Wow! How is it already September? August flew by! We were so busy that we didn’t get to try much of what we talked about last month. Good news, minus the events for August there is still time to try those restaurants and activities in KC.
I did have an opportunity to have drinks at Brick & Mortar this past month. It’s such a cool vibe and I love the location in Waldo. I had the Kauffman Kukumber to drink and it was amazing. Definitely one to check out.
September is one of the best months. The beginning of fall and all that comes with that; football ball, fall festivals, pumpkin patches, hot apple cider oh my. Here are some ideas to put on your calendar this month.
Kansas City Chalk & Walk Festival – September 7th-8th
This event sounds really fun and unique. More than 100 artists from across the region, of all skill levels ranging from professional to youth, will converge on Crown Center. When I lived in Germany as a kid, there were chalk artists in the markets all the time. I loved to see their creations. Fun for adults and kids.
The 88th Annual Plaza Art Fair – September 20th-22nd
A fun weekend to celebrate art while enjoying live music, great food and drinks. We haven’t gone in a couple years because we have been out of town for football games. This year that weekend is open and it’s my birthday weekend. I think this may be on the agenda for the weekend. Great for adults and kids. However with kids, the daytime activities may be better 😉
40th Annual Ciderfest – September 28th-29th
Ciderfest happens two weekends each year at Louisburg Cider Mill. The first one kicks off the last weekend in September followed by the first weekend in October. This is such a fun event for all ages. They of course have cider and cider donuts to eat, but also fun vendors to shop and lots of activities for the kids. Parking does get a little crazy/busy so be sure to go early.
Restaurants to try…
Novel is located in the Crossroad district in a really cool building. The menu looks delicious and there something for everyone. This is one we are going to add to the date night list. Stay tuned on a review.
IT’S FINALLY OPENED in Leawood, KS. We have been so excited to have a location come to the Kansas side. We are lovers of hamburgers and shakes. The first burger I intend to try is the Smokeshack, with cheese fries and a caramel shake. Goodness, I’m hungry now 😉 Good for date night or with the kids.
This place looks really cool! I just happened to stumble upon it while do some searching. The drinks sounds delicious and unique. They serve brunch, lunch and dinner. The menu is small which I really like and it all sounds so tasty. I’m thinking I’d like to go here for my birthday dinner!
J. Rieger & Co. offers one-hour guided tours of their Kansas City’s iconic distillery, located in the historic Electric Park neighborhood of the East Bottoms district. Who doesn’t love to tour a historic site in KC and try some spirits? This can be done adult only or with kids. Just be sure to book during the correct time. $15 for adult, $5 age 11-20, under 11 free.
I’ve seen some pictures of people doing this and it looks like so much fun. Tour some of Kansas City’s best murals, street art and graffiti. Tours are $25 for 2 hours. They also offer private group tours, which could be really fun with a group of friends, a bachelor/bachelorette party, or birthday celebration. Just be prepared to do some walking. They say 5,000 steps. Can’t wait to check this out.
I had no idea this existed. Home Depot offers FREE workshops for kids. They happen 9a-12p on the first Saturday of the month. You’ll need to register in advance to secure a spot. Saturday September 7th is building a scarecrow planter. How fun! My son is going to love doing this.
Another family fun adventure awaits at the Cider Hill Family Orchard this September and October. There is so much to do here. Pick apples, eat hot donuts and kettle corn, and just enjoy some family time. We can’t not wait to venture here this fall.
Hope you enjoyed reading this months selections. Let us know if you check any of these out. Happy September!