Festivals and fun happenings in Kansas City, Kansas

As summer winds down and everyone gets back into the groove of routines, there are some exciting festivals and events that are going on around Kansas City, Kan. From long-running festivals like the Kansas City Renaissance Festival to the exciting new Tacos and Tequila event at Legends Field, there's…

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How to have a fun and festive Fourth in KCK

After a long year of social distancing and small gatherings, everyone seems ready to spend the Fourth of July weekend celebrating the new found independence from the pandemic. We've got a list of family fun, fireworks and food to help you celebrate America's birthday. Here's 5 firework displays in or near Kansas City, Kan. that'll be blast…

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Revving For A Good Time

High-octane fun in Kansas City, Kansas I treasure nothing more than time spent with my wife and two children, who often endure my bad music as I tote us around in our minivan. But as I neared age 40, I sometimes felt time slipping away and suspected I needed a little jump start. My wife must have sensed my anxiety because for my birthday, she planned an incredible weekend for me along with my best friend, Satch, in Kansas City, Kan. When not driving, I often spend time watching other people do…

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5 Must Visit Patios in Kansas City, Kansas

When the sun is shining and the birds are chirping,there's no better way to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying a meal and beverage with great views in Kansas City, Kan.  With more people seeking outdoor dining and social distancing options, we've put together a list of some of the coolest patios in KCK to help you navigate the patio scene.  Whether you're looking for a breath of fresh air, a meal with a view, or a place to hang with friends and family, check out these hidden gems in KCK.  …

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Where to take your family in Kansas City, KS for Spring Break 2021

Spring Break has arrived for kids and families around the country this month. Parents may find themselves looking for something fun and exciting to do with their family during this much-deserved break. Kansas City, KS has a variety of kid-friendly things to do that are sure to keep the whole gang entertained. We have taken the guesswork out of planning and put together an itinerary of KCK activities that will keep the kids busy and stress-free for mom and dad. Morning We recommend…

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Gameday Food Specials in Kansas City, KS

The Kansas City Chiefs have made it to another Super Bowl Championship and we have a list of places in Kansas City, KS to snack on during the game and celebrate!The Kansas City Chiefs are playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, February 7th in the 2021 NFL Championship Super Bowl Game LV at 5:30 pm CST in Tampa, Florida. You can catch the game on CBS, ESPN Deportes, or 106.5 The Wolf. We've watched the Chiefs play their hearts out all season to take us to another Super Bowl and here we are!  …

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Fit Fab 40s in Kansas City, KS

TWO COUPLES LIVE IT UP ON A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO KANSAS CITY, KS. We’d just dropped off our daughter, Maddie, for her first college visit. College. When did Dave and I grow old enough to have a daughter scouting out campuses and contemplating dual degrees? I wasn’t ready for us to become empty nesters at 45. Dave, always looking for the rainbow, remarked on how much more time we’ll have to get back to our active lifestyle. He reminded me there were plenty of things to do in nearby Kansas City…

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Derby Girls in Kansas City, KS

Usually, I’m in Kansas City, Kan. visiting my grandmother nearby. But this last time, I was in town for roller derby. My cousin, Dana, had recently joined a team that was going to their first away game in Kansas City, Kan., and to quote her, “I could NOT miss it.” I hadn’t seen her in a long time, so it didn’t take much convincing for me to go. We decided to turn our trip into a long weekend so we could catch up. With its abundance of art, great food and even better spirits (both of the cultural…

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It’s Race Day in Kansas City, KS

Nothing quite prepared me for an actual day at the track. “Can you feel it, yet?” asked Dave as we pulled into the parking lot of Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS. I finally understood what he had been talking about—that palpable buzzing of excitement that surrounds race day. Dave is the big car racing fan in our family, and we were bringing our 7-year-old twin boys to their first race. It was my first race, too. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big sports fan. I’ve been to more Royals and Chiefs…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Charlie Parker All Month Long

August 29th marks what would be the 100th birthday of the Kansas City, KS born Jazz legend Charlie “Yardbird” Parker. Known for his smooth alto saxophone, Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading musician in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, technique, and advanced harmonies. Parker was raised in KCMO, near the Westport area. He began playing sax at the young age of 11 and later joined his school band at Lincoln High School. He left school in…

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