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Meet Olaf!

Join KC Parent at the Kansas Travel and Tourism Fair at Museum at Prairiefire on Monday, May 4 from 10:00-2:00. At the KC Parent booth you’ll have the chance to get your photo taken with Olaf.

Best of May in Kansas City

May in Kansas City... the end of the school year, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Train Rides, Concerts, Celebrations, Festivals and more. Don't miss these great places to enjoy this May in KC!

Strawberry Picking in Kansas City

May is Strawberry Picking Season in Kansas City and we have your guide to the best u-pick farms in the area.

Thrillseekers…Adventures in Kansas City

Embark on an adventure soaring to new heights, plunging to new depths and traveling at incredible speeds in Kansas City this year.

"Only in Kansas City" Museums

Kansas City-style barbecue isn’t the only thing that makes our city unique! KC also has many distinct museums and cultural centers that are found only here, at home, and are worth a visit.

Yummy Brunch? Yes, Please!

The best eateries in KC to satisfy your brunch cravings.

Kansas City Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City is home to more than 30 farmers markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to the City Market with more than 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked goods and even live animals. If you are new to the world of the farmers market, this simple guide will get you started!
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To Do This Week: Family Fun in Kansas City

Meet Olaf!

May 4: Join KC Parent at the Kansas Travel and Tourism Fair at Museum at Prairiefire on Monday, May 4 from 10:00-2:00. At the KC Parent booth you’ll have the chance to get your photo taken with Olaf.

Star Wars Party at Paradise Park

May 2: Come and experience the adventure throughout the park with the characters from Star Wars including our very own storm troopers and even Darth Vader!

LEGO® Star Wars™ Days

May 2- 4: Star Wars™ fans - bring your family to LEGOLAND Discovery Center! Enjoy an intergalactic time!

Nature Connects 2: LEGO Exhibit at Powell Gardens

May 2 - Sept 7: Inspired by nature and built from more than 300,000 LEGO® bricks, this special exhibit features 25 amazing sculptures set in 12 scenes that represent the complex and amazing network that interconnects all living things on Earth.

May Day at Lanesfield Historic Site

May 2: Dance around the Maypole, enjoy live music, make a May Basket and May Day Crowns and enjoy free refreshments.

Sheep Shearing Day

May 2: Missouri Town 1855 hosts this annual festival for the entire family.

Brookside Art Annual

May 1 - 3: Located on 63rd & Brookside, between Main St. & Wornall, enjoy the festive atmosphere, hospitality, children's activities, and light music.

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

thru May 15: When Theatre for Young America presents If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, it poses the question, “Why would anyone give a cat a cupcake?” Well, if you are a bored little girl named Laura, and your older brother appropriately warned you not to, you just might be determined enough to go ahead and give a cat a cupcake to see what happens. And a lot does happen.

Spring Living History Weekends

Sat & Sun: Enjoy spring farming activities, stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cooking demonstrations and exhibits in the Heritage Center.

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

The Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is now open for the season.

An Evening with Chef Franco Cupini

Register for May 12: An Evening with chef/owner Franco Cupini and White Tail Run Winery.

The Cat in the Hat at The Coterie

thru May 17: “It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!” says the Cat in the tall red and white hat. Featuring Sally and her brother, their pet Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and all of the favorite moments from the classic Dr. Seuss tale.

Fairy Tale Village at Crown Center

Children's tales come to life as you walk into a world of make-believe to interact with characters from favorite stories and rhymes in this FREE exhibit.
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Best of May in Kansas City

May in Kansas City... the end of the school year, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Train Rides, Concerts, Celebrations, Festivals and more. Don't miss these great places to enjoy this May in KC!

Seven Great Ways to Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Kansas City

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend with

Strawberry Picking in Kansas City

May is Strawberry Picking Season in Kansas City and we have your guide to the best u-pick farms in the area.

Wild, Wild West

Kansas City is no longer the cow town it once was, but it holds its cowboy heritage dear, with many local traditions. Most notable is the American Royal, which hosts rodeos, agricultural competitions and education through programs and the American Royal Museum.

Foodie Favorites

Begin with a visit to Powell Gardens Heartland Harvest Garden (1609 NW US Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO, 816.697.2600, www.PowellGardens.org). Set on 12 acres, the Heartland Harvest Garden is the largest edible landscape in the United States.
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Best of May in Kansas City

May in Kansas City... the end of the school year, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Train Rides, Concerts, Celebrations, Festivals and more. Don't miss these great places to enjoy this May in KC!

Three Favorite Spring Day Trips from Kansas City

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon getaway or a weekend adventure, these are a few of our favorite trips to take in the month of May.

Wild, Wild West

Kansas City is no longer the cow town it once was, but it holds its cowboy heritage dear, with many local traditions. Most notable is the American Royal, which hosts rodeos, agricultural competitions and education through programs and the American Royal Museum.

Art Appreciation in Kansas City

Kansas City is home to many remarkable art galleries, with three of her finest open to the public for free! The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the largest galleries in the United States, maintains a permanent collection representing art from throughout history and around the world.

Foodie Favorites

Begin with a visit to Powell Gardens Heartland Harvest Garden (1609 NW US Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO, 816.697.2600, www.PowellGardens.org). Set on 12 acres, the Heartland Harvest Garden is the largest edible landscape in the United States.
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Art Appreciation in Kansas City

Kansas City is home to many remarkable art galleries, with three of her finest open to the public for free! The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the largest galleries in the United States, maintains a permanent collection representing art from throughout history and around the world.

Family Favorites in Kansas City

Kansas City is the place to be for the young and the young-at-heart. Lego, one of the most popular children’s toys for generations, is celebrated at Legoland Discovery Center in Crown Center.

Watch It Made in Kansas City

Take a free tour of one of Kansas City’s local businesses where you can watch as coffee is processed, motorcycles are made, violins are created and more.
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Strawberry Picking in Kansas City

May is Strawberry Picking Season in Kansas City and we have your guide to the best u-pick farms in the area.

5 Tips for Saving $$$ When Dining Out

Going to a restaurant provides a great reprieve for tired moms and dads who don’t have the energy to cook and clean up after a full day’s work. But if you’re not careful, a night out can add up. Check out these five tips to indulge without breaking the bank!

Foodie Favorites

Begin with a visit to Powell Gardens Heartland Harvest Garden (1609 NW US Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO, 816.697.2600, www.PowellGardens.org). Set on 12 acres, the Heartland Harvest Garden is the largest edible landscape in the United States.

U-Pick Berry Patches and Fruit Orchards in the Kansas City Area

In Kansas City, we enjoy many “u-pick farms” across the metro area. This list will get you started!

Yummy Brunch? Yes, Please!

The best eateries in KC to satisfy your brunch cravings.
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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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