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  • Lots of library activities and storytimes – check the Library link over there in the right sidebar!
  • Mother Nature Reads: Kids will hear a story, make a craft to take home, and get to see a wildlife interpretation. This fun event takes place 10am every Saturday at Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132. Contact: Debby Barker, folnc@crn.org, 816-513-8960.
  • In celebration of the 125th birthday of Thomas Hart Benton, view a display at the National World War I Museum’s Research Center describing the impact of Benton’s U.S. Naval experience in 1918 as a camoufleur and draftsman and how these experiences influenced his development as an artist. Included with Museum admission and free for members. On display during Museum hours from Apr 19-Oct 12.
  • Super Kids Save the World: Super kids become super heroes when given the power to go green! Based on the children’s book George Saves the World by Lunchtime, the exhibit’s big message is Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle. In the Garden, kids pick fresh vegetables before selling them in the Farmer’s Market. They can sort and hang laundry in the House, sell funky clothes at the Re-Use Charity Shop and use their scientific skills to learn about solar power and bio-fuel in the Research Lab. Kids can also explore the Recycle Center, equipped with a conveyor belt and recycling truck, then fill up the tank of a real Smart Car. The exhibit is open May 24-Sep. 7, 2014 during Crown Center Shops regular shopping hours. No admission fee.
  • Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation is planning another “Summer of Fun” including Movies in the Parks, Music in the Parks and more! Visit www.summeroffun.net to see all the events and activities happening May 30-September

 

Friday, August 1, 2014

  • UniverSoul Circus: Get ready for a new kind of circus, featuring a melting pot of performers from around the world, including the Zhenjiang Acrobatic Troupe from China, Caribbean Callalo from Trinidad, Queens of Sheeba contortionists from Ethiopia, the Olate Dogs from Chile, and Globe of Death from Colombia. These different cultures will create one giant melting pot of entertainment! Show runs July 30-Aug 3 at Kemper Arena’s Liberty Lot, with multiple times most dates. Click here for a complete listing of dates/show times, and to purchase tickets.
  • Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies: Powell Gardens’ signature festival returns for its 18th 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. 9am-6pm, August 1-3 & 8-10.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

  • Free Clown Show: Bring the kids to see a special stage performance by area clowns. Crown Center Shops, Level 1 Atrium; noon-1pm, no admission fee.
  • The KC Animation Summer Series: An American Tail: CinemaKC presents complimentary film screenings for families and lovers of animation alike. The lineup includes: “An American Tail” featuring a Skype interview with creator Don Bluth (August 2), Animated Shorts featuring a Q&A with Kansas City Art Institute animation students (August 9), “Ernest and Celestine” (August 16) and “The Secret Life of Arriety” (August 23). Screenland Crown Center, Crown Center Shops, (816) 545-8034 or Screenland.com.
  • Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk: 8am at Kauffman Stadium; www.royals.com/run
  • UniverSoul Circus: Get ready for a new kind of circus, featuring a melting pot of performers from around the world, including the Zhenjiang Acrobatic Troupe from China, Caribbean Callalo from Trinidad, Queens of Sheeba contortionists from Ethiopia, the Olate Dogs from Chile, and Globe of Death from Colombia. These different cultures will create one giant melting pot of entertainment! Show runs July 30-Aug 3 at Kemper Arena’s Liberty Lot, with multiple times most dates. Click here for a complete listing of dates/show times, and to purchase tickets.
  • Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies: Powell Gardens’ signature festival returns for its 18th 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. 9am-6pm, August 1-3 & 8-10.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

  • UniverSoul Circus: Get ready for a new kind of circus, featuring a melting pot of performers from around the world, including the Zhenjiang Acrobatic Troupe from China, Caribbean Callalo from Trinidad, Queens of Sheeba contortionists from Ethiopia, the Olate Dogs from Chile, and Globe of Death from Colombia. These different cultures will create one giant melting pot of entertainment! Show runs July 30-Aug 3 at Kemper Arena’s Liberty Lot, with multiple times most dates. Click here for a complete listing of dates/show times, and to purchase tickets.
  • Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies: Powell Gardens’ signature festival returns for its 18th 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. 9am-6pm, August 1-3 & 8-10.

 

Monday, August 4, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Billy the Clown visits The Learning Tree for story time and meet and greet. In celebration of Book Lovers Day, Billy will read Dr. Seuss, give away clown noses, and delight the kids with entertainment! He will also be giving away discount coupons to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, coming Sept. 10-14 at Sprint Center. 11:30am-12:30pm at The Learning Tree at Park Place, 11536 Ash St., Leawood, KS 66211
  • Music In The Gardens: Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Overland Park Arboretum as you listen to live music. Might be a great way to unwind while the kids get out some extra summer energy! 6:30-7:30pm, Overland Park Arboretum, 8909 W. 179, Overland Park, KS 66085. $3/non-member; $1/non-member under 13; Free for FOTA and non-members 5 and under.

Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies: Powell Gardens’ signature festival returns for its 18th 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. 9am-6pm, August 1-3 & 8-10.
  • US Bank Great Midwest Balloon Fest @ the Kansas Speedway: Hot air balloonists from all over the country come to KC for this exciting hot air balloon competition. This is a family-fun event complete with balloon glows, tethered hot air balloon rides, giant kids, and of course, a great Kidz Zone, complete with bouncy houses, arts and crafts tent, a performing arts tent and the Kansas City Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo. (Kidz Zone activities are included in the price of the admission ticket.)  Click here for a complete schedule; Click here for ticket prices.
  • Putt & Play for Polar Bears: Put your putt putt prowess to use on from 5-8pm at Paradise Park to raise money for the Kansas City Zoo’s green projects, which help decrease the damage being done to the polar bear’s natural home in the wild. Purchase tickets at www.paradiseparkfundraising.com before the event and receive discounted pricing when you use the promo code KCZOO808. Bring the family out for miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, rock wall climbing and much more! Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.
  • The Coterie Acts presents Honk Jr. a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Ugly Duckling. Honk Jr. tells the story of Ugly, a duckling whose funny looks make him an outcast on the farm. His journey reveals his true beauty, both inside and out, as he finds love and acceptance and a place where he belongs! This fun-filled musical has lots of songs you’ll love performed by The Coterie’s talented 2014 performance camp participants. Each show is approximately 30 Minutes; Friday, August 8@7pm & Saturday, August 9@2pm at MCC Longview Cultural Arts Center, 500 SW Longview Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO. Admittance: $5.00 per person
  • Despicable Me 2 in the Park: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to watch a movie under the stars at  Macken Park in North Kansas City, Mo 64116. Concessions will be available for purchase. Movie Begins at dusk. For more information call (816) 300-0545.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

  • Sprint Family Fun Day: Ice Cream Social! Enjoy the sweet sounds of live, family friendly music throughout the afternoon, and tour the festival filled with moonwalks, old fashioned carnival games, balloon artists, face painters, dancers and family fun! Billy the Clown will also be there to entertain and give away coupons for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, coming in September. The Sprint Family Fun series events are held on 14th Street between Main Street & Walnut Street in the Kansas City Power & Light District from 11am-3pm, every second Saturday of the month May – October. Admission to event is FREE!
  • Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies: Powell Gardens’ signature festival returns for its 18th 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. 9am-6pm, August 1-3 & 8-10.
  • US Bank Great Midwest Balloon Fest @ the Kansas Speedway: Hot air balloonists from all over the country come to KC for this exciting hot air balloon competition. This is a family-fun event complete with balloon glows, tethered hot air balloon rides, giant kids, and of course, a great Kidz Zone, complete with bouncy houses, arts and crafts tent, a performing arts tent and the Kansas City Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo. (Kidz Zone activities are included in the price of the admission ticket.)  Click here for a complete schedule; Click here for ticket prices.
  • The KC Animation Summer Series: Animated Shorts: CinemaKC presents complimentary film screenings for families and lovers of animation alike. The lineup includes: “An American Tail” featuring a Skype interview with creator Don Bluth (August 2), Animated Shorts featuring a Q&A with Kansas City Art Institute animation students (August 9), “Ernest and Celestine” (August 16) and “The Secret Life of Arriety” (August 23). Screenland Crown Center, Crown Center Shops, (816) 545-8034 or Screenland.com.
  • End of Summer Carnival: Designed for the whole family, there will be games, food, a silent auction and Kansas City’s own Doo-Dad Mike, who will perform at 11am in the outdoor classroom. The event is free, game tickets available for a nominal fee. 10am-2pm at the Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library (located within Wyandotte County Lake Park), 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, KS 66202. More information at www.kckpl.org.
  • Mosaic Life Care’s Back to School Bash: Join Mosaic Life Care for a fun-filled Saturday to get the kids ready to go back to school. Say goodbye to summer with exhibitions dedicated to providing safety tips, fitness challenges and fun activities. The first 250 kids will receive FREE school supplies. Bike rodeo, self-defense training, and Mad Science KC are a few of the fun activities going on at the event. 10am-2pm, Mosaic Life Care at Shoal Creek, Life Center Entrance, 8870 NE 82nd, Kansas City, MO 64158. For more information and to register, visit myMosaicLifeCare.org/event.
  • The Coterie Acts presents Honk Jr. a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Ugly Duckling. Honk Jr. tells the story of Ugly, a duckling whose funny looks make him an outcast on the farm. His journey reveals his true beauty, both inside and out, as he finds love and acceptance and a place where he belongs! This fun-filled musical has lots of songs you’ll love performed by The Coterie’s talented 2014 performance camp participants. Each show is approximately 30 Minutes; Friday, August 8@7pm & Saturday, August 9@2pm at MCC Longview Cultural Arts Center, 500 SW Longview Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO. Admittance: $5.00 per person
  • Price Chopper is teaming with KU, K State and MU to kick off college football season during the GAME ON Spirit Rallies! Willie the Wildcat (KSU), Big Jay (KU), and Truman the Tiger (MU) will be joined by cheerleaders to host a lively spirit rally for their respective schools. The teams will also hand out football giveaways to attendees. KU Rally: 11am–1pm, Price Chopper, 7201 W. 151st St., Overland Park, KS 66223. MU Rally: noon–2pm, Price Chopper, 500 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64155. (See August 23 for K State Rally listing)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies: Powell Gardens’ signature festival returns for its 18th 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. 9am-6pm, August 1-3 & 8-10.
  • US Bank Great Midwest Balloon Fest @ the Kansas Speedway: Hot air balloonists from all over the country come to KC for this exciting hot air balloon competition. This is a family-fun event complete with balloon glows, tethered hot air balloon rides, giant kids, and of course, a great Kidz Zone, complete with bouncy houses, arts and crafts tent, a performing arts tent and the Kansas City Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo. (Kidz Zone activities are included in the price of the admission ticket.)  Click here for a complete schedule; Click here for ticket prices.

Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Ethnic Enrichment Festival: More than 60 countries participate in this incredible event each year, featuring delicious food and crafts from around the world, not to mention the family-friendly live stage performances. Come hungry, as the food is one of the major event highlights. Food is available for a fee, so bring plenty of cash! Swope Park. Friday, August 15, 6-10pm; Saturday, August 16, noon-10pm; Sunday, August 17, noon-6pm. $3/adults, children 12 and under: Free. Free Parking.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • “Back to School Bash” @ Paradise Park! Paradise Park is bringing more outdoor fun with this month’s Music in the Park, featuring Landslide, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac.Backyard gates open at 6 PM.  Bring your most comfortable lawn chair or lawn blanket to relax and enjoy a musical evening under the stars while the kids kids test their athletic skills on the inflatable obstacle course, sponsored by YES Fitness. Main show begins at 8pm. Go to http://www.paradise-park.com/backyard-parties/ for more information.
  • Price Chopper Kids Club gets ready for Back to School at all Price Chopper locations in the Kansas City Metro area from 11am-4pm! During this free event, kids 12 and under receive Chompers temporary tattoos, coloring sheets to collect General Mills Box Tops, and Chompers rulers (while supplies last). Become a Chopper Kids Club member for advanced notice of future free, fun kids’ events. Sign up at customer service or at http://www.mypricechopper.com/kids_club/default.aspx.
  • Ethnic Enrichment Festival: More than 60 countries participate in this incredible event each year, featuring delicious food and crafts from around the world, not to mention the family-friendly live stage performances. Come hungry, as the food is one of the major event highlights. Food is available for a fee, so bring plenty of cash! Swope Park. Friday, August 15, 6-10pm; Saturday, August 16, noon-10pm; Sunday, August 17, noon-6pm. $3/adults, children 12 and under: Free. Free Parking.
  • Deanna Rose Farmstead Safety Day: Hop aboard the fire truck, slide into the police cruiser or fly high at the LifeNet helicopter where, for a day, your son or daughter can imagine life as a firefighter, a police officer or a pilot. The Overland Park fire and police departments, the Kansas Highway Patrol, D.A.R.E., and other organizations will be on hand to teach children about safety and equipment. 10am–2pm, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. The checks are free; no appointment needed. $2 admission fee/under 2 free.
  • The KC Animation Summer Series: Ernestine & Celestine: CinemaKC presents complimentary film screenings for families and lovers of animation alike. The lineup includes: “An American Tail” featuring a Skype interview with creator Don Bluth (August 2), Animated Shorts featuring a Q&A with Kansas City Art Institute animation students (August 9), “Ernest and Celestine” (August 16) and “The Secret Life of Arriety” (August 23). Screenland Crown Center, Crown Center Shops, (816) 545-8034 or Screenland.com.
  • What’s Out at Night welcomes the public to learn about nocturnal creatures both in our back yards and outdoors in general.  Info tables, live animal interpretations, crafts and tattoos provide our visitors with an interesting day.  There’s even a scavenger hunt; if you find all the night-time creatures on the list, you get a prize! Free, 10am-2pm, Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd, KCMO 64132. Email folnc@crn.org, or call (816) 513-8960 for more information.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Ethnic Enrichment Festival: More than 60 countries participate in this incredible event each year, featuring delicious food and crafts from around the world, not to mention the family-friendly live stage performances. Come hungry, as the food is one of the major event highlights. Food is available for a fee, so bring plenty of cash! Swope Park. Friday, August 15, 6-10pm; Saturday, August 16, noon-10pm; Sunday, August 17, noon-6pm. $3/adults, children 12 and under: Free. Free Parking.
  • Kansas City Kosher BBQ Festival:  It’s definitely a different take on KC BBQ, but a delicious one nonetheless! With great KC-style BBQ for sale, a KidZone, live entertainment, hot dog and pickle eating contests for all ages, and some serious BBQ competition, there’s something for every meat eater in the family. 11am-4pm, at the Ritz Charles, 9000 W 137 Street, Overland Park, KS.

Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • The KC Animation Summer Series: The Secret Life of Arriety:CinemaKC presents complimentary film screenings for families and lovers of animation alike. The lineup includes: “An American Tail” featuring a Skype interview with creator Don Bluth (August 2), Animated Shorts featuring a Q&A with Kansas City Art Institute animation students (August 9), “Ernest and Celestine” (August 16) and “The Secret Life of Arriety” (August 23). Screenland Crown Center, Crown Center Shops, (816) 545-8034 or Screenland.com.
  • Puppets: Can You Dig It? Watch Otis, a small anthropologist/paleontologist work with his big shovel to uncover details leading to a whole class of characters in this lively variety show. Learn along with him that discovery can be found as close as your imagination. Create-a-Puppet workshops after every performance for an additional fee. All ages $5.00 per person. 11am & 2pm shows at the Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E Winner Road, Independence, MO 64052. Call for reservations, (816) 833-9777.
  • Price Chopper is teaming with KU, K State and MU to kick off college football season during the GAME ON Spirit Rallies! Willie the Wildcat (KSU), Big Jay (KU), and Truman the Tiger (MU) will be joined by cheerleaders to host a lively spirit rally for their respective schools. The teams will also hand out football giveaways to attendees. K State Rally: noon-2pm, Price Chopper, 830 E. Main, Gardner, KS 66030

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • The 50th Annual De Soto Days Festival: Featuring great entertainment, Evans Midland Carnival, food and vendors. The De Soto Days Parade is at 10am on Saturday, 8/30, and includes the 2nd Annual Dog Walk, followed by the De Soto Days Car Show. Aug. 28-29, 5pm-10pm, Aug. 30, Noon-11pm (Parade begins at 10am) at Miller Memorial Park in De Soto, KS. Go to http://www.desotodaysks.com or find it on Facebook.

Friday, August 29, 2014

  • Kansas City Irish Fest @ Crown Center: Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and exhibits at Crown Center! The festival will feature more than two dozen locally and nationally known bands, playing traditional music and Celtic rock. Crown Center’s Off Center Theatre will host Irish comics. Festival hours: Friday, 5pm-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. Call 816-561-7555 or visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information.
  • Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence, MO – August 29 thru September 1; Historic Independence Square, Independence, MO – TONS of fun for kids and adults alike. If you’ve never been, you should definitely try this one! All activities (excluding carnival) are FREE.
  • The 50th Annual De Soto Days Festival: Featuring great entertainment, Evans Midland Carnival, food and vendors. The De Soto Days Parade is at 10am on Saturday, 8/30, and includes the 2nd Annual Dog Walk, followed by the De Soto Days Car Show. Aug. 28-29, 5pm-10pm, Aug. 30, Noon-11pm (Parade begins at 10am) at Miller Memorial Park in De Soto, KS. Go to http://www.desotodaysks.com or find it on Facebook.
  • The Discovery of King Tut @ Union Station, August 29-September 7, Catch this amazing recreation of King Tut’s tomb the moment it was discovered before this exhibit leaves Kansas City Sept. 7
  • Sporting KC vs Houston Dynamo, 7pm, Sporting Park
  • KC Royals vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:10pm, Kauffman Stadium, includes Post-Game Fireworks
  • KC T-Bones vs St. Paul Saints, 7:05pm, CommunityAmerica Ballpark
  • Hands-On History@National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, 11am, History is brought to life during this family-friendly program, where kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts in the Museum main gallery. Included with Museum admission and free for members.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Kansas City Irish Fest @ Crown Center: Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and exhibits at Crown Center! The festival will feature more than two dozen locally and nationally known bands, playing traditional music and Celtic rock. Crown Center’s Off Center Theatre will host Irish comics. Festival hours: Friday, 5pm-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. Call 816-561-7555 or visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information.
  • The 50th Annual De Soto Days Festival: Featuring great entertainment, Evans Midland Carnival, food and vendors. The De Soto Days Parade is at 10am on Saturday, 8/30, and includes the 2nd Annual Dog Walk, followed by the De Soto Days Car Show. Aug. 28-29, 5pm-10pm, Aug. 30, Noon-11pm (Parade begins at 10am) at Miller Memorial Park in De Soto, KS. Go to http://www.desotodaysks.com or find it on Facebook.
  • Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence, MO – August 29 thru September 1; Historic Independence Square, Independence, MO – TONS of fun for kids and adults alike. If you’ve never been, you should definitely try this one! All activities (excluding carnival) are FREE.
  • The Discovery of King Tut @ Union Station, August 29-September 7, Catch this amazing recreation of King Tut’s tomb the moment it was discovered before this exhibit leaves Kansas City Sept. 7
  • Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Bonner Springs, KS – August 30 thru October 13; Open weekends and Labor Day, 10am-7pm, rain or shine; The festival’s theme for Labor Day Weekend is Pirate’s Ale Fest.
  • KC Royals vs. Cleveland Indians, 6:10pm, Kauffman Stadium, the Royals will turn back the clock to feature a nostalgic ballpark experience and live organ
  • KC T-Bones vs St. Paul Saints, 7:05pm, CommunityAmerica Ballpark, includes Post-Game Fireworks
  • Kemper Block Party: Sweet Summer, FREE party at the Kemper Museum, 7pm-10pm, Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud’s iconic Cakes & Pies, the Kemper Museum hosts a sweet summer block party with sugary treats, an outdoor film, and more.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence, MO – August 29 thru September 1; Historic Independence Square, Independence, MO – TONS of fun for kids and adults alike. If you’ve never been, you should definitely try this one! All activities (excluding carnival) are FREE.
  • Kansas City Irish Fest @ Crown Center: Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and exhibits at Crown Center! The festival will feature more than two dozen locally and nationally known bands, playing traditional music and Celtic rock. Crown Center’s Off Center Theatre will host Irish comics. Festival hours: Friday, 5pm-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. Call 816-561-7555 or visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information.
  • Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Bonner Springs, KS – August 30 thru October 13; Open weekends and Labor Day, 10am-7pm, rain or shine; The festival’s theme for Labor Day Weekend is Pirate’s Ale Fest.
  • The Discovery of King Tut @ Union Station, August 29-September 7, Catch this amazing recreation of King Tut’s tomb the moment it was discovered before this exhibit leaves Kansas City Sept. 7
  • KC Royals vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:07pm, Kauffman Stadium, KU Day at the Royals
  • KC T-Bones vs St. Paul Saints, 7:05pm, CommunityAmerica Ballpark, includes special Post-Game Fireworks

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

  • KC Royals vs. Texas Rangers, 7:10pm, Kauffman Stadium
  • KC T-Bones vs St. Paul Saints, 1:05pm, CommunityAmerica Ballpark
  • Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence, MO – August 29 thru September 1; Historic Independence Square, Independence, MO – TONS of fun for kids and adults alike. If you’ve never been, you should definitely try this one! All activities (excluding carnival) are FREE.
  • Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Bonner Springs, KS – August 30 thru October 13; Open weekends and Labor Day, 10am-7pm, rain or shine; The festival’s theme for Labor Day Weekend is Pirate’s Ale Fest.
  • POPS IN THE PARK with the Kansas City Symphony - 7pm at The Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Rd, Shawnee, KS 66219 – The Kansas City Symphony’s FREE Labor Day concert celebrates the holiday with familiar classics and your favorite movie themes — from Wizard of Oz to Star Wars! Bring your family and friends, plus blankets and lawn chairs. The parking lot opens at 4:30 p.m.; gates open at 5pm Instrument Petting Zoo begins at 5:30pm.
  • The Discovery of King Tut @ Union Station, August 29-September 7, Catch this amazing recreation of King Tut’s tomb the moment it was discovered before this exhibit leaves Kansas City Sept. 7

Tuesday, September 2, 2014