August may be on its way out, but there’s still plenty of fun activities, shows and events packed into the last weekend of the month. With another promising weekend of beautiful weather, be sure to get out and make the most of the last weekend in August with this featured list of events, brought to you courtesy of Dani Beyer Real Estate.
Kansas City Events August 28-30
Disney on Ice: Frozen
August 26 – 30
Show Times Vary Based on Date
Tickets Range $22 – $127
If you have kids (and even if you don’t), chances are someone in the family is a Frozen fan. What better way to cool off on a hot August day than with Disney on Ice Frozen. Running at the Sprint Center this weekend through the end of the month, it’s a charming and fun show you won’t want to miss. Watch your favorite characters skating live to dazzling special effects and sing along with favorite songs, including “Let It Go.” Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, with special appearances by beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King. This unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories that last a lifetime.
1407 Grand Blvd.,
Kansas City, MO 64105
Funny or Die Presents the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival
Friday, August 28
Show Starts at 5:15 p.m.
Ticket Prices Vary
Two of this year’s biggest comedians, Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer, will be coming to KC this Friday for the Funny or Die Presents the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival as part of the 2015 Capitol Federal Concert Series at Starlight Theatre. Joining Ansari and Schumer on the Oddball stage are additional performers who are household names to comedy fans, including Anthony Jeselnik, Bridget Everett, Jeff Ross, Nick Kroll, Rachel Feinstein and T.J. Miller. With this all-star cast, it’s sure to be a full night packed full with great comedy performances, fun and a lot of laughter.
4600 Starlight Rd,
Kansas City, Missouri 64132
Friday, August 28 & Saturday, August 29
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Kids 10 & Under: FREE
Check out the 26th annual Roots Festival in Paola Park Square this weekend. With great BBQ, crafts, local vendors and a wide variety of live music there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. So bring a lawn chair and get set up in your favorite spot for a whole day or evening of great entertainment. Tickets are just $15 at the gate the day of the festival, or you can get a two day pass for $25 at select locations in advance. Last year’s festival drew about 6,000 people, so arrive early!
Paola Town Square,
Saturday, August 29
Wave 1: Start times between 8:00am – 10:30am
Wave 2: Start times between 11:30am – 2:00pm
Have you ever watched the show Wipeout and thought you could do better than the contestants you saw? Well, now’s your chance! Wipeout Run is this Saturday at the Kansas Speedway. Featuring larger than life obstacles, you’ll have a blast taking on the course. Open to anyone 18 and up with athletic ability, this untimed 5k will put you to the test. Afterwards, stick around to enjoy vendors, food and refreshments. Register in advance to save $10, otherwise, day of registration is $79. Parking is $10 in cash.
400 Speedway Blvd.,
Kansas City, KS 66111
Q104’s Yallapalooza Ft. Little Big Town
Saturday, August 29
Show Time: 7:30 p.m.
Gates Open: 5:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices Vary
If you can’t make the comedy show on Friday night, there’s another opportunity to enjoy the wonderful outdoor experience of Starlight Theatre this weekend with live music thanks to Q104’s Yallapalooza country concert. With popular country band Little Big Town headlining, the show will also feature performances by David Nail and Ashley Monroe.
4600 Starlight Rd.,
Kansas City, MO 64132
We hope this list inspires you to get out and enjoy the city this weekend. As always, come back to the blog every week to find out what’s going on around town. To find more fun events near you, visit this site.
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