Things to do in Kansas City this weekend July 28-30

The weekend is here, and it’s going to be a warm weekend in the Kansas City area to get out and about.


There are plenty of outdoor movies, festivals, fairs and even 5K runs with bubbles and foam if you want to soak up the sun. Kansas City sports fans can catch another weekend of Chiefs training camp or a Royals home series.

Olathe Fourth Friday

Olathe Fourth Fridays in the heart of downtown Olathe. The event will feature live music, food trucks, face painters, kids’ activities, car shows and more. This is a free, family friendly event. The Stolen Winnebagos will be performing on Friday

  • When: 6-9 p.m. Friday
  • Where: Downtown Olathe
  • Cost: Free

Festival brings butterflies from across the world to Powell Gardens

Theatre in the Park

Theatre in the Park will present its last outdoor musical of the summer season: “Footloose.” The show premieres Friday and will play until Aug. 5. 

  • When: Performance begins at 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Shawnee Mission Park
  • Cost: $20+, buy tickets online

Bubble Run 5K and Foam Glow 5K

Whether you’re looking for good, clean fun or want to glow in the dark, there are not one but two 5K options for runners this weekend at Azura Amphitheater. The Bubble Run takes off in the morning, and the Foam Glow starts when the sun goes down.

  • When: 8 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Azura Amphitheater, Bonner Springs
  • Cost: $40, register here

Country Night at the K: Royals vs Twins

After the Royals take on the Twins with a 6:10 p.m. first pitch, chart-topping singer/songwriter Jake Owen will play a concert from behind second base. You can enjoy the post game concert with a purchase of a game ticket.

  • When: 6:10 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Kaufman Stadium, Kansas City
  • Cost: Starting at $8, buy tickets here

Chiefs Training Camp

Chiefs training camp continues this weekend. All sessions are free with the exception of three paid days — one is this Saturday. The Chiefs require fans to reserve tickets because of the large interest in the team. Missouri Western will also charge a $5 parking fee.

  • When: 9:15 a.m. Friday through Sunday
  • Where: Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph
  • Cost: $5 on Saturday, reserve tickets here


This new musical follows John Adams as he convinces the Founding Fathers to sign the Declaration of Independence. “This Tony Award-winning Best Musical is tuneful, witty, and constantly surprising, especially in this revolutionary new production,” Starlight says.

  • When: 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday
  • Where: Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
  • Cost: Find tickets online

Where to find free movies this summer in Kansas City


Kick off your weekend on the right foot with Crown Center’s final film for its WeekEnder series. The fun starts with a local band and food trucks at the Crown Center Square. Then enjoy a free movie. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. This week’s movie is “50 First Dates” with The Accidental Moguls playing.

  • When: 6 p.m. Friday
  • Where: Crown Center Square, Kansas City
  • Cost: Free

Festival of Butterflies

Explore butterflies through cultures around the world at Powell Gardens. The festival will have butterflies from Japan, Mexico and The South Pacific Islands.

Backyard Movies

Screenland Armour’s Backyard Movie series continues this summer for flicks each week in the back parking lot. This weekend’s movie is “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” The show starts at sundown, and doors open 45 minutes before. Outside food and drinks, except water, are not allowed.

  • When: 8:45 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Screenland Armour, North Kansas City
  • Cost: $5, buy tickets online

Art Garden KC

This weekly art festival at the Berkley Riverfront features over 90 vendors with unique jewelry, decor, clothing, art and more. There will also be food trucks, kids crafts, and dogs are welcome.

  • When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Where: Berkley Riverfront Park, Kansas City
  • Cost: Free

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