EVENT DATE : June 23, 7:00PM
P.O. Box 26392

Join us at the beautiful Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens for the 11th annual Stems: A Garden Soirée. Stems is a delightful garden party benefiting The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, so they can grow and support Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, the OP Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and city art installations.

EVENT DATE : June 30, 8:00PM
Leawood Aquatic Center • 10601 Lee Boulevard

Are you good wiht a roll of duct tape and cardboard? Gather a team of friends, build a boat with just those materials, select the two bravest rowers oft he group and compete in a 50 meter race across the Leawood Aquatic Center Pool!Prizes will be given to the top finishes in the Open Division and the Corporate Division.All participants must be 16 years and over.

EVENT DATE : July 4, 7:00AM
Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Road

Join 1,600 of your closest friends and start your Independence Day off with a 5K or 10K at the Lenexa Freedom Run. This is a family-friendly event celebrating our country’s independence. We welcome runners, walkers and strollers in the race.

EVENT DATE : July 4, 10:00AM
Old Town Lenexa

The Community Days Parade is an annual hometown tradition that draws thousands to Old Town to celebrate Independence Day. It is one of the longest Fourth of July parades in the Kansas City area. This year's theme is "Lenexa through the Decades." Lenexa.com

EVENT DATE : July 4, 5:00PM
Corporate Woods Founders’ Park

Join the City of Overland Park for an Independence Day celebration! Live musical performances will include the Overland Park Civic Band and The Elders. Food trucks will be on hand all evening, leading up to a fireworks performance. Parking will be available in Corporate Woods. OPKansas.org

EVENT DATE : July 5, 6:30PM
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

Sing, dance and listen to lively music by Percussion Magic at this free children's concert. Meet at the Prairie Pavilion. Admission to the Farmstead is free for these events. Plan to bring your lawn chair or blanket. OPKansas.org

EVENT DATE : July 14, 6:30PM
The Oread Hotel

Sample more than 250 wines from the world's top wineries, enjoy appetizers from the areas top restaurants and bid on live and silent auctions to benefit Cottonwood, Inc. SaluteWineFest.com

EVENT DATE : July 21, 9:30AM
Red Rock Traditions

Let your kids express their creativity at Red Rock Traditions' Hands-On Kids Art Bash. Best for kids ages 3-10, July's art bash theme is "Under the Sea." Enjoy free Kona ice, interactions with Kansas City Art Institute artists and more. RedRockTraditions.com/KidsArtBash

EVENT DATE : July 21, 10:00PM
Old Town Lenexa

Enjoy a 12-mile, closed-course bike ride down 95th Street from Old Town Lenexa through the Meritex caves. Decorate your bicycle in lights for this fun family ride. Lenexa.com

EVENT DATE : July 26, 6:00PM
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Head to the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens for a delicious wine and tasty appetizers featuring regional vintners. This pleasant and enriching evening will be a delight. You may learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. ArtsAndRec-OP.org

EVENT DATE : July 28, 7:30AM
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Lace up those shoes because it's time for Georgia's Annual Chicken Fun Run/Walk at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. Festivities include the national anthem, a chicken dance, an awards ceremony and more. OPKansas.org

EVENT DATE : July 28, 8:00PM
Lenexa Commons Outdoor Stage

The Lenexa Arts Council is excited to announce the second season of the Lenexa Community Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Richard Ryan. Enjoy three free concerts performed by the Lenexa Community Orchestra this summer. July's performance is Schubert's Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished." Lenexa.com