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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:

Best of June in Kansas City

Kick off summer fun at Kansas City's attractions... with fabulous gardens, live concerts, great shows, living history, and more - there is something for everyone!

Kansas City's 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!

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!

Animal Adventures at the Midwest’s Finest Zoos

This summer, take your family on an exotic adventure (or several adventures) exploring the best zoos in the Midwest.
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Maker Faire Has Something for Everyone

From food-lovers to engineers, ceramicists to scientists, gamers to teachers, Maker Faire Kansas City is sure to entice everyone. This family-friendly festival of innovation, creativity, and play welcomes Makers who pursue their innovative ideas and work to bring them to life.

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:

Best of June in Kansas City

Kick off summer fun at Kansas City's attractions... with fabulous gardens, live concerts, great shows, living history, and more - there is something for everyone!

Kansas City's 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!
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Maker Faire Has Something for Everyone

From food-lovers to engineers, ceramicists to scientists, gamers to teachers, Maker Faire Kansas City is sure to entice everyone. This family-friendly festival of innovation, creativity, and play welcomes Makers who pursue their innovative ideas and work to bring them to life.

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:

Best of June in Kansas City

Kick off summer fun at Kansas City's attractions... with fabulous gardens, live concerts, great shows, living history, and more - there is something for everyone!

Kansas City's 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!

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!

Creative Ways to Stay Connected with Your Spouse

We nurture our relationships with our kids, our extended families and our friends. So why should the relationship with our spouse be any different?

Animal Adventures at the Midwest’s Finest Zoos

This summer, take your family on an exotic adventure (or several adventures) exploring the best zoos in the Midwest.

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!

Kansas City's U-Pick Farms

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!

KC's 4th of July Guide

Fireworks, parades, festivals, picnics and music! Kansas City celebrates Independence Day with a bang! Read carefully... our guide includes both events with and without fireworks.

Kansas City's Memorial Day Weekend Fun Guide

Kick off summer fun with these great ideas for Memorial Day Weekend!

Best Ice Cream in Kansas City

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!
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Archive »Live Performances

Catch a Show

Enjoy a live show at one of Kansas City’s theaters this season.

Review: Tuck Everlasting at Coterie

Tuck Everlasting is at once a fantasy, a mystery, and a drama.Fans of the book will enjoy this theatrical adaptation. Those who haven't read the book yet, will be curious to check it out from their local library soon.
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Making Memories Out & About with the Family This Holiday Season

Over the holidays this year, as you’re hosting out-of-town company or getting together with local loved ones, consider taking them to one of these favorite local attractions to make new memories or remember old ones.

What Makes It Great?

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

Go Back in Time

Step back in time at KC's historic sites.
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Family Rules to Break this Summer

Although maintaining some level of normalcy and sanity in your home throughout the summer is important, it’s also okay to break a few of your rules.

Bust Toy Boredom

As a culture, we often give in to the more, more, more idea, the idea that if our children are complaining about being bored, well then, they must need more or different toys.

On The Road Again

Practical advice for travel with kids.
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Archive »Camps

We’re Baaaack

When children attend a sleep away camp, they may be leaving home for a few days, but what comes back with them is where the real good stuff lies. So what can you expect when your kids get back?

Get Ready for Camp!

To help ensure a successful camp experience, start working on a few habits at home now so that when your children are on their own at camp, they can handle these situations with ease!

Life Lessons Learned at Camp

Camp was utterly magical then—bug bites, calamine lotion and all—and nothing dampened the experience when I was old enough to be an official camper myself.
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Watch It Made KC

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

Must-See KC with Kids

Families visiting Kansas City will find a plethora of entertaining attractions and great sites to include in their plans.

Hidden Have-To’s...

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!
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Archive »Outdoor Fun

Animal Adventures at the Midwest’s Finest Zoos

This summer, take your family on an exotic adventure (or several adventures) exploring the best zoos in the Midwest.

Walking into nature

Put the screens away and enjoy the great outdoors with the family.

Natural Wonders of Kansas City

Whether you enjoy water, flowers, rocks, mountains or bird watching, you won’t have to look hard to discover your passion. In fact, 11 of the greatest hiking trails on earth are located in the Kansas City area.
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Archive »Animals, Zoos & More

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

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 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.
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Archive »Vacations

Road Trip!

Here are some keys to peace of mind on a successful road trip.

Spring Break Getaways from KC That Won’t Break the Bank

Spring break is a perfect opportunity for a budget-friendly family vacation. These two getaways are both less than four hours away and offer engaging, exciting and educational attractions.

Taos Ski Valley: A Kid's Perspective

While skiing was a big part of the trip for me, I soon realized how many activities there are to do: things for kids, adults and the whole family to enjoy. A lot of the reason this trip was so memorable was because of our stay at the Blake.
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