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Labor Day Weekend in KC 2017

Posted August 27, 2017 8:15pm by Jane

There’s so much going on in Kansas City right now, it’s hard to choose how to spend the upcoming Labor Day weekend! Here are some ideas:

Catch these family-friendly exhibits before they disappear:

  • The Museum at Prairiefire’s World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibit ends Labor Day and features huge dinosaurs who roamed the planet for 140 million years.
  • The Playful Kinetics 3D sculptures with moving parts that can be powered by wind, water, a motor or people give kids the chance to experience touchable art that’s fascinating and fun. This “please touch” art exhibit is at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO, and ends Labor Day.

Or check out these activities – many of them annual KC Labor Day faves:

  • SantaCaliGon Days: Commemorate the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails with entertainment, food and crafts, and some serious carnival fun, Sept. 1-4, at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050
  • 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, Sept. 1-3.
  • DeSoto Days: Entertainment, a carnival, food, parades and more during the 2017 DeSoto Days festival. Aug. 31-Sept. 2. At Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W 83rd St, De Soto, KS 66018
  • Science City kidFest: The 3rd Annual kidFEST is dedicated to hands-on learning with tons of fun science activities, demos and workshops, not to mention a petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, a Rockin’ Rob and more! 10am-5pm; included with admission to Science City
  • American Royal BBQ: The 2017 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® will be held Labor Day weekend at the Kansas Speedway. Close out the summer with friends, family, and great food! Aug. 31-Sept. 3
  • KC Renaissance Festival Opening Weekend: It’s opening weekend for Renaissance Festival! Travel back in time to experience Jousting Knights, village shops, funny jesters, music, magic and more. Open weekends through Oct. 15 at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • Dollar Days at the KC Zoo: Enjoy $1 hot dogs, chips, beverages and popsicles available outside Helzberg Penguin Plaza from 11am-4pm, Sept. 2-4.
  • Shoal Creek First Saturdays: Shoal Creek Living History Museum’s Village comes to life with gunfighters, outlaws, Civil War soldiers and more roaming the streets on Sept. 2. Free admission includes family fun activities and demonstrations of 19th Century life. 9am-4pm, Shoal Creek, 7000 NE Barry Road, KCMO 64156

Images courtesy of Paradise Park, SantaCaliGon Days and the Kansas City Zoo. 

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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