The summer season’s almost over (although it certainly hasn’t felt like it these past couple of days), but that doesn’t mean they’re aren’t plenty of ways to savor the last lazy days of summer vacation. Come see us out and about in Kansas City this weekend at our favorite events happening this week!
Kansas City Events (August 6- August 13)
U.S. Bank Midwest Great Balloon Fest
Friday through Sunday, August 8 -10, sunrise to sunset
The Kansas Speedway skyline will be brimming with bright yellows, blues, pinks and greens this weekend, and not just from the sunrise. Bank Midwest’s annual Balloon Fest is back in Kansas City, and the upcoming weather forecast is making it look to be the best entertainment all weekend. With over fifty balloons (some coming as far away as Belgium), tethered and untethered balloon rides, giant kites, and a Kidz Zone complete with a petting zoo, arts and crafts tent, bouncy houses and a performing arts tent, this must-see event is perfect for the whole family! Come early on Saturday and Sunday morning to see hot air balloon competitions, and bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the sights above. To make reservations for balloon rides or for additional information, visit the Midwest Balloon Fest.
Sprint Family Fun Days: Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Kansas City Power & Light District is slowly becoming a leader in family friendly activities, & for good reason. This week they’re continuing the Sprint Family Fun Series with an Ice Cream Social on 14th street between Main and Walnut, complete with live music, moonwalks, balloon artists, face painters, and old-fashioned carnival games. If you miss the social this weekend, no worries. The Sprint Family Fun Days will continue in the autumn months with new free events every second Saturday of the month. For additional details, visit the event page at Sprint Family Fun Days.
Second Saturdays in Weston
Saturday, August 9, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The town of Weston, Missouri, welcomes the public to its Main Street this Saturday for late-night shopping, in-store specials, unique shops, galleries, and local wine, beer, and food samples. Visit Weston and you’re sure to see why it’s been voted the #1 Best Day Trip for ten years in a row!
Rock & Brews Summer Concert Series
Every Monday-Thursday until the end of August, 9 p.m.
Overland Park’s very own Rock & Brews is the perfect way to indulge after a long day’s work. The bar and grill is offering patrons a new way to experience their favorite artists: every Monday through Thursday in the month of August, they’ll be showing videos of the best concert moments of all time. Go back in time with your favorite musical artists at the peaks of their careers, and reminisce with friends over late-night happy hours featuring half-priced select beers and other adult beverages. Come on, feel the noise! Check out Rock & Brews for more daily specials and an online menu.
Red, White & Boom!
Saturday, August 9, doors open at 4 p.m.
If live music is more your taste, don’t pass up one of the biggest concerts of the summer. The annual Red, White & Boom concert sponsored by Mix 93.3 returns this year with a great lineup. Come out to the 2014 Capitol Federal Concert Series at Starlight Theatre this Saturday to see your guiltiest-pleasure bands: Fall Out Boy, New Politics, Timeflies, New Hollow, and more! Tickets are still available but are going fast. Grab a group and your best patriotic gear for Mix 93.3’s Red, White & Boom!