Well it’s officially October! Time to break out those dusty & super cheesy Halloween decorations you bought from the dollar general 8 years ago and get ready for a month of chilly weather, beautiful colors, and lots of candy. Considering you clicked on this article you’re probably wondering “What’s the happs in KC this month?”, and if you are, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get down and dirty with the best events coming to the Kansas City area in the month of October!
1. Open Spaces
All month long Kansas City continues to host their Open Spaces events across different venue in the city. Open Spaces will explore many different venues around the city “transforming our city into an ever-evolving arts experience”, according to the Open Space’s website. For 9 weeks Open Spaces will explore venues around the city that you may or may not be familiar with. On October 12-14 Open Spaces will be hosting their event called “The Weekend”, at Starlight Theatre. The Weekend will showcase artists like Janelle Monáe, Red Baraat, and The Roots. There will also be a night of contemporary dance, as well as Shakespeare performances by local students from the Kansas City area. The production value behind these events is top notch! Check it out if you’re looking to add some culture to your life.
Visit the Open Spaces website to learn more: www.openspaceskc.com
Visit Starlight Theatre’s website to buy tickets: www.kcstarlight.com
2. Sprint Center Concerts
This month is a busy one for the Sprint Center, located in the heart of downtown Kansas City. The arena will host some very big names in the music biz, including names like…
What a month! If you’re not feeling any of those artists don’t worry, the Spring Center has many other events this month that you may be more interested in.
Visit the Sprint Center’s website to learn more and buy tickets: www.sprintcenter.com
3. Brick-or-Treat at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
Alright parents, you’ve had your fun, time to break out the kids and get going with some fun for ages 6-14. If you’ve never visited the Legoland Discovery Center you’re seriously missing out! Honestly, it’s one of the best family fun attractions in the city, and this October you’ve got some awesome chances to experience some great new attractions. This month the Legoland Discovery Center in KC will be hosting its annual Brick-or-Treat; a chance for kids from around the city to come and take part in activities like the Spooky Scavenger Hunt. You’ll also be able to take part in Halloween build activities in the Master Build Academy. Take advantage of these activities on October 20th-21th, or if you miss that date the Legoland Discovery Center will be hosting these activities again from October 27th-28th. Wear your costume when you visit during these weekends for a chance to win an Annual Pass to the KC Legoland Discovery Center!
Visit the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center’s website to buy tickets: www.kansascity.legolanddiscoverycenter.com
4. Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt
A Kansas City classic, the Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt is always a great time. For the month of October Worlds of Fun will be hosting the Halloween Haunt every Friday and Saturday. But, in order to experience these spooky attractions you’ll need to adjust your schedule just a bit. You’ll only be able to take in all the scary activities of Halloween Haunt from 6PM – 12AM on Fridays. Thankfully, Saturdays these events will run from 11AM to 1AM. What should you expect from the Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt you might be asking? According to WOF’s website “Experience the thrills of your favorite rides and the chills of extreme haunts as you navigate the fog-filled midways where over 400 monsters lurk to feed off your screams.” So, there you have it! The website is very clear that these nights are not recommended for children under the age of 14. I will personally second that opinion.
Visit Worlds of Fun’s website to buy tickets and learn more: www.worldsoffun.com
5. Boo at the Zoo
The Kansas City Zoo will be hosting its annual Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, Oct 27 and Sunday, Oct 28. Visits are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumers while taking place in some of the Halloween themed activities at the zoo. You’ll also be able to witness different animals in the zoo smashing pumpkins! How cool! Check out the Kansas City Zoo’s website to get more details on when these activities will be happening.
Visit the KC Zoo’s website: www.Kansascityzoo.org
These are just a few of the many fun events happening this month in the Kansas City area. Are you planning on attending any of these events? Visit our Facebook or Instagram page and tell us about your experiences! Have a great October!