Kansas City's Summer Fun Guide

Summer in Kansas City is overflowing with fun! KC Parent has prepared all the information you need to plan the best summer ever... right at your fingertips:

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100 Free (and cheap) Summer Fun ideas in KC

Every parent loves to find ways to stretch the family budget while making the most of summer break. KC Parent is here to help with 100 Free (and Cheap) Ideas for Summer Fun in KC!

Kansas City's Summer Fun Bucket List

KCis cool all the time, but especially summertime! Enjoy the best of summer with our MEGA FUN KC Summer Bucket List!

Top Picks THIS MONTH in KC

Each month, we select the best events for the month that you don't want to miss!

Summer Festivals

Summer brings many fabulous festivals from June-August! Read our KC Festival Guide.

Pool & Spray Park Season

From free spraygrounds for young children, to daring water rides for teens and adults, to classes and programs, pools and waterparks and everything in between. Our water fun season is Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend! Read our KC Water Fun Guide for details.

FREE (and Cheap) Summer Movies

This summer, enjoy a Free (or Cheap) Movie at one of several area locations! We have your Guide to Free (and Cheap) Summer Movies in Kansas City!

Kansas City's U-Pick Farms

Kansas City's Bery Picking

In Kansas City, we enjoy many “u-pick farms” across the metro area where you may pick blueberries, strawberries, apples, peaches, fresh vegetables and more. Summer is the season for delicious u-pick produce! Read our Guide to Kansas City's U-Pick Farms.

Kansas City's Summer Reading Programs

This summer encourage your child to cultivate a love of reading with incentive programs from local libraries and businesses! Check out our Kansas City Summer Reading Program Guide for information.

Ride the Rails

Screaming in the tunnels, listening to the rhythm of the tracks, and waving at passersby… memories of train rides are a highlight of childhood. Kansas City is home to several affordable train rides and attractions for families. 

Farmers Market Season

Kansas City's Farmers' Markets start opening ALL Month long! With over 30 markets to choose from, ranging from small to large all across the metro, there is something for the locavore in all of us. Check out our Guide to Kansas City Farmers' Markets and read great tips for buying local farm fresh produce and discover a Farmers' Market near you. 

Best Ice Cream in KC

Whether you favor an old-fashioned ice cream parlor that scoops up classic homemade flavors or a newer, trendy shop dishing out gourmet goodies, Kansas City has your summer frozen treat cravings covered! Discover KC's Best Ice Cream shops.

4th of July Fun Guide

Fireworks, parades, festivals, picnics and music! Kansas City celebrates Independence Day with a bang! Read our 4th of July Fireworks and Fun Guide for information.

Sign up for Summer Camp

The best Summer Camps fill fast, so now is the time to enroll your child. We have you guide to the best camps in the area. Whatever the age, interest, or skill your child hopes to explore, the KC Parent Camp Guide has something for everyone!


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Still looking for more great family fun ideas in Kansas City? Check out our Kansas City Calendar of Events and Going Places in Kansas City on KCParent.com.

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