Head out to the fields for grape picking, eat lots of lobster for a good cause or bring your pup to a dog-friendly ice cream social.
"August 26th, 27th, and 28th, starting at 9am, put on your sun hat and join us out in the vineyard for a relaxing day of grape picking and more. Wetumka will be ripe and ready for harvest, and we want you to be the first to help us create this highly-anticipated vintage! No one else in the entire world is making a commercial, 100%-varietal, fine wine from the Wetumka grape, so this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required so we can plan accordingly. After a morning of harvest, a complimentary lunch and wine will be served in our Vineyard Kitchen. We invite all attendees who are interested in the winemaking process to join us in the cellar after lunch to learn more about crushing and fermentation." Free to attend but registration is required, register here.
"We're inviting some cows, ducks, chickens, rabbits and maybe even some goats to our Westport Commons Farm to feast on our delicious cover crops that include sunflower, sugar beet, mustard, corn and sorghum. Watch as they tear up our field (albeit very slowly) and "contribute to our soil." We'll have some demonstrations, engaging activities and games for kids and adults alike. We're inviting some food trucks to join us, too, so humans can feast alongside the animals in the Plexpod parking lot or bring down goodies from The Sundry. Come by and say hi (or moo or quack or cluck or baa) to our midtown guests! Cows generously shared from Brown Cows Farm." From 9:30am to 2:30pm.
"Part deux of our annual rosé tasting Underdog Wine Co. - Union Hill in Union Hill Kansas City. This time we will also be featuring nine different bubbles and still wines, so plenty to choose and taste through! We are pumped up to see you, pop some bubs and enjoy some rosé to close out the summer!"
"Join us for fresh Maine lobster with live music and more than 200 of your closest friends. You won't want to miss this grassroots fundraiser turned Kansas City tradition! This year's proceeds from Lobsterfest will support Children's Mercy Hospital's & Clinics Cancer Center, Auxiliary and other children's charities. Since starting Lobsterfest, we have raised more than $200K. If you are looking for a non-traditional event that supports the children of Kansas City, then look no further than Lobsterfest. It is the best non-formal event suitably held at the tail end of summer."
"Join CorePower Yoga and The Fontaine for a summer of yoga, sunshine, brunch, and poolside live music! We are partnering up every other Sunday through September 30 to bring you rooftop yoga! Class is free- must reserve a spot through Event Brite. If you spend a minimum of $25 at The Parker Bar and Rooftop on food and beverage you’ll get to enjoy the guest –only rooftop pool after class! Check in is at 930am." Yoga begins at 945am and Brunch starts at 11am. Free to attend.
"Do you love Chartreuse? Have you ever wanted to make your own herbaceous cordial? Now's your chance! Join us Sunday, August 26 at Noon at Lifted Spirits Distillery for a Cordial Class with Chris Conatser followed by a distillery tour and USBG General Meeting (at approximately 1:30). You'll have the opportunity to try and create cordials made with locally foraged botanicals as well as learn about Lifted Spirits and their Absinthe. Come listen and learn from Chris, an expert in his field, who has years of experience as a bartender and botanist. The class is free to current members, $10 to non-members, and the General Meeting is open to all (bring your friends, your co-workers, or interested industry or local enthusiasts)!" From 1 to 2pm.
"Bring your family (pups welcome!) down to Betty Rae’s to cool down with some delicious ice cream. After you buy your ice cream, join us on the patio where we will have some adoptable dogs and some fun activities for all." From 2 to 7pm.
"Bring your four-legged companions to KC Bier Co. from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26 to celebrate National Dog Day benefiting The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City! Featuring dog-friendly vendors and activities, free dog treats and raffle prizes. KC Bier Co. will donate $1 for every spezial bier sold to The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City." From 5 to 9pm.
"Please join us for the fourth event from Gather and Grow! This year's featured chef is CARLOS FALCON of Jarocho's Pescado y Mariscos. We invite you for an evening full of farm-fresh eats prepared & served family-style outdoors at the BoysGrow farm. Join us for a night you can feel good about! Appetizers by chef's HOWARD HANNA, JOHN SMITH and TED HABIGER. Wines by VINOTECA. Reception Cocktails by LIQUID MINDED CONCEPTS. Beer by BREWERY EMPERIAL!" Tickets are $125, available here.