Summer nights just got brighter as local businesses across the metro host movie screenings underthe Kansas City night sky. Whether you’re looking for an outing with the besties or to entertain a car full of kids, guest blogger Marcus Walker (and Visit KC intern!) has the hook-up on the most unique and exciting outdoor movie events of the summer.
Working for the weekend:
The WeekEnder is Crown Center’s way of saying sayonara to the work week. Celebrated on the beautiful Center Square—think Central Park but with interactive fountains and modern landscaping—the weekender is the perfect space to enjoy the silver screen and the skyline. Did we mention there is live music, delicious local food and unique jewelry boutiques stationed throughout the area?
THE LINE-UP: The Princess Bride (7/12), Weekend at Bernie’s (7/19), Raiders of the Lost Ark (7/26), Grease (8/2) and Iron Man (8/9).
LOCATION: Crown Center Square
START TIME: Evening begins at 5 p.m., Movie screens around 9 p.m.
DON’T FORGET: Bring blankets or folding chairs for the movie Read more
It’s our favorite, it’s your favorite — everything just tastes better when enjoyed on a patio. Guest blogger Katy Schamberger (@katywrites) walks you through some of Kansas City’s best patios when looking for a refreshing adult beverage or satisfying bite to eat.
Whether you’re headed out for a romantic date, a night out with friends or a weekend brunch, there’s nothing better than enjoying good food and great company on one of Kansas City’s numerous patios. The only problem? Picking a destination!
And that’s where we come in. We’ve scoured the city’s al fresco options (tough job, we know) to bring you some of our favorites, categorized by occasion. All you need to do is sit back, relax and plan your next outing.
The Filling Station
There’s nothing better after a long workday than unwinding at happy hour—and Harry’s Country Club offers one of the best in the city. Grab a seat on the sizable patio as you peruse a wide-ranging menu that includes daily drink and food specials from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Need a cocktail recommendation? Try a Moscow Mule, the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer afternoon. Read more