An ongoing series, we’re highlighting some of the most important events, exhibits and can’t-miss activities each month of the year.
Major musical performances and a once-in-a-lifetime eclipse highlight an August for the ages.
End of Summer DaysSchlitterbahn Summer Days
Spend the final month of summer in the sun with lazy rivers, sky-soaring zip line rides, tube attractions and tons more—the perfect way to savor the season.
Time-Traveling CinemaWeekEnder – M80s and “Back to the Future”
Travel back in time with Marty McFly and Doc Brown in this family-friendly feature film favorite. The final WeekEnder of the year includes live music and tons of great food options in the perfect outdoor setting.
Crown Center, August 4, 6 p.m.
Hot Dogs for AllHeart of America Hot Dog Festival
Hot dogs and baseball go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it only makes sense to host this all-ages event at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Gather for games, music, entertainment and, of course, hot dogs.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, August 12, noon–10 p.m.
Movies on the RooftopOff the Wall Film Series: "Harold & Maude"
Spend your Friday evening with two great views: a cult classic film and the Kansas City skyline. This summer series is your second to last chance to catch a flick on the Kansas City Public Library's rooftop, so don't miss out!
Kansas City Public Library, Central Location, August 11, 8 p.m.
And It Was All YellowColdplay
The internationally acclaimed pop group brings its North America stadium and arena tour to Kansas City in a colorful showcase of musical talent and showmanship.
Sprint Center, August 15, 7 p.m.
Kung Fu Kenny in KCKendrick Lamar
One of the biggest and most influential names in hip-hop brings his DAMN. tour to Sprint Center for a show filled with chart-topping hits.
Sprint Center, August 16, 7:30 p.m.
Celebration Down SouthOlathe Fourth Fridays
Wrap up August with a monthly event that brings locals and visitors out alike to Downtown Olathe, a favorite featuring live music, food trucks, maker goods and more great activities for everyone.
Olathe, August 25