An ongoing series, we’re highlighting some of the most important events, exhibits and can’t-miss activities each month of the year. 

July is heavy with Independence Day events and big-time live performances. Count on theater favorites and Crown Center’s movie series to fill out the rest of your calendar.

Independence Day Celebrations

Red, White and Blue

Independence Day

From fireworks shows to special events spread throughout the metro, Fourth of July celebrations in KC are sure to knock your American flag socks off. Check out the Visit KC July Fourth hub for a list of all major events happening in KC over the holiday weekend.

June 1-4

A Tale as Old as Time

Beauty and the Beast

Witness a tale as old as time in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City’s live stage version of Beauty and the Beast. Catch the classic Disney story at The White Theatre in Overland Park.

The White Theatre, Overland Park, July 8-23

Sprint Center in Kansas City

Classic Rock Legends

Queen + Adam Lambert

The iconic rock band unites with pop icon Adam Lambert for a show rivaled by few in the industry today thanks to powerhouse vocals and all-time great hits.

Sprint Center, July 9, 8 p.m.

Downtown Dazzle at Crown Center

Cinema Under the Stars

WeekEnder Movie Series

A favorite tradition, this Crown Center event lasts all month long—and even into August! Plan on family-friendly movies in an outdoor setting, the perfect way to spend Friday evenings in July.

Crown Center, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6 p.m.

The City of Lights Meets the City of Fountains

An American in Paris

One of the most popular musicals in recent memory, witness the pure delight of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about an American soldier and a mysterious French woman in the City of Lights.

Starlight Theatre, July 11-16, 8 p.m.

Art Alive in KC

KC Fringe Festival Preview

Kick off one of KC Fringe Festival, one of the city’s most artistic events, with a special preview at the Kansas City Public Library. Witness film, theater, comedy, music, visual arts and more at this unique event.

Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, July 12, 6:30 p.m.

Animals in the Library

Kansas City Zoo: The Magical World of Animals

Young ones will love getting to know the wild world around them as the Kansas City Zoo’s Zoomobile brings live animals, artifacts, stories and more to the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library.

Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, July 13, 2 p.m.

Play It Again

Luke Bryan

One of country's biggest stars hits the stage at Sprint Center for a full night of high-powered anthems and singalong hits in a show not to be missed.

Sprint Center, July 21, 7 p.m.

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