Weekends in KC: October 17-19

Enjoy your weekend to its fullest by checking out some the following events.

American Royal: The American Royal hosts its Hunter/Jumper Horse Show this weekend at Kemper Arena. Watch as the best riders and their horses from around the country compete for the top prize in the $25,000 Roy A. Edwards, Jr. Memorial Grand Prix on Saturday evening. The grace and strength of these beautiful animals will awe as they soar over huge fences, so don’t miss this Olympic-caliber event. More details can be found at www.americanroyal.com.

Miami HEAT vs. Golden State Warriors: Kansas City may not have its own NBA team, but basketball fans can get their fix this weekend at the Sprint Center. This Friday the Miami Heat will take on the Golden State Warriors in a NBA preseason game. Featuring All-Star talent on both sides of the court, this match-up should prove to be an exciting start for a new season. Visit www.sprintcenter.com to get your tickets.

Kansas City Fitness Festival: Get pumped up for Kansas City Fitness Festival this Saturday at the Music Hall. This festival will bring the best natural bodybuilding and fitness competitors to Kansas City for this Pro-Qualifer. Stick around after the competition for a concert featuring Soulja Boy, Mr. Snap Em Up and Nelson El. Find more information at www.inbfkansascity.com.

Dogtober Fest: Take your canine companion to this year’s Dogtober Fest at Kemper Outdoor Education Center. You and your dog can show off in many different events, such as Obedience & Agility courses, Dock Diving & Frisbee Competitions and Halloween Costume & Dog/Owner Look-Alike contests. There will also be demonstrations for Police Dogs, Search & Rescue Dogs, Sheep Herding, Draft & Carting, Agility and Water Rescue. To sign up for any of the competitions, check out www.jacksongov.org.

GLOW Jack-O-Lantern Festival: Halloween is only a few weekends away, so celebrate early with a brand new festival at Powell Gardens. Wander through the gardens to view more than 700 hand-carved Jack-O-Lanterns this Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the trail, check out the costumed characters, hayrides, face painting & pumpkin painting and dance party for the kids. Find out more at www.powellgardens.org.

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Croft Trailer Supply does not have an affiliation with any of the events listed above; this list is only intended to help enjoy Kansas City to its fullest. Croft hopes you enjoy exploring our hometown as much as we do.