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.
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.
10:00AM – 10:30AM @American Jazz Museum
Introduce the kids to jazz with an internationally awarded ensemble of KC’s greatest jazz performers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
3:30PM – 9:30PM @Downtown Topeka
Worth the hike, this jazz and food festival in Topeka is sure to delight the entire family.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.