Fall Date Nights in Kansas City

Nelson Atkins Mini Golf Course
The popular Art Course at the Nelson-Atkins is an artist-designed, mini-golf experience located in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Each hole on this 9-hole course presents a fresh interpretation of a work of art in the museum’s collection. The course will be open until October 14. Before you go, make sure to red our Mom’s Guide to the Art Course!

Fireside Fridays at Ladoga Ridge Winery
Ladoga Ridge Winery in Smithville is a relaxing and fun atmosphere perfect for tasting the hand crafted Missouri wines. Check them out on Fridays this fall for live music and wine tasting, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Haunted Houses
Have you ever had the desire to laugh so hard you cry, close your eyes because of sheer fear, and grasp your significant other for dear life while getting the snot scared out of you? Well, if the answer is yes, GO TO THE HAUNTED HOUSES in KC’s own West Bottoms, named some of the best in the nation. This will not only speed up your heart rate, but with any luck, help you and your sweetie grow closer through “survival instinct!” Open September 6-November 2.

Moon Shine on the Farm
Put on your jeans and boots, leave the kids at home and party under the stars at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead on Saturday, Sept. 7. This fundraiser for the Friends of the Farmstead includes dinner, drinks, dessert, live music, dancing, wagon rides and a signature moon shine mug. Tickets are $60 in advance, $75 at the door.

Carmina Burana by the KC Ballet
The KC Ballet makes for a perfect date night! For a unique experience, watch a company rehearsal of the ballet Carmina Burana on Wednesday, Sept. 18, with an opportunity to hear guest choreographer Adam Hougland, Kansas City Ballet dancers and special guests share their personal insights around bringing this world premiere ballet to the stage. Moderated by Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney, includes an audience Q and A. Tickets are $12. Check out Carmina Burana performances Oct. 11-20.

Terra Luna at the Overland Park Arboretum
KC-based Quixotic will create and experience of both everyday reality and elemental fantasy at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The three-night-only multimedia installation — Sept. 19, 20, 21 —  will guide guests on a wild journey through the grounds, culminating in an immersive performance uniting live music, dance, aerial acrobatics and more. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

The Plaza Art Fair
The 88th annual Plaza Art Fair, Sept. 20-22, is expected to draw crowds of more than 250,000 people, 240 artists and covers nine city blocks. The kids will enjoy several interactive areas. Located on Ward Parkway between Central and Broadway Streets (near Seasons 52) Visit the event website for a full schedule of live entertainment and parking maps. While we know you can do it with kids, we’ll guarantee you’ll have more fun without them.

Culinary Center’s Flavorful Weekend Nights
The Culinary Center offers an impressive line up of cooking experiences, perfect for a date night. The Flavorful Weekend Nights are a perfect mix of culinary education and a fun night out. Register early, because these seats fill quickly!  

Boo-z & Brews
Come get a taste of this year’s fall flavors and haunts at Paradise Park at a beer tasting event with a scare-factor on Sept. 21. The Outdoor Pavilion and Garden will create the perfect environment for you to get psyched for October haunts and fall fun. Ticket includes fall and haunt themed beers to taste, corn hole tournament, 5-minute Living Dead escape room. Food available for additional purchase. 

Grape Pickin Party at Stone Pillary Vineyard and Winery
Become a part of the winemaking process on Sept. 14 or Sept. 21. Harvesters receive breakfast, lunch, commemorative t-shirt, concert season pass and wine tasting. $20 per person, reservations required.

Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too
Join the Kansas City on Saturday, Oct. 19 for  the seventh annual Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too! From 7 to 11 p.m. enjoy an evening of live music and sampling from a variety of local breweries and wineries. Food trucks will be on site for tasty dinner options. Tickets are on sale online. This event is 21 and over. Music, beer & wine samples and two full-size drink tickets are included with your ticket. 

Legoland Adult Night 
Have you wanted to visit the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center but don’t have any little ones in your life? Or do you need a night away from the kids but want something fun to do? Get your chance on Thursday, Oct. 24! Each event features a different theme with unique activities, beverages, games and prizes to win! 

A Night with the KC Symphony
The KC Symphony has something for everyone. Whether it’s Star Wars, Mary Poppins, Brahams or the Temptations, the KC Symphony has it. And there’s nothing more Kansas City than a night at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center!

Chelsea Handler Stand-up Comedy
Sometimes you just need a laugh! Comedian Chelsea Handler can make that happen at the Uptown Theater on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

Sarah is mama to 8-year-old, Henry, 5-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration. In between the crazy, she likes to try new restaurants, go for walks around the neighborhood, dig in the sand at Franklin Park and experience all things KC.