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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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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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Kansas City Irish Fest ticket giveaway!

Posted August 25, 2011 7:28pm by Admin

Kansas City Irish FestThe ninth annual Kansas City Irish Fest will be September 2-4, 2011!  The premise is simple: celebrate Celtic heritage in the Cowtown! KC Irish Fest occurs at Crown Center Square (2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108). KC Irish Fest takes over Crown Center Square at the world headquarters of Hallmark Cards every Labor Day weekend, along with Washington Park and Grand Boulevard that connects the two. The grounds are 90 percent concrete, so rainouts are rare.

So, what do you do at Irish Fest?!?  For kids, there is a Children’s Area.  This year, the area will celebrate the High Kings (and Princesses!) of Ireland. There’s lots of music, bingo, a costume contest and parade. KC Pumpkin Patch will be sponsoring the Regal Contest each day of the festival—the theme is High King, Queen, Knight and Princess! There’s an interactive kids’ tent, face painting, and more.

And for the adults:  the new Jameson Irish Whiskey Tasting Tent, lots of music and comedy, TONS of food and drink, Irish dancing, and Kansas City’s largest outdoor Mass. Full Catholic Mass starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Sept. 4 at the Terrace Stage.  Area bishops typically concelebrate Mass.

The contest:  we have two 4-packs of tickets to give away to two lucky readers!

Please enter by leaving a comment on this post and let us know what your family’s plans are shaping up to be for Labor Day Weekend.  Entries will be accepted until Monday, August 29, 2011 at noon Central time.  We will choose the two winners on Monday!  Good luck.

Must be 21 years of age to enter and win. Only one entry per household will be considered. No substitutions or transfers. Giveaway prize is not redeemable for cash. By entering, winner consents to allow the use of his/her name for promotional purposes without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prize. No purchase necessary to enter or win.