Local Life

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In keeping with recommendations from the CDC, we have decided to postpone ALL Local Life programming until further notice. This does NOT mean that all Downtown Overland Park businesses will be closed. Stay tuned for more details.

Join us every 3rd Friday in Downtown Overland Park for LOCAL LIFE, a fun and lively way to explore your Downtown favorites and discover new ones! Local Life 3rd Friday is a lively and fun way to explore the unique and locally-owned shops in Downtown Overland Park. Local Life 3rd Friday returns in 2020 with new themes, activities, and programming! We'll see you at our next Local Life Event on Friday, March 20th.

Grab your gal pals and head to Downtown Overland Park! In celebration of International Women’s Month, we’re hosting Girls Night Overland Park. GNOP is a progressive event that takes place throughout DOP. You'll find fun giveaways from women-owned businesses throughout Downtown Overland Park. At various stops, you'll have the opportunity to enter your name in a drawing for a spectacular GNOP gift basket. See below for details!

Ashley Nelson Studios
Treat yourself to a mini facial, peel, or massage from the pros at Ashley Nelson Studios. They'll be debuting all of their spring spa specials, new makeup, and skincare.

Head to the tasting room to sample two different kinds of locally-sourced wines. Then, grab a bottle of their wine of the month—Trail Rider Red!


Hang out at this cozy downtown gem and listen to live music. while you're at it, try out one of their many drinks— you're sure to find something that whets your whistle.


Stop by a business in Downtown OP that has been owned by a woman for over 22 years – The Culinary Center of Kansas City! Yup. And when asked what we should offer the ladies, our ‘Main Dish’ Laura Laiben said, “Let’s give ‘em what the ladies love… WINE!” And let’s make sure the wine is produced or designed by OTHER LADIES! Uh huh. Girl Power! We’ll have some nibbles too. Come by and let’s High-Five powerful women.


Enjoy tasty hors d'oeuvres** from Engineered Edibles Catering Co., a woman-owned catering company in downtown overland park, while you shop the curated collection of women's clothing and accessories.


Explore the newest addition to the Downtown Overland Park art scene at the Grover Gallery. Curated by Jan Jensen, "For the Love of Color" features works from female artists Gloria Heifner, Tanis Meyers, Polly Alice, and Teresa Dirks.


View the work of more than twenty different regional artists, including featured artists Wanda Tyner and Teri Kay Willet.


Check out this month's opening reception, “Who Does She Think She Is?”, a celebration of women exploring the unique experiences and challenges women artists in America face as they bring together family, careers, and artistic fulfillment.


Bring your gal pals to Strang and enjoy selected appetizers for $6 each. Bonus—the first 50 ladies who stop by Strang Bar and mention GNOP, receive their appetizer complementary*!


Browse this gorgeous boutique that features women's clothing, jewelry, and homegoods. Mention Local Life GNOP and receive a free gift** from teal lotus!


Support women makers from all over the world by shopping Ten Thousand Village's fair trade assortment of clothing, jewelry, and decor. receive a free fair trade chocolate bar** when you mention GNOP!


Shop the special women-made sale including joyn purses, fair trade baskets, and stitching change bags. You’ll also receive a cookie** from our neighbors at The Upper Crust, a woman-owned bakery, to take home with you!


At the upper crust, you can have your pie and eat it too. Pick three of your favorites for a flight,or try one of our many other sweet treats.


Check out life at The Vue and make Downtown Overland Park your home! Enjoy wine and dessert while you meet the staff and mingle at their open house.


**Pick up your FREE GNOP passport and enter to win the GNOP raffle here!
**While supplies last.

Upcoming Local Life Dates

Coronavirus Update

Based on the 30-day shelter-in-place order, we have decided to postpone all of our events and programming for the next four weeks (through 04/23).

We will continue to provide updates via social media and our website, but for now, know that your friends in Downtown Overland Park are hard at work collaborating on best practices with our partners in the community.

Keep in mind, many DOP businesses are keeping their doors open, and they depend on YOU for support. If you are well, consider grabbing your lunch to-go from a local restaurant. Or, shop online at your favorite downtown retailer. The Downtown Overland Park neighborhood is known for its strong sense of community. Let’s flex those kind muscles and lift each other up in this time of need.

Additional Resources

 Support Downtown Overland Park Businesses! |  Johnson County Department of Health and Environment | Kansas Department of Commerce