Overland Park is a city for all seasons, complete with a packed events calendar that offers fun, entertainment and one-of-a-kind experiences every month of the year. And that means whenever you travel to Overland Park, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy a range of events, from widely anticipated annual festivals and gatherings to timely new events like concerts, traveling exhibits, gallery shows and more.
To help you plan your Overland Park trip, we’ve created a list of events (both in Overland Park and throughout the larger Kansas City area) that are categorized by season. Simply select the time of year you’re traveling (or thinking about traveling) and explore what awaits!
The spring season, for example, brings the opening of popular events and attractions like the Overland Park Farmers Market, Kauffman Stadium (go Royals!) and Worlds of Fun. The hot, sunny days of summer are perfect for outdoor festivals like Boulevardia, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and Jazz in the Woods. Amid the gorgeous colors of fall are favorite annual traditions like the Overland Park Fall Festival, the American Royal World Series of Barbecue, the Plaza Art Fair, the Kansas City Chiefs home opener and, if you dare, the spooktacular haunted houses of Kansas City’s West Bottoms district. And winter brings the magic of the holiday season, complete with events like the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens’ Luminary Walk, the Plaza Lighting Ceremony and Downtown Dazzle.
So many events, so many choices! Where will you start your Overland Park adventure?