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KC Farmers Markets 2018

Posted April 09, 2018 11:37pm by Jane

I love nothing better than getting out to KC’s many area farmers markets to select fresh, locally produced food! Here’s what we can look forward to this growing season:

Bonner Springs Farmers Market: Fresh produce, locally grown meats, dairy, and other specialty items. Open Saturdays, 8am-noon, May 5-Oct. 27; Kelly Murphy Park, Bonner Springs, Kansas 

Brookside Farmers Market: Farm-fresh, organic, local (within 100 miles) food. Saturdays, Apr 14-October, 8am-1pm; November, 9am-noon; 63rd St. & Wornall Road, KCMO

City Market: Dining, shopping, entertainment and special events throughout the season. April-October: Saturdays, 7am-3pm; Sundays, 9am-3pm; Wednesdays (June-August), 10am-2pm; November-March: 9am-3pm; 20 E 5th St., KCMO (at the heart of KC’s River Market)

KCK Farmers Markets: AKA KCK Green Market, this network of three KCK-area farmers markets features locally grown food, June-October, 7:30am-1pm: Tuesdays, Catholic Charities, 2220 Central Ave., KCK; Wednesdays, Health Department, 6th & Tauromee, KCK; Thursdays: KCK Community College, Campus Blvd & Argentine Ln., KCK

KC Organics and Natural Market: 100% organic, locally produced produce and artisanal products. Saturdays, May-Oct; 8am-12:30pm. Minor Park, just East of Holmes on Red Bridge Road (111th Street), KCMO

Lee’s Summit Farmers Market: Fresh produce, plants, meat, baked goods, and handmade crafts. Apr 7-Nov 17; Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7am until sold out. SE 2nd St & SE Douglas St, Lees Summit, MO

Lenexa Farmers Market: Fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, baked goods, flowers and other specialty items. 8am-noon Saturdays, Apr 21–Oct 27 & Tuesdays, May 29–Aug 28; Lenexa Civic Campus Parking Garage, 17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS

Merriam Farmers Market: Baked goods, fresh produce and other specialty items. Saturdays, May 5–Sept 29,  7am–1pm; Wednesdays, June 6-August 29, 5-8pm. Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 

Olathe Farmers Market: Fresh produce, plants, flowers and other specialty items. Saturdays, Apr 21-Oct 20; 7:30am until sold out; Wednesdays, May 9-Sep 26; 7:30am until sold out; Two locations: Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Road and Black Bob Park, 14500 W 151 St., Olathe, KS farmers marketLeesSummit

Overland Park Farmers Market: Fresh produce, locally grown meats and dairy, plants and special events. Saturdays, Apr 14-Sept 29, 7am-1pm; Wednesdays, May 16-Sept 26; 7:30am-1pm; Oct 6-Nov 17, 8am-1pm; 7950 Marty St., Overland Park, KS 

Raytown Farmers Market: Local, producer-only vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, plants and other specialty items, plus live music. Saturdays, 9am-1pm; Opening day is May 6; East 62nd Raytown Road, Raytown, MO 

Shawnee Farmers Market: A variety of farm-fresh produce and specialty items. Saturdays, May-Oct, 7am-4pm; City Hall Parking Lot, Nieman Rd & Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS

There are several additional neighborhood markets in the KC area as well; go to for more information.

Photos courtesy of Lee’s Summit Farmers Market.

Easter in KC 2018

Posted March 11, 2018 6:52am by Jane

Some inklings of spring (Kansas-style anyway) are starting to emerge, and with that comes tons of Easter activities in the KC area! You can always take a stroll on the Country Club Plaza to enjoy the giant Easter bunnies, or visit your neighborhood shopping center for a photo with a life-sized bunny. If you’re looking for something a little different, here are some other fun ways to make Easter a family event:

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Easter Egg Dive: Dive for eggs at Grandview Parks & Rec’s annual Easter Egg Dive, 10am at The View’s indoor pool. Register early as this event fills up quickly! The View, 13500 Byars Road, Grandview, MO 64030

Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • Easter Bunny at Crown Center: Kids of all ages can meet and greet the Easter Bunny! Take your own photos, or get a professional photographer to take your pictures (for a fee). Noon-4pm in Crown Center Shops Atrium, March 24, 25, 30 & 31.
  • Ollie’s BIG Egg Hunt and VIP Breakfast at Paradise Park: It’s an egg-citing good time with eggs galore, games and more spread across 3 acres! Breakfast at 9am (reservations only); hunt at 1:30pm; Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Spring Jamboree: Easter egg hunt, crafts, field games, and photo ops. 10am-2pm at Shoal Creek Living History Museum, 7000 Northeast Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64156; ages 2-12
  • Underwater Easter Egg Hunt: Enjoy 45 minutes of play time in the pool with tons of eggs to find! Register by March 17; space is limited and program fills fast! Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes Street, Gladstone, MO 64118
  • City Wide Easter Egg Hunt: Petting zoo, cookie decorating, bounce houses, bubbles, temporary tattoos, games, crafts and many more fun family activities including an egg hunt and a special visit by the Easter Bunny! 10am-noon at the National World War 1 Museum and Memorial, South East Lawn
  • Easter Egg-stravaganza: Enjoy egg hunts, mini train rides, real bunnies, face painting, crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny! Specific egg hunt times by age group; 10am-noon, Rotary Park, 600 NW Vesper Street, Blue Springs, MO 64014
  • Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt: Help find 2,000+ eggs with your flashlight! $5 fee includes a bag full of candy, hot dogs and soda, and eggs that are filled with candy and local coupons; register by March 16; for ages 6-12; 7pm at Hidden Valley Park
  • Spring Extravaganza 2018: Enjoy arts and crafts, games, refreshments, and an egg hunt! Free, noon-2pm at Marlborough Community Center, 8200 Paseo, KCMO 64131
  • Easter Begg Hunt: Your dog will have a GRReat time sniffing out over 2,000 eggs stuffed with our treats and coupons! Registration is $12 in advance; $15 day of the event. Noon-2:30pm at Mill Creek Park
  • Easter Bunny’s Extreme Egg Hunt: The Easter Bunny has taken the traditional egg hunt to the extreme with a GPS search! Lunch and pictures with the Easter Bunny included! Register by March 20, Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, Kansas, 66219
  • Brunch with the Bunny:  Face painting, crafts, games, a light brunch and egg hunt are part of the festivities. For ages 2-9; $6/person; 10-11:30am; Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr.

Sunday, March 25, 2017

  • Easter Bunny at Crown Center: Kids of all ages can meet and greet the Easter Bunny! Take your own photos, or get a professional photographer to take your pictures (for a fee). Noon-4pm in Crown Center Shops Atrium, March 24, 25, 30 & 31.
  • Spring Egg Hunt at Westport-Roanoke: Get as many sweet treats as you can, then head inside for refreshments and a performance by Stone Lion Puppets! 1-2:30pm at Westport Roanoke Community Center
  • Southeast Spring Egg Hunt: Hunt for more than 4,000 eggs in Swope Park! Kids ages 2-12 will enjoy candy, treats, games and fun! 3-4pm at Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St, KCMO
  • Eggstravaganza: Leawood Parks & Rec’s annual egg hunt is fun for the whole family! Free for all participants ages 8 & under; Boy Scouts serve a hot dog lunch for a nominal fee; Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Blvd, Leawood, KS

Friday, March 30, 2018

  • Easter Bunny at Crown Center: Kids of all ages can meet and greet the Easter Bunny! Take your own photos, or get a professional photographer to take your pictures (for a fee). Noon-4pm in Crown Center Shops Atrium, March 24, 25, 30 & 31.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

  • Ollie’s 10th Annual Egg Hunt: Join Ollie and the Easter Bunny for an egg-citing good time! Hundreds of hidden eggs wait to be found! Plenty of Easter-themed fun for everyone! 10:30am & 1:30pm. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Easter Bunny at Crown Center: Kids of all ages can meet and greet the Easter Bunny! Take your own photos, or get a professional photographer to take your pictures (for a fee). Noon-4pm in Crown Center Shops Atrium, March 24, 25, 30 & 31.
  • Easter Eggstravaganza at Science City: Join Science City for its Annual Easter celebration…it’s a morning jam-packed full of science and Easter fun! 10am-noon at Science City at Union Station
  • Line Creek Spring Egg Hunt: Fun Spring activities, including the Imagination Playground and egg hunt! 11am at Line Creek Community Center, 5940 NW Waukomis Dr., KCMO
  • Hillcrest Spring Celebration: Spring egg hunt, games, crafts, refreshments, and special guest: the Easter Bunny! For kids ages 1-10; 1-3pm at Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd., KCMO
  • City of Raymore’s Annual Easter Festival: Kids hunt for 15,000 Easter eggs in age-appropriate areas, plus tons of other fun! 10am at Memorial Park, 400 S Park Dr, 64083 Raymore, MO
  • Louisburg Cider Mill Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Join in for some old-fashioned Easter fun at Louisburg Cider Mill, 11am-1pm, 14730 K68 Highway, LouisburgKS 66053
  • Lee’s Summit Downtown Bunny Hop: Join the Easter Bunny for a parade and Bunny Ears & Easter Hat Contest! 10am-noon; Downtown Lee’s Summit, 3rd & Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Sunday, April 1, 2018

  • Hyde Park Spring Frolic & Egg Hunt: A variety of entertaining activities for children including pony rides, a petting zoo, art activities, family photos with the Easter Bunny, and more! Everything is free and open to the public. 12:30-3pm; bring your own basket!

Image courtesy of Grandview Parks & Rec.

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Kansas City Summer Camp Directory 2018

Posted February 26, 2018 9:41pm by Jane

In case you missed it the first time, our 2018 Kansas City Summer Camp Directory is here! Tons of camps begin enrollment starting March 1, so there’s still time to plot out your plan of action for summertime fun for the kids. Let KC Kids Fun take the work out of finding the right camp for your kiddos – click on the directory links, below to begin your planning.

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As usual, we’ve broken them down into six categories for you:

(If you operate a Kansas City area day or overnight camp which is not listed here in our camp listings, please let us know! And if you’re interested in a Sponsored Listing, contact us for information.)

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