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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. 


Live Music by Funk Syndicate at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant

10/31/14 to 11/01/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by Funk Syndicate at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

Hay Rides & Tours of Ruins at Old Quindaro Museum

11/01/14
Old Quindaro Museum
3432 North 29th Street, Kansas City, KS 66104 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Old Quindaro Museum presents hay rides and tours of the ruins.  Museum tours available as well.  Call 913.244.8497 or 816.356.8938 for additional information.  Admission by donation, $5 adults, $3 kids.

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


Live Music by Soca Jukebox at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant

11/07/14 to 11/08/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by SOCA JUKEBOX at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

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.


Cabela's Hometown Heroes Event

11/08/14 to 11/11/14
Cabela's
10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Special Events

Cabela's is offering their EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT to active Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMS personnel from Nov. 8-11, 2014.

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.


Live Music by Travis Gibson Band at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant

11/14/14 to 11/15/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife, Concerts

Enjoy LIVE music by the Travis Gibson Band at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.


Live Music by County Road 5 at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant

11/21/14 to 11/22/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by County Road 5 at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

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.


Taste of Cabela's

11/22/14
Cabela's
10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Cabela’s has many flavors to offer all visitors during the holiday season. Come try our breads, salsa and seasonings to take home for your everyday meals.

"Olde World Christmas" at Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center

11/22/14 to 12/28/14
Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center
720 N. 4th Street, Kansas City, KS. 66101 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Exhibits

The museum will be decorated in its holiday glory starting Saturday, November 22rd  for "Olde World Christmas"!  Victorian era decorations will adorn the mansion and the ethnic rooms will be filled with Christmas season "Olde World" traditions.  In addition to the permanent ethnic exhibitors, also on display will be groups representing Mexico, Ireland and African-American.  In the Tea Room, enjoy "Olde World Delicacies'" from different ethnic groups.  Stop by the Gift Shop after your tour and pick up those unusual gifts for your family and friends.

St. Nicholas will be arriving December 6th and visiting with children of all ages from 1pm-4pm at the museum.  $5 photo fee, cookies and mill will be served and each child will received a special surprise gift from St. Nicholas.



Strawberry Hill Museum Night Time Christmas Tour

11/28/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Special Events

Consider a night time tour of the Strawberry Hill Museum.  During these evening tours, the museum will be illuminated using Victorian oil lamps and Christmas lighting.  Night time tours will be on Friday evenings on Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 19 and Jan. 2 at 6pm.  Tour size is limited and reservations are required.  Cost is $15 which includes tour, drinks and dessert.

Live Music by Outlaw Junkies at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

11/28/14 to 11/29/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by the Outlaw Junkies at 9pm at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

Strawberry Hill Museum Candy Making Class

11/29/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Special Events

David Hartman will be leading a class in the techniques of making peanut brittle, fudge, and a surprise goodie in the Museum's Children's Dining room.  Class size is limited and participants must be 18 or order to participate.  Cost is $25 per person for supplies.  Pre-registration is required by Friday, November 21.

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.


Strawberry Hill Museum Night Time Christmas Tour

12/05/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Special Events

Consider a night time tour of the Strawberry Hill Museum.  During these evening tours, the museum will be illuminated using Victorian oil lamps and Christmas lighting.  Night time tours will be on Friday evenings on Dec. 5, Dec. 19 and Jan. 2 at 6pm.  Tour size is limited and reservations are required.  Cost is $15 which includes tour, drinks and dessert.

Live Music by DJ-Sun Up Jones at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant

12/05/14 to 12/06/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by DJ-Sun Up Jones at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

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.


Photos with Santa at Cabela's

12/06/14 to 12/07/14
Cabela's
10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Free Events

Come get your FREE Santa photos for the holiday season. All families are welcomed to take their own pictures with Santa with a safari setting background. This event will be held within our African Diorama.

St. Nicholas visits Strawberry Hill Museum

12/06/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

This is a special year at Strawberry Hill as St. Nicholas marks the 25th year he has included the museum inhis flight plan.  St. Nicholas will be arriving December 6th and visiting with children of all ages from 1pm-4pm at the museum.  $5 photo fee, cookies and mill will be served and each child will received a special surprise gift from St. Nicholas.


Live Music by Rivertown at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant Hollywood Casino

12/12/14 to 12/13/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by Rivertown at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant Hollywood Casino. 

Photos with Santa at Cabela's

12/13/14 to 12/14/14
Cabela's
10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Free Events

Come get your FREE Santa photos for the holiday season. All families are welcomed to take their own pictures with Santa with a safari setting background. This event will be held within our African Diorama.

Strawberry Hill Museum Night Time Christmas Tour

12/19/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Special Events

Consider a night time tour of the Strawberry Hill Museum.  During these evening tours, the museum will be illuminated using Victorian oil lamps and Christmas lighting.  Night time tours will be on Friday evenings on Dec. 19 and Jan. 2 at 6pm.  Tour size is limited and reservations are required.  Cost is $15 which includes tour, drinks and dessert.

Live Music by Saucy Jack at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant

12/19/14 to 12/20/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by Sauncy Jack at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

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.

Live Music by County Road 5 at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant

12/26/14 to 12/27/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by County Road 5 at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

Celebrate New Year's Eve Hollywood Style!

12/31/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife, Special Events

Celebrate New Year's Eve Hollywood Style!  Come party, eat harty, or play at Hollywood Casino all night long!  Enjoy music by Disco Dick & The Mirror Balls from 8:30am - Midnight on the casino floor.  Or head up to Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant where Vantage Point will begin playing at 10pm.  

Strawberry Hill Museum Night Time Christmas Tour

01/02/15
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Special Events

Consider a night time tour of the Strawberry Hill Museum.  During these evening tours, the museum will be illuminated using Victorian oil lamps and Christmas lighting.  Tour size is limited and reservations are required.  Cost is $15 which includes tour, drinks and dessert.

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.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

05/09/15
Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Sports, Family Friendly, Special Events

Mark your calendars now for May 9th at the Kansas Speedway to see the sparks fly for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 



Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Kansas Speedway

10/18/15
Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Sports

Don't miss  the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Oct. 18, 2015 at Kansas Speedway!


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.