It’s starting to feel more and more like fall! The temperatures are starting to drop and us allergy sufferers can tell ragweed is in the air! But with fall comes more than pumpkin spice lattes (pumpkin spice everything for that matter), it is prime festival time – with the weekends being jam packed with stuff to do –
When: Friday, Sept. 8th 7pm and Saturday, Sept. 9th 8am, 9:30-11:30am, 7:30pm plus next weekend
Where: Jesse James Park, Kearney, MO
Cost: $20-$30 for the Fun Run & 5K, $10 for the demo derby, and FREE for the kids’ fishing lesson
What: This weekend features a few events for the Jesse James Festival – the teen fundraising dance on Friday night, a 5K walk/run & fun run and kids’ fishing lessons on Saturday morning, and a demolition derby on Saturday night. The majority of the events for the festival will be taking place next weekend.
When: Thursday, Sept. 7th 12-10pm, Friday, Sept. 8th 10am-10pm, Saturday, Sept. 9th 9am-11pm
Where: Downtown Olathe
Cost: FREE admission
What: A local Johnson County tradition – this classic festival features a carnival, food, games, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and what they claim to be JoCo’s largest parade. Follow the link above to see the full schedule of activities.
When: Friday, Sept. 8th 1-9pm, Saturday, Sept. 9th 10am-9pm, Sunday, Sept. 10th 11am-5pm
What: The annual art festival has become a Kansas City tradition and is a favorite among local artists. The three-day event will take place in Historic Westport, providing the perfect backdrop for a “Kansas City” Artists Fair. Top artists from around the Metro will line the streets of Westport showcasing their original art, unique jewelry, fine crafts, live music and much more.
When: Friday, Sept. 8th 6-10pm, Saturday, Sept. 9th 12-10pm, Sunday, Sept. 10th 12-6pm
Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 12001 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145
Cost: FREE admission & parking
What: Authentic Greek Food, Delicious Greek Pastries, Live Greek Music, Hellenic Dancing, Imported Greek Souvenirs, Tours of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Presentations about the Greek Orthodox Faith, Greek Orthodox Bookstore. FOOD, FAMILY, FUN!
When: Friday, Sept. 8th 6-9pm, Saturday, Sept. 9th 10am-5pm, Sunday, Sept. 10th 11am-2pm
Where: Overland Park Convention Center
Cost: GA for 1 day – $10, GA weekend pass – $25, VIP access for Friday 5-6pm plus weekend GA – $40
What: sheKC experience is Kansas City’s first experience-based event featuring three days of FUN, shopping, live music, interactive experiences, workshops, and more!
When: Friday, Sept. 8th 8:30-10pm
Where: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
What: Quixotic will use projection, choreography, and musical composition to honor Bloch Building architect Steven Holl, and shine a new light on this iconic building. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Food trucks will be available starting at 7:30pm.
When: Friday, Sept. 8th 5:30pm
Where: Kauffman Stadium
Cost: $16-$104 per ticket
What: The event features shopping, tasty treats, plus additional fun like face painters & caricature artists and will take place in the Outfield Experience prior to the Royals vs. Twins game at 7:15 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association Go Red for Women. Plus, the first 10,000 ladies through the gates will receive a Royals Infinity Scarf.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9th 10am-4pm
Where: The Springs Aquatic Center
Cost: $10 per canine
What: Bring your family pooch for a dip in the pool! Children under 10 and all dogs must be supervised by an adult; limit of 2 dogs per person. Presented in partnership with the NAWS – Northland Animal Welfare Society. Sessions are as follows: 10 a.m.-Noon: Small (under 40 lbs) and Senior Dogs, Noon-2 p.m.: Large Dogs-Session I (40 lbs and over), 2-4 p.m.: Large Dogs-Session II (40 lbs and over).
When: Saturday, Sept. 9th 11am-3pm
Where: Kansas City Power & Light District
Cost: FREE admission with premium activities available with a $5/child wristband
What: Challenge your kids in fun sports games, throw like a pro in the Quarterback Blitz, rush through the Adrenaline Rush Course, meet your favorite team mascots and more! Activities include: live music, face painting, bounce houses, sports games, arts & crafts and more.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9th 12-4pm
Where: The Village at Briarcliff
What: Grab your friends and come shop our local boutiques while sampling a selection of delicious wines in each store. We’re also currently working with local breweries to offer beer sampling under our rotunda as well! Ten percent of sales from select stores will go toward Feed Northland Kids, an organization focused on addressing weekend nutrition and hunger by providing healthy, kid-friendly foods for school-age children, living in the Northland of Kansas City, MO. Mark your calendars and enjoy some fall favorites: shopping, wine and beer!
When: Saturday, Sept. 9th 3-6pm
Where: Kansas City Power & Light District
Cost: GA – $40, VIP – $65 (find what each ticket gets you here)
What: Flying Saucer hosts the 9th Annual KC Beer Fest. Taste more than 200 hand-picked craft beers from around the world while enjoying live music, food trucks & and more!
When: Saturday, Sept. 9th 6pm-2am
Where: Crossroads District
Cost: GA $20 in advance ($25 at the door), VIP $75 in advance ($90 at the door)
What: Music festival highlighting some great local music spread across 9 stages along 3 blocks of KC’s Crossroads District. 5 of those 9 stages are all age venues with kids 12 & under getting in for free. There will also be day parties and pop-up shops at the Crossroads leading up to 6pm.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9th 6:30pm-9pm
Where: Roanoke Park
What: Dance in the Park will once again present a thrilling evening of fun and excitement with performances by professional dancers of all kinds from the Kansas City vicinity on an outdoor stage in Roanoke Park. Arrive early to participate in the free dance class at 6:30 and to get a good seat. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic, and the whole family! But sorry, no pets allowed.
This is a free event, but donations will be gratefully accepted in order to help us continue to provide this unique dance concert!
Coming Up Next Weekend:
9/15-17 – Jesse James Festival at Jesse James Park, Kearney, MO
9/15-17 – Fiesta Hispana 2017 at Barney Allis Plaza
9/15-17 – Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch Opening Weekend at Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch in Kearney, MO
9/15 – GRAND Opening of the Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Louisburg Cider Mill
9/16 – Hallmarket 2017: A Hallmark Art Fair at Crown Center
9/16 – 25th Annual Waldo Fall Festival at downtown Waldo
9/16 – Paws in the Park at English Landing Park in Parkville, MO
9/16 – Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair at Shawnee Town
9/16 – Uncorked: KC 90+ at Union Station
Have a fabulous weekend!
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