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  • Get out and read: There are tons of storytimes, special activities and fun summer reading programs at a library near you!
  • Enjoy Open Play at UrbanAir all summer long! A great way to beat the heat, and get your kids moving and active throughout the summer. 14401 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure begins at Crown Center: Ride a mule in the Grand Canyon, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square, hit a home run at Fenway Park, and guide your sled dog team on the Iditarod Trail. More than 70 ways for kids to learn about our country’s iconic destinations, with lots of fun along the way! May 26-September 3, 2018
  • Goosebumps the Musical:  Brooke and Zeke have been cast as the leads in the school play. Mysterious things start interrupting rehearsals and they have to wonder: is this someone’s idea of a joke, or is the Phantom real? Enjoy this not-so-scary adventure at The Coterie! This all ages show runs June 19-Aug. 5, 2018
  • Heart of America Shakespeare Festival: Enjoy a free performance of Much Ado about Nothing, June 12-July 1 at Southmoreland Park. Gates open at 6pm, and the show begins at 8pm.
  • Open Play at Urban Air all summer long: Beat the heat with some indoor fun at Urban Air’s Trampoline Park!

 

Friday, June 1, 2018

  • Old Shawnee Days: It’s a great weekend to enjoy so good old-fashioned fun with a carnival, live music, food and much more! Through June 3, click here for hours and schedule of events; Shawnee Town 1929, 11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS
  • Sprint Summerfest: Kick off summer, June 1-2! Free concerts, crafters, food trucks, beer garden, inflatables for all ages, and Saturday night fireworks at 9:30pm. 4-9:30pm both days at Memorial Park, 998 Commercial St., Belton, MO 64012.
  • Downtown Days: Free Downtown Days Festival, featuring live entertainment, carnival rides, sports & autograph booth, festival food, handcrafted goods, and more! Downtown Lee’s Summit, June 1-3
  • Prairie Village Art Show: Tons of art, music and even a special Chris Cakes breakfast (Saturday only, 8:30-10:30am) to enjoy! At the Village Shops, June 1-3
  • Festa Italiana: Non-stop live entertainment, a street soccer tournament, Italian motorsports show, a kid zone with bounce houses, great Italian food, and more! June 1-3 at Zona Rosa
  • Babaloo Music & Fun: Saint Louis kids’ rocker Rob Compton—aka Babaloo—performs his one-man, one-guitar musical comedy act for children of all ages. Enjoy original songs, slapstick, one-liners, and loads of audience participation. Plaza Branch Library, 6:30pm
  • Mr. Stinky Feet & Ferdinand: Mr. Stinky Feet kicks off Grandview Amphitheater‘s concert series with a free night of fun & games, followed by a Movie in the Park featuring Ferdinand. Music starts at 5:30pm at Grandview Amphitheater, 13501 Byars Road, Grandview, Missouri 64030
  • Stories Under the Stars: Join Ernie Miller Nature Center park staff as we share stories of animal encounters, mysterious legends, and tales to tickle your funny bone. All ages; 7-7:45pm, $3/person, Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater, 909 N. Hwy 7, Olathe, KS 66061
  • First Friday Movie Series: Summit Fair presents an outdoor showing of The Wizard of Oz! This free event begins at 7:30pm with character visits and photo opportunities, live children’s entertainment, face painting and kids 12 & under get a free Kona Ice! Showtime is approximately 8:40pm.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Storytime: Enjoy a story and craft every Friday at 10:30am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Midwest Lemonade Days: Pick up a lemonade and change the lives of children with cancer from 10am-6pm at the Prairie Village, Olathe, Lenexa and Gladstone Hy-Vees, June 1 & 2
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, June 2, 2018

  • Enchanted Faire: Gnomes, Fairies, Goblins, and Sprites will be frolicking in the grove. Treats, entertainment, fun abound! Entertainment included with admission, fees for treats and extras, cash only. 4-7pm at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66085; or visit the Arboretum at 10am today for a fun GeoKids Geocaching expedition!
  • Old Shawnee Days: It’s a great weekend to enjoy so good old-fashioned fun with a carnival, live music, food and much more! Through June 3, click here for hours and schedule of events; Shawnee Town 1929, 11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS
  • Downtown Days: Free Downtown Days Festival, featuring live entertainment, carnival rides, sports & autograph booth, festival food, handcrafted goods, and more! Downtown Lee’s Summit, June 1-3
  • Sprint Summerfest: Kick off summer, June 1-2! Free concerts, crafters, food trucks, beer garden, inflatables for all ages, and Saturday night fireworks at 9:30pm. 4-9:30pm both days at Memorial Park, 998 Commercial St., Belton, MO 64012.
  • Free day at Johnson County Museum: Admission to the museum featuring the 1950s All-Electric House and the KidScape experience are all included on this fun day! 9am-4:30pm on Saturday
  • Free Fishing, Boating & Archery Weekend: Permit-free weekend for fishing, boating (Shawnee Mission, Heritage and Kill Creek Parks only), and archery (Shawnee Mission). Plus, Heritage Park will be open from 11pm-5am for overnight fishing
  • Festa Italiana: Non-stop live entertainment, a street soccer tournament, Italian motorsports show, a kid zone with bounce houses, great Italian food, and more! June 1-3 at Zona Rosa
  • Prairie Village Art Show: Tons of art, music and even a special Chris Cakes breakfast (Saturday only, 8:30-10:30am) to enjoy! At the Village Shops, June 1-3
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program; 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Midwest Lemonade Days: Pick up a lemonade and change the lives of children with cancer from 10am-6pm at the Prairie Village, Olathe, Lenexa and Gladstone Hy-Vees, June 1 & 2
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy!  12:30-2pm
  • Free craft workshop: Create a new project every Saturday! Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • KC Zoo Events: Cheetah Run

Sunday, June 3, 2018

  • Old Shawnee Days: It’s a great weekend to enjoy so good old-fashioned fun with a carnival, live music, food and much more! Through June 3, click here for hours and schedule of events; Shawnee Town 1929, 11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS
  • Downtown Days: Free Downtown Days Festival, featuring live entertainment, carnival rides, sports & autograph booth, festival food, handcrafted goods, and more! Downtown Lee’s Summit, June 1-3
  • Outdoor Concert Series: Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy a free concert at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th St Pkwy & Lackman Rd in Lenexa, 6pm
  • Overland Park Civic Band: Enjoy the tunes of this 76-year-old civic band every Sunday in June at the Santa Fe Commons Park, 81st & Santa Fe Drive, 7pm, picnics are encouraged.
  • Prairie Village Art Show: Tons of art, music and even a special Chris Cakes breakfast (Saturday only, 8:30-10:30am) to enjoy! At the Village Shops, June 1-3
  • Festa Italiana: Non-stop live entertainment, a street soccer tournament, Italian motorsports show, a kid zone with bounce houses, great Italian food, and more! June 1-3 at Zona Rosa
  • Family Fun Time: Get outdoors and try your hand at archery, boating, fishing and more! $15/person, $17/non Johnson County residents, including adults. 1:30-4:30pm at TimberRidge Adventure Center
  • Free Fishing, Boating & Archery Weekend: Permit-free weekend for fishing, boating (Shawnee Mission, Heritage and Kill Creek Parks only), and archery (Shawnee Mission). Plus, Heritage Park will be open from 11pm-5am for overnight fishing
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • KC Zoo Events: Cheetah Run

Monday, June 4, 2018

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

  • Popsicles in the Park: Beat the heat with a popsicle, live music, art, puppets and more at this weekly family-friendly event! Every Tuesday through July at various parks, 6:30-8pm around Independence, MO.
  • June Bug Ball:  Kick off the Farmstead’s summer evening hours with the free June Bug Ball. Enjoy tons of bug and garden-related fun with craft, activities, games and more! 4-7pm at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
    13800 Switzer Rd., Overland Park, KS 66221
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Wonderscope Circle Time: Each Tuesday, sing songs and play games! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday! 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

  • Retro Story and Art Fun: Remember The Poky Little Puppy? Enjoy this story, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House, followed by an art activity! For ages 3-5 with an adult, $2/child, 10-10:45am at the Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212
  • Animal Tales Story Time: Visit the Nature Center for stories, songs, and surprises geared to preschool children. Come listen and learn. Meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. For ages 2-6; 10:30-11am; $2 per person including adults. Ernie Miller Nature Park, 909 KS-7, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Farmers & Food Trucks: Enjoy fresh, locally-grown food…and dinner every Wednesday night this summer at Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive. Farmers’ Market is open Wednesdays June 6-Aug 29, 5-8pm; live entertainment is 6-7pm.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy! Noon-1
  • Surya Yoga: Young Yogis class (ages 6-10) at 10:30am & Little Yogis class (ages 3-6) at 11:30am every Wednesday.
  • Children’s Corner: A funfree morning with Jay and Leslie’s Laughing Matters, bringing juggling, mime, magic and other nonsense right to you; 10am at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Kid’s Gardening Class + Story Time: Fun and creative gardening activities plus story time with Learning Tree every Wednesday through July. 10-11am, $8/child, reservations recommended
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music & Movement: Enjoy moving to the music every Wednesday at 10:30am, 10:45am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch has stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months old; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Thursday, June 7, 2018

  • Family Fun Nights: Visit Mahaffie Farmstead for some evening fun each Thursday in June & July. A different theme is featured each week. Free admission, stagecoach rides $3/person; 6-8pm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Make a Mobile: Kids create kinetic art with materials found in nature while learning how science, math and art help create a design. Classes are for kids entering 1st-5th grades, with an adult to help. $15/child, plus admission. 9:30-11:30 at the Overland Park Arboretum
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: Little ones ages 18-36 months can join in for a fun story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Friday, June 8, 2018

  • Free Admission Weekend at Deanna Rose Farmstead; Friday through Sunday
  • The Little Mermaid at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 8-10 & 13-16; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Arts in the Park featuring live music, food trucks, music, street performers, and, of course, art June 8 & 9 at Macken Park
  • St. Dionysios Greek Festival: Authentic food, dancing and a Greek boutique at St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 8100 W. 95th St, Overland Park, Kansas 66212; June 8-10
  • Hot Summer Days: Enjoy a splish-splashy water event! Get wet, get messy and enjoy ice art and icy treats to stay cool; 10am-noon, Overland Park Arboretum, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66085
  • Grandview Amphitheater Concert Series: Enjoy a free night of fun & games each Friday through August 24 at the Grandview Amphitheater, 13501 Byars Road, Grandview, Missouri 64030
  • Stories Under the Stars: Join Ernie Miller Nature Center park staff as we share stories of animal encounters, mysterious legends, and tales to tickle your funny bone. All ages; 7-7:45pm, $3/person, Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater, 909 N. Hwy 7, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Storytime: Enjoy a story and craft every Friday at 10:30am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Surya Yoga: Big Kids Yogis class (ages 8-13) at 5pm every Friday.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, June 9, 2018

  • Free Admission Weekend at Deanna Rose Farmstead; Friday through Sunday
  • Juneteenth Celebration: Enjoy music, dance, art and history in celebration of JuneteenthKC at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 10am-4pm
  • Get Outdoors Lenexa: This free event offers a morning of fun activities, including a kids fishing derby, Gaga pit, nature yoga, and much more! 9am-noon at Black Hoof Park, 9053 Monticello Road, Lenexa, KS
  • The Little Mermaid at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 8-10 & 13-16; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Arts in the Park featuring live music, food trucks, music, street performers, and, of course, art June 8 & 9 at Macken Park
  • Dragon Boat Festival & Races: Explore the history, culture and food surrounding Dragon Boat Races; 8am-4pm at Brush Creek on the Country Club Plaza, Ward Parkway and JC Nichols Parkway
  • Marble Tournament & Free Museum Admission: Contestants ages 9-15 play at least 2 games of marbles in the tournament and take home special prizes. Space is limited, register soon! Everyone else enjoys free admission to The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures from 9am to 4pm today. Tournament begins at 10am.
  • St. Dionysios Greek Festival: Authentic food, dancing and a Greek boutique at St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 8100 W. 95th St, Overland Park, Kansas 66212; June 8-10
  • Festival on the Trails also featuring entertainment, food, and a full day of kids activities and crafts in the Kid Zone on June 9 in Gardner, KS
  • Olathe Station Art Fair: This first-ever fair features fine art, live musicians, food & drinks, and vendors within a beautiful new outdoor venue. June 9 & 10
  • Summer Scene Festival: Art, music, kids activities, pop-up art project, food trucks and more at this 3rd annual festival! T.B. Hanna Station, 214 S Washington St, Raymore, Missouri 64083
  • Kids Triathlon: 3 age groups compete as they swim bike, and run on a closed course. 9am at the Gladstone Community Center
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center; feeding time at 4pm. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Dinosaur Discovery: Explore the world of dinosaurs at this Lakeshore Learning Event, 10am-3pm.
  • Saturday Morning Swim: Join other families and people with disabilities in this quiet and semi-private special swim session. 9-11am at Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center, $6/Overland Park resident; $7/non-residents
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program; 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy!  12:30-2pm
  • Free craft workshop: Create a new project every Saturday! Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • KC Zoo Events: Zootastik Learning Event and K-State Day at the Zoo!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

  • Free Admission Weekend at Deanna Rose Farmstead; Friday through Sunday
  • Outdoor Concert Series: Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy a free concert at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th St Pkwy & Lackman Rd in Lenexa, 6pm
  • Hooray for Dads week at Paradise Park!
  • Future Stages Festival: Experience the arts in Kansas City! This free one-day festival invites youth and families to experience a diverse range of performances and interactive arts activities. Free event for all ages, 11am at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Summer Sundays: Make Sunday dinner a breeze with food trucks galore at Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Dr., 4:30-7:30pm
  • St. Dionysios Greek Festival: Authentic food, dancing and a Greek boutique at St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 8100 W. 95th St, Overland Park, Kansas 66212; June 8-10
  • Strawberry Festival: Fun for kids with an inflatable obstacle course and bounce house, health screenings and chair massages, and more! 11am-1pm at Shawnee Mission Health – Prairie Star, 23401 Prairie Star Pkwy, in Lenexa
  • Overland Park Civic Band: Enjoy the tunes of this 76-year-old civic band every Sunday in June at the Santa Fe Commons Park, 81st & Santa Fe Drive, 7pm, picnics are encouraged.
  • Olathe Station Art Fair: This first-ever fair features fine art, live musicians, food & drinks, and vendors within a beautiful new outdoor venue. June 9 & 10
  • The Little Mermaid at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 8-10 & 13-16; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • All About Dad: Bring your kids by to craft a card and present that’ll melt dad’s heart. 11am-noon, $6/person for ages 5-13 at Westport-Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Rd, KCMO 64111
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • KC Zoo Events: Zootastik Learning Event

Monday, June 11, 2018

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. And celebrate Hooray for Dads week!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  • The King and I at Starlight Theatre: Enjoy Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Broadway National Tour of this classic musical under the stars, June 12-17
  • The Little Mermaid at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 8-10 & 13-16; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Hooray for Dads week at Paradise Park!
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy! Noon-1
  • Surya Yoga: Young Yogis class (ages 6-10) at 10:30am & Little Yogis class (ages 3-6) at 11:30am every Wednesday.
  • Farmers & Food Trucks: Enjoy fresh, locally-grown food…and dinner every Wednesday night this summer at Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive. Farmers’ Market is open Wednesdays June 6-Aug 29, 5-8pm; live entertainment is 6-7pm.
  • Kid’s Gardening Class + Story Time: Fun and creative gardening activities plus story time with Learning Tree every Wednesday through July. 10-11am, $8/child, reservations recommended
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music & Movement: Enjoy moving to the music every Wednesday at 10:30am, 10:45am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch has stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months old; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Thursday, June 14, 2018

  • Family Fun Nights: Visit Mahaffie Farmstead for some evening fun each Thursday in June & July. A different theme is featured each week. Free admission, stagecoach rides $3/person; 6-8pm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Hooray for Dads week at Paradise Park!
  • The Little Mermaid at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 8-10 & 13-16; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • The King and I at Starlight Theatre: Enjoy Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Broadway National Tour of this classic musical under the stars, June 12-17
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: Little ones ages 18-36 months can join in for a fun story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Friday, June 15, 2018

  • Movies in the Park: Watch movies under the stars all summer long around the City of Lenexa. Come early for activities; movie begins at dusk
  • Music & Movies in the Park: Enjoy music and a movie at Santa Fe Commons Park, starting at 7pm, picnics are encouraged!
  • Hooray for Dads week at Paradise Park!
  • Movie in the Park: Space Jam: This free showing of Space Jam takes place at T.B. Hanna Station in Raymore, MO. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets; movie begins at dusk, shortly after 9pm.
  • The Little Mermaid at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 8-10 & 13-16; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • The King and I at Starlight Theatre: Enjoy Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Broadway National Tour of this classic musical under the stars, June 12-17
  • Stories Under the Stars: Join Ernie Miller Nature Center park staff as we share stories of animal encounters, mysterious legends, and tales to tickle your funny bone. All ages; 7-7:45pm, $3/person, Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater, 909 N. Hwy 7, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Grandview Amphitheater Concert Series: Enjoy a free night of fun & games each Friday through August 24 at the Grandview Amphitheater, 13501 Byars Road, Grandview, Missouri 64030
  • Hyde Park Children’s Film Festival: Bring a blanket or lawn chair to this fun, free evening in the park for the entire city. Featuring great movies, stunning entertainment, neat prizes and fantastic refreshments! Music begins at 7:30pm; movie at 8:30pm; $6/person at Hyde Park, 36th & Gillham Road, KCMO
  • Rock’n Party in YOUR Park: Load up the family and discover your neighborhood park with games, face painting, an inflatable, light dinner and great tunes from area musicians. 6:30-8:30pm at Brown Park, 5040 Booker St., Merriam, KS
  • Food Truck Friday: Enjoy tasty and affordable lunch in downtown’s most peaceful park space. 11am-1:30pm at Union Cemetery, 227 E. 28th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Storytime: Enjoy a story and craft every Friday at 10:30am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Surya Yoga: Big Kids Yogis class (ages 8-13) at 5pm every Friday.
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, June 16, 2018

  • The King and I at Starlight Theatre: Enjoy Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Broadway National Tour of this classic musical under the stars, June 12-17
  • Hooray for Dads week at Paradise Park!
  • The Little Mermaid at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 8-10 & 13-16; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Family Funfest for Father’s Day: Celebrate dad with performances by Dino O’Dell, balloon artists, face-painting, glitter tattoos, a caricature artist, bubbles and more at Summit Fair! 1-3pm at Summit Fair, 840 NW Blue Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Youth Fishing Derby: Head to South Lake Park for a fishing derby! The first 75 fishing participants receive a t-shirt, water bottle and swag bag; admission fee is $5; registration is required.
  • Urban Fishing Derby: For ages 4-16 with guardians; bring your fishing gear and get ready for a good time! Prizes, hot dogs and goodie bag; this free event is 8am-noon at Spring Valley Park Lake, E. 28th St. & Spring Valley Dr, KCMO
  • BUGS 2018! How do bugs see?  What noises do they make?  What are their lives like?  Lots of cool stuff to see, hear and touch: a bug scavenger hunt, bug tattoos and a craft. Free admission, 10am-2pm at Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., KCMO 64132
  • Hike Swope Park with a Naturalist: Learn about nature on this fun hike through Swope Park. All hikes are free and open to the public, and have “early out” options. 10am-noon at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., KCMO
  • Donuts with Dad: Grab dad or a special person for free donuts, juice, coffee and fun photos! 10am-noon at the Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Rd, KCMO 64117
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center; feeding time at 4pm. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper Museum: Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art! Follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure and bring home a take-home, activity kit. No reservations required, 10am–3pm; free, good for all ages.
  • Father’s Day Celebration: Enjoy competitive games such as kickball, softball, pick-up basketball, and board games with your favorite guy, plus lunch! For ages 5+, noon-3pm at the Garrison Community Center, 1124 E. 5th St, KCMO 64106
  • Living History Farm: Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s at Watkins Woolen Mill. Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5; 10am-4pm, Watkins Woolen Mill, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • Saturday Morning Swim: Join other families and people with disabilities in this quiet and semi-private special swim session. 9-11am at Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center, $6/Overland Park resident; $7/non-residents
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program; 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy!  12:30-2pm
  • Free craft workshop: Create a new project every Saturday! Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • KC Zoo Events: Mizzou Day at the Zoo and Cheetah Run

Sunday, June 17, 2018

  • The King and I at Starlight Theatre: Enjoy Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Broadway National Tour of this classic musical under the stars, June 12-17
  • Hooray for Dads week at Paradise Park!
  • Taps at the Tower: The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents its annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 pm), June 17-23. Enjoy an evening on the grounds and listen to Taps by a variety of special performances
  • Overland Park Civic Band: Enjoy the tunes of this 76-year-old civic band every Sunday in June at the Santa Fe Commons Park, 81st & Santa Fe Drive, 7pm, picnics are encouraged.
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Living History Farm: Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s at Watkins Woolen Mill. Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5; 10am-4pm, Watkins Woolen Mill, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • Dadfest: Celebrate the dads in your life with a car show, food trucks, family games, an exotic animal petting zoo, inflatables, an obstacle course, and a BBQ contest. 9am-3pm at Vineyard Church’s North Campus
  • KC Zoo Events: Father’s Day (free admission for Dads!) and Cheetah Run

Monday, June 18, 2018

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.
  • Taps at the Tower: The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents its annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 pm), June 17-23. Enjoy an evening on the grounds and listen to Taps by a variety of special performances

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

  • Popsicles in the Park: Beat the heat with a popsicle, live music, art, puppets and more at this weekly family-friendly event! Every Tuesday through July at various parks, 6:30-8pm around Independence, MO.
  • Taps at the Tower: The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents its annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 pm), June 17-23. Enjoy an evening on the grounds and listen to Taps by a variety of special performances
  • Free Kids Pizza Extravaganza: Let your aspiring young chefs create their own unique pizza creation by hand. 3-6pm at Firenza Pizza, 8624 N. Boardwalk Ave., KCMO 64154; free for all kids 12 & under with the purchase of an adult signature or 4- topping pizza.
  • Tots on Tuesday: Kemper Museum invites children ages 3-5 for songs, stories, and art-making inspired by the works of art featured each month. Third Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30am; no registration required
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Wonderscope Circle Time: Each Tuesday, sing songs and play games! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday! 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • JoHo Storyteller: Local storyteller Jo Ho dramatically engages with entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art. Preregistration is recommended. $2/child, 10-11am at the Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212
  • Taps at the Tower: The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents its annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 pm), June 17-23. Enjoy an evening on the grounds and listen to Taps by a variety of special performances
  • Animal Tales Story Time: Visit the Nature Center for stories, songs, and surprises geared to preschool children. Come listen and learn. Meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. For ages 2-6; 10:30-11am; $2 per person including adults. Ernie Miller Nature Park, 909 KS-7, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Farmers & Food Trucks: Enjoy fresh, locally-grown food…and dinner every Wednesday night this summer at Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive. Farmers’ Market is open Wednesdays June 6-Aug 29, 5-8pm; live entertainment is 6-7pm.
  • GeoArboretum: Enjoy a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum with geocaching! Brief classroom presentation followed by a search for two geocaches. Adult presence required for ages 13 and under. 10-11am; Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W 179 Street, Overland Park, KS
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy! Noon-1
  • Surya Yoga: Young Yogis class (ages 6-10) at 10:30am & Little Yogis class (ages 3-6) at 11:30am every Wednesday.
  • Kid’s Gardening Class + Story Time: Fun and creative gardening activities plus story time with Learning Tree every Wednesday through July. 10-11am, $8/child, reservations recommended
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music & Movement: Enjoy moving to the music every Wednesday at 10:30am, 10:45am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch has stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months old; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Thursday, June 21, 2018

  • Moo-vie Night at the Farmstead: View Babe on the lawn! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for Moo-vie Night at Deanna Rose Farmstead. Gates open at 7:30pm; movie begins at dusk (approx. 9pm)
  • Family Fun Nights: Visit Mahaffie Farmstead for some evening fun each Thursday in June & July. A different theme is featured each week. Free admission, stagecoach rides $3/person; 6-8pm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Taps at the Tower: The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents its annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 pm), June 17-23. Enjoy an evening on the grounds and listen to Taps by a variety of special performances
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: Little ones ages 18-36 months can join in for a fun story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Friday, June 22, 2018

  • Great Lenexa BBQ Battle: Kids activities, live music, and (of course) BBQ to enjoy! Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, June 22 & 23; $5 on Friday; free on Saturday; 12&under free both days.
  • Taps at the Tower: The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents its annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 pm), June 17-23. Enjoy an evening on the grounds and listen to Taps by a variety of special performances
  • South Pacific at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 22-24 & 27-30; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Grandview Amphitheater Concert Series: Enjoy a free night of fun & games each Friday through August 24 at the Grandview Amphitheater, 13501 Byars Road, Grandview, Missouri 64030
  • WaterFest – This 2-day family-friendly festival features live entertainment, water inflatables, classic car show, pancake breakfast, parade, fireworks, food and historic trolley tours  in downtown Excelsior Springs. 
  • Stories Under the Stars: Join Ernie Miller Nature Center park staff as we share stories of animal encounters, mysterious legends, and tales to tickle your funny bone. All ages; 7-7:45pm, $3/person, Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater, 909 N. Hwy 7, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Squirt Gun Fun: Bring your squirt gun, swim suit, towel, sunscreen, and running shoes for a day of water battles! Take a break and make a pizza for lunch. 10am-2pm; for ages 8-12, $20/person ($22 nonresidents) at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, KS 66205.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Storytime: Enjoy a story and craft every Friday at 10:30am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Surya Yoga: Big Kids Yogis class (ages 8-13) at 5pm every Friday.
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, June 23, 2018

  • Maker Faire Kansas City at Union Station: Celebrate inventing, making and creating during Maker Faire! Learn how things are made and what’s new in the world of inventions and leave inspired with a few ideas of your own. June 23&24 at Union Station.
  • Fiesta Filipina: This annual showcase of Filipino culture, food, dance, music, and games is June 23 & 24 at the Filipino Cultural Center.
  • Taps at the Tower: The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents its annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 pm), June 17-23. Enjoy an evening on the grounds and listen to Taps by a variety of special performances
  • WaterFest – This 2-day family-friendly festival features live entertainment, water inflatables, classic car show, pancake breakfast, parade, fireworks, food and historic trolley tours  in downtown Excelsior Springs. 
  • Summer Outdoor Movie Nights: This month, watch Singin’ in the Rain at Briarcliff’s monthly summer outdoor movies! Movie begins approximately 8:45pm/dusk at Charles A. Garney Park across from The Village at Briarcliff. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners and prepare to enjoy!
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program; 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Great Lenexa BBQ Battle: Kids activities, live music, and (of course) BBQ to enjoy! Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, June 22 & 23; $5 on Friday; free on Saturday; 12&under free both days.
  • South Pacific at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 22-24 & 27-30; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Saturday Morning Swim: Join other families and people with disabilities in this quiet and semi-private special swim session. 9-11am at Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center, $6/Overland Park resident; $7/non-residents
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center; feeding time at 4pm. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Living History Farm: Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s at Watkins Woolen Mill. Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5; 10am-4pm, Watkins Woolen Mill, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy!  12:30-2pm
  • Free craft workshop: Create a new project every Saturday! Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • KC Zoo Events: Species Spotlight and Humboldt Penguin March

Sunday, June 24, 2018

  • Maker Faire Kansas City at Union Station: Celebrate inventing, making and creating during Maker Faire! Learn how things are made and what’s new in the world of inventions and leave inspired with a few ideas of your own. June 23&24 at Union Station.
  • South Pacific at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 22-24 & 27-30; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Fiesta Filipina: This annual showcase of Filipino culture, food, dance, music, and games is June 23 & 24 at the Filipino Cultural Center.
  • Overland Park Civic Band: Enjoy the tunes of this 76-year-old civic band every Sunday in June at the Santa Fe Commons Park, 81st & Santa Fe Drive, 7pm, picnics are encouraged.
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Living History Farm: Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s at Watkins Woolen Mill. Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5; 10am-4pm, Watkins Woolen Mill, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • KC Zoo Events: Species Spotlight and Humboldt Penguin March

Monday, June 25, 2018

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

  • Popsicles in the Park: Beat the heat with a popsicle, live music, art, puppets and more at this weekly family-friendly event! Every Tuesday through July at various parks, 6:30-8pm around Independence, MO.
  • Movie in the Park: See the amazing Wonder Woman on a BIG screen at Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, 8:30-8:45pm start time, $1/person
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Wonderscope Circle Time: Each Tuesday, sing songs and play games! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday! 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy! Noon-1
  • South Pacific at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 22-24 & 27-30; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Farmers & Food Trucks: Enjoy fresh, locally-grown food…and dinner every Wednesday night this summer at Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive. Farmers’ Market is open Wednesdays June 6-Aug 29, 5-8pm; live entertainment is 6-7pm.
  • Surya Yoga: Young Yogis class (ages 6-10) at 10:30am & Little Yogis class (ages 3-6) at 11:30am every Wednesday.
  • Kid’s Gardening Class + Story Time: Fun and creative gardening activities plus story time with Learning Tree every Wednesday through July. 10-11am, $8/child, reservations recommended
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music & Movement: Enjoy moving to the music every Wednesday at 10:30am, 10:45am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch has stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months old; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Thursday, June 28, 2018

  • South Pacific at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 22-24 & 27-30; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Family Fun Nights: Visit Mahaffie Farmstead for some evening fun each Thursday in June & July. A different theme is featured each week. Free admission, stagecoach rides $3/person; 6-8pm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Hands On: Kids Art Bash: Kids express their creativity at this free event alongside artists from the KC Art Institute; free Kona Ice too. Geared for ages 3-10; 9:30-11:30am at Red Rock Traditions, 5000 W. 134 Street, Leawood, KS 66209; registration requested, walk-ins welcome
  • Windmill Class: Kids learn all about the history of windmills in the state of Kansas, and then recreate one of their own. Classes are for kids entering 1st-5th grades, with an adult to help. $15/child, plus admission. 9:30-11:30 at the Overland Park Arboretum
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: Little ones ages 18-36 months can join in for a fun story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Friday, June 29, 2018

  • Cinderella at Starlight Theatre: Enjoy the Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway National Tours of this timeless story, June 29-July 1.
  • South Pacific at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 22-24 & 27-30; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Grandview Amphitheater Concert Series: Enjoy a free night of fun & games each Friday through August 24 at the Grandview Amphitheater, 13501 Byars Road, Grandview, Missouri 64030
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Storytime: Enjoy a story and craft every Friday at 10:30am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Surya Yoga: Big Kids Yogis class (ages 8-13) at 5pm every Friday.
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, June 30, 2018

  • Kids Obstacle Challenge Kansas City is an exciting, fun kids obstacle & adventure race where parents get to participate with their kids for FREE. Create lasting family memories while fostering a more perseverant, active, and empowered younger generation. Morning and afternoon times available; at Zip KC, 12829 Loring Road, Bonner Springs, KS.
  • Spirit of America Celebration: Live music, food trucks and concessions, kids activities and bounce house, and fireworks at Raymore’s Recreation Park; 7-10pm. Fireworks begin at dusk.
  • Cinderella at Starlight Theatre: Enjoy the Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway National Tours of this timeless story, June 29-July 1.
  • South Pacific at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, June 22-24 & 27-30; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Annual Picnic & Movie Night: The Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association invites members of the neighborhood for free hot dogs/brats and tons of fun kids activities, live music, and giveaways. Event begins at 6pm, movie begins at sundown. Tower Park, 7528 Holmes Rd, KCMO 64131
  • Saturday Morning Swim: Join other families and people with disabilities in this quiet and semi-private special swim session. 9-11am at Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center, $6/Overland Park resident; $7/non-residents
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program; 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center; feeding time at 4pm. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Living History Farm: Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s at Watkins Woolen Mill. Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5; 10am-4pm, Watkins Woolen Mill, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy!  12:30-2pm
  • Free craft workshop: Create a new project every Saturday! Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Red, White & Zoo: In honor of Independence Day, active and retired military individuals receive free admission to the KC Zoo June 30, and July 1 & 4. Family members receive $1 off admission.

All calendar items subject to change, especially during the holidays! Please check the organization hosting the event to ensure event details have not changed.