It’s hard to believe we’re already well into the month of August, but with so many reasons to celebrate (our Royals being in first place in the American League, and our kids heading back to school), this weeks list of Kansas City events is sure to leave you as happy as SungWoo Lee(who just had the best week of his life!) This weeks list of Kansas City events is full of ways to beat the back-to-school blues, and opportunities to try some of the best brews Kansas City has to offer. Sample the new and get back to what’s good this week with the Dani Beyer Real Estate team.
Kansas City Events (August 13 – August 20)
Missouri State Fair
August 7-17, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
If you haven’t had a chance to make your way out to the Missouri State Fair yet this year, don’t miss out! Come out to Sedalia and celebrate all that is Missouri with a wide array of activities including scavenger hunts, Pepsi Grandstand concerts, competitions, carnivals, contests, and on-site camping and picnics. Admission is only $3 for an entire day filled with fun! Visit the Missouri State Fair for a full schedule of events and directions to the fair.
Ethnic Enrichment Festival
Friday through Sunday, August 15 – 17
“Feel the world beat in the heart of America” this weekend at Swope Parks Ethnic Enrichment Festival. As one of the largest festivals of it’s kind in the country, the festival will educate and enrich you on over sixty different cultures, allowing you to experience the native foods, crafts and performances of each country. “It is the responsibility and duty of each individual ethnic group to preserve the cultural heritage of their people not only for the benefit of their descendants but also for the enrichment of our entire community,” says the Ethnic Enrichment Commission. For more information on their mission and a scheduled list of events, visit the Ethnic Education Committee of Kansas City.
Back-to-School-Bash at Paradise Park
Saturday, August 16, 6 p.m to 11 p.m.
Get ready for a musical evening under the stars. Take some time this weekend to let the kids play all day in the Paradise Park, while you take a break and relax with adult beverages and live music. Cap off the night with a performance at 8 p.m. with the best Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Summertime treats will be provided by Paradise Park Café, and the event is sure to entertain kids and adults of all ages! To grab some tickets before the weekend, head over to Paradise Park!
Sixth Annual Microbrew Festival
Saturday, August 16, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Join UNICO National of Kansas City this Saturday at Zona Rosa, and help yourself to over sixty microbrews that will satisfy any taste: ambers, pales, ryes, stouts, whatever your flavor, they’ve got it! UNICO is the largest non-profit Italian-American service organization in the country, serving local communities and national organizations by making significant contributions to charities and higher education. Tickets are $30 at the gate, $25 in advance, with the proceeds going to UNICO’s selected charities. Along with the microbrews, experience live music and an array of venders. There are only 2,000 tickets available, so come early to take part in the biggest microbrew festival of the year! Don’t feel like waiting in line? Purchase advance tickets here.
Historic Downtown Liberty’s Third Annual Craft Beer Crawl
Saturday, August 16, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
If you don’t have a chance to make it out to Zona Rosa on Saturday, take the road less traveled and head over to Downtown Liberty for their annual 500 Dog Days of Summer Craft Beer Crawl. Buy a sampler glass for $15 and sample over twenty different types of brews at participating bars and restaurant. With live music at 7 p.m., Liberty’s square will offer a taste of laid-back summer fun. For a list of participating businesses or for information on where to buy sampler glasses, check out the event posting at Historic Downtown Liberty.