Category Archives: Things to do

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…

The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden

  This oasis is nestled on two acres as part of the Kauffman Legacy Park in the middle of Kansas City. Powell Gardens partners with the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to offer this beautifully landscaped reprise from the bustle of the city. Tranquil and serene, it’s encased in limestone…

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…

Visit The Scout

  Most KCMO residents and frequent visitors are familiar with The Scout statue, but few know the history. The well-known statue was created by Cyrus E. Dallin and has become a landmark in the city. At over 10 feet tall, it depicts a Sioux Native American surveying the land on horseback. The idea for the…

Visit Belvoir Winery

  The city’s historic events center is available for all your special events, from weddings to conferences or family reunions. Ongoing public events are also popular, like the murder mystery dinners where you get a full dinner, two drinks and one bloody good show! Tickets are $52, and the bar is open throughout the event….

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day Breakfast

  On March 30th at 7:30 a.m., bring your little ones to the Absolutely Incredible Kid Day Breakfast! Hosted by Camp Fire and featuring 150 community leaders, it’s a chance to celebrate the children of KCMO. The breakfast includes a silent auction as well as an awards ceremony to honor youth leaders in the area….

Your El Salvadorian Cuisine Options

  KCMO is famous for BBQ and southwestern flavors, but there are two delectable choices if you want something a little different. Salvadorian cuisine is fresh, spicy and deliciously homemade. In Kansas City, you have two options: El Salvadoreño and Restaurante Salvadoreno El Pulgarcito. El Salvadoreño features home cooking and is especially well known for…

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…