Fathers Day Car Show at the Sedgwick County Zoo – Sunday, June 17th 2018 8:30 am – 4 pm

Grab your crew, put the pedal to the metal, and cruise on out to the Sedgwick County Zoo for Father’s Day. See classic cars, antique autos, vintage hot rods, and new model cars while exploring your favorite animal exhibits at the Zoo!

Dads receive free admission when accompanied by a paying child.

Sunday, June 17th 2018 8:30 am – 4 pm

Sedgwick County Zoo – 5555 W. Zoo Boulevard, Wichita, Ks 67212

Graphic Credit – Sedgwick County Zoo

Online registration closes at midnight on June 15th. In person registration available at the Sedgwick County Zoo’s membership office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 16th or 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 17th.  For more information on registration, visit this link scz.org/visitor_tickets-signature_zoo_events.

Photo Credit – Sedgwick County Zoo

For more information on this Event, visit the Sedgwick County Zoo’s website 




Mothers Day at the Sedgwick County Zoo – Sunday, May 13th 2018 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Join your Mom at the Sedgwick County Zoo on Mothers Day!

On Mother’s Day, Moms get free Zoo admission with any paid child admission!

And, on Mothers Day, plan on having Brunch with Mom at the Sedgwick County Zoo, they will a Pancake and Sausage Brunch by Chris Cakes from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., for just $5 a person!

 For more information on the Sedgwick County Zoo’s Events, visit their Website 

Sedgwick County Zoo – 5555 Zoo Boulevard, Wichita, Ks 67212

Photo Credit – Sedgwick County Zoo


Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny at the Kansas Humane Society *Saturday, March 24th 2018 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

Bring your pets to the Kansas Humane Society to take photos with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 24th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

The Kansas Humane Society is located at 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, Ks.

They have a fun, spring themed backdrop and two photo packages available for purchase.  Photo packages are $10 for a digital copy, and $15 for a digital copy and one “5×7” print.

All proceeds benefit the Kansas Humane Society and help them care for thousands of animals each year! 

Event Sponsors:  Grin & Share It Photo Booths and Lowes

For more information on the Programs and Services that the Kansas Humane Society provides, visit their Website

Graphic Credit – Kansas Humane Society




Santa Paws Holiday Pet Photos at Kansas Humane Society *Saturday December 09th 2017 – 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Santa Paws is Saturday, December 9th 2017 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm!

  Kansas Humane Society – 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, Ks 67219

Santa Paws Holiday Pet Photos is a fun way to get professional photos of your pets with Santa while helping Kansas Humane Society at the same time!

 Two backdrops will be available to choose from, or get both with the platinum package!  Prints are 8″x10″.

No appointment is necessary

 The deluxe package is $20 and includes one backdrop, a digital photo and one print. The platinum package is $30 and includes two backdrops, two digital photos and two prints.

All proceeds benefit KHS and help us provide care, comfort and shelter to over 10,000 homeless pets each year.

Please have your pet on a leash or in a kennel

Graphic Credit – Kansas Humane Society

For more information, visit the Kansas Humane Society’s website 


Illuminations 2017 at Botanica

Illuminations Christmas Light Display  at Botanica ~ 701 N. Amidon, Wichita, Ks 

November 24th – December 31st 2017.  Illuminations is open seven days a week (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)  5:30pm-8:30pm

Tickets prices are: $10 adults, $7 members, $7 children

 With more than one million lights, Botanica invites the community to tour themed gardens, hear live music and visit with Santa.

Illuminations transforms each garden area into a different themed holiday display or uniquely lit botanical setting. Every night, Santa visits and takes pictures with the children, and be sure and visit the Candy Cane Lane!

The Children’s Garden brings smiles to young and old with lit monster trees, fairy lights in the musical maze and fun holiday creatures lighting up every corner. Live carolers and music groups will be on hand to entertain everyone.

Hot chocolate, s’mores, dinner and more are sold throughout the gardens and, on the weekends, an adult hot toddy bar is available as well.

Along with your favorite holiday traditions, don’t forget to check the latest additions at Illuminations!

Watch the Main Meadow show and the beautiful Butterfly Garden is being overtaken with large and small butterflies.

Make sure you checkout the new strobe tree in the Children’s Garden Meadow, and stop by the funky tree to play a game of I-spy!

Last but not least, find Botanica’s Elf on the Shelf, Eddie, as he travels through the gardens to a new location each night, overseeing this unique holiday experience only at Botanica!

Photo Credit – Rick McPherson


During Illuminations, additional parking and shuttle service will be available to make your arrival and departure as convenient as possible. Park in the south parking lot across from the Wichita Art Museum on Museum Blvd where shuttles will pick up passengers. Shuttles begin at 5:30pm and will make final pick ups from Botanica’s south gate at 9:15pm. The shuttle will be running every night! Botanica will also be offering another parking option located just west of Cowtown at the south gate and comfortably within walking distance.

New Year’s Fireworks

Join us for our New Year’s Celebration and last night of Illuminations. December 31st the fireworks will go off at 8pm.

 General admission

For more information, visit Botanica’s website

Botanica on Instagram

The Arc’s Lights 2017

Visit The Arc’s Lights with your family and friends this Holiday Season!

The Arc’s Lights are open November 23rd and every evening through December 28th, 2017

This is the 21st year for The Arc’s Lights (renamed from The Arc’s Lights on St Paul in 2015). It is The Arc of Sedgwick County’s largest fundraising event to support programs and services for nearly 4,000 individuals with developmental disabilities.

Graphic Courtesy – The Arc of Sedgwick County

Drive thru over 1 million lights among hundreds of displays in this magical wonderland!  Load the family in the car because everyone gets in for a $10 admission per vehicle on Fridays and Saturdays. Donations are appreciated every night.  The reason is clear – to help provide programs that improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Enter The Arc’s Lights from the intersection of Douglas and St. Paul St. The route goes north on St. Paul and then winds through the grounds of The Arc and the Independent Living Resource Center.

“Last year was our most successful year ever for this premier fundraising event for The Arc. We expect this year to continue to grow. This year’s exhibit is truly amazing. We have new displays alongside our traditional favorites.  All funds raised will be used to help us provide qualify affordable programs to improve the lives of persons in our community living with developmental disabilities,” shared Kevin Fish, Executive Director.

Graphic Courtesy – The Arc of Sedgwick County

  Santa will be available for photos on the following dates and times in The Arc building

 November 24th – 26th: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM  and Dec. 1st – 3rd: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM  Take a photo with your own camera.  People will guide you where to park when you enter the driveway. Donations are appreciated.

Opening Night: Thanksgiving – 5:30 to 9:00 pm
1st Responders & Military Honored with free admission opening weekend November 23rd-26th
Thank you, Deborah Gdisis of Ameriprise, for sponsoring this weekend for our Heroes

$10 Admission Nights – Fridays & Saturdays – 5:30 to 10:00 pm
Pre-purchase admission for $8 at any Wichita QT location

Donation Nights – Sundays through Thursdays – 5:30 to 9:00 pm

Event Hours:

Sundays through Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

(Extended to 10 p.m. on Dec 18, 19, 20, 21)

Fridays and Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve:  5:30 pm to 11:30 p.m.

For more information, visit The Arc of Sedgwick County’s website

The Arc of Sedgwick County on Instagram