Wednesday, February 1

Weekend filled with entertainment options in, near Wichita

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

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

The Wichita Eagle

Autumn & Art. Open Streets. Latinfest ICT. The Kansas Railfest. The Walnut Valley Festival. The Kansas State Fair.

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

Here’s a look at some of the options:

Return of Open Streets

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Douglas from Glenn to Bluff

Open Streets, the big annual street party that shuts down 4.1 miles of Douglas to traffic and fills it with bikers, walkers, live music, dancing, yoga demos, street vendors and food returns for its fall installment on Sunday. The event will happen from noon to 5 p.m. on Douglas from Bluff Street in College Hill to Glenn Street in Delano. Several stops along the way will be hubs for activity, including Kennedy Plaza in front of Century II and Naftzger Park. Admission is free. For a map, visit

Kansas Railfest

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Great Plains Transportation Museum, 700 E. Douglas

Kansas Railfest, an event by the Great Plains Transportation Museum, is on for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum in downtown Wichita. Train enthusiasts will be able to enjoy music, displays, vendors and train rides. Admission is $7 for ages 13 and over and free for ages 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. Train ride tickets are an extra $5 for ages 3 and up. For more information, visit

Latinfest ICT

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Old Town Square, 301 N. Mead

Latinfest ICT, a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, happens Saturday in Old Town Square in Wichita and will feature a tribute to “Latinos on Broadway,” dancing, Latin hip hop, authentic Latin food, vendors, a live salsa band, adult beverages and more. It lasts from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and admission is free. No coolers or pets are allowed.

Time to shop

Saturday and Sunday

Two big shopping events are happening this weekend in Wichita. One is the monthly Wichita Flea Market, which will happen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Farha Sports Center at the South YMCA. Admission is $3 for a one-day ticket and $5 for a two-day ticket. Children 12 and under get in free. Also, the September installment of Festive ICT’s Shop & Grub market in Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas, will happen right in the middle of the Open Streets ICT activity. It’s from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include vendors, music, food and more. Admission is free.

50th Walnut Valley Festival

Through Sunday, Winfield Fairgrounds, Winfield

The 50th Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield continues through Sunday at the Winfield Fairgrounds, and weekend attractions include performances by John McCutcheon and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage on Friday and the National Flat Pick Guitar Championships and a performance by Bela Fleck on Saturday. The festival also features arts and craft vendors, food for sale and more. Tickets are $20 to $125 at the gate. For a complete schedule and more information, visit

Last chance for State Fair

Friday through Sunday, Kansas State Fair Grounds, Hutchinson

The Kansas State Fair wraps up its 10 day run on Sunday, but there’s still time to catch some of the highlights. Friday will feature a 7 p.m. Grandstand concert by Tech N9ne, and Saturday’s headliners will be T.I. with Chingy at 7 p.m. From Friday through Sunday, fairgoers can still catch pig races, the butter sculpture, the comic hypnotist and more. Gate hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 and for seniors 60 over, $4 for military members with ID. For more information and a complete schedule, visit

Autumn & Art 13

Friday through Sunday, Bradley Fair Parkway, 21st and Rock

The annual Autumn & Art festival put on by Wichita Festivals Inc. returns this weekend and will be set up Friday through Sunday on Bradley Fair Parkway, just east of the Bradley Fair shopping center at 21st and Rock. The event, an outdoor art show and sale featuring art in 12 different mediums, starts Friday with a $150-a-person patron party that includes food, drink and live music. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, when attendees can shop, play lawn games and catch live entertainment and music.

Concerts announced this week

Wichita’s many music venues have been busy booking shows lately. Here’s a look at the most recent additions made to Wichita’s concert calendar:

Dale Watson, Oct. 5, Wave, tickets on sale at

Struggle Jennings, Oct. 25, Wave, tickets on sale at

Tennessee Jet, Nov. 5, Wave, tickets on sale 11 a.m. Friday at

Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland, Nov. 10, Orpheum Theatre, tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Nov. 17, Intrust Bank Arena, tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday at

Michael Carbonaro, Nov. 18, TempleLive, tickets on sale at

A Drag Queen Christmas, Dec. 18, Orpheum Theatre, tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at

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