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Labor Day Weekend in KC 2016

Posted August 28, 2016 3:39pm by Jane

Anyone ready for a 3 day weekend? We are!

If you’re looking for family fun this Labor Day weekend, here’s a list of some great options in and around Kansas City. If outdoor swimming is in your near future, be sure to check out our Outdoor Pools listing for a last chance swim!

Friday, September 2, 2016

  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Head to Crown Center and celebrate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and a massive Children’s Area, full of fun kids activities! Festival hours: Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. Visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information. The festival runs Sept. 2-4, 2016.Kansas_City_Irish_Festival_097_AA_HR
  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 4th Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 1-4, 2016, at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018. Click here for times and other festival information.
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 44th annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes tons of entertainment, food and craft booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 2-5, 2016; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • KC Royals vs. Detroit Tigers: 7:15pm at Kauffman Stadium
  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux Falls Canaries: 7:05pm at Community America Ballpark; with an appearance by the Falcon Skydiving Team and $1 hot dog night (hot dogs $1 with purchase of a drink)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Head to Crown Center and celebrate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and a massive Children’s Area, full of fun kids activities! Festival hours: Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. Visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information. The festival runs Sept. 2-4, 2016.
  • Science City’s kidFEST: It’s a family-friendly day of science play at Union Station’s Science City. From 10am-5pm, enjoy everything from DigiGlow Lotion to Funky Mama’s music to Bug Exploration with your kids! Discover all kinds of fun things through great music, science demos, sensory activities, maker activities, and more. The day is geared toward early childhood learning, and there is special pricing ($7/child) for kids 12 and under.
  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 4th Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 1-4, 2016, at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018. Click here for times and other festival information.
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 44th annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa
    Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes tons of entertainment, food and craft booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 2-5, 2016; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)Kansas_City_Royals
  • 40th Annual KC Renaissance Festival: Travel back in time to experience the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shops for unique crafts, delight in comedy, music, magic and more on 20 stages of non-stop entertainment. There’s something for everyone, including food and drinks from the far reaches of the globe! Open Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 3-Oct. 16, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day; 10am-7pm, rain or shine at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • Booms & Blooms (Re-scheduled) at Powell Gardens: Due to heavy rain on July 2, Powell Gardens rescheduled Booms & Blooms to take place on Saturday, September 3, 2016 (the rain date is Sunday, September 4, but let’s hope we don’t need that!). Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, fireworks and more at the re-scheduled event!
  • Superhero Weekend at the KC Zoo: Meet your favorite superhero at the Zoo! On Sept. 3 & 4, from 10am-3pm, meet and take your picture with Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and female superhero Black Widow in our Tropics Tent! Saturday: Ant-Man and Hulk; Sunday: Spider-Man and Black Widow.
  • KC Royals vs. Detroit Tigers: 6:15pm at Kauffman Stadium; Get your Commorative Post Season Salvador Perez Bobblehead!
  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux Falls Canaries: 7:05pm at Community America Ballpark; with Post-Game Fireworks and a special guest appearance by Marlins Man!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Head to Crown Center and celebrate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and a massive Children’s Area, full of fun kids activities! Festival hours: Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. Visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information. The festival runs Sept. 2-4, 2016.
  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 4th Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 1-4, 2016, at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018. Click here for times and other festival information.desoto days 2016
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 44th annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes tons of entertainment, food and craft booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 2-5, 2016; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • 40th Annual KC Renaissance Festival: Travel back in time to experience the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shops for unique crafts, delight in comedy, music, magic and more on 20 stages of non-stop entertainment. There’s something for everyone, including food and drinks from the far reaches of the globe! Open Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 3-Oct. 16, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day; 10am-7pm, rain or shine at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • Superhero Weekend at the KC Zoo: Meet your favorite superhero at the Zoo! On Sept. 3 & 4, from 10am-3pm, meet and take your picture with Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and female superhero Black Widow in our Tropics Tent! Saturday: Ant-Man and Hulk; Sunday: Spider-Man and Black Widow.
  • KC Royals vs. Detroit Tigers: 1:15pm; Featuring Family Fun Day Sunday at the K!
  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux Falls Canaries: 7:05pm at Community America Ballpark; with Post-Game Fireworks, a special Labor Day weekend celebration, and pre-game player autographs!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day!

  • Pops in the Park: Join the Kansas City Symphony and welcome new assistant conductor Jason Seber as he leads the free Labor Day concert at Theatre in the Park. Bring a picnic and blankets or chairs and enjoy the Instrument Petting Zoo, the Youth Symphony of Kansas City, and a beautiful KC Symphony concert is filled with familiar classics and fun movie music. Gates open at 5pm for this free event, the concert begins at 6pm. Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS
  • 40th Annual KC Renaissance Festival: Travel back in time to experience the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shops for unique crafts, delight in comedy, music, magic and more on 20 stages of non-stop entertainment. There’s something for everyone, including food and drinks from the far reaches of the globe! Open Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 3-Oct. 16, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day; 10am-7pm, rain or shine at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 44th annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes tons of entertainment, food and craft booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 2-5, 2016; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux Falls Canaries: 1:05pm at Community America Ballpark; features Fan Appreciation Day, first 1000 kids eat free!

Images courtesy of Kansas City Irish Fest, DeSoto Days Festival, and the Kansas City Royals.

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Labor Day Weekend in KC 2015

Posted August 30, 2015 9:26pm by Jane

The big weekend ahead promises 3 days of rest, relaxation, and (if you choose) tons of fun around Kansas City! Here’s a list of what’s going on around Kansas City, and be sure to check out our Outdoor Pools listing for a last chance swim!

Friday, September 4, 2015

  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Crown Center Square and Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and tons of kids activities. The festival will feature more than two dozen locally and nationally known bands, playing traditional music and Celtic rock. Festival hours: Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. Visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information.Kansas_City_Irish_Festival_097_AA_HR
  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 3rd Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 3, 5-10pm; Sept. 4, 5-10pm & Sept. 5, 1-11pm; at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 43rd annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes three entertainment stages, artisan, crafter, food and commercial vendor booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 4-7; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • KC Royals vs. Chicago White Sox: 7:10pm; Enjoy Buck Night at the K – hot dogs and peanuts are just $1 each!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

  • Superhero Weekend at the Kansas City Zoo: Meet your favorite superhero at the Zoo! On Sept. 5 & 6, from 10am-3pm you can meet and take your picture with Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and female superhero, Black Widow in our Tropics Tent. Bring your camera and meet Ant-Man and Hulk on Saturday and Spider-Man and Black Widow on Sunday.
  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Crown Center Square and Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and tons of kids activities. The festival will feature more than two dozen locally and nationally known bands, playing traditional music and Celtic rock. Festival hours: Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. Visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information.
  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 3rd Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 3, 5-10pm; Sept. 4, 5-10pm & Sept. 5, 1-11pm; at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 6601811846750_545377932269562_7143147950180114798_n
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 43rd annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes three entertainment stages, artisan, crafter, food and commercial vendor booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 4-7; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Enjoy FREE activities at the Nelson for all ages, Saturday and Sunday! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • KC Royals vs. Chicago White Sox: 6:10pm, featuring Arts Night at the K and Wichita State Night!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

  • Superhero Weekend at the Kansas City Zoo: Meet your favorite superhero at the Zoo! On Sept. 5 & 6, from 10am-3pm you can meet and take your picture with Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and female superhero, Black Widow in our Tropics Tent. Bring your camera and meet Ant-Man and Hulk on Saturday and Spider-Man and Black Widow on Sunday.
  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Crown Center Square and Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and tons of kids activities. The festival will feature more than two dozen locally and nationally known bands, playing traditional music and Celtic rock. Festival hours: Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. Visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information.10603506_964153860281177_7869615557465622151_n
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 43rd annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes three entertainment stages, artisan, crafter, food and commercial vendor booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 4-7; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Enjoy FREE activities at the Nelson for all ages, Saturday and Sunday! 1-4pm at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO
  • KC Royals vs. Chicago White Sox: 1:10pm; Featuring Mike Sweeney Royals Hall of Fame Bobblehead giveaway and Family Fun Day Sunday at the K!

Monday, September 7, 2015

  • POPS in the Park: The Kansas City Symphony’s free Labor Day concert celebrates the holiday with familiar classics. Gates open at 5pm, the Symphony’s Instrument Petting Zoo starts at 5:30pm, and pre-concert entertainment provided by the Youth Symphony of Kansas City begins at 6pm. Concert begins at 7pm; at The Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS.
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 43rd annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes three entertainment stages, artisan, crafter, food and commercial vendor booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 4-7; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • KC Royals vs. Minnesota Twins: 7:10pm, Featuring Armed Forces Night, including a special pre-game ceremony honoring our service men and women.

Images courtesy of Kansas City Irish Fest, DeSoto Days Festival, and SantaCaliGon Days.

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Labor Day weekend in KC 2014

Posted August 21, 2014 7:52pm by Jane

Labor day

I can’t believe how early Labor Day is this year! It’s all I can do to keep up with the beginning of the school year, much less plan ahead for next weekend. To help you prepare for your own fun Labor Day weekend with your family, here’s a listing of some great happenings in KC, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

I’d love to hear about other fun Labor Day events you and your family enjoy. Be sure to leave any suggestions about your faves in the comments section below.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 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, Kansas City, MO – August 29-31 at Crown Center Square, There’s an awesome children’s area at this Crown Center event
  • 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, Kansas City, MO – August 29-31 at Crown Center Square, There’s an awesome children’s area at this Crown Center event
  • 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

  • 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

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