Outdoor concerts and movies, festivals, sporting events and lots of fireworks—the city’s event calendar heats up during the summer! 

If you love a good festival, make plans to head to Overland Park and Kansas City during the summer months! Sample the mouthwatering cuisine of Italy during Festa Italiana , enjoy live theater under the stars during the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival  or eat, drink and be merry at Boulevardia, a “pop-up party nation” brought to you by Boulevard Brewing Company. 

Kids will love an opportunity to indulge both their creativity and imaginations in the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens’ Enchanted Forest, lined with artist-created homes of magical inhabitants like gnomes. Weekly events and classes are held in the Enchanted Forest throughout the summer, giving kids a chance to write a story, make a costume, paint, perform a play and more. 

If your summer isn’t complete without a visit to the ballpark, make plans to cheer on the Kansas City Royals  at beautiful Kauffman Stadium, consistently ranked among the MLB’s crown jewel ballparks. Most home games include a promotion or event including bobblehead or T-shirt giveaways, a local music showcase, theme nights and summer fireworks. Don’t forget your peanuts and Cracker Jacks! 

How will you spend your summer in the city? 

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