With September and Labor Day Weekend fast approaching, the events scene is heating up as temps are cooling off around the Kansas City area. There’s plenty going on to keep you entertained, just check out the featured list of activities below brought to you by Dani Beyer Real Estate to start planning all the fun.


August 26 ‚Äď 28


Crossroads Sampler Brewery Tour

August 26 & 27 (and all recurring weekends)
Friday: 6 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Duration: 4 Hours
Tour: $65

Take a deeper look at a few¬†of the many new breweries that now call the Crossroads Arts District home. The Barley Bus connects both residents and visitors to the city¬í’s burgeoning craft beer scene on Fridays and Saturdays through a variety of beer and wine tours. These¬†brewery tours offer guests the opportunity to safely and easily visit multiple breweries, taste plenty of samples, learn the brewing process, see behind-the-scenes where the beer is made and talk to the people who make it. This is your opportunity to get an exclusive¬†look at the places and people making some of KC’s best beer. Standard tours include stops at 3¬†breweries with product samples at each stop, a fresh pretzel and transportation with a safe, fun tour guide.

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Tour Pickup at Ollie’s Local
3044 Gillham Rd.,
Kansas City, MO 64108

Buffalo Bill Days

August 26 – 28
Friday: 3 p.m. Р10 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. Р10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. Р6 p.m.
FREE Event

Take a step into the past this weekend at the rich heritage festival that is Buffalo Bill Days. A Leavenworth tradition with an Old West theme, the¬†Buffalo Bill Days Festival is a yearly festival full of¬†music, food, arts & crafts, children’s activities and civil war re-enactors. Fun for the whole family, come experience the Wild West relived through live music, historical entertainers, vendors, food, outhouse race and much more.¬†The event also highlights local businesses and focuses on the¬†city’s history. In 2015, the festival brought in¬†22 groups and non-profit participants as well as over 6,000 visitors. It’s a classic local event you wont’ want to miss.


Ray Miller Park
4201 S 4th St.,
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048


Saturday, August 27
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
General Admission: $50
VIP: $100

Love bacon? You’ll be in hog heaven this Saturday at Bacon-Fest. Bacon-Fest is back for the 8th year in a row. This one-of-a-kind event is the place to sample bacon flavored everything, throw back a cold one, and listen to local live music. Featuring bacon venders, a bacon eating contest, live music and more, this annual event raises funds for the¬†Children¬ís Therapeutic Learning Center¬†(CTLC) and the¬†Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City¬†(RIKC). Get tickets online now. General admission includes a¬†Bacon-Fest drink cup, a sample from each food vendor, unlimited beverages and a t-shirt.


Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City
3011 Baltimore Avenue,
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival

August 26 – 29
Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Monday: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tickets Vary By Event

A whole new kind of bar scene descends on Kansas City this weekend with¬†the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival. The Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival (POP Fest) is an annual celebration of the art of the cocktail, food and music¬ó. POP Fest was founded by local bartenders to promote the craft of bartending in Kansas City, and has roots in a regional competition. Still a highlight of the event, the Paris of the Plains Bartending Competition has evolved into an up-close-and-personal showcase of the country¬í’s most creative bartenders. POP Fest now encompasses four days of educational seminars by world experts, after-hour jazz and music parties and lively competitions. Get tickets for events and days of your choosing online in advance.

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Locations Vary by Event Kansas City, MO

Rhythm ‘N Balloons Festival

August 26 – 28
Friday: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday Only Ticket: $49
Saturday Only Ticket: $59
Sunday Only Ticket: $18
Three Day Pass: $99

Don’t miss a weekend of fun as a festival full of hot air balloons and great music takes over Hodge Park in the Northland. The Rhythm ‘N Balloons Festival promises three days of fun, music and hot air balloons. The all weekend festival features headliners such as Eddie Money, along with a¬†kid¬ís’ zone, food vendors, face painters, interactive street performers, tethered balloons rides and so much more. Look up in awe as the balloons take flight and glow in the evening sky while listening to the rockin’ performances from a variety of live bands. It’s sure to be a festival¬†with something to delight all ages.


Hodge Park
7000 NE Barry Road, 

Kansas City, MO 64156

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