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In 2020 Sporting Kansas City celebrates 25 years of Major League Soccer in Kansas City! Before rebranding in 2010, the team was founded in 1996 as the Kansas City Wizards. This March will mark their 10th home opener at the state-of-the-art Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS! The new season also brings a variety of upgrades to the stadium including new technology, new partnerships and new places to indulge in game day eats! Here's the lowdown on what you can expect from the 2020 Sporting Kansas City season. 

Revving For A Good Time

on May 1, 2021

Richard Petty Driving Exprience

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

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.

 

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.

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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!  

Fit Fab 40s in Kansas City, KS

on January 1, 2021

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,

Derby Girls in Kansas City, KS

on January 1, 2021

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

kansas city speedway

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

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.

Charlie Parker

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

Whether you’ve been together for ten months or married for ten years – maintaining a healthy relationship and finding ways to connect, especially in the midst of a world crisis, is important. During a time where social distancing is encouraged, you may be feeling stumped on ways to celebrate your love. With a tiny bit of forethought, you can still have the perfect date night even if it’s just dinner or taking a romantic stroll.

Here are five date-night ideas you can do right now in Kansas City,