Who’s ready for summer? Your kids probably are! A lot of our orthodontic patients here in Wichita are young and excited for a break from school this summer. While summer is a wonderful season here in Wichita, and there are so many fun things to do here, we know it can be challenging (and expensive) to keep your kids occupied during their summer vacation! To help our patients and their families have their best summers, we’ve made a list of a few of the most popular free summer events here in Wichita. Check it out!

Annual Fly-In

This year, the twelfth annual Fly-In at Stearman Bar and Grill will take place on June 15th. This awesome and free event will go on all day, with live music from Matt Engels from noon-4 p.m., followed by Lucky People in the evening. Many different kinds of aircraft will be displayed throughout the day. Guests will even have the chance to get up close to them! A limited menu will be offered, along with a beer garden and other concessions.

Free Swim Days

There is no better way to cool off on a hot summer day than swimming in a nice cold pool! The community pools throughout Wichita offer very reasonable rates for day entry and season passed for kids, adults, and families all summer. They even have free days! All visitors with proper swimming attire with be admitted into the pool free of charge on designated free days. Check the Wichita Parks & Recreation department’s website to find out which day your local pool is free to enter!

Shakespeare in the Park

Who doesn’t love live theater? Come see Shakespeare’s works the way they were meant to be experienced! Wichita Shakespeare Company will be performing free shows in parks throughout the Wichita area all summer! This year, they’ll be putting on A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a perfect way to celebrate summer!

Free Movies in the Park

Another awesome and free opportunity for free entertainment in our Wichita parks is the summer movie series! This summer, the park will be showing The Little Mermaid on June 15, The Sandlot on July 6, Captain America First Avenger on July 13, and Grease on August 3rd. The showings will all take place on Saturdays nights at 7pm at the Capitol Federal Amphitheater. Bring a picnic dinner and blanket for a night of family fun!

Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower is usually the most popular meteor shower of the year. Unfortunately, there will be an almost full moon during the shower this year. Experts predict that we’ll have the best luck seeing the meteors on the night of August 12th, which will be the peak of the shower. Take your family somewhere with as little light pollution as possible, and look up!


We hope there is something on this list that you and your family can enjoy. Don’t forget to check the city of Wichita’s calendar to keep up with all of the other amazing community events and programs they have to offer!

If you’re ready to start your orthodontic journey this summer, or need to schedule your next appointment, call our office today!