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Kansas City's Fall Festival Guide

Autumn means Fall Festivals in Kansas City! From apples to pumpkins, crafts to carnivals, ethnic festivals, and much much more... celebrate everything autumn at a local fair!

Best of September in Kansas City

Celebrate autumn with apples, pumpkins, the American Royal and Fall Festivals for the entire Family. Discover our Top Picks for Family Fun in September as Kansas City welcomes apples, train rides, Sprint Family Fun Days and more!

50 KC Fall Bucket List Ideas Under $5

Looking for KC family fun on the cheap? Celebrate the season with these free and cheap Kansas City area ideas!

A Fabulous Fall – Kansas City Style

Fall is the perfect time to create a family bucket list, your wish list of fun things for enjoying the season’s signatures - KC Style.

Apple Picking in Kansas City

It's apple picking season! Each of the u-pick Apple Farms on our list is a locally owned family operation designed to provide the best in healthy produce and a great family outing. So, grab the camera and the cooler and take the kids on a trip they won’t forget!

Encouraging Creativity at Home

Creativity. You either have it or you don't, right? Wrong. While some assume creativity is something you're born with, it's actually more skill than inborn talent. What's more, it's a skill that parents can help their children develop.

Choosing the Best Extracurricular Activities

A brand new school year is upon us, and with it comes an opportunity to sign up your child for any number of extracurricular activities. Here in Kansas City, the sky’s the limit when it comes to options.
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To Do This Week: Family Fun in Kansas City

KC Dance Day

Aug. 29: Enjoy the 5th annual KC Dance Day at the Bolender Center from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with FREE dance classes and FREE performances; even an open rehearsal by Kansas City Ballet dancers!

Forks 'n Tunes

Aug. 28: The Jeremy Nichols Band brings the best of new/older country music mixed with classic and new pop/rock packed into an incredibly energetic musical experience.

1920s Time Travelers

Thursdays & Saturdays at Shawnee Town 1929 where living history comes to life with the family-oriented Time Travelers program

National Museum of Toys & Miniatures is Open

As of Aug. 1: The museum is open with new exhibits and experiences.

Friday Family Night at Cool Crest

Every Friday at Cool Crest: From 6pm-9pm Only $21.99 plus tax: Unlimited Soft Play (up to 4 guests), 100 Arcade Tokens, Large Pizza, 4 Drinks

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

thru Sept 7: Discover a love of reading in the exhibit’s immersive environment, designed for children through eight years old.

FREE Waterbabies Orientation

Saturdays at 1:30: One Emler Swim School Waterbabies Orientation class is FREE for parents and babies ages six months to 35 months old.

Belton, Grandview & KC Railroad Train Rides

Saturdays & Sundays: Board our 1920's era passenger coach, or our open-air excursion car and take a ride behind our 1950's diesel locomotive through Old Towne Belton, Missouri and the surrounding area.
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September Fun Calendar

Celebrate September's forgotten holidays - Kansas City style!

25 Years of JCCC’s Performing Arts Series

Nestled in the heart of Johnson County, KS, is what Emily Behrmann calls a “hidden gem” and Kansas City’s “best-kept secret.”

Kansas City's Fall Festival Guide

Autumn means Fall Festivals in Kansas City! From apples to pumpkins, crafts to carnivals, ethnic festivals, and much much more... celebrate everything autumn at a local fair!

Best of September in Kansas City

Celebrate autumn with apples, pumpkins, the American Royal and Fall Festivals for the entire Family. Discover our Top Picks for Family Fun in September as Kansas City welcomes apples, train rides, Sprint Family Fun Days and more!

50 KC Fall Bucket List Ideas Under $5

Looking for KC family fun on the cheap? Celebrate the season with these free and cheap Kansas City area ideas!
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September Fun Calendar

Celebrate September's forgotten holidays - Kansas City style!

Kansas City's Fall Festival Guide

Autumn means Fall Festivals in Kansas City! From apples to pumpkins, crafts to carnivals, ethnic festivals, and much much more... celebrate everything autumn at a local fair!

Best of September in Kansas City

Celebrate autumn with apples, pumpkins, the American Royal and Fall Festivals for the entire Family. Discover our Top Picks for Family Fun in September as Kansas City welcomes apples, train rides, Sprint Family Fun Days and more!

50 KC Fall Bucket List Ideas Under $5

Looking for KC family fun on the cheap? Celebrate the season with these free and cheap Kansas City area ideas!

Apple Picking in Kansas City

It's apple picking season! Each of the u-pick Apple Farms on our list is a locally owned family operation designed to provide the best in healthy produce and a great family outing. So, grab the camera and the cooler and take the kids on a trip they won’t forget!
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Archive »Indoor Fun

A Few of our Favorite Places to enjoy Video Games in KC

Make it a game night with competitive fun at a favorite KC video game hangout.

Kansas City’s Toy Story

Squeeze a little more play into the summer calendar. And what better way to play than with a celebration of toys! These are our favorite local attractions telling the story of toys and childhood.

Bringing Summer Reading to Life for Little Ones

One of the best gifts a parent can give a child is a lifelong love for books. Reading to infants, toddlers and preschoolers not only helps them develop the building blocks for reading, but also opens their imagination to new worlds. This summer, add to the fun of favorite books with great outings.
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When Family Dinners Don’t Work: 9 Other Ways to Connect

Traditional dinners are difficult. They take a lot of preparation and cleanup, and if no one is around to enjoy the meals, it’s all a lost cause anyway. Here are several ways you can incorporate that all-important family connectivity back into your routine, without necessarily having to fulfill the requirements of a sit-down dinner.

Apple Picking in Kansas City

It's apple picking season! Each of the u-pick Apple Farms on our list is a locally owned family operation designed to provide the best in healthy produce and a great family outing. So, grab the camera and the cooler and take the kids on a trip they won’t forget!

Mastering Mealtime

As you rush home from an exhausting day, the last thing on your mind is cooking a healthy dinner for your family. The kids are hungry, the baby is crying, it’s already 5:30—and you have nothing planned for dinner. Desperate for a quick solution, you use the drive-through for a less-than-delicious and not-so-nutritious meal. Sound familiar?

Five Delicious Ways to Enjoy S’Mores in Kansas City

Enjoy a unique take on the summer classic at one of these restaurants, where they’ve upped the ante and improved the s’more with their own personal touch!

A Festive July 4th Feast

Independence Day only comes once a year, so make it count and invite your favorite guests over for a memorable event. You’ll go out with a bang when you serve up these palate-pleasing dishes at your patriotic party.
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Top Five Things You Never Knew About Camp

Here are five of the things you may not have known about the camp experience.

Camping in 1985 and 2015

Summer camp has been a major part of childhood for millions of kids. Some families have second and third generation campers who attend the same camps their parents and grandparents did. These families witness a lot of transformations at the camp over the years, as well as some of the same traditions.

The Camp around the Corner: Day Camp

Experts agree that camp is essential to a child’s development — teaching life lessons such as leadership, teamwork, empathy, and problem-solving.
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