runs to sign-up for.

  • Wichita’s first ‘Mustache Dash’ brings hordes of ‘stached runners downtown

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    Hordes of runners came bearing ‘staches early Saturday morning, November 16, to participate in Wichita’s first-ever Mustache Dash 5K.

  • Photos: Mustache Dash 5K, Gallery One

    Hordes of runners came bearing ‘staches early Saturday morning, November 16, to participate in Wichita’s first-ever Mustache Dash 5K. The race began at 8:30 AM and took runners on a scenic path along the Arkansas River in Downtown Wichita.

  • Photos: Mustache Dash 5K, Gallery Two

    Hordes of runners came bearing ‘staches early Saturday morning, November 16, to participate in Wichita’s first-ever Mustache Dash 5K. The race began at 8:30 AM and took runners on a scenic path along the Arkansas River in Downtown Wichita.

  • Photos: Mustache Dash 5K, Gallery Three

    Hordes of runners came bearing ‘staches early Saturday morning, November 16, to participate in Wichita’s first-ever Mustache Dash 5K. The race began at 8:30 AM and took runners on a scenic path along the Arkansas River in Downtown Wichita.

  • Photos: Mustache Dash 5K, Gallery Four

    Hordes of runners came bearing ‘staches early Saturday morning, November 16, to participate in Wichita’s first-ever Mustache Dash 5K. The race began at 8:30 AM and took runners on a scenic path along the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita.

  • It's A Wonderful Life Coming To Wichita

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    Fans of Frank Capra’s 1946 American Christmas classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life, are in luck this holiday season.

  • Wichita Singles Invited To Mistletoe Mingle Event

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    Local dating expert Suzanna Mathews, founder of The Date Maven, is hosting Mistletoe Mingle, a holiday singles mixer, at The Keen Kutter Lounge in the Atrium of Hotel at Oldtown.

  • Photos: Veterans Day Parade

    The Veterans Day Parade was held downtown on November 9th. It was kicked off with a flyover by F-16s from the Oklahoma Air National Guard and by the Jayhawk Commemorative Air Force.

  • Tables dressed to impress at this year's Holiday Tables

    Each year, the galleries of the Wichita Center for the Arts are transformed into a decorating idea-fest with exquisite tablescapes for the upcoming holiday season.

  • Photos: Holiday Tables 2013, Gallery One

    Each year, the galleries of the Wichita Center for the Arts are transformed into a decorating idea-fest with exquisite tablescapes for the upcoming holiday season.

  • Photos: Holiday Tables 2013, Gallery Two

    Each year, the galleries of the Wichita Center for the Arts are transformed into a decorating idea-fest with exquisite tablescapes for the upcoming holiday season.

  • ‘Tis the season for delicious new holiday dishes from IHOP

    IHOP pic

    “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” To celebrate the holiday season, IHOP is introducing new holiday specials for the entire family.

  • Start your holiday shopping at Craftapalooza

    craft fair

    Grab your friends and come shop at the 5th Craftapalooza & “FABuLOUS” Vintage Market on Saturday, November 9 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Century II Center in the Exhibition Hall, North Entrance

  • Wichita Fall Home Remodeling & Decorating Expo takes over Century II

    home show

    For those thinking about doing some home remodeling, the Wichita Fall Home Remodeling & Decorating Expo at Century II was the place to be this weekend. The show took place on Saturday, November 2, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, November 3, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Admission for this event was free.

  • Photos: Wichita Fall Home Remodeling & Decorating Expo

    For those thinking about doing some home remodeling, the Wichita Fall Home Remodeling & Decorating Expo at Century II was the place to be this weekend. The show took place on Saturday, November 2, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, November 3, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Admission for this event was free.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey Parody Show Coming To Wichita

    SPANK parody

    Press Release

    Fans of the best-selling ‘saucy’ novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, now have something to look forward to this fall.

  • Wichita's most impressive Halloween decorations this season

    Once again, homeowners have displayed an impressive array of Halloween decorations on their lawns. Blow-ups, cemeteries, hanging skeletons and carved pumpkins can all be seen in  East Wichita.

  • Runners have a screaming good time at Wichita's Original Zombie Run

    Hundreds of runners had their fitness, and more importantly survival, put to the test during the Wichita’s Original Zombie Run 5K.

  • Top 10 Things To Do This Halloween In Wichita

    Top 10 Things To Do This Halloween In Wichita

    KWCH

    If you would like to get some extra use out of your Halloween  costume this year, there are plenty of Halloween-themed events in and around Wichita that both adults and children can enjoy.

  • Large crowds participate in the Prairie Fire Marathon

    Hundreds of runners hit the streets of Wichita to compete in the Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon on Sunday, October 13th, 2013.

  • Holiday Tables coming to the Wichita Center for the Arts

    Casey Siebels

    Each year, the galleries of the Wichita Center for the Arts are transformed into a decorating idea- fest with exquisite tablescapes for the upcoming season.

  • Celebrating 'Peace, Love & Pooches' at Woofstock 2013

    Woofstock, the Kansas Humane Society’s largest annual fundraising event, was the “Ulti-Mutt” place to be for thousands of local canines and their owners on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

  • The Price is Right Live! coming to Hartman Arena

    Hartman Arena Press Release

    The Hartman Arena will host The Price is Right Live! on Sunday, November 3rd at 6:00 pm.

  • Photos: Wichita Halloween Decorations 2013

    Once again, homeowners have displayed an impressive array of Halloween decorations on their lawns. Blow-ups, cemeteries, hanging skeletons and carved pumpkins can all be seen in East Wichita.

  • Photos: Wichita's Original Zombie Run

    The stench of death and decay hovered heavily over the Kansas Coliseum on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

  • Photos: Woofstock 2013

    Many dogs came dressed to impress at the 2013 Woofstock event. Shoes, dresses, costumes, hair bows, sunglasses, and hats were all a best dressed must for many of these pooches.

  • Photos: Kansas State Fair Fried Food

    Food Favorites from the 2013 Kansas State Fair (and 2012). From Deep Fried Gizzards to Alligator on a Stick, the State Fair offers a wide range of food to choose from each year.

  • Photos: Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair

    Bradley Fair hosted the 4th Annual Autumn & Art Festival over the weekend of Friday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. This year’s art show and sale featured artwork from 95 artists from 21 states, 34 of those artists from Kansas, including 10 artists from Wichita.

  • Photos: Starliner Custom Car Show

    For the past four years, the Kansas Aviation Museum has been hosting the Starliner Custom Car Show on the grounds of the museum. The family-friendly event featured over 200 custom cars displayed under the wings of the museum's KC-135, B-52 and other historically significant aircraft. The event also included rock-a-billy music, food and various vendors selling all things car-related.

  • Photos: Dinosaurs 'Unearthed'

    Exploration Place’s traveling exhibit 'Dinosaurs Unearthed' took over the museum during the summer of 2013. The exhibit included 14 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, 22 fossils, and 2 articulated full-scale skeletons. Visitors were also greeted by a 23-foot tall, 10-foot legged Tyrannosaurus Rex that stood outside the museum all summer long.

  • Photos: Rascal Flatts Concert, Feat. The Band Perry

    Rascal Flatts performed at the INTRUST Bank Arena on August 9, 2013. The Band Perry was the opening act.

  • Photos: Youthville Chalk ART Festival

    Hundreds of attendees came out on Saturday, August 3, 2013, for the annual Youthville Chalk ART Festival. The FREE festival, which was located in Wichita's Old Town Square, featured over 30 professional artists who provided live chalk art demonstrations.

  • Million $ Display BlackTop Nationals 2013

    The 2013 BlackTop Nationals celebrated its 4th annual year by showcasing one-of-a-kind vehicles for three full days in and around Century II, August 23 - 25, 2013.

  • Photos: A History of Wichita

    Wichita's Main Street in 1870, Looking North from Douglas Avenue (Circa 1870)

    Courtesy Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

    Wichita was officially born on July 21st, 1870. The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum honors Wichita's deep history with four floors of exhibits showcasing historical artifacts, photographs and other significant materials from the city's past. Photos in this gallery showcase Wichita's earliest photographed residents, buildings, and homes from the 1870s to the 1890s. Photos are courtesy…

  • Photos: Automobilia Moonlight Car Show 2013

    Hundreds of car enthusiasts braved the heat for this year's 19th Annual Automobilia's Moonlight Car Show & Street Party.

  • Photos: Bid for Bachelors Auction

    Area bachelors were up for grabs on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Bid for Bachelors auction for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Single ladies enjoyed a night of bidding on these bachelors in hopes of winning a dream date with the eligible men. Grant Meech, Sport Reporter/Anchor for KWCH 12 Eyewitness News, was one of this year's bachelors up for grabs in this year's auction.

  • Photos: Wichita Gladiator Dash

    Over a thousand runners came out to show off their inner skills at this year's Wichita Gladiator Dash on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The intense land and water race forced runners to overcome over 10 challenging obstacles, including running through mud, crossing rivers, crawling through tunnels, and taking a plunge down hillside waterslide.

  • Photos: Color Me Rad Close-Ups

    Mother Nature hasn’t been too kind this year; bringing freezing temperatures, high-speed winds and ice cold rain in the month of May. Despite the winter weather conditions, over 8,000 Wichita runners came dressed in white, prepared to get blasted with color in the ‘Color Me Rad’ 5K on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

  • Photos: Prairie Fire Half Marathon 2013

    Over 1,000 runners hit the streets of downtown Wichita to compete in the 2013 Spring Prairie Fire Half Marathon.

  • Photos: Incredible Wichita cakes that look like ships, cars and sea life

    Monica's Bundt Cake Co. has been celebrating the year with colorful, fun wedding cakes, birthday cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Check out the latest amazing, very unique cakes that the local bakery has created for birthdays, weddings, holidays and special occasions. Monica Bundt Cake Company is at 1328 E. Douglas, in downtown Wichita.

  • Photos: Gnarly Neon 5K After Race

    Runners showed up bright and early in downtown Wichita, Saturday, April 13, 2013, to participate in the Gnarly Neon 5k Color Run; an international phenomenon that's sweeping the nation.

  • Photos: Hard Charge KWCH & KSCW

    Hundreds of runners got covered in mud, sweat and even blood in the HARD CHARGE race, taking place on Saturday, April 20 in Park City, Kansas. Even members of KWCH Channel 12 and KSCW Channel 33, Cable 5 participated in the intense obstacle race.

  • Photos: St. Patrick's Day Parade

    The sidewalks in downtown Wichita were lined with hundreds of people watching the annual St. Patty’s Day Parade.

  • Photos: Spring Fashion Fling

    The latest spring fashion trends from Dillard’s were modeled by 20 local celebrities, including Miss Kansas Sloane Lewis, KWCH-TV’s reporter Pilar Pedraza, KWCH-TV’s morning anchor Kara Sewell, “It’s All Good” Host Sierra Scott, and former Miss Kansas Lily Wu.

  • Photos: Kansas Animals in the 2013 Winter Storm

    Animals brave the cold temperatures during the winter storm that took over Kansas, February 20 - 21, 2013. Photos are storm shots sent into KWCH.com from people in all parts of Kansas.

  • Details on the 11th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

    The 11th annual Tallgrass Film Festival is just days away! Here's everything you need to know about this year's event. Also , click on blue links for more information.

  • Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita

    Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita

    Get your holiday shopping done early or enjoy an evening tasting high quality wines. There are also two activities designed for children and one wild party just for adults .

  • Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita

    Wait a second, top 8 events? Yes, we tricked you. Since there's so much going on this weekend, we've added a few extra events to our list of top things to do.

  • Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita

    Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita

    The first official day of fall is this Sunday. We know, where did summer go?! Kick-off the first weekend of Autumn with several fall favorites, including a few seasonal races, a fall fest, and a trip to a pumpkin patch.

  • Top 5 Things To Do In Wichita This Weekend

    Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita

    You really can't go wrong with this weekend's picks. From daring plane stunts to mouth-watering chili, to pin-up girls and muscle cars, there's something fun for families, couples or friends this weekend. There are so many events in fact, that we added one extra thing to do to our list.

  • Top 5 Things To Do In Wichita This Weekend

    Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita

    We’ve got an art and crafts fair, an autumn art festival, an annual cat show and some wine tasting to keep your weekend interesting. No matter which event you choose, you really can’t go wrong!

  • Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita

    Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita

    More than likely you know this already, but the Kansas State Fair starts this Friday, giving you plenty of things to do.

  • Photos: Polar Plunge

    The Wichita Polar Plunge and Strut on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at O.J. Watson Park in Wichita.

  • Historic Midtown Hosts Annual House Tour

    Casey Siebels

    The Historic Midtown Citizens Association (HMCA) will hold its annual walking tour of homes Oct. 12 and 13. Proceeds will be used for restoration of the historic Fresh Air Baby Camp building (Girl Scout Little House) and the horse barns at the O.J. Watson Park in Wichita.

  • Popular classical, religious vocal group set to perform at The Orpheum

    the priests

    The Orpheum Press Release

    The Orpheum has recently announced popular classical, religious vocal trio, The Priests, will perform at 8 p.m. on Dec. 4.

  • Photos: Serving the Hungry at Home and in Haiti

    History was made in Kansas when the Guinness World Record was broken for the most hunger relief meals packaged in an hour for schools in Haiti.

  • Photos: Diva Dash All-Female 5K

    Torrential rain didn’t stop hundreds of women from coming out to participate in the inaugural Wichita Diva Dash 5K on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The fun ‘women-only’ race was held at 8:30 a.m. at The Waterfront, located at 13th Street and Webb Road.

  • Runners brave the rain for Wichita's Race for a Cure

    Race for the Cure

    Casey Siebels

    Despite the rainy start, hundreds of breast cancer survivors, along with family members, friends and community members braved the cold weather and hit the pavement on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

  • Plan a weekend trip to annual Toy Train Show and Swap

    Casey Siebels

    This weekend, take the family to the Wichita Toy Train Club's 19th Annual Train Show and Swap at the Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS  67210. The two-day event will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.

    There will be over 40 train vendors and 100 tables set-up for visitors to buy, sell and trade…

  • Art Fair takes over Bradley Fair

    Art Fair Bradley Fair

    Casey Siebels

    Bradley Fair hosted the 4th Annual Autumn & Art Festival over the weekend of Friday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 15. This year’s art show and sale featured artwork from 95 artists from 21 states, 34 of those artists from Kansas, including 10 artists from Wichita.

  • Knights, Belly Dancers, and Jousts: The 2013 Fall Renaissance Festival

    The Age of Chivalry was brought to life this weekend with the 14th Annual Fall Great Plains Renaissance Fest.

  • Book signing event with Food Network Celebrity

    Sunny Anderson

    Dillons Press Release

    Food Network Celebrity, Sunny Anderson, is in Kansas and will be coming to Dillons Marketplaces in Hutchinson (4PM) and Derby (7 PM) today for a special book signing event.

  • Casey Siebels

    Mark your calendars for the 5th annual BOOtanica on Saturday, October 12, at Botanica. The event takes place from 11 AM to 4 PM.

    BOOtanica is one of those great fall family festivals that continues to draw in crowds because of its combination of fall and natire.

  • Kansas Aviation Museum hosts its 5th Annual Custom Car Show

    starliner car show

    Casey Siebels

    Crowds of people came out to enjoy a fun-filled day of browsing unique cars and planes at the 5th Annual Starliner Custom Car Show on Saturday, September 7 from 10 AM to 5 PM.

  • John Mayer coming to Wichita

    john mayer

    INTRUST Bank Arena Press Release

    INTRUST Bank Arena announced Wednesday morning that Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, John Mayer, will bring his Born & Raised Tour to the arena on Sunday, December 1 .

  • Photos: Wichita Halloween Decorations 2013

    Once again, homeowners have displayed an impressive array of Halloween decorations on their lawns. Blow-ups, cemeteries, hanging skeletons and carved pumpkins can all be seen in East Wichita.

  • Photos: Wichita's Original Zombie 5K

    The stench of death and decay hovered heavily over the Kansas Coliseum on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

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