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Kansas City’s Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City’s 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!
Santa Sightings across Kansas City

Santa Sightings across Kansas City

Santa and his elves are celebrating the holidays with special events all season long!
Word on the Street

Word on the Street

We asked our Facebook Fans—local families who know the best of the best in Kansas City—what they love and why they love it.

Archive »Seasonal

Free (and Cheap) Summer Movies in KC

Free (and Cheap) Summer Movies in KC

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!
KC's Memorial Day Weekend Planner

KC's Memorial Day Weekend Planner

Kick off summer fun with these great ideas for Memorial Day Weekend!
KC Summer Festival Guide

KC Summer Festival Guide

It's Festival Season in Kansas City! From trendy boutique shopping to old fashioned county fairs, ethnic festivals with delicious delicacies and local barbecue festivals... there is something for everyone! This is our guide to Summer Festivals in the Kansas City area.

Archive »Animals, Zoos & More

Hot Spots to Visit Animals in Kansas City

Hot Spots to Visit Animals in Kansas City

Take your child on an outing to one of these favorite attractions and enjoy a great read-along book to make your experience even more special.
Penguins on Parade in KC

Penguins on Parade in KC

National Penguin Awareness Day is Jan. 20, and Kansas City is ready to roll out the red carpet for our favorite tuxedo-feathered friends.
Cows Across Kansas City

Cows Across Kansas City

Cows are a rich part of Kansas City’s heritage. Kansas City’s own American Royal hosts the “world’s largest barbecue contest,” one of the Midwest’s largest livestock exhibitions and a number of rodeos, horse shows and saddlebred competitions. This annual event is such a part of Kansas City’s roots, it even inspired the name for the Kansas City Royals baseball team.

Archive »Day Trips

KC’s Best-Kept Weekend Secrets

KC’s Best-Kept Weekend Secrets

I’m going to take you and all of Kansas City on a little joy ride. Here, we’ll discover some of the best jewels Kansas City has to offer! Some are new, some are old, but one thing’s for sure, they’re all worth the trip!
Go See KC

Go See KC

Experience the Best of Kansas City on a discovery of the best places to visit to appreciate your love for local landmarks, history, arts, creativity, shopping, adventure, and fun!
Trains in Kansas City

Trains in Kansas City

Children young and old love trains. Screaming in the tunnels, listening to the rhythm of the tracks and waving at passersby are train ride memories that highlight childhood. Kansas City is home to several affordable train rides for families. This list of outdoor excursions is sure to delight your little engineers.

Archive »Indoor Fun

Winter Fun for Tiny Tots on a Shoestring Budget

Winter Fun for Tiny Tots on a Shoestring Budget

It’s been said that kids spell love T-I-M-E. Spending one-on-one time with your child, from an early age, can be the beginning of a healthy and loving parent/child bond. These are favorite ideas for outings with little ones—on a shoestring budget!
The Best Day in KC

The Best Day in KC

When the winter doldrums set in, our daily guide to Family Fun in Kansas City will help keep the “I’m bored!” at bay.
All things Oz in Kansas City

All things Oz in Kansas City

The Wizard of Oz is Kansas' iconic story, oft-associated with the Sunflower State, this family classic is celebrated at local attractions! You can celebrate this masterpiece with some local fun!

Archive »Live Performances

Dinner & a Show

Dinner & a Show

Enjoy dinner and a live show at one of Kansas City’s premier theaters.
Live Music in KC

Live Music in KC

Whether you are a visitor to Kansas City or call KC home, you’ll find so many places to take in live music.
Review: The Nativity by Mesner Puppet Theater

Review: The Nativity by Mesner Puppet Theater

The Nativity is a show unlike any other. Set at the magnificent Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, a masterpiece built in the heart of downtown in 1935, the show is sacred, majestic, and sincere in its telling of the Christ child's birth.

Archive »Mother's Night Out

Kansas City's Weekend Planner

Kansas City's Weekend Planner

Kansas City’s arts, antiques and dining districts roll out the red carpet all month long with special hours, sales and events on weekends. These events occur monthly on the first, second, third or final “day” of the month.
Tea Time in Kansas City

Tea Time in Kansas City

Little girls and girls at heart LOVE tea parties! Kansas City's tearooms all offer unique experiences for tea party lovers. Each tearoom has its own style, presenting an unforgettable experience for ladies of all generations.
Date Night/Afternoon: Couples Reconnect

Date Night/Afternoon: Couples Reconnect

Experts say strong relationships depend on partners’ finding time regularly to connect, share dreams, be intimate and have fun as a twosome. Yet the eagerly anticipated dates of a new romance become fewer and farther between as a relationship endures. A recent survey by Glamour magazine found that only 12 percent of women in long-term relationships have regular dates with their significant other.

Archive »Museums

Kansas City Curators Tell Us Why Their Attractions Are Special

Kansas City Curators Tell Us Why Their Attractions Are Special

Have you ever wondered what a museum’s curator thinks makes his workplace so phenomenal? Four local curators take time to answer just that!
Science-Themed Summer Field Trips

Science-Themed Summer Field Trips

Kansas City is full of great educational opportunities. Here are just a few suggestions for science-themed summer field trips you won’t want to miss.
Secretly Educational Things to Do in Kansas City

Secretly Educational Things to Do in Kansas City

Discover secretly educational outings in KC that are so much fun your children won't even realize they are learning!

Archive »Outdoor Fun

Pack a Picnic and Take a Day Trip in Kansas City

Pack a Picnic and Take a Day Trip in Kansas City

May is meant for picnics! These are a few of our favorite family outing day trips for enjoying early signs of spring and a picnic.
Kansas City’s Best Inclusive Parks and Playgrounds

Kansas City’s Best Inclusive Parks and Playgrounds

Kansas City’s local parks and rec departments have been working in recent years to respond to the community’s needs by installing new playground equipment that is inclusive and accessible for all children.
Kansas City's U-Pick Berry Patches and Fruit Orchards

Kansas City's U-Pick Berry Patches and Fruit Orchards

It's Berry Picking Season in Kansas City! We have your guide to local u-pick farms.

Archive »Summer Camp

10 Benefits of Summer Camp

10 Benefits of Summer Camp

As 14 million children across the nation head off to day and overnight camps this summer, they’ll return home with more than just cute camp t-shirts. The summer camp experience can give kids an advantage in school and in life.
Ready for Overnight Camp?

Ready for Overnight Camp?

Summer camp can be a lot of fun, especially if you are prepared! Involve your child in the packing process and begin packing several weeks in advance to avoid last minute shopping trips. Although it will probably take a while, label all items going to camp with your child’s name. Certainly, your child’s camp will send a packing list, but you can expect some of the following essentials to be on it.
Spiritual Growth at Camp

Spiritual Growth at Camp

Kids grow overnight, and we do our best to facilitate what goes into their bodies. On top of that, we have to make sure they stay busy. Soccer games, piano lessons and, no, it doesn’t just stop because school’s out. Summer camp can provide a great opportunity to learn a new skill, make friends, have tons of fun—and also be a great place to grow your child spiritually.

Archive »Vacations

Family Fun in the Crown Center District

Family Fun in the Crown Center District

Whether you're local to Kansas City looking for a great weekend staycation, or visiting from out of town, we teamed up with Expedia.com to bring you the best activities for family fun in the Crown Center District! Note that with the KC Streetcar, and short walking distances, you can enjoy many great attractions without a car.
Traveling with Tots

Traveling with Tots

Try these top six tips to make it easier to travel with youngsters.
Two Great Spring Break Trips from KC

Two Great Spring Break Trips from KC

Spring break is a great chance for a family getaway. Sometimes it’s nice just to slip away for a few days and take in some sights. These are two of our favorites for a simple and fun weekend getaway—and both sneak in a little education too!
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