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