EVENT DATE : August 24, 6:00PM - August 24, 8:00PM

Enjoy delicious wine and perfect pairings, all in a beautiful garden setting. Hermes & Hermes Winery will share light and refreshing whites and reds. Enjoy the gardens or cool down in the visitor center. Registration is required. Call Katharine Garrison at 913.685.3604. FOTA members: $25; Nonmembers: $35  

EVENT DATE : August 26, 7:00PM - August 26, 11:00PM
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

An evening for adults only, under the stars that features dinner, drinks and a night of entertainment. Proceeds from this year's event will help build a Draft Horse and Discovery Barn. $50 per person or $60 at the door. For more information, email Laura.Blatter@opkansas.org or call 913-634-7165.

EVENT DATE : August 27, 5:00PM - August 27, 8:00PM

Chef Calvin Davis of Freshwater is the featured chef for the August Powell Gardens' Missouri Barn Dinner Series. Each dinner is a celebration of the flavor and variety to be found in locally grown produce. The dinners allow guests to explore local flavors while learning more about the unique ingredients. To purchase tickets, visit PowellGardens.org.  

EVENT DATE : August 31, 6:00PM - August 31, 11:00PM

Enjoy fine food, beverages, live music, and a silent and live auction. The event benefits YMCA Challenger sports and social programs for young people with special needs. For more info and tickets, visit KansasCityYMCA.org.

EVENT DATE : September 8-10
Mid America Baseball Complex

Join us for the PGBA Fall midwest Wood Bat Championship in honor and memory of Caleb Schwab. Proceeds will help establish baseball scholarships in Caleb's name. Kids ages 9-14 are welcome, and guaranteed three games at a $450 per team entry fee. Two wood bats are supplied per team, and each player on the winning team receives a wood bat.   

EVENT DATE : September 8-10

Grab your friends for a weekend of fun including shopping, live music, interactive experiences, workshops and more. Cost: $10-$40.

EVENT DATE : September 8-14

Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. Enjoy a performance under the stars at Starlight. For tickets and more information, visit KCStarlight.com.

EVENT DATE : September 9, 2:00PM - September 9, 9:00PM

Celebrate at the Spinach Capital of the World (declared in the 1930s) with thousands of others. The world’s largest spinach salad, spinach recipe contest, cooking demonstrations and kids activities. It’s a fun-filled day of food, music, entertainment, arts and antique vendors. Admission is $1; children 12 and under are free.  

EVENT DATE : September 9, 2:30PM - September 9, 10:00PM

Before the Kansas City Chiefs take the field, Kansas City Zoo animals will enjoy a sea of enrichment items donated by the KC Chiefs. Wear your Chiefs apparel and get $3 off the price of admission. Try out the tailgate special in the Tuxedo Grill.

EVENT DATE : September 16-17

Are you ready to help create a world free of MS? The Searcy Spinners BikeMS team will be riding in the Kansas City ride September 16-17, starting at Garmin in Olathe and ending in Lawrence. SearcyFinancial.com

EVENT DATE : September 16, 6:00PM - September 17, 2:00AM

Uncorked is coming back to Kansas City with a 90+ point wine festival. Enjoy more than 100 wines from across the globe with ratings of 90 points or higher. Also enjoy food trucks, live music and more! Cocktail attire is requested but not required. For more information, visit UncorkedWineFestivals.com.   

EVENT DATE : September 22nd-24th

Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is a top-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and more than 25 featured restaurant booths. For more information, visit PlazaArtFair.com. 

EVENT DATE : September 23, 12:00PM - September 23, 11:00PM

The Overland Park Fall Festival features a hometown parade through downtown Overland Park, the county's best arts and crafts fair, the state's best farmers market, three stages of concerts, fantastic food and much more! Free concerts on multiple stages, including a headline performance by Kansas City's own The Elders! Enjoy food trucks, face painting, children's entertainment and interactive shows.

EVENT DATE : September 23-24

Activities begin with the Louisburg Lions Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Other activities include pony rides, inflatable slide, cider and doughnut making and craft booths. Enjoy live music, homemade kettle corn and other unique fare like fried pickles. There are no admission or parking fees to attend.

EVENT DATE : September 28, 11:00PM - September 29, 1:00AM

Join us for delicious wine and tasty pairings at the last wine tasting of the season. Handcrafted premium wines using Kansas-grown grapes will be showcased. As you enjoy this pleasant and enriching evening, you might even learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Registration is required. ArtsAndRec-OP.org

EVENT DATE : September 29-October 1

Westport Oktoberfest festival will open at 5 p.m. Friday night at and run from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday with entertainment, food, kids events, music and more. Sunday will conclude the festival with a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a Bavarian-style breakfast at 10 a.m. at participating restaurants. WestportKCMO.com

EVENT DATE : October 14, 9:00PM - October 15, 1:00AM

Taste more than 90 craft beers you can't find elsewhere. Featuring many local and regional breweries, restaurants and bands all in a beautiful garden setting. Food, music, games and fun. Don't miss this premier metrowide beer event that benefits the arboretum. No one under 21 permitted. VIP tickets: $85; general admission: $60.