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Here's Our Favorite Summer Activities Near Downtown KC

Our Favorite Summer Activities Near Our Downtown Kansas City Apartments

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Enjoy The Sights and Sounds Of Downtown Kansas City When You Live At The Grand

Kansas City comes alive in the summer – the sun is beaming, the weather is warm, and everyone’s looking for something to do. Residents at The Grand have so much to enjoy, inside and outside of these luxury apartments in Kansas City.

Our apartments in downtown Kansas City are in the prime location for exploring all of the summer events and activities the city has to offer. With an ever-growing city and new events popping up constantly, there’s plenty to keep you busy when you live right in the heart of downtown. Whether it's live music performances, festivals, special exhibits, or annual events, there’s always something to do right outside the doors of The Grand.


One of Kansas City’s most exciting annual summer events is Boulevardia. This beer, food, and music festival lights up Grand Boulevard at Crown Center in June. You’ll find taps flowing with beer from breweries all over the city, especially the ever-famous Boulevard Brewing Company. The Grand downtown KC apartments are close to all the excitement at just a 22-minute walk away, so you won’t have to worry about parking or ridesharing!

Enjoy the VIP experience of Taps and Tastes with samplings from 55+ breweries, a variety of local bites, and a commemorative glass. Not much of a beer person? No worries! There’s plenty to do at the festival even when you’re not drinking. Visit the silent disco or the podcast stage for all your entertainment needs. There’ll be various music acts the whole weekend, so make sure you check out the impressive line-up!

KC Live! Block

Enjoy those long summer nights in the most popular entertainment district. Power and Light is an exciting KC activity all year round, but it truly comes alive in the summertime with the KC Live! Block. The Grand’s luxury apartments in Kansas City are situated just a few blocks from the heart of Power and Light.

Take just a 4-minute walk from our apartments in downtown Kansas City, and you’ll find sports games, music performances, and events all summer long. Surrounded by some of the most popular bars, clubs, and restaurants downtown, KC Live! is an ideal summer spot for a night out.

First Fridays in the Crossroads

Not far from The Grand you’ll find the Crossroads Arts District, a true Kansas City staple. As soon as the weather warms up, you’ll notice that the first Friday of every month is particularly lively in this part of town.

Our downtown Kansas City apartments are located on the famous Grand Boulevard, making it easy to get around the city. It won’t take long for you to find yourself in the heart of a First Fridays celebration! Art pop-ups, street performers, and food trucks all come out to play on these creative nights. Find yourself at a local bar or restaurant and enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds.

Union Station Exhibits

The summertime is perfect for a stroll down Grand – a quick walk and you’ll find yourself inside Kansas City’s Union Station. Aside from the obviously beautiful architecture, this historic Kansas City landmark has incredible rotating exhibits that are definitely worth visiting. And our luxury Kansas City apartments are the ideal location from Union Station!

This summer, you’ll find “Spider-Man: Beyond Amazing,” an exhibit exploring the history of Spider-Man with fascinating galleries depicting everything from its comic creation to its many movie adaptations. These exhibits don’t last forever – this one only runs from May 27 to October 1, so visit while you can!

City Market

There’s no better time to browse the stalls at City Market than this summer! Get a bundle of fresh flowers, fresh produce, or hand-made goods at the various stalls and booths that line the outdoor market on a summer weekend.

When you live in The Grand’s downtown Kansas City apartments, you’re a quick street car ride over to the famous River Market District. You’ll find shops, food, and more, and when the weathers nice, you’ll love the lively energy and excitement in the City Market.

Summer Amenities at The Grand

Don’t forget about our downtown Kansas City apartment amenities at The Grand! For those summer days when you want to stay home but still relax and unwind, our summer amenities have you covered.

Take a dip in our resort-style pool, or play with your dog in our dedicated dog park. Host a small get-together with your friends in our many outdoor community spaces, too.

Learn More About Our Downtown Kansas City Apartments for Rent

Take a tour to learn more about our summer amenities and to experience just how close The Grand is to experiences that are signature to Kansas City. Our one- and two-bedroom floor plans and unique, luxury amenities make living easy.

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