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.

Eclipse Mania

End of Summer Days

Schlitterbahn 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.

Schlitterbahn

Time-Traveling Cinema

WeekEnder – 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.

I-70 Series

Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Head to The K and cheer on the boys in blue as they take on cross-state rivals the St. Louis Cardinals in the annual I-70 Series, one of the most heated series in the Majors.

Kauffman Stadium, August 7-8

24K Magic

Bruno Mars

One of the biggest pop stars in the world, Bruno Mars takes center stage at Sprint Center for an unforgettable night filled with favorite hits, including “That’s What I Like,” and “24K Magic.”

Sprint Center, August 9, 7:30 p.m.

Hot Dogs for All

Heart 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.

Smash-Hit Broadway Show

"The Bodyguard” The Musical

Based on the 1992 drama with the same name, this production brings award-winning Broadway style to a romantic thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seat.

Starlight Theatre, August 8-13, 8 p.m.

Movies on the Rooftop

Off 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 Yellow

Coldplay

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 KC

Kendrick 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.

Celebrate Diversity

Ethnic Enrichment Festival

Head to Swope Park for an annual festival that celebrates Kansas City’s vast, diverse community, featuring flavorful fare, authentic music and more. 

Swope Park, August 18-20

Astronomical Anomaly

Total Solar Eclipse Events

From major events to KC-inspired recommendations, commemorate this century’s celestial celebration in style all throughout the metro.

August 18-21

Olathe Fourth Friday

Celebration Down South

Olathe 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

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