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“Fostoria” American Crystal Exhibit

08/23/14 to 10/26/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Exhibits

New exhibit featuring David Hartman's collection of "Fostoria" American Crystal.  160+ pieces of rare crystals.  Exhibit runs August 2 through October 26th.  The Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon - 5pm.

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964"

09/06/14 to 11/16/14
Wyandotte County Historical Society & Museum
631 North 126th, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Ongoing, Exhibits

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964" will be at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum in Bonner Springs, KS. from September 6th through November 16th.  "Bracero" means Mexico manual laborer and was a project by the United States Government in partnership with Mexico.  This project started out as oral history documentation but evolved into an exhibition of the braceros' experiences, and photographed images.  Many former braceros are getting older and there are few oral or written accounts of their experiences inspired the project. 


The Running Dead 5K

10/25/14 to 10/25/14
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
628 North 126th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Special Events

The Running Dead 5K is Kansas City's most zombie-rific event! Sign up as a human and race to the finish line and escape the Zombie Attack Zones as you fight for your survival. Or join the undead zombie hoard that will chase humans (or slowly stalk them, as zombies tend to do) through the course. Humans and zombies will battle it out across our wooded course on the beautiful grounds at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival site.

Do a test-drive of your Halloween costume and get awarded big prizes! We'll be having a group and individual costume contest at 10:30, before the run starts at 11AM.

After the run (if you're still alive) we'll have beer, soda, water, gatorade, and delicious food for your further enjoyment.

$30 per person

Free Zombie Makeup from Fantasy Faces KC starting at 8:00am!


Sporting KC vs New York

10/26/14 to 10/26/14
Sporting Park
1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Entertainment/Nightlife, Sports

Sporting KC vs New York on Sunday, October 26th at 7;30pm at Sporting Park! Visit website for more details.

Spook-Tacular Halloween at T-REX Cafe

10/29/14
T-Rex Cafe
1847 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

T-REX invites to you a Spook-Tacular Halloween night!  Wear your costume for fun tricks & treats, meet Dexter and friends, enjoy free games, crafts and activities and discounted prices on kid's meal.

Grinter Place - Chili Supper and Silent Auction

11/01/14
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Join us for a chili supper and tour of the house. Enjoy live music and bid in the silent auction.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door; children five and younger are free. To pre-purchase tickets, contact Grinter Place 913-299-0373; grinter@kshs.org; Don Jolley 913-481-3527; Pat Spencer 913-788-7140


Annual Wyandotte County Veterans Day Commemoration Celebration

11/08/14
Salvation Army
6723 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66102 (map)

Type:  Free Events, Family Friendly, Special Events

Celebrate Veterans at the Annual Wyandotte County Veterans Commemoration Event on Saturday, November 8th at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Village.  View commemorative Displays and Refreshments at 10:00am. Program at 10:30am. Special speakers and entertainment by: Piper High School Music-in-Motion, Schlagle High School Marching Band, and KCKPD Bagpipers.


Grinter Place - Saturdays by the Grinter Stove

11/08/14
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Learn about Kansas City area history and stay for lunch prepared on the wood stove. A different speaker will present each week. See below for additional dates:

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015

Veteran's Day Fantastic Four Mile Trail Run

11/09/14 to 11/09/14
Wyandotte County Lake & Park
91st & Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, KS 66109 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Sports

This race is hosted by Trail Nerds at Wyandotte County Lake to honor the veterans among us. If you are a veteran, or current or former member of the armed forces, police, fire department, park ranger, or EMT emergency services, your entry is FREE. Just show up on race day and fill-out & sign the waiver. Just a $10 entry fee for others. For more information visit www.psychowyco.com.


Holiday Craft Show

11/22/14 to 11/22/14
Eisenhower Community Center
2901 North 72nd, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Exhibits

The Craft Show will be held at Eisenhower Community Center and admission is free. To find out more about this event please call 913-573-8358.


Kansas City Kansas Mayor Holland's Downtown Holiday Lighting

12/05/14
Unified Government
701 N. 7th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Entertainment/Nightlife, Special Events, Free Events

Bring the whole family out to the annual ringing in of the holiday season at City Hall on Friday from 4:00pm - 7:30pm at the Kansas City, Kansas City Hall Plaza, 701 N. 7th Street. Tree Lighting at 7:15pm. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Bring your camera).  Holiday movies, free popcorn, crafts and games for the kids. Local choirs, bands and dance groups will perform. Local food vendors will be selling. Free parking in lots E and E South. The event is free; concessions will be available for purchase.
For more information call 913-573-5010.


Alternate Chili Run

12/06/14 to 12/06/14
Wyandotte County Lake & Park
91st & Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, KS 66109 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

The Trail Nerds host their final event of the year at Wyandotte County Lake. This run is not a competitive race but just for fun. For more information www.psychowyco.com.


Division II Football at Sporting Park

12/20/14
Sporting Park
One Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Sports

Get ready for more football as Division II Football comes to Sporting Park on December 20, 2016 to battle for the championship.  See website for more details.

Grinter Place - Saturdays by the Grinter Stove

01/10/15
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Learn about Kansas City area history and stay for lunch prepared on the wood stove. A different speaker will present each week. See below for additional dates:

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015

YETI Shiver Me Timbers

01/25/15
Adventure Zip KC
12829 Loring Road, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Special Events

The Yeti course will be like nothing you have ever experienced including lots of fire and ice obstacles. We have a massive cold storage freezer at a frosty -18 F and will be using forms to build ice blocks to use in our construction.

This is a 2 mile 20+ obstacle course intended to get you up and out of the house preparing for an amazing 2015 events season. Join the Yeti and get buck wild.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit a local charity KVC.

Military, Teacher and Health Care worker discounts available after the first 200 $39 entries- Write info@kctimberchallenge.com for details . 



Grinter Place - Saturdays by the Grinter Stove

02/14/15
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Learn about Kansas City area history and stay for lunch prepared on the wood stove. A different speaker will present each week. See below for additional dates:

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015

Grinter Place - Saturdays by the Grinter Stove

03/14/15
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Learn about Kansas City area history and stay for lunch prepared on the wood stove. A different speaker will present each week.


Division I Men's Soccer College Cup at Sporting Park

12/11/15 to 12/13/15
Sporting Park
One Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Sports

Don't miss a minute of the action when the Division I Men's Soccer College Cup comes to Sporting Park December 11-13, 2015 to battle for the championship.  See website for more details.