Read the August 2014 issue of Leawood Lifestyle!

Calendar of Events

South Pacific

08/07/2014 - 08/24/2014

Crown Center

Presented by Musical Theater Heritage, this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic follows the lives of U.S. military men, nurses and residents of a Polynesian island during World War II. 816.545.6000 or

Charlie Parker Celebration

08/14/2014 - 08/31/2014


Organizers have scheduled a series of events to honor Parker, who would turn 94 on Aug. 29. Parker is one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz icons. For more information on all the activities: or

Bacon Fest KC


Union Station

Bacon Fest raises funds to support medical rehabilitation, employment placement, and disability services for the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC), so attendees can feel good about the plate-full of delicious food samples they eat. Come embrace this quirky event filled with unique bacon-themed cuisine, local beer selections, and live music. Oh and did we mention a Bacon Eating Contest?!

Head for the Cure 5K Run & Walk


Corporate Woods

One of the largest 5K runs in the city, this event raised $400,000 last year. Proceeds support the Brian Tumor Trials Collaborative in the ongoing quest to eradicate brain cancer. Cost is $30 through Aug. 21; $35 for late registration or day of the Run. Discounts apply for families and teams. Register at

Sprint Triathon & Quintathlon


Longview Lake to Swope Park

In the spirit of Aloha, everyone is welcome to this fun-spirited event, a fundraiser for Beans & Greens. A unique opportunity to participate in a quintathlon (swim/bike/run/bike/run). For more information about the event and to register, visit

Kansas City Irish Fest

08/29/2014 - 08/31/2014


Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and exhibits. Call 816.561.7555 or visit for ticket information.

Union Station Centennial Celebration Kickoff


Union Station

The free family evening of entertainment and Centennial Kickoff to commemorate 100 years include live music concert, “Union Station Revealed” a breathtaking outdoor digital show with spectacular fireworks finale.

Overland Park Regional Grand Opening & Community Open House


OPRMC Campus

Kids’ activities, free blood-pressure checks, flu shots (based on availability, age 10 years and older), cooking demonstrations, food trucks and more. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m  at 10500 Quivira Rd., OP, KS 66213.