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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.

Labor Day weekend in KC 2014

Posted August 21, 2014 7:52pm by Jane

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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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Irish Fest Winners! Congratulations!

Posted August 29, 2011 12:06pm by Admin

Alicia Espinosa and Sarah Brame…come on down!  You are the two lucky winners of our latest giveaway!  You will each receive a 4-pack of admission tickets to this weekend’s Kansas City Irish Fest.  Be looking for an email from me with details. It’s looking like the weather is going to be great!

Thanks to all who entered.  If you didn’t win, you can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or you can get them at the gate at Crown Center. Remember, it’s September 2, 3 and 4, 2011!  Have a fun and safe Labor Day holiday, readers.  We’ll let you know about other KC-area Labor Day happenings later in the week.

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