The thermometer is picking up steam, and Kansas City residents of all ages are coming out of their winter hibernation in search of fun and entertainment. Luckily, the Kansas City area offers a bountiful variety of activities for families, couples, and individuals. Check out these great 2018 spring events in KC.
Big Egg Hunt at Paradise Park
Spanning three acres, Paradise Park’s 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is sure to egg-cite both young and old. Add to the day’s adventure by signing up for a special VIP breakfast that includes photos with the one and only Easter Bunny!
When: March 24 and March 31
Where: Paradise Park (1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO)
Price: The Egg Hunt is free to the public, and the VIP Breakfast is $16 for non-members. Register online at www.paradise-park.com.
Waggin’ Trail Park will host the ultimate pet-friendly Easter egg hunt. Events for the day include shopping with local pet vendors, prizes, photos with the Easter Bunny and 500 bone filled eggs. Fido will feel like the most special good boy (or girl) in the Universe!
When: March 24, from 1-2:30 PM
Where: Waggin’ Trail Park (432 NE 32nd Street, North Kansas City, MO)
Price: $5. Find more details at kcparent.com.
Kansas City Wanderlust 2018
Long weeks of cold weather can easily make the laziest among us stir-crazy. The Kansas City Wanderlust event presents a perfect atmosphere to work out the winter blahs and welcome the warm energies of spring! This zen event combines the soulful trifecta of a 5K, yoga and meditation into one day of re-energizing renewal.
When: May 19, from 7:30 AM to 3 PM
Where: Berkley Riverfront Park (1298 Riverfront Road Kansas City, MO)
Price: $21 – $150. Order tickets at wanderlust.com.
Olathe H.O.P.E. Car Show
Providing monthly food boxes to those in need at its food bank location or via a mobile food pantry, the Olathe H.O.P.E. Car Show, featuring family activities, vendors, and a surprisingly delicious hot dog meal, benefits the New Hope Food Pantry. Give back to your Olathe community by volunteering to help while you enjoy the festivities!
When: April 28, from 10 AM to 3 PM
Where: Olathe, KS (obtain location details here)
Price: $20 entry fee for the car show. Additional vendor and food purchases available.
Kansas Speedway Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 400
Although the Kansas Speedway provides racing entertainment year-round, we thought it was important to include it as a family-friendly spring event. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 400 offers all day racing spectaculars sure to excite the whole family.
When: May 11-12
Where: Kansas Speedway (400 Speedway Blvd Kansas City, KS)
Price: Varies based on desired seating location. Buy tickets online at kansasspeedway.com.
Greater Kansas City Home Show
In its 70th year, the Greater Kansas City Home Show promises fun for kids ages 1 to 100! Children will love running off some energy on the latest in backyard play equipment or participating in many other kid-friendly activities. Even Mom and Dad will love the home and garden project ideas and items available for purchase. After a day shopping and rubbing elbows with some of the home improvement world’s biggest celebrities, guests can even enjoy a Beer Tasting Tour, too!
When: March 23-25
Where: Kansas City Convention Center: Bartle Hall
Price: Tickets start at $10 (advanced purchase) $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. More details are available on their website.
Boasting 16 bands on 2 different stages, Rockfest is going to be rocking. Any die-hard rock or metal fan would be ashamed to miss this headbanging evening of heavy guitar riffs and hair flipping music. You have plenty of time to grow out your hair and buy that spiked wristband you’ve been eyeing.
When: June 2
Where: Kansas Speedway (400 Speedway Blvd Kansas City, KS 66111)
Price: TBA (more details can be found on their site).
FUNVILLE: What do you want to be?
KC families looking for something educational, try the Crown Center this spring. The Crown Center is hosting a hands-on, interactive “Grown Up Jobs” display and several activities through May. Kids can experience realistic jobs to develop a sense of what careers may be of interest to them. Some of the “job” experiences include a weather person, magician, barber, or farmer!
When: March 2 to May 6
Where: Crown Center (2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City)
As you shrug off that thick blanket, soft cozy socks, and winter jacket in preparation for flowers, Easter egg hunts, and springtime festivities, why not make an upgrade to your wheels, too? At McCarthy-Morse Chevrolet, we have amazing Chevy deals and lease offers available through spring. Save money and get the keys to a brand-new Chevy or quality used car by visiting our Overland Park car dealership today!
Contact us at (913) 440-0099 to schedule a test drive, or allow us to help you choose the right vehicle by stopping by our showroom at 9201 Metcalf Ave.
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