Upcoming Events in the Northland

There are beginning to be more and more opportunities for small gatherings throughout the Northland. Check out these community events coming up in Gladstone, Excelsior Springs, Kearney, Smithville, and Liberty! 

Excelsior Springs

Guided Winery/Wine Cave Tours and Candlelight Tastings

at Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery

Enjoy a tour of the property and the winery! Learn about Fence Stile’s wines and grape varieties, the winery’s history, Brix (testing the sugar level of grapes), vineyard management, and terroir of the estate. Finish with a candlelit tasting in the CELLAR57 club room and the wine caves. Tour limited to 10 people. Click here for more information.

E-Town Hose Down

at Excelsior Springs Community Center

On Friday, August 7th at Noon, join Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation as they celebrate the last day of National Parks and Rec Month with an E-Town Hose Down! The Excelsior Springs Fire Department will be hosting down kids on a hot summer day for free! Bring your swimsuits and a towel! The Community Center will provide a free treat to the kids after! Click here for more information.


Midwest Lemonade Days
at Hy-Vee (7117 N Prospect Ave, Gladstone)

Join in on the fun of Midwest Lemonade Days and help fund pediatric cancer research! Help make a difference one “cup” of lemonade at a time! Or round up at the register August 3rd-9th to help fund pediatric cancer research. Click here for more information.

Melt Box Ice Cream Truck

at Meadowbrook North Community Garden

Melt Box Ice Cream is an ice cream food truck offering bold ice cream flavors partnered with unique toppings and presentation to the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas. Click here for more information. 


Polite Kids 101: The art of the handshake, manners, and more

at Kearney Firehouse Community Center

Have you ever wondered how to teach your kids to be respectful and kind in a fun way? Or wished they had better table manners? It’s the art of the handshake, the proper way to set the table, being respectful and more. Topics include: kindness, respect and honor; communication manners like body language, tone of voice and interrupting others ‘politely’; introducing yourself; how to set a basic table settings and a more formal one, too; table manners before, during and after the meal; being a guest in someone’s home and birthday party manners; wedding and funeral etiquette. Click here for more information.

Butterfly & Bubble Release Event

at Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch

The Fun Farm will have a Painted Butterfly & Monarch Butterfly Release event that will take place Saturday, August 29, 2020. This family friendly event includes releasing hundreds of colorful fluttering butterflies, jumbo bubbles, music, and all day Fun Farm field activities. Enjoy over 300 acres of farm filled fun! Click here for more information. 


Paranormal Investigation at Belvoir Winery

At Belvoir Winery and Inn

Have you ever investigated at one of the most haunted locations in the Midwest! Now’s your chance! You can investigate the famous Belvoir Winery in Liberty, Missouri on August 8th starting at 8:00pm. Click here for more information.

Popcorn in the Park – Frozen II

at Stocksdale Park, 901 S La Frenz Rd, Liberty, MO

Bring your family and friends, along with your blankets and lawn chairs, and head out to Stocksdale Park to enjoy a FREE movie on the big screen, under the stars. The movie will begin at dusk (around 8-8:30 p.m.) Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own snacks, drinks, lawn chairs and blankets. Please remember, alcohol is not allowed in Liberty’s parks. Click here for more information.


Smithville Lake Fest

at Smithville Main Street District, 101. N. Bridge St, Smithville

Octoberfest is moving to August and will be called Lake Fest. We hope for warmer weather, more food and craft vendors and the support from the community! Also a 3 day event, so plan to come out on Sunday and show support. We hope to continue to grow this event, but we cannot do it without the help from the wonderful community! Click here for more information.

Floater Fest at Smithville Lake

at Little Platte Park, Smithville Lake

Remember TAH’s 2018 Floater Fest? It’s back but now moved to the lake! TAH CrossFit has teamed up with Northland Outdoor Adventures to bring you a fun short floater competition outside with kayaking and paddle boarding.This will be a COED PARTNER event! Click here for more information.