A List of Fun Weekend Activities in Wichita

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Saddle Bronc riding will be one of many events at this weekend’s PRCA Championship Rodeo at Hartman Arena.

Scott M. Foley

You can see alpacas outdoors and horses indoors in Wichita this weekend. And live music will also be easy to find.

Here’s a list of some of the fun things happening in Wichita during the fourth weekend of January 2022.

PRCA Rodeo

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hartman Arena, 8151 N. Hartman Arena Drive, Park City

The fifth annual PRCA Championship Rodeo at Hartman Arena takes place Friday and Saturday at the Park City venue and will feature more than 230 professional riders from 22 states and four countries. Cowboys and cowgirls will compete in bareback riding, roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and more, and each will try to earn a spot in the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas. The action will begin at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $25, $35 and $45 in advance at the Hartman Arena box office, at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 316-744-8880. Ticket prices will increase by $5 on the day of the event. Ages 2-12 get in free with a paying adult on Fridays.

Art and Alpacas

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.

The Wichita Art Museum is hosting another Family ArtVenture this weekend, and this one will feature alpacas. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum and will be themed “Dream Weaver.” Flatland Ranch alpacas will be on hand and weaving demonstrations by the Wichita Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild will take place. The day will also include opportunities for visitors to create art. The Funky Monkey Munchies food truck will serve food. Admission is free and masks are required inside.

Red Earth Concert

8 p.m. Friday, The Cotillion, 11120 W Kellogg

Texas country music artist Wade Bowen, best known for his Red Dirt hits like “Solid Ground” and “Watch This,” will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Cotillion. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20 at thecotillion.com.

Food drive with live music

7 p.m. Saturday, Wave, 650 E. Second St.

The Wave venue in Wichita will be the site of The Give Back Food Drive concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, which will feature performances from acts like Zone Ender, The Travel Guide, Bahiyah, Marrice Anthony and more. Doors to the show open at 5 p.m. and all ages are welcome. The show is sponsored by Paxton’s Blessing Box and will take place on the venue’s indoor stage. Admission is $5 or free with non-perishable food. RSVP for the show at waveict.com.

Relive the 80s

8 p.m. Saturday, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg

Relive ’80s rock at The Cotillion on Saturday with Paramount, an ’80s tribute band performing hits from bands like Journey, REO Speedwagon, Def Leppard, Poison, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses and more. The show starts at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at thecotillion.com.

Mini used book sale

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wichita Art Museum, 1300 W. Museum Blvd.

The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Mini Used Book Sale returns Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring cash to purchase from a curated selection of titles on art, zoology and more. Proceeds support the museum.

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