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 BlueIndependence 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.
A Tale as Old as TimeBeauty 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
The City of Lights Meets the City of FountainsAn 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 KCKC 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 LibraryKansas 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 AgainLuke 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.