Top Five Events
WaterFire | Oct. 12
WaterFire Kansas City has become one of the most anticipated events in the area. Started in 2007 near the Country Club Plaza between Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, the event has seen as many as 30,000 attendees.
As the sun sets, music will rise along the banks of Brush Creek. Boats carrying bearers of lit torches will quietly move along the creek to light the wood in the braziers floating on the water.
In the four hours that follow, Kansas City performers including singers, musicians and dancers will entertain the crowds in celebration of the community.
The event is free to the public. Learn more at waterfirekc.com.
American Royal Barbecue | Oct. 3-6
The American Royal Barbecue is the opening event of the historic American Royal and is the season finale for the competitive barbecue circuit.
Spanning more than 20 acres in Kansas City’s Stockyards District, and with over 500 teams competing in four meat categories, the four-day festival is touted to be the largest barbecue contest in the world and has come to be known as the “World Series of Barbecue.”
There are a variety of family-friendly events all weekend long, including cooking demonstrations and live music on the concert stage.
For more information visit americanroyal.com.
Speaking of Women’s Health | Oct. 4
435 Magazine is a proud sponsor of the most important women’s health event of the year.
Speaking of Women’s Health is an interactive health education experience that pampers attendees while teaching them important health information. The all-day event features health screenings and women’s health education sessions with presentations from leading local and national health experts.
Set in a spa-like atmosphere at the Overland Park Convention Center, attendees receive gift bags filled with women’s health education materials and a variety of samples. A wide range of women’s health topics will be covered including holistic health, hormone therapy, memory, menopause and more.
Attendees also have access to event sponsors’ booths, important health screenings and live demonstrations. The day concludes with a keynote presentation on women’s health and well-being.
For more information visit speakingofwomenshealth.com.
Holiday Mart | Oct. 17-20
Holiday Mart is the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s (JLKCMO) largest fundraiser. The upscale shopping extravaganza has been a fall tradition for 26 years. With more than 200 specialty retailers and more than 20,000 shoppers, the event will again take place at Bartle Hall.
Since it began in 1987, Holiday Mart has helped raise more than $8 million for Kansas City community projects and the Junior League’s mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving our community.
Learn more details at holidaymartkc.com.