Category Archives: Kid Friendly Entertainment

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…

ShrimpFest + BINGO

  What do two seemingly unrelated items have in common? Shrimp and Bingo are a surprisingly winning combination, especially when it’s at the 28th annual ShrimpFest and Bingo Festival! Located at the Lenexa Rotary Club, tickets are just $25 for adults, $10 for kids 6 – 12, and free for those five and under. All…

Canes, Cocoa and a Claus!

  Want to hunt for candy canes with Santa Claus? At the annual Canes, Cocoa and a Claus event at the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site in nearby Fairway, families head out on the hunt December 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. Bring a flashlight and little ones 10 years and younger. Parents must…

The Nutcracker, Kansas City Ballet

  From December 5 – 24, the Kansas City Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Popular dates, including weekends and Christmas Eve, do sell out, so get your tickets early. As always, The Nutcracker is a magical holiday staple suitable for children and adults alike….

See “A Christmas Carol”

  From November 20 – Christmas Eve, you can get tickets to see “A Christmas Carol” at Spencer Theatre, conveniently located at 4949 Cherry Street. Tickets start at just $29, and this performance—now in its 35th season—has become a holiday tradition for many locals and visitors alike. It’s the perfect outing if you’re in town…

Holiday Luminary Walk

  It’s the 17th annual Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden Holiday Luminary Walk! Come and help December 4 – 5 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the beautiful Overland Park Arboretum where the biggest fundraiser of the year showcases a full mile of luminaries, lights and candles. Peppered along the stroll is live entertainment….

Pilgrim Run

  Sign up for the Hyde Park Pilgrim Run, and burn off those impending Thanksgiving calories early! This fun, family-friendly run and/or walk through gorgeous Hyde Park takes place Thanksgiving morning and is an annual event for many. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Pilgrim Chapel, and many runners say this is their first…