Best events in Kansas City

Check out the top events in Kansas City, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Power and Light District
1. Power and Light District
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138 local reviews
Power and Light District, Kansas City
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Holly
Power and Light is next to the Sprint Center so if you are in town for a concert, show or basketball game you…
Kristy
Not gonna lie, I attended many a birthday party or bachelorette party here in my younger days;-) But now it's…
Angela
Fun part of Downtown w/ lots of bars&restaurants. It's across the street from The Sprint Center, so great…
1. Power and Light District
1. Power and Light District
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138 local reviews
Power and Light District, Kansas City
Holly
Holly
Power and Light is next to the Sprint Center so if you are in town for a concert, show or basketball game you can stop at P&L before the…
Kristy
Kristy
Not gonna lie, I attended many a birthday party or bachelorette party here in my younger days;-) But now it's a go-to for watch sporting…
Angela
Angela
Fun part of Downtown w/ lots of bars&restaurants. It's across the street from The Sprint Center, so great place to grab a drink before or…
2. Sprint Center
2. Sprint Center
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50 local reviews
1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 816-949-7100
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Leonard
There are all kinds of events booked at the Spring Center ~ everything from Frozen on Ice to Basketball games…
Kenny
Sprint Center is one of the region's premier venueshosting over 100 events a year including concerts, family…
Brandy + Zach
This is where most of KC's concerts and large events are held. Check their website because there is usually…
2. Sprint Center
2. Sprint Center
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50 local reviews
1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 816-949-7100
Leonard
Leonard
There are all kinds of events booked at the Spring Center ~ everything from Frozen on Ice to Basketball games and all things in between. …
Kenny
Kenny
Sprint Center is one of the region's premier venueshosting over 100 events a year including concerts, family shows, special events as well…
Brandy + Zach
Brandy + Zach
This is where most of KC's concerts and large events are held. Check their website because there is usually something there most nights…
3. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
3. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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274 local reviews
4525 Oak St, Kansas City
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+1 816-751-1278
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Gary
An absolute must-see, and free admission (parking on the street or $10 garage). You can spend an hour or an…
Kaya
Great collection of modern & ancient art work. Check their schedule for many special events - most are free…
Eric
Amazing and thorough art collections FREE to all with exception of special exhibitions. Worth the trip! …
3. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
3. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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274 local reviews
4525 Oak St, Kansas City
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+1 816-751-1278
Gary
Gary
An absolute must-see, and free admission (parking on the street or $10 garage). You can spend an hour or an entire day wandering through…
Kaya
Kaya
Great collection of modern & ancient art work. Check their schedule for many special events - most are free. Plan to eat at the Rozzelle…
Eric
Eric
Amazing and thorough art collections FREE to all with exception of special exhibitions. Worth the trip! Beautiful art garden, glass…
4. Crossroads
4. Crossroads
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58 local reviews
Crossroads, Kansas City
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Rhiannon
First Fridays are a pretty big deal here in KC. Crossroads is where it began and it has migrated both east and…
Holly
The Crossroads has a variety of bars, restaurants, small music venues and events spaces - even an adult…
Jan
A happening scene is First Friday's which is a big event with hundreds of people cruising the art galleries,…
4. Crossroads
4. Crossroads
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58 local reviews
Crossroads, Kansas City
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
First Fridays are a pretty big deal here in KC. Crossroads is where it began and it has migrated both east and west in a major way... Many…
Holly
Holly
The Crossroads has a variety of bars, restaurants, small music venues and events spaces - even an adult bar/arcade (UpDown). In the…
Jan
Jan
A happening scene is First Friday's which is a big event with hundreds of people cruising the art galleries, restaurants and nightlife…
5. Union Station Kansas City
5. Union Station Kansas City
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86 local reviews
30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 816-460-2000
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Leonard
Union Station has an outstanding array of permanent displays, plus they usually have some sort of special…
David
Historic train station with marvelous architecture and design, now housing museums, a planetarium, theater,…
Stephanie
Just a gorgeous place to visit. There's always events or exhibits here to see.
5. Union Station Kansas City
5. Union Station Kansas City
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86 local reviews
30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 816-460-2000
Leonard
Leonard
Union Station has an outstanding array of permanent displays, plus they usually have some sort of special event ~ e.g. Body Human. Great…
David
David
Historic train station with marvelous architecture and design, now housing museums, a planetarium, theater, restaurants, cafes, and…
Stephanie
Stephanie
Just a gorgeous place to visit. There's always events or exhibits here to see.
6. Union Station
6. Union Station
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35 local reviews
30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO
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Holly
Inside Union Station there are shops, restaurants, events, rotating exhibits, Science City for kids and more. …
Shannon
Wonderful exhibits, Science City, movies, events, and Pierpont's restaurant: Delicious food and cocktails,…
Carrie
Science City, theatre, Movies, Planetarium, special events!
6. Union Station
6. Union Station
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35 local reviews
30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO
Holly
Holly
Inside Union Station there are shops, restaurants, events, rotating exhibits, Science City for kids and more. One of our family favorite…
Shannon
Shannon
Wonderful exhibits, Science City, movies, events, and Pierpont's restaurant: Delicious food and cocktails, great happy hour!
Carrie
Carrie
Science City, theatre, Movies, Planetarium, special events!
7. Crown Center
7. Crown Center
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52 local reviews
Crown Center, Kansas City
NeighborhoodPolitical
Jan
Enclosed shopping venue that has an ​ice rink in winter, concerts & events in the summer plus an aquarium​ for…
Elizabeth
This is a shopping center, but also the world headquarter's of Hallmark Cards. There is a visitor center,…
Laurel
Events, attractions, shopping, and dining.
7. Crown Center
7. Crown Center
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52 local reviews
Crown Center, Kansas City
Jan
Jan
Enclosed shopping venue that has an ​ice rink in winter, concerts & events in the summer plus an aquarium​ for the kids. Also access to…
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
This is a shopping center, but also the world headquarter's of Hallmark Cards. There is a visitor center, lots of kids activities…
Laurel
Laurel
Events, attractions, shopping, and dining.
8. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
8. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
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63 local reviews
1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 816-994-7222
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Shannon
One of the nation's premier performing arts centers, acoustical quality among the best in the world. Theatre,…
James
Amazing amazing building, hosts symphony, arts events, and much more. This is a cool enough building to drive…
Danette
Concerts & Events. Fabulous architecture. A must see
8. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
8. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
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63 local reviews
1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 816-994-7222
Shannon
Shannon
One of the nation's premier performing arts centers, acoustical quality among the best in the world. Theatre, ballet, symphony, and a…
James
James
Amazing amazing building, hosts symphony, arts events, and much more. This is a cool enough building to drive by and just appreciate it.
Danette
Danette
Concerts & Events. Fabulous architecture. A must see
9. Swope Park
9. Swope Park
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13 local reviews
3999 Swope Pkwy, KCMO
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
(816) 513-7500
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Holly
Swope Park is HUGE. This is where you will find the Kansas City zoo, a golf course, pond for fishing,…
Jenny
This park is HUGE! It has the Kansas City Zoo, Starlight Theater, a golf course, zip lining, and various…
9. Swope Park
9. Swope Park
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13 local reviews
3999 Swope Pkwy, KCMO
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
(816) 513-7500
Holly
Holly
Swope Park is HUGE. This is where you will find the Kansas City zoo, a golf course, pond for fishing, enclosed dog parks, tree top …
Jenny
Jenny
This park is HUGE! It has the Kansas City Zoo, Starlight Theater, a golf course, zip lining, and various cultural events.
10. National WWI Museum and Memorial
10. National WWI Museum and Memorial
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137 local reviews
2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 816-888-8100
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Lisa
This is more than a museum. There is large park around it that hosts a variety of events. Go to the north…
Lindsay
Country's only WWI museum, the lawn is a popular spot for outdoor concerts and summer events.
10. National WWI Museum and Memorial
10. National WWI Museum and Memorial
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137 local reviews
2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 816-888-8100
Lisa
Lisa
This is more than a museum. There is large park around it that hosts a variety of events. Go to the north side for great views of Union…
Lindsay
Lindsay
Country's only WWI museum, the lawn is a popular spot for outdoor concerts and summer events.
11. Uptown Theater
11. Uptown Theater
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17 local reviews
3700 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 816-753-8665
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Katie
Right around the corner - great concert venue or event venue.
Nikki
Check their schedule for upcoming concerts and events.
11. Uptown Theater
11. Uptown Theater
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17 local reviews
3700 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 816-753-8665
Katie
Katie
Right around the corner - great concert venue or event venue.
Nikki
Nikki
Check their schedule for upcoming concerts and events.
12. Uptown Arts & Bar LLC
12. Uptown Arts & Bar LLC
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8 local reviews
3611 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 6:00 PM
+1 816-960-4611
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Lindy
This venue is dedicated to featuring the performing arts. Between karaoke, open mics, poetry slams, and…
Anna
Multiple spaces with all kinds of events! I've been there for live music, dance parties, stand-up comedy,…
12. Uptown Arts & Bar LLC
12. Uptown Arts & Bar LLC
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8 local reviews
3611 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City
Closed · Opens 6:00 PM
+1 816-960-4611
Lindy
Lindy
This venue is dedicated to featuring the performing arts. Between karaoke, open mics, poetry slams, and burlesque (just to name a few)…
Anna
Anna
Multiple spaces with all kinds of events! I've been there for live music, dance parties, stand-up comedy, open mic with poetry and music,…