With relatively cooler temps in store for the coming weekend, it’s the perfect time to hit the town and check out the great local events and activities going on near you. Find something fun to do by checking out the featured list below, courtesy of Dani Beyer Real Estate.

August 18 – 21


Third Thursday: Lifestyles of the Rich & Roman

Thursday, August 18
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Event

Spend your Thursday night at the museum at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s monthly Third Thursday celebration. This month, make like Rome’s elite and fashion yourself a toga to wear to the event inspired by the museum’s featured exhibition, Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire. Take a turn through the exhibition featuring objects from elaborate gold jewelry to bronze statuettes and finely-wrought silver drinking vessels. Be prepared for a great show from Me Like Bees and DJ Joe that’s sure to get you dancing. You’ll also have the opportunity to decorate your own Roman crown and jewelry as part of a wearable art activity, get draped like a Roman in a majestic photo op, and much more. As always, the happy hour will provide small plates, a full bar and an artful experience.


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,
4525 Oak St,
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Ethnic Enrichment Festival

August 19 – 21
Friday: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Adults: $3
Children 12 & Under: Free

Feel the world beat right here in the heart of America. Experience and learn about different cultures, and celebrate your own at the Ethnic Enrichment Festival going on all this weekend at Swope Park. This event is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country and features more than 60 different cultures, countries and ethnicities selling their native foods, crafts and performing ethnic music and dances. So try something new, watch the performances and be immersed and surrounded by other cultures as part of the Ethnic Enrichment Commission’s largest fundraiser of the year. 

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Swope Park,
6600 Swope Pkwy., 

Kansas City, MO 64132

Parkville Days

August 19 – 21
Friday: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FREE Admission

Also check out the Parkville Days festival, going on all weekend in downtown Parkville. One of Parkville’’s biggest festivals, the annual Parkville Days offers great family entertainment and fun in historic downtown Parkville. This year’’s event offers something for everyone from dozens of art, craft, food and specialty booths. The event also features a carnival, live music including great jazz and blues on the main stage, a parade, a pancake breakfast, pop-up yoga, a 5k run and so much more. The local downtown shops and restaurants will also be hosting their end-of-summer sales and specials Friday and Saturday.


English Landing Park,
8701 Clark Ave.,

Parkville, MO 64152

Off-the-Wall Film Series: 10 Things I Hate About You

Friday, August 19
Doors Open at 8 p.m.
FREE Admission

It’s movie night Friday night at the Kansas City Public Library. Come up to the roof for the latest installment of the Off-The-Wall Film Series. This week’s featured fim is 10 Things I Hate About You. Admission is free, and doors open at 8 p.m. with the screening set to begin at 8:45 p.m. Bring your blankets, folding chairs and favorite snacks. Samples of locally brewed ales and lagers from Kansas City Bier Company will also be availabile. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore. In case of bad weather, screenings are moved indoors to Helzberg Auditorium.


Kansas City Public Library
14 W 10th St,
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

We hope you have fun exploring all your hometown has to offer. If you’re interested in checking out more fun events going on near you, visit here. Be sure to come back each week for more updates on local events here on the blog.

If you’re preparing to buy or sell a home this fall, get in touch with our real estate team, over on our real estate site.

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