January 29, 2019: It’s the official 158th birthday of the state of Kansas. And although this birthday celebration will (likely) be void of confetti and cake, there’s still a lot of fun to be had on Kansas Day! Here are some of the best events in Kansas City to celebrate our little rectangular, midwestern paradise.
Overland Park Arboretum
On January 26, between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., the Overland Park Arboretum will be hosting a Kansas Day party. Tales will be told, music will be played, and history will be repeated through a lively reenactment. This special Kansas Day event is free with admission, so go ahead and explore all 300 acres of the arboretum before and after the party. (We dare you!)
For more details, check www.opkansas.org.
Kansas Museum of History
If you head west of our Overland Park Chevy dealership, you’ll eventually strike gold at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka. That’s because, on January 29, the museum is offering free all-day admission to the public. Numerous STEM activities will be available, including a hands-on demonstration of old-timey arts and crafts. A special Wild West performance will also be showing throughout the afternoon. Get your learnin’ on!
Read more information on the KSHS website.
Kansas City Royals FanFest
You’re in for a royal treat this Kansas Day weekend! Hosted at the Kansas City Convention Center, the Royals FanFest event will features autograph sessions with current and retired Royals players, interactive activities and games, musical performances, and lots more. Best of all, tickets are just $5 for kids!
To purchase FanFest tickets, visit Royals.com/FanFest.
Let’s Play House: Antique Dollhouses
Held at the Antioch library on Saturday, January 26, this enchanting learning experience will keep you on your toes. Curator Laura Taylor dives down the deepest of rabbit holes as she uncovers the truths about eight gorgeous vintage dollhouses that are currently displayed at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Join in on the fun.
Register online at www.mymcpl.org.
Winter Jam Tour Spectacular
Christian music’s biggest annual concert tour is back at the Sprint Center, and it’s better than ever. Just $15 at the door, tickets give you a front-row seat to view the industry’s most popular musical acts, including Newsboys United, Rend Collective, Hollyn, and more.
Visit 2019.jamtour.com for additional details.
January Chevy Specials in Overland Park
Of course, we would love to plug our own Kansas Day specials on new Chevy vehicles and used cars! When you visit McCarthy-Morse Chevrolet this January, you’ll have access to hundreds of discounts and special offers, from new Chevrolet lease deals to exclusive McCarthy-only specials on used cars. Celebrate Kansas Day in style—and without going over your budget—by visiting our Overland Park dealership at 9201 Metcalf Ave. To schedule a test drive, simply contact our sales team at 913-649-6000.
Happy 158th, Kansas!