Find KC Fun All 31 Days in October 2019

Make this your most memorable October yet. Between Halloween, haunted houses, pumpkin patches and other fall festivities, there’s no shortage of ways to fill your calendar with things to do in Kansas City. 

OCT. 1-10


Oct. 1 – Pumpkin Patch Visit: Start the month right with a visit to Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch, an ideal autumn experience for all ages. 

Oct. 2 – Kauffman Center Presents Boyz II Men: The R&B legends return to Kansas City for a show you won’t soon forget.

Oct. 3 – KC Tap Tour Brewery Visits: Snag a few stamps in your KC Tap Tour Guidebook and sample Kansas City’s booming craft beer scene. Season 3 of the Tap Tour runs through Nov. 4.

Oct. 4 – KC Oktoberfest: Head to Crown Center for a two-day celebration of KC Bier Co. craft brews, traditional European food, games, activities and Bavarian-style fun.


Oct. 5 – Louisburg Ciderfest: Witness apples pressed into cider and sample cider donuts and other treats, plus live music and activities for young ones at Louisburg Cider Mill.

Oct. 6 – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts: Show up and get loud at Arrowhead Stadium during this thrilling Kansas City Chiefs matchup.

Oct. 7 – Trivia Night: Mondays are always made better with pub trivia. Find some of the most popular games in the metro to ease into the week.


Oct. 8 – Patio Hangs: Warm days and cool nights make October patio time a must, no matter whether you’re grabbing drinks, small plates, dinner or a nightcap.

Oct. 9 – 1919: Peace?: This latest exhibit at the National WWI Museum and Memorial explores the long-lasting impact of the Great War 100 years after its conclusion.

Oct. 10 – Late-Night Jazz Jam Session: Hit up KC’s legendary jazz scene at iconic clubs like the Mutual Musicians Foundation and Green Lady Lounge.

OCT. 11-20


Oct. 11 – Summit Art Festival: Start the weekend in the charming Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street during this free, popular regional art fair.

Oct. 12 – Cornucopia: Family-friendly fall festivities in the Power & Light District, KC’s humming entertainment hub.

Oct. 13 – Wild West Days: Enjoy the Wild West during this Olathe event at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, a working 19th-century farm.

Oct. 14 – Tours at J. Rieger: Raise a glass to the new distillery and visitor experience at J. Rieger & Co. in the East Bottoms with tours, samples and more.

Oct. 15 – Happy Hour: Tuesdays are always made better with discounted food and drink. KC restaurants oblige.



Oct. 16 – Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution: Visit The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to marvel at this contemplative exhibit showing works stolen in World War II.

Oct. 17 – The Raconteurs: Expect high-powered rock ‘n’ roll tunes during this concert at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland.

Oct. 18 – Holiday Mart: This iconic event at the Kansas City Convention Center proves that it’s never too early to start prepping and shopping for the holiday season.

Oct. 19 – Boo ‘n Brew: Make your way to Town Center Plaza in Leawood to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Halloween with the entire family.

Oct. 20 – Kansas City Ballet Presents Carmina Burana: Don’t miss this excellent Kansas City Ballet performance at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

OCT. 21-31


Oct. 21 – Earn a KC BBQ Experience Badge: Download the free KC BBQ Experience app to discover the 100-plus barbecue restaurants in Kansas City and earn badges for your efforts.

Oct. 22 – Find Fall Colors: There’s hardly a more beautiful time to visit Kansas City than in autumn, when the leaves are bright orange, yellow and red.

Oct. 23 – Shop Local: Treating yourself or searching for early holiday gifts, buy from local makers, who keep Kansas City stocked with high-quality craft goods.  

Oct. 24 – Free and Fun: Pick from 33 no-cost things to do and places to visit in the City of Fountains.


Oct. 25 – Halloween Haunt: Ghosts, ghouls and other creatures of the night roam freely through Worlds of Fun during this showcases of the scarier side of the amusement park.

Oct. 26 – Halloween Trick-or-Treating: Downtown Overland Park is the place to be for an afternoon of safe trick-or-treating, as well as games, live music and more.

Oct. 27 – Boo at the Zoo: Don your most impressive costume and join the 1,700-plus animals at the Kansas City Zoo for trick-or-treating and other all-day Halloween festivities.

Oct. 28 – Celine Dion: The global music sensation brings her Courage World Tour to Sprint Center for what’s sure to be a blowout show.


Oct. 29 – See KC in a Single Day: Breakfast to barbecue, utilize this single-day itinerary to enjoy all there is to experience in Kansas City.

Oct. 30 – Genghis Khan: Bringing the Legend to Life: Union Station’s latest powerhouse exhibit takes guests back in time to learn about one of history’s most legendary conquerors.

Oct. 31 – Haunted Houses: Finish off the spooky season strong with area haunted houses such as Edge of Hell, The Beast and Macabre Cinema, all in the West Bottoms.