An ongoing series, we’re highlighting some of the most important events, exhibits and can’t-miss activities each month of the year.
Kick off fall with a Labor Day to remember, and follow it up with one festive event after another.
Autumn in Action
A Labor Day Weekend to RememberLabor Day in KC
Make Kansas City your official Labor Day destination and kick off fall with a bang. Between barbecue competitions and time-traveling festivals, visitors and locals alike can spend their extra day off by celebrating in style at one of the many iconic events in the metro.
Citywide, September 1-4
U2 with Beck
The world-renowned rock group heads to Arrowhead for undoubtedly one of the biggest live music performances of the year. Count on indie rock superstar Beck to open with an array of popular hits.
Arrowhead Stadium, September 12, 7:30 p.m.
Frightening Good FunWorlds of Fun Halloween Haunt
Ghosts, ghouls and other creatures of the night roam freely through Worlds of Fun during Halloween Haunt, which showcases the scarier side of the amusement park. Can’t get enough heart-pumping action? Tour 13 extreme haunts or see spooky nighttime shows designed for maximum thrills, all while dodging zombies, monsters and more.
Worlds of Fun, Starting September 16 (and every Friday and Saturday leading up to Halloween)
Hometown PrideOverland Park Fall Festival
Make Downtown Overland Park your weekend destination and celebrate city pride with a parade, an arts and crafts fair, the stellar farmers' market, live music and plenty more.
Overland Park, September 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Western HeritageWild West Days
Travel to one of Olathe’s most popular attractions for a whirlwind of Wild West flavor. Guests of all ages will have a blast sampling chuckwagon delicacies, visiting cowboy camps, taking stagecoach rides and enjoying tons more live entertainment.
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, September 23-24
Located less than 40 minutes from Downtown KC, this fall tradition celebrates the turning leaves, cooler weather and, of course, cider. So grab a drink—hot or cold—a cider doughnut and a caramel apple and enjoy this family-friendly festival.
Louisburg Cider Mill, Louisburg, KS, September 23-24, 30-October 1
Trailblazing PastCattle, Cowboys, and Culture: Kansas City and Amarillo, Building an Urban West
Explore Kansas City’s Western heritage in this illuminating exhibit that features artifacts, art, clothing, photographs and more.
Central Library, September 23 (runs through March 2018)
Pop SpectacularThe Weeknd
The internationally acclaimed artist brings his world tour to Sprint Center for a non-stop show of singalong pop anthems and grooving R&B tunes.
Sprint Center, September 26, 7:30 p.m.