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KC Summer Festival Guide

It's Summer in Kansas City and that means Festivals! Whether you fancy a good old fashioned county fair, or an ethnic festival with delicious delicacies, or something a bit more out of the ordinary... there is something for everyone!

50 Fun Ideas Under $5 for a Summer of KC Fun

Stretching the family budget while making the most of summer break is every parent’s dream. Celebrate the season with these free and cheap local ideas!

Free (and Cheap) Summer Movies in Kansas City

This summer, enjoy a Free (or Cheap) Movie at local theaters, parks, and EVEN the beach!

KC Water Fun Guide

Summer is the season for watersports. Fortunately, Kansas City has something for everyone! 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. Dive into fun this summer!

Kansas City's Summer Reading Programs

Books open new worlds to children. This summer encourage your child to cultivate a love of reading with these incentive programs from local libraries and businesses!

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 7 super fun ways to kick-off summer in Kansas City!

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.
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To Do This Week: Family Fun in Kansas City

Celebration at the Station

May 24: The best Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest returns for its 13th rousing year. Music Director Michael Stern conducts a spectacular patriotic concert by the Kansas City Symphony, presented by Bank of America. This FREE performance is followed by Kansas City’s largest fireworks display.

Gridiron Glory

May 23 - Sept. 6: Come experience the best of the pro football hall of fame only at Union Station.

A Fair to Remember

May 22-23: There will be live bands, a petting zoo, a student oration contest, baby contest and much more. The event will also feature “Toby Shows,” which were travelling rural American theatre shows that were popular in the early twentieth century and featured vaudeville-type melodramas at Paradise Park.

Cool Crest

May 22-25: Memorial Weekend Specials at Cool Crest

Christ Prep Info Meeting

May 18: Learn about this private school and the upcoming year.

Teen Chalk Challenge

thru June 30: Come hang with us this summer for a "hero" sidewalk art contest and design your chalk hero. You will have a chance to win the big branch prize.

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.

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.

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.
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KC Summer Festival Guide

It's Summer in Kansas City and that means Festivals! Whether you fancy a good old fashioned county fair, or an ethnic festival with delicious delicacies, or something a bit more out of the ordinary... there is something for everyone!

50 Fun Ideas Under $5 for a Summer of KC Fun

Stretching the family budget while making the most of summer break is every parent’s dream. Celebrate the season with these free and cheap local ideas!

Free (and Cheap) Summer Movies in Kansas City

This summer, enjoy a Free (or Cheap) Movie at local theaters, parks, and EVEN the beach!

KC Water Fun Guide

Summer is the season for watersports. Fortunately, Kansas City has something for everyone! 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. Dive into fun this summer!

Kansas City's Summer Reading Programs

Books open new worlds to children. This summer encourage your child to cultivate a love of reading with these incentive programs from local libraries and businesses!
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KC Summer Festival Guide

It's Summer in Kansas City and that means Festivals! Whether you fancy a good old fashioned county fair, or an ethnic festival with delicious delicacies, or something a bit more out of the ordinary... there is something for everyone!

50 Fun Ideas Under $5 for a Summer of KC Fun

Stretching the family budget while making the most of summer break is every parent’s dream. Celebrate the season with these free and cheap local ideas!

Free (and Cheap) Summer Movies in Kansas City

This summer, enjoy a Free (or Cheap) Movie at local theaters, parks, and EVEN the beach!

KC Water Fun Guide

Summer is the season for watersports. Fortunately, Kansas City has something for everyone! 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. Dive into fun this summer!

Kansas City's Summer Reading Programs

Books open new worlds to children. This summer encourage your child to cultivate a love of reading with these incentive programs from local libraries and businesses!
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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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