August Events in Kansas City

Whether you come for the barbecue, the music or the fantastic fountains, there are many Kansas City events that await you in August. As the largest city in Missouri, you’ll find entertainment in just the venue to meet your needs. If you’re looking for a night of the arts, family fun or entertaining festivals, check out the following August events in Kansas City.

Performing Arts

The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts will present the award winning show Aida August 3 – 12. Brought to you by the cast of the Starlight Theatre, this is the dramatic story of the devotion between a Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. Shows are at 8pm with matinee shows at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the website for ticket information.

If you’re in the mood for an enticing comedy about what happens when a conservative family meets their impending in-laws, a son’s father and his partner, then La Cage Aux Folles is the show to see. Presented by the incomparable Starlight Theatre, with George Hamilton in the cast, this show is worth seeing. The show will be at the Starlight Theatre August 28-Sept 2. Check out the website for show times and tickets.

Family Fun

Bring the kids to Park Place in Berkley Square for the last of the summer’s concert series highlighting, Jim Cosgrove a.k.a. Mr. Stinky Feet on August 9, 2012. This award winning writer and singer of children’s songs will entertain you and your family. Jim’s uplifting style of music about keeping your youthful spirit and loving yourself, others and the earth have warmed hearts all over the world. As far as Kansas City events go, this one is perfect for a family’s evening of entertainment.

Late Night Shopping

Every second Saturday the shops are open late, specials abound and food and drink samples accompany late night shopping in downtown Weston. This eclectic neighborhood is full of unique shops, galleries where you’ll find in-store specials only on the second Saturday of the month. Cap of the night by enjoying the live entertainment. Downtown Weston is about 30 miles from Kansas City.


KC HappeningsWhether you’ve a touch of the Irish in you or not, the Kansas City Irish Fest is not to be missed. The festival commemorates the Celtic heritage in the area with life music, dancing and exhibits. You can hear nationally known Irish bands and local artists here playing traditional rock music and authentic Celtic ballads. Bring the month of August to an exciting close beginning the first day of the three-day festival on August 31, 2012. Check out the website for details.

Make your plans today at one or all of these fantastic upcoming Kansas City events in August.