Four ideas for fun in the sun

The Weightless Skate Fiesta on Saturday at Kellogg Skate Park will feature professional skaters from around the Midwest.
The Weightless Skate Fiesta on Saturday at Kellogg Skate Park will feature professional skaters from around the Midwest. Courtesy photo

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the correct park for Saturday's SaturPlay event.

1. Skateboard fiesta

Skateboarding fans will want to visit the Weightless Skate Fiesta , an event Saturday at Kellogg Skate Park downtown. Put on by Weightless Extreme Sports Apparel, the event will feature music, a cookout, raffles and a skate show starting at 2 p.m. featuring professional skaters from around the Midwest. Skate boarders also can compete in beginner, semi-pro and pro levels. Registration is at noon, and semi-pro and pro skaters will pay a $15 entry fee.

2. Ride for the Red

The local Red Cross will put on its big annual fundraiser, Ride for the Red , a poker run/motorcycle rally that draws more than 600 participants. The event will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Red Cross parking lot, 1900 E. Douglas, followed by a 100-mile road trip. Participants collect poker chips at stops along the way, and the person with the best hand at the end of the day wins a trip to Las Vegas. Registration is $20 if completed by today at www.wichitarideforthered.org or $25 Saturday morning at the event. Active military personnel will receive a free registration. For more information, call 316-219-4000.

3. Animals in Law Enforcement

Exploration Place at 300 N. McLean is putting on a two-day demonstration called Animals in Law Enforcement , focusing on the work done by members of the Wichita Police Department K-9 Unit, Mounted Unit and more. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Visitors must pay regular Exploration Place admission to see the indoor demonstrations. Outdoor events are free. For a complete lineup of demonstrations, visit www.exploration.org.

4. SaturPlay

The Wichita Park and Recreation Department is putting on a series of four family outdoor activity events in June and July. The first outdoor activity event, known as SaturPlay , will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Park, 10201 Hardtner. It's a free event that will include races, obstacle courses, parachute games, jump roping and an imagination station. For more information, visit www.wichita.gov.

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