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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Make a Splash in Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, KS is fun for kids through grandparents My husband, Randy, and I consider ourselves lucky and we have four grandchildren to prove it. Our two grandsons and two granddaughters are between the ages of six and twelve, and it feels like each time we see them their personalities have become more pronounced. Our oldest grandchild, Ivan, is almost a teenager, preoccupied with his sports and his teammates. His little sister, Allison, is eight, and misses her brother when he’s not around…

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Make it a Cool Summer in Kansas City, Kansas

Making memories with extended family time away It was ten minutes before 10a.m., almost time for the Great Clock Tower Show in the lobby of Great Wolf Lodge. I looked around me, checking off a mental roll call of our crew: my husband, Aaron, our 10-year-old daughter, our two boys—ages seven and 13—my 60-something parents, and—wait. “Where’s Grammy?!” My mom disappeared down a hallway to find my 85-year-old grandmother and emerged slightly out of breath several minutes later with Grammy in tow…

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Celebrate the Great Outdoors in Kansas City, Kansas

Spending time outdoors is sureto reduce stress, brighten your mood and promote happiness. June is National Great Outdoors Month and what better way to celebrate than to plan a trip to spend some time in nature. We've put together a list of outdoor attractions in Kansas City, Kansas that will give you a boost of fresh air.   …

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Head Outdoors in Kansas City, Kansas

Our family lived in rural Kansas when my two kids were young and their summers were spent playing in the woods behind our house. They built forts with sticks, swam in the creek and climbed trees that their imaginations transformed into everything from pirate ships to the jungles of Africa. Family…

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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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Affordable Family Fun in Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, Kan. is the perfect destination for a family looking to maximize fun and minimize cost. My girls, Sarah and Ashley, play just about every sport imaginable, but softball is their favorite. A few weeks ago, my husband, Will, and I took the whole family, including their little brother Sam, to a tournament in Kansas City, Kan. We had come to town for the games, but in our downtime the kids weren’t interested in just chilling at the hotel. After the third complaint of “Mom, I’m…

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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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A War Memorial Tour in Kansas City, KS

When I think of my dad, I think of a lot of different things. I think of his hands steadying the seat of my bike as I pedaled my way down the sidewalk. I remember his wink as we both snuck a second popsicle on a hot summer evening. I think of my horror in finding that I’d been placed in his history class in ninth grade, and I think of the sheer joy and pride that shone on his face when I was accepted to college. There are other memories in there too—the furrow in his brow when he grounded me…

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