Category Archives: Kansas City Happenings

Arabia Steamboat Museum

  What does Kansas City and Arabian steamboats have in common? Much more than you think! In 1856, the Steamboat Arabia sank close to KCMO, full of 200 tons of “mystery cargo.” The treasures were missing for 132 years, finally found in 1988. For researchers and historians, this was a huge treasure hunt success of…

Arrowhead Stadium

  Home of the Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium is a massive, state of the art facility hosting some of the biggest and best events in the KCMO area. Football season has arrived, and guests lucky enough to take in a game at the stadium do so immersed in history. As the 28th biggest stadium…

Head to Science City

  Science City at Union Station is where play meets science in this hands-on, interactive destination fit for the whole family. There are always exciting new temporary exhibits, but permanent displays like the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium with daily shows is always guaranteed to get your geek-driven visit started right. With the best views of the…

The College Basketball Experience

  It’s not just a museum—it’s so much more. This fully interactive destination is where basketball fans of all ages and abilities, from newbies to veterans, gather together to really get in the game. Here you’ll face skill challenges, get familiar with an ESPNU Broadcast Desk, and learn behind the scenes college basketball tips you’ve…

Get the Best View of the Eclipse in Nearby St. Joseph!

  With all the buzz about the Great American Eclipse August 21, you want to make sure to snag the best view possible. It’s in nearby St. Joseph, MO, and Best Western Seville Plaza has you covered with comfortable, affordable guest room. St. Joseph is directly on the centerline of the eclipse pathway, offering the…

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

  Nestled in nearby Overland Park, this popular family-friendly attraction features birds of prey, farm animals, butterfly gardens, and winding nature trails suitable for all ages. There’s also a Kanza Native American display as well as a full-scale, traditional country schoolhouse to explore. You’ll find a well-stocked fishing pond, pony rides and plenty of playgrounds,…

Symphony Classic Series

  Watch Ax play Mozart and Strauss’ Merry Pranks June 2 – 4, hosted by the Kansas City Symphony. With Emanuel Ax on the piano, the Helzberg Hall comes to life at this beloved annual event. Enjoy Piano Concerto No. 19 and 16 along with R. Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, which was performed at…

Boulevardia Festival

Just in time for Father’s Day, the massive Boulevardia in historic West Bottom is the perfect place to take the special dad in your life. Sponsored by Boulevard Brewing Co., the two-day festival includes plenty of craft beer samples. Enjoy location and national musical performances including Local Natives, Katy Guillen & the Girls, George Clinton…

Chinese New Year in KCMO

  With rich communities celebrating the Lunar New Year, you have options for ringing in the Year of the Rooster! The Chinese New Year Celebration, hosted by the Kansas City Chinese American Association, is January 28 and features incredible performances with more than 200 artists and performers. An eastern-western fusion festival and gala with entertainment…

MLK Jr. Celebrations

  Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual American Jazz Museum Festival. On January 16th, a musical, poetic and dance-fueled celebration takes place throughout the day to uplift the community and promote togetherness. The event is free and open to the public, although regular museum admission does apply….