An ongoing series, we’re highlighting some of the most important events, exhibits and can’t-miss activities each month of the year.
Fall is in full swing with timeless festivals and plenty of haunting good times.
Haunted House ScaresMore Info
Combined with KC’s pioneering use of the “open format,” which allows visitors to wander without a predestined path, the city has earned the moniker of “The Haunted House Capital of the World.” Spend your weekends exploring this spooky scene.
Citywide, Weekends in October
Fearful FestivitiesWorlds 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, October 6–7, 13–14, 20–21, 27–28
Autumn Celebration29th Annual Weston Applefest
Count on apples of all kinds to keep your appetite company during this beloved tradition just north of Downtown Kansas City. With a hometown parade, art and craft booths, activities and more, it’s simply one of the best fall events in the region.
Weston, MO, October 7–8
Tricks and Treats at the LibraryHalloween Boo-Bash!
Young ones can get head start on Halloween with this weekend kickoff party featuring a haunted house, face painting, trick-or-treating and more.
Plaza Branch, October 27, 6:30 p.m.
Own the NightKaty Perry
The pop superstar brings her Witness: The Tour to the fourth busiest arena in the country. Expect smash-hit songs and inspiring anthems in a one-of-a-kind talent showcase.
Sprint Center, October 27, 7:30 p.m.