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

KC Irish Festival at Crown Center

A Labor Day Weekend to Remember

Labor 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

Celebrate Local Art

38th Annual Art Westport

This three-day festival features 150 of the area’s top artists in the city’s oldest neighborhood—now a lively cultural hub and nightlife district.

Westport, September 8-10

Greased Lightning


Greasers. Pink Ladies. Sandy. Danny Zuko. It’s one of the most memorable musicals of all time, and it’s coming to Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre for an incredible six-night run.

Starlight Theatre, September 8-10, 12-14

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 Fun

Worlds 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)

Gridiron Glory

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Head coach Andy Reid faces off against his former team in the Chiefs’ home opener at Arrowhead. Don’t miss a moment of the high-flying action as they look to get their season started with a bang.

Arrowhead Stadium, September 17, noon

Hometown Pride

Overland 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.

Art Abounds

86th Annual Plaza Art Fair

Combine the beauty of the Country Club Plaza’s Seville-inspired architecture with more than 240 artists on display and you’ve got this timeless tradition that spends an entire weekend celebrating art in KC.

Country Club Plaza, September 22-24

The Soul2Soul II Tour

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Country superstars (and real-life power couple) Tim McGraw and Faith Hill light up Sprint Center in an unforgettable evening of Grammy Award-winning hits. 

Sprint Center, September 23, 7:30 p.m.

Mahafie Stage Coach

Western Heritage

Wild 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

Fall Festivities


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 Past

Cattle, 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 Spectacular

The 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.

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