Excitement Within Reach
Great Times Start Downtown. Downtown is Wichita’s favorite place to go for great art, local flavor, vibrant nightlife and active adventures.
Whether you’re looking for a daytrip, trying to eat local, updating your wardrobe, or spending quality time with friends, downtown offers exciting options.
Foodies: Make a day of sampling local craft breweries, exploring the diverse flavors offered from food trucks often parked out front. Swing by the nearest coffee shop for an espresso or tea.
Shoppers: Spend an afternoon browsing antique shops and boutiques for one-of-a-kind clothing, gifts and collectibles.
Visual explorers: Visit the many historical sites, public sculptures, galleries and special-interest museums throughout downtown.
Entertainers: Gather friends to explore the evening scene, with colorful bars, restaurants and venues for cocktails, dinner, live music and theater.
By offering support and championing strategic improvements in infrastructure, the leadership of Downtown Wichita has always supported a diverse offering of amusements and cultural amenities. Wichita’s favorites include: River Festival, the Old Town Farm and Art Market, Tallgrass Film Festival, Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff, Automobilia, and First Friday art gallery crawls.
The First Friday gallery crawl is a unique opportunity for thousands of students, families and art lovers to engage with local art each month. Connecting galleries and arts events through the free Q-Line trolley service, Downtown Wichita helped launch this an art-inspired trek through the city’s core, making it convenient for attendees. This grassroots event continues to thrive because of the collective vision and collaboration of galleries and artists.
Events like these continue to grow, welcoming thousands of locals and visitors downtown to relax, connect, and explore the possibilities.