Photo: Courtesy Visit Wichita
It's hard to believe that we're already into September. That means we're just days away from the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson and Zoobilee at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Here's a list of things to do in Doo-Dah this weekend, compliments of my friends at Visit Wichita.
1ST ANNUAL FUR FESTIVAL
AUG. 31, 2017
Time: 5-8 p.m. Admission: Free
Location: Fetch Bistro, 7718 E. 37th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226
Attention pet owners: if you have a furry friend and you’d like to join in on a new, exciting festival, make sure you stop by Fetch Bistro in northeast Wichita for the 1st Annual Fur Festival. Play games with your dog, win prizes, bid on items in a silent auction and know that all of the money raised goes to help dogs on death row through Beauties & Beast, Inc.
SEPT. 1, 2017
Time: 7:30-10 p.m. Admission: $20-$100
Location: INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman, Wichita, KS 67202
It’s true, you can’t see John Cena anywhere but in Wichita on Sept. 1 when WWE Live! comes to INTRUST Bank Arena. Catch favorites like Matt & Jeff Hardy, Cesaro and Sheamus, Sasha Banks and Roman Reigns. RAW brings it to you live as wrestlers battle for a chance to face the Miz for the Intercontinental Championship.
A NIGHT AT HOGWARTS
SEPT. 1-2, 2017
Time: Friday, 6 p.m. through Saturday, 8 a.m. Admission: $40
Location: Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. First St., Wichita, KS 67202
All you Harry Potter fans out there: How about an overnight, adults only (21 and older) camp-in at the Museum of World Treasures with a Harry Potter theme? A Night at Hogwarts is Friday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. and you won't leave until 8 a.m. the next morning. Sleep with Ivan the T-Rex and and spend an entire evening in the Museum engaged in Potter related activities. Your hosts for the evening? Nerd Barrage. Includes dinner, continental breakfast and cash bar until 10 p.m.
THE BIG NEWS AT BARLEYCORN’S
SEPT. 2, 2017
Time: 9 p.m. Admission: $15
Location: Barleycorn's, 608 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202
The Big News is a ska punk band from Oklahoma. That means they sound like Less Than Jake, one of the bigger bands that played at Riverfest 2017. With five guys, a trombone and a trumpet, the band brings the noise with influences from British two tone and third wave Ska with a heavy influences of 90's punk rock.
SEPT. 1-4, 2017
Time: Sept. 1-3, 7:05 p.m.; Sept. 4, 2 p.m. Admission: $6-$15
Location: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, 300 S. Sycamore St., Wichita, KS 67202
Don’t miss the last few Wichita Wingnuts games of the season, as they take on the Salina Stockade in what is sure to be an unforgettable series. With the speed of outfielder Richard Prigatano and first baseman Matt Chavez bringing in the runs through homers and RBIs, the Nuts are second in their division in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
VINTAGE BASEBALL AT OLD COWTOWN MUSEUM
SEPT. 3, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. Admission: Regular admission
Location: Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
Start and end your weekend with baseball. After watching the Wichita Wingnuts, head to Old Cowtown Museum for a look at baseball in the 1800s. Catch the Red Stockings and the Bull Dozers going head-to-head using the rules of the National League of 1876.
THROUGH SEPT. 4, 2017
Time: During regular business hours Admission: $3-$12.50
Location: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
If you missed the Monday total eclipse or just want to relive it, head to Exploration Place and learn why phenomena like this happens. When visiting the “Totality” exhibit, look into the skies like never before and study both solar and lunar eclipses.
Go to Visit Wichita website for a complete list of Wichita events.