Activities in Wichita During Cozy Weather Season

As temperatures fall and leaves change color, Wichitans find new activities and places to spend time. Here are some local fall and winter favorites for those seeking cozy weather adventures!

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Old Town Farm & Art Market

Located in Wichita's historic Old Town district, the Farm & Art Market happens every Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. from April through October and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. from November through December. Here you can buy from various vendors offering fresh produce, handmade products, or art all from local sources! 

Second Saturday

Second Saturday expands on the Farm & Art Market in Old Town on the Second Saturday of the month. Non-profits, civic organizations, chefs, home cooks, artists, artisans, and pet-friendly organizations are highlighted through demonstrations, classes, activities, and contests.

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Sedgwick County Zoo

The Sedgwick County Zoo is rated the number one outdoor attraction in the state, this nationally and internationally-recognized wildlife park has over 2,000 animals of nearly 500 different species. With the weather cooling down, you’ll get to see animals who aren’t a fan of the heat more active in their exhibits, making for a fun and entertaining day!

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Annual Illuminations Christmas lights event at Botanica.

Botanica Gardens

Tucked in the heart of Wichita, Botanica features more than 4,000 species of plants in 34 themed gardens across 18 acres of land. Botanica offers a great place to watch the fall colors come to life, as well as their annual Illuminations event in November and December that features more than two million Christmas lights turning the gardens into a holiday wonderland!

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Watermark Books & Café

Those chilly days make for a great time to grab a book and curl up with a warm drink. Watermark Books & Café allows you to do just that! Whether you like coffee, tea, or a cup of hot chocolate, their drink menu will satisfy anyone's taste buds. Watermark Books and Café also offers food options if you are looking for a snack while you study or catch up with friends!

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Wichita Art Museum

The Wichita Art Museum is home to an outstanding collection of American art. The Wichita Art Museum is a great place to spend a rainy day, with a large collection of exhibitions it’s easy to spend your day here. 

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Ulrich Museum of Art

Located on Wichita State’s campus, the Ulrich Museum of Art is home to more than 7,000 contemporary and modern art pieces. The Ulrich features many permanent installations, along with traveling exhibitions, so there’s always something new to see! If you are looking for a new study spot definitely try the Ulrich patio! They have a great outdoor patio space that’s surrounded by beautiful fall colors on campus.

Wichita has plenty of options for fun even if you aren't a cold weather person. This is a great time to be out-and-about even as the thermometer goes down.


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