Summer Events In The Kansas City Area - June To August

Fun All Summer Long:

Theatre in the Park: There is something always fun to see at the theatre!  This year - it's 9 to 5 musical, Peter Pan, Hairspray & others!  It's every Friday and Saturday night this summer!

Movies at Shawnee Mission Park: Tuesday nights is family fun night with old beloved movie classics. Come share a few hours with your kids and enjoy fun the simple & share Movie Nights together.  In August they'll switch to Saturday nights!  Some of the classics!  This year: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Bond, James Bond – a double feature of 007, and a Jurassic Park!  It's just $1 per person - cash at the door!  Grab a blanket, chairs and the family! 

The Plaza Concert:  Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night come out to the Plaza for an evening of Plaza Live! Featuring local artists and regional acts! 

Starlight:  A wonderful outdoor theatre with broadway plays and summer night concerts! Take in a musical or concert under the stars!  What a fun experience!

Olathe June/July FREE Concerts Series:  Pack your blankets, lawn chairs and come enjoy an evening with the Olathe Park & Recs presents local, regional with a variety of music.  


 Town Center: Sunset Music Fest: On Thursday evenings during the month of June - come out and enjoy the FREE music festival by local artists.  It all starts at 6 pm Thursday evenings with music at 7 pm in the north parking lot!

Park Place - Music Series:  On Wednesday evenings from 5 - 8 pm during June and July - enjoy the free summer concert series! 

Jazz In The Woods: Overland Park -one of the largest FREE music events in the area!  It's a weekend full of Jazz Music!  Come and enjoy the local artists and relax in Corporate Woods!  All donations benefit local charities like: The Love Fund, Operation Breakthrough and more!   There also is a 5K and 10K run! 

Old Shawnee Days:  Shawnee (old Town area) a full weekend of events! From the parade, music, frizbee dog show, food & loads of fun!!

Dragon Boat Festival: a day of martial arts, dance, crafts and a Chinese parade.  In the Plaza!

Jazzoo - a fund raiser as a black tie event for the Kansas City Zoo!

Scottish Highland Games: Rivermarket - come be scottish - even if you're not!  It's a weekend filled of celtic music, bagpipes, enjoy the food, local merchants, children games, dance competition and so much more!

Great Lenexa BBQ Festival: A fun 2 day event that includes over 185 teams come with their smoking equipment to get a chance to declare the Kansas State Champion!  This annual event brings out the smokers from all over the country! The park's buzz is filled with much activity - from children events to live music!  So it's a fun time for everyone!!

Bark & Blues: An annual music festival to support local rescue organizations! It was founded back in 2010 by a local veterarian It's a FREE event @ Franklin Park (Roe and Somerset) in Prairie Village. Music all day, dog walk in the morning, agility course, food vendors & fun activities!

Shakespeare in the Park: An annual festival with the works of Shakespeare!  Performances are @ 8 pm!  Usually the last 2 weeks of June!  Come out and enjoy the cultural artrs!!  At Southmoreland Park - just a few blocks east of the Plaza near Nelson Art Museum!! 

Just for Her Expo:  A day of shopping for Just For Her!!  Come out and see all the wonderful new styles and designs!!  Have a day full of fun!

Frontier Days:  A day filed with unique activies!  Chain saw carving, carnival, parade, magic shows, music and more!



KCRiverFest (4th of July Celebration) An afternoon and evening filled with music, music and music and fireworks! all starting at 3 pm till the fireworks event! Plenty of vendors & concession stands! 

VillageFest in Prairie Village(4th of July Celebration) things to do "all" day and night long!  Parade, baking contest, live music and fireworks!!  Come and enjoy!

OverlandPark Corp Woods - (4th of July celebration) American Legion Band, Childrens games, live music & FIREWORKS!  Starts at 4 pm till 11 pm.  Fun times for all!

Stilwell:  (4th of July Celebration) Stilwell has had the best parade & fireworks over the years!  Events start at 3 pm with family carnival, parade at 6 pm, kids games, live DJ, and of course Fireworks at dust! 

Lenexa:  (4th of July Celebration) The Lenexa freedom run at 7 am and 10 am is the Community Day Parade! Bands and floats galore!  Come on out!

Leawood: (4th of July Celebration) At Leawood City Park 105 & Lee Blvd!  Music begins with Flashback @ 7:30-9:30.  Firworks at 9:45 pm! 

Olathe: Great Plains Mall (4th of July Celebration) @ 151 & K-7 firewoks at 9:45 pm!


other events in July:

Shakespear Festival: 2013 production presents As You Like It June 18 - July 7, 2013 for the
21st season of Shakespeare in Southmoreland Park. Southmoreland Park is basically across the street from the Nelson Art Museum!  

Leawood Amphitheatre Check out this summer's performance for summer fun of Braodways musical! 8 pm at Ironwood Park - 147 & Mission! Leawood Stage works with the City of Leawood to present a variety of plays, musicals, Shakespear Reading and more!  What a wonderful way to enjoy a summer night under the stars in your own community!

Midwest Classic:  A full week of Golf Events at the Lionsgate Golf Club -A 72 hole tournament! Over 156 aspiring professionals will be competing for the championship!



KC Taste:  Come out to meet some of the showcase chefs demonstrations of all types of meals! Healthy meals to brewing your own beer!  Starting on Friday afternoon - Live Music & Saturday all day!  Eat, taste and enjoy! 

Festival of the Butterflies:  Powel Garden annual event! Enjoy the 2 outdoor breezeway that acts as a conversatory!

Kansas City Zoo - Superhero Weekend:   Aug 3 & 4th  Come out for a 2 day event to meet your favorite super hero from Marvel comics!!  Iron Man, Superman etc.  They'll be there to meet & take photos & sign autographs!  Woo Hoo!  Come on out!

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