What are Some Upcoming July Events in Kansas City?

July is hot, hot, hot in Kansas City. And, so are some incredible events happening all month long throughout the city.

There are plenty of things to do in Kansas City this summer, and July is LOADED with fun. From Fourth of July bashes to big-name celebrities coming to town, there is something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on the greatest summer in the greatest city with these July events in Kansas City:

July Events in Kansas City [July 1 – July 7]

With the first week being in part of the Fourth of July celebrations, you can expect it to start with a BANG!

So, grab your sunscreen and your favorite summertime cocktails, and enjoy the first week of July events in Kansas City.

Young The Giant with Milky Chance

Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m.

Young The Giant’s summer tour is well underway, but there’s no better place to stop than in the heart of America in one of most unique outdoor venues in the country – Starlight Theatre.

If you’re into glossy pop and arena-shaking rock, then this band and this concert is for you. Having already sold out venues such as Radio City Music Hall, The Greek Theatre and Aragon Ballroom, Young the Giant is waiting for Kansas City to show out.

Stars & Stripes Picnic

Tuesday, July 4, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pack a picnic and blanket and head to the lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial as early as 3 p.m. on Fourth of July.

Rain or shine, this FREE event welcomes guests to picnic and browse the offerings available from more than 50 local vendors. The evening’s entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and the fireworks display will begin around 9:40 p.m.


Friday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, at 6 p.m.

There’s nothing quite like that weekend feeling. Celebrate the end of the work week with a trip to Crown Center Square for food truck delights and rockin’ band nights at WeekEnder 2023.

The festivities begin at 6 p.m., but it doesn’t end there. Starting at 9 p.m., enjoy a movie under the stars. This July event in Kansas City is free, so bring your friends and the whole family!

July Events in Kansas City [July 8 – July 14]

Pottery Pub Sip & Glaze

Saturday, July 8, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy creating pottery while sipping on a craft beer at Fountain City Winery.

Select from an assortment of pottery and glaze colors to design your very own ceramic masterpiece in this DIY workshop. The ticket price includes:

  • Your choice of pre-made pottery
  • Glazing materials/instruction
  • Your first pour

Any questions, email amy@potterypubkc.com.

Fringe Festival KC

Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 30. Times & events vary daily

Join the biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan region!

The 19th annual Fringe Festival will spotlight Kansas City’s vibrant creativity in a 14-day showcase of:

  • 40+ local performing and visual arts
  • 277 performances from local, national and international artists
  • 13 venues with visual arts exhibitions and events

Enjoy performances of all types of art as performers share their passions at this great July event in Kansas City!

Kansas City Craft Brewery Tour

Friday, July 14, 21 & 29 at 1 p.m. OR 5:30 p.m. & Sunday, July 23 & 30 at 1 p.m.

This exclusive 3-hour guided tour will take you to three of Kansas City’s best craft brew hotspots! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process while enjoying complimentary snacks and drinks (and, of course, beer).

While visiting each iconic location, you will:

  • Enjoy VIP access
  • Learn from the experts that make the product
  • Sample straight from the source.

Meet the passionate people behind the beer scene in KC.

July Events in Kansas City [July 15 – July 21]

Day Party & Late Night DJs

Saturday, July 15, 22 & 29, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Westport Ale House is the #1 destination sports lounge in the city. And, the local favorite wants to party with you when the sun is still up.

This social July event in Kansas City is a great time to gather your friends and sip on delicious craft beer and coktails, and party well into the night. Enjoy summer the right way with one of KC’s greatest happy hour locations.

The Great Car Show

Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Great Car Show features hundreds of vehicles – from exotic to antique to everything in between – and welcomes thousands of visitors every year!

The unique venue for a car show contributes to a day full of fun for the whole family. Food trucks, vendors, and activities are available for visitors to enjoy. In addition to the car show, individuals have the opportunity to visit The National WWI Museum and Memorial.

This July event in Kansas City is a benefit car show in support of the Kansas City Automotive Museum. You can buy your tickets here.

Festival of Butterflies

Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 9 p.m. Saturdays)

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and embark on a journey to witness the mesmerizing dance of colorful wings at Powell Gardens.

Nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to celebrate these magnificent flying creatures at the Festival of Butterflies. Spend a day outdoors exploring tropical and native butterflies alongside stunning botanic displays.

Some new festival features include:

  • Butterfly Lab
  • Science Exploritorium
  • Moth Cave
  • Flutter Fair
  • Native Butterfly Habitat

July Events in Kansas City [July 22 – July 28]

Grand Carnivale

Saturday, July 22 – Sunday, August 6 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

It’s time to party hard in a place that is loads of fun; oh wait, we mean Worlds of Fun!

Grand Carnivale is an immersive new summer experience that invites visitors to celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes from cultures around the globe in this international extravanganza.

The nighttime Spectacle of Color Parade features spectacularly lavish floats, interactive street performers and pulsing rhythms. As the parade concludes, thunderous music builds to a crescendo, and the King and Queen kick off a high-energy block party filled with:

  • Live entertainment
  • Spirited dancing in the street
  • And scrumptious international eats and drinks

Kansas City’s Lawn Party

Sunday, July 23, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month, Theis Park is hosting Kansas City’s biggest lawn party!

Rain or shine, this fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, art activities and lawn games stretches from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to Brush Creek.

Pack a picnic or grab dinner from an on-site food truck because here’s what you can expect at KC’s biggest lawn party:

  • Imagination Playground and Lawn Games by KC Parks Athletics
  • Musical performances by the Salvation Choir, Starlight STARS and Back Alley Brass Band
  • Musication Station, No Experience Required Sound Making Event, presented by Make Music KC
  • Plein Air “Quick Paint” Contest
  • Giant bubbles, stilt walker and hula hoopers

Dude Perfect Panda-Monium Tour

Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m.

YouTube sensations, Dude Perfect will bring their engaging and action-packed 2023 Dude Perfect Panda-Monium Tour to T-Mobile Center.

Expect to see some fan favorites, such as:

  • “Wheel Unfortunate” with Ned Forrester
  • “Cool Not Cool”
  • Crazy stunts
  • All-new battles
  • And so much more!

July Events in Kansas City [July 29 – July 31]

There sure are plenty of July events in Kansas City you can experience! But, the fun is still going. The last few days of July brings the fun for everyone.

Bubble Run 5K

Saturday, July 29. Check-in begins at 6 a.m. & race starts at 8 a.m.

This family-friendly fun run is just that, fun! The Azura Amphitheater is the host for this 5K course that is untimed, non-competitive and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

You’ll be covered with colorful, eco-friendly foam bubbles as you run, walk or dance your way to the finish line.

This great July event in Kansas City is free for a limited time! So, hurry and grab your tickets now.

Foam Glow 5K

Saturday, July 29. Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m. & race starts at 8:15 p.m.

Don’t want to run a 5K early in the morning? We got the event for you. Foam Glow is the world’s foamiest fun run, and it kicks off at the Azura Amphitheater.

The fun doesn’t end when you cross the finish line. Stick around for the After Race party with your fellow runners. This exciting July event in Kansas City is free for a limited time! So, hurry and grab your tickets now.