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Weekends Filled with Entertainment Near Wichita

Open Streets ICT invites people to walk or bike along Douglas Avenue from Delano to College Hill.

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Autumn & Art. open street. Latin Fest ICT. Kansas Railfest. Walnut Valley Festival. Kansas State Fair.

This weekend is packed with activities in and around Wichita. Good luck deciding what to do.

Here are some of the options:

Open street revival

Noon-Sunday 5pm Douglas from Glen to Bluff

Open Streets, a massive annual street party, cuts off 4.1 miles of traffic in Douglas and takes place Sunday fall with bikers, walkers, live music, dancing, yoga demos, street vendors and food returns . The event runs from 12pm to 5pm on Douglas Street from Bluff Street in College Hill to Glen Street in Delano. Several stops along the way, such as Kennedy Plaza and Naftuger Park in front of Century II, serve as hubs of activity. Admission is free. For maps, visit www.wichita.gov/ParkandRec/OpenStreetsICT.

Kansas Railfest

Saturday, 9am-4pm, Great Plains Transportation Museum, 700 E. Douglas

An event by the Great Plains Transportation Museum, Kansas Railfest is held Saturdays from 9am to 4pm at the museum in downtown Wichita. Rail enthusiasts will enjoy the music, displays, vendors and train rides. Admission is $7 for him 13 and over, free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. Train tickets are $5 surcharge for ages 3 and older. For more information, please visit www.ksrailfest.org.

Latin Fest ICT

11am-11pm, Saturday, Old Town Square, 301 N. Meade

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, LatinFest ICT takes place Saturday in Wichita’s Old Town Square with a tribute to “Latinas on Broadway”, dancing, Latin hip-hop, authentic Latin food, concessions and salsa bands. Live music and adult beverages. more. Hours are 11am to 11pm and admission is free. No coolers or pets allowed.

time to shop

Saturday and Sunday

Wichita is hosting two big shopping events this weekend. The first is the monthly Wichita Flea Market, held Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 4pm at the Faha Sports Center at the South YMCA. Admission is $3 for a 1-day pass and $5 for a 2-day pass. Children 12 and under are free. Also, his September installment of Festive ICT’s Shop & Grub market at 601 E. Douglas’ Naftzger Park comes in the midst of the Open Streets ICT activity. It runs from 11am to 4pm and includes stalls, music and food. Admission is free.

50th Walnut Valley Festival

Until Sunday, Winfield Fairgrounds, Winfield

Winfield’s 50th Annual Walnut Valley Festival runs through Sunday at the Winfield Fairgrounds. Weekend attractions include performances by John McCutcheon and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage on Friday, and the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship and Bella Fleck on Saturday. The festival also features arts and crafts vendors, food sales and more. Tickets are $20-$125 at the gate. Visit www.wvfest.com for the full schedule and details.

Last Chance at the State Fair

Friday through Sunday, Kansas State Fair Grounds, Hutchinson

The Kansas State Fair wraps up its ten days on Sunday, but there’s still time to catch some of the highlights. Friday will have a grandstand concert by Tech N9ne at 7pm, and Saturday’s headliners will be his TI and Chingy at 7pm. Gate hours are 7 AM to 10 PM on Friday and Saturday and 7 AM to 6 PM on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12 and seniors over the age of 60, and $4 for military personnel with identification. For more information and a complete schedule, please visit www.kansasstatefair.com.

Autumn & Art 13

Friday to Sunday, Bradley Fair Parkway, 21st Street, The Rock

The annual Autumn & Arts Festival, hosted by Wichita Festivals Inc., returns this weekend, Friday through Sunday at Bradley Fair Parkway, just east of the Bradley Fair shopping center at 21st Street and The Rock . The event, an outdoor art show and sale featuring art from 12 different media, kicks off on Friday with his $150 per person patron party, which includes food, drink, and live music. Free from 10am to 7pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, attendees can shop, play lawn games and enjoy live entertainment and music.

Concerts announced this week

Many music venues in Wichita are busy with show bookings these days. Here are the latest additions to the Wichita concert calendar:

Dale WatsonOctober 5, Wave, tickets on sale at waveict.com

struggle jenningsOctober 25, Wave, tickets on sale at waveict.com

tennessee jetNovember 5, Wave, tickets on sale Friday at waveict.com at 11am

Silk Musica: Holiday WonderlandNovember 10, Orpheum Theater, tickets on sale Friday at 10am at selectaseat.com

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Tickets on sale at selectaseat.com Friday, November 17th at 10am at INTRUST BANK ARENA

Michael CarbonaroNovember 18, TempleLive, tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com

Drag Queen ChristmasDecember 18, Orpheum Theater, tickets on sale Friday at 10am at selectaseat.com

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