The Seventh Annual Pitch Summer Guide Golf Tournament
Painted Hills Golf Course
7101 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas
$100 per person
The day on the course begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and includes sponsor giveaways, and lunch and dinner.
Sugar Creek Slavic Festival
Mike Onka Memorial Building
11520 East Putnam, Sugar Creek
$3 (children under 12, free)
This cultural celebration features polkas, kielbasas, art and history.
The West 18th Street Fashion Show
West 18th Street, between Baltimore and Wyandotte streets
standing-room general admission, free
This year's show, themed "Triple Crown Summer," features 18 designers. Tickets are limited.
Main Street, Williamsburg, Kansas
(southwest Franklin County along Old Highway 50 and Interstate 35)
Search "Jayhawker Days Williamsburg Kansas" on Facebook
A true country weekend with a parade, camel rides, hog roast, kids' ranch rodeo, re-enactors, street dance with live music, and fireworks.
Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park
1298 East Riverfront Drive (between the Heart of America and Paseo bridges)
$4 online, $5 at the gate; $10 for parking
An all-ages Independence Day celebration with food, music, family activities, a marketplace and fireworks.
Young Friends of Art White Party
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak, 816-751-1278
$20 museum members, $30 nonmembers
Geared toward young professionals, the 2012 party is 1980s-themed. All-white attire is preferred. A ticket includes two beverages and small bites.
Missouri State Fair
Missouri State Fairgrounds
2503 West 16th Street, Sedalia
Adults, $8; seniors, $6; children aged 6-12, $2;
children 5 and younger, free
The state's 110th annual agricultural showcase includes livestock shows, competitive exhibits and entertainment. See fair website for discount ticket information.
Lawrence Busker Festival
Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence
Street performers — including a sword swallower, a comedy contortionist, fire-eaters, musicians and acrobatic dancers — show off their talents. There is no admission, but the performers work for tips.
KC Renaissance Festival
September 1–October 14 (Saturdays and Sundays, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day)
Wyandotte County Park
633 North 130th Street, Bonner Springs
See website for ticket and discount information.
More than 1,000 costumed characters, more than 16 entertainment stages and more than 100 juried artisans celebrate the Renaissance era. And there's armored jousting and plenty of food and drink.
Kansas State Fair
Kansas State Fairgrounds
2000 North Poplar Street, Hutchinson
Adults, $10; seniors, $6; children 6–12, $4
The annual fair celebrates 100 years with agricultural events, a carnival, vendors and music. See the fair website for discount ticket information.
Local county fairs' lineups include livestock shows, carnivals, food and craft vendors, and music. See individual websites for more information.
Platte County Fair
414 Missouri Highway 92, Tracy
Douglas County Fair
July 21–August 4
2110 Harper, Lawrence
Wyandotte County Fair
13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas
Johnson County Fair
136 East Washington, Gardner