Category Archives: Kansas City Happenings

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….

Boulevard Tapped Tour

  Known for breweries, no trip to KCMO is complete without a “tapped tour.” Recurring every Sunday through July 30th, the brew-fueled tour stretches from 1 – 5 p.m. and kicks off at Country Club Plaza Area. Hop on board the Barley Bus, and get an insider’s peek into the craft beer scene. You’ll be…

First Fridays Crossroad Arts District

  Every first Friday through April 7th, head to the downtown area and the Crown Center area at 5 p.m. for a festival where thousands of attendees flock to the sidewalks to enjoy the biggest, most popular gathering in KCMO. Galleries, studios and arts organizations host a special monthly night with live entertainment, visiting artists…

KCMO Trick or Treating Guide

  Traveling to KCMO this Halloween with the kids? Make sure you know the best hot spots for trick or treating, including the most ghostly decorations and the biggest treats. There are a slew of pumpkin patches nearby including Carolyn’s Country Cousins and Louisburg Cider Mill and Pumpkin Patch. All offer entertainment, hayrides, pumpkin picking…

Visit the Liberty Memorial

  Located at the National World War I Museum, the Liberty Memorial is a renowned part of the KCMO skyline. In the heart of downtown, the Liberty Memorial Tower is “in honor of those who served in the world war in defense of liberty and our country.” Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,…