Let’s jump right into Fall! We understand it can be hard as a parent to plan ahead, especially with the craziness of Back To School. Therefore, we created a list of the best things to do in Kansas City this September so you can find awesome family-fun activities by simply scrolling. To make things even easier, add your favorite activities to your upcoming schedule on Pearachute so you don’t forget. Find the best Fall Festivals, Jazz concerts, apple picking, Art exhibits, and more things to do in Kansas City this month.

Laser Beyonce

Laser Beyonce

September 6th

8:00PM – 9:00PM @Union Station

Watch the vibrancy of Beyoncé come to life as lasers animate the dome to the beat of this pop star’s greatest hits.

Jazz Storytelling

Jazz Storytelling

September 6th

10:00AM – 10:30AM @American Jazz Museum

Introduce the kids to jazz with an internationally awarded ensemble of KC’s greatest jazz performers.

First Fridays Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

September 6th

6:00PM – 7:30PM @Resurrection Downtown

Did you know First Fridays are kid-friendly? Entertain the kids with crafts, bounce houses, hot dogs, and ice cream in the Resurrection Downtown (1601 Grand) parking lot in the KC Crossroads.

Kansas Chiefs’ Red Friday

Red Fridays

September 6th

9:00AM – 11:00PM @Participating McDonald’s

Chief’s fans can win up to 60 prizes and support local Ronald McDonald Houses by purchasing a Red Flag beginning 9/6 at participating McDonald’s.

Kansas State Fair

Kansas State Fair

September 6th – 15th

8:00AM – 8:00PM @Hutchinson State Fair Grounds

Music, rides, monster trucks, and more food than you can imagine are all for your enjoyment at this week long state fair in Hutchinson.

Apple Picking at Cider Hill

Apple Picking at Cider Hill

All September

12:00PM – 5:00PM @Cider Hill Family Orchard

Fall into the season with apple picking and yummy apple treats at this popular u-pick destination.

Courtyard Concerts

Things to do in Kansas City this September

Every Thursday in September

5:00PM – 8:00PM @Country Club Plaza

Take in the last of summer with live music in two different locations at the Country Club Plaza every Thursday night from 5-8. You’ll see a variety of performers at the Valencia Courtyard (across from Brio) and the Penguin Courtyard (across from Banana Republic). Now through the end of September.

Shoal Creek Family Fun Event

Things to do in Kansas City this September

September 7th

10:00AM – 3:00PM @Shoal Creek Living History Museum

Introduce the history of the Civil War to your children in this free, family-friendly day filled with skits, re-enactments, and games.



KC Chalk & Walk Festival

Things to do in Kansas City this September

September 7th – 8th

10:00AM – 3:00PM @Crown Center

Watch the beauty of KC artists come to life as they use chalk to create beautiful works of art. Arrive Saturday to see the works in progress or stroll around Sunday to see their final work.

Monday Night Madness at Main Event

Things to do in Kansas City this September

Every Monday

4:00PM – 12:00AM @Main Event Independence

Monday night just got a lot more exciting. With Monday Night Madness at Main Event, you get all-you-can-play activities or arcade games for only $10.95 per guest. From 4pm to close, you choose from activities like bowling, laser tag, video games – you name it. Finally, you have a reason to look forward to Monday!

American Royal BBQ Festival & Rodeo

BBQ Fest and Rodeo

September 13th – 14th

3:00PM – 10:00PM @Kansas Speedway

The 40th American Royal is both BBQ competition and Rodeo across two separate weekends and features live music and kid-focused activities you won’t want to miss.

The Great Pumpkin Fest

The Great Pumpkin Fest

Beginning September 14th

10:00AM – 10:00PM @Worlds of Fun

This family-friendly event focuses on treats not tricks and features Halloween themed activities for all ages. One of the best fall festivals to do in Kansas City this month.

Native American Cultural Celebration

Native American Cultural Celebration

September 15th

10:00AM – 4:00PM @The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Learn about the beautiful history of Native Americans in this festival filled with art, dance, live music and kids’ activities.

Playdate Thursday! Kids Club

Playdates in Kansas City

September 19th

11:00AM – 12:00PM @Independence Center

Enjoy a fun and free monthly playdate for kids! On the third Thursday of each month, let your kids move, learn, create and connect with a new activity! Each playdate includes a craft, reading from Mid-Continent Public Library and activity.

The Plaza Art Fair

Plaza Art Fair

September 20th

12:00PM – 12:00AM @Country Club Plaza

Enjoy the art and people watching at one KC’s best festivals of the year. With nearly 250 artists 30 restaurants, and three stages with live music, there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy!

Jazz & Food Truck Festival

Topeka Jazz Fest

September 21st

3:30PM – 9:30PM @Downtown Topeka

Worth the hike, this jazz and food festival in Topeka is sure to delight the entire family.

Waldo Fall Festival

Waldo Fall Fest

September 21st

10:00PM – 5:00PM @CVS Waldo

This free neighborhood festival attracts families from across the city with kids’ games, rides, face painting and more. Parents will love the live music, food trucks, drinks, and vendors.

Friends of Shawnee Town Festival

Shawnee Town Festival

September 21st

9:00AM – 4:00PM @Shawnee Town

Take in the sites and enjoy the wares of over 130 vendors, including food trucks and tons of great kids’ activities!

Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog

Adventure with Clifford

Through September 22nd

10:00AM – 7:00PM @Crown Center

Discover the wondrous world of Clifford The Big Red Dog in this free, traveling exhibit happening until September 22.

Symphony in Space

Symphony in Space

September 22nd

2:00PM – 3:30PM @Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of our first trip to the moon with this incredible journey of music through space and time.

Nieman Fall Festival

Fall Fest in Kansas City

September 28th – 29th

10:00AM – 4:00PM @Family Tree Nursery

Enjoy free crafts and kids activities while you shop, eat and drink at this fun fall fest.

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