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Best of August in Kansas City

It's time to bid a fond farewell to Summer, make plans for Back To School, and enjoy many wonderful family outings in KC! Don't miss these our Top Picks for August in Kansas City!

Kansas City’s Toy Story

Squeeze a little more play into the summer calendar. And what better way to play than with a celebration of toys! These are our favorite local attractions telling the story of toys and childhood.

Five Delicious Ways to Enjoy S’Mores in Kansas City

Enjoy a unique take on the summer classic at one of these restaurants, where they’ve upped the ante and improved the s’more with their own personal touch!

Review: A Year with Frog & Toad

The Coterie took this newer Broadway Musical and made it their own. With Seth Jones playing Frog, Steven Eubank as Toad, and a talented supporting cast of neighboring animals, the show takes children on an imaginative world of very small animals. With mushrooms for houses and leaves for beds, the sets are creative and vibrant.

Classic Summer Fun: Kansas City Style

Summer…the season of fresh lemonade, fun in the sprinkler and blowing bubbles. This summer, upgrade the fun with special twists on the family classics and super cool ways to enjoy these traditions around Kansas City.

40 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Enjoy in Kansas City This Summer

This summer embark on fresh adventures with your kids exploring some of Kansas City’s favorite places and best-kept secrets.

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!
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To Do This Week: Family Fun in Kansas City

1920s Time Travelers

Thursdays & Saturdays at Shawnee Town 1929 where living history comes to life with the family-oriented Time Travelers program

National Museum of Toys & Miniatures is Open

As of Aug. 1: The museum is open with new exhibits and experiences.

Sprint Family Fun Days

Aug. 8: Enjoy an afternoon of family friendly activities including old fashioned carnival games, moonwalks, balloon artists, face painting, arts & crafts and more.

Into the Woods

Aug. 6-9: The multi Tony Award nominated, INTO THE WOODS, which is an entertaining blend of some of the world's most beloved fairy tales set to the magnificent and complicated music of Stephen Sondheim. The Culture House is excited to bring this fun and incredible production to the beautiful Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College on August 6-9, 2015.

Friday Family Night at Cool Crest

Every Friday at Cool Crest: From 6pm-9pm Only $21.99 plus tax: Unlimited Soft Play (up to 4 guests), 100 Arcade Tokens, Large Pizza, 4 Drinks

Festival of Butterflies

Fri-Sun thru Aug 9: Powell Gardens' signature festival returns for its 19th year! See hundreds of colorful, free-flying butterflies in the indoor conservatory. Learn more about monarchs and what you can do to protect them and other native species in our two outdoor butterfly breezeways.

Johnson County Fair

July 27 - Aug 5: Carnival, Contests, Booths, and more!

Gridiron Glory

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

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

thru Sept 7: Discover a love of reading in the exhibit’s immersive environment, designed for children through eight years old.

FREE Waterbabies Orientation

Saturdays at 1:30: One Emler Swim School Waterbabies Orientation class is FREE for parents and babies ages six months to 35 months old.

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.

Spring Living History Weekends

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

Celebrate unusual and fun holidays in August with Kansas City style.

Old Schoolhouses of the Kansas City Area

Before your kids head back to school, take a trip back in time and explore one of the area’s old schoolhouses where children can experience firsthand the life of schoolkids over 100 years ago.

Best of August in Kansas City

It's time to bid a fond farewell to Summer, make plans for Back To School, and enjoy many wonderful family outings in KC! Don't miss these our Top Picks for August in Kansas City!

Review: Mary Poppins at Starlight

With top-notch choreography, sets, and special effects (this show is full of magical surprises), you would never guess that Mary Poppins was produced by Starlight in just three weeks. Fans of the film will enjoy favorite songs performed to new choreography and story-telling and the addition of new songs that are fun and catchy. Our favorite scenes were Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Step in Time, both well choreographed. And, as mentioned before - be sure to stay for the end! The finale magic is worth the price of admission and had my children beaming all the way home.

Kansas City’s Toy Story

Squeeze a little more play into the summer calendar. And what better way to play than with a celebration of toys! These are our favorite local attractions telling the story of toys and childhood.
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August Fun Calendar

Celebrate unusual and fun holidays in August with Kansas City style.

Old Schoolhouses of the Kansas City Area

Before your kids head back to school, take a trip back in time and explore one of the area’s old schoolhouses where children can experience firsthand the life of schoolkids over 100 years ago.

Best of August in Kansas City

It's time to bid a fond farewell to Summer, make plans for Back To School, and enjoy many wonderful family outings in KC! Don't miss these our Top Picks for August in Kansas City!

Review: Mary Poppins at Starlight

With top-notch choreography, sets, and special effects (this show is full of magical surprises), you would never guess that Mary Poppins was produced by Starlight in just three weeks. Fans of the film will enjoy favorite songs performed to new choreography and story-telling and the addition of new songs that are fun and catchy. Our favorite scenes were Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Step in Time, both well choreographed. And, as mentioned before - be sure to stay for the end! The finale magic is worth the price of admission and had my children beaming all the way home.

Five Delicious Ways to Enjoy S’Mores in Kansas City

Enjoy a unique take on the summer classic at one of these restaurants, where they’ve upped the ante and improved the s’more with their own personal touch!
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Kansas City’s Toy Story

Squeeze a little more play into the summer calendar. And what better way to play than with a celebration of toys! These are our favorite local attractions telling the story of toys and childhood.

Bringing Summer Reading to Life for Little Ones

One of the best gifts a parent can give a child is a lifelong love for books. Reading to infants, toddlers and preschoolers not only helps them develop the building blocks for reading, but also opens their imagination to new worlds. This summer, add to the fun of favorite books with great outings.

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.
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Mastering Mealtime

As you rush home from an exhausting day, the last thing on your mind is cooking a healthy dinner for your family. The kids are hungry, the baby is crying, it’s already 5:30—and you have nothing planned for dinner. Desperate for a quick solution, you use the drive-through for a less-than-delicious and not-so-nutritious meal. Sound familiar?

Five Delicious Ways to Enjoy S’Mores in Kansas City

Enjoy a unique take on the summer classic at one of these restaurants, where they’ve upped the ante and improved the s’more with their own personal touch!

A Festive July 4th Feast

Independence Day only comes once a year, so make it count and invite your favorite guests over for a memorable event. You’ll go out with a bang when you serve up these palate-pleasing dishes at your patriotic party.

Kansas City’s Favorite French Fries

July 13 is National French Fry Day, so pull up a stool and enjoy America’s favorite side dish at one of these local eateries!

Dairy Days

July 15 is Cow Appreciation Day—celebrate with a dairy-themed tour. Kansas City kids can learn about dairy cows, farming, milk, cheese making, eggs and delicious dairy products at these local attractions.
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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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