Just like that, Memorial Day has come and gone, and the Kansas City summer is upon us. On any given day, the air smells of Honeysuckle flowers, mixed with the buzzing and chirping of the many summer participants. Some of our favorite summer pastimes are eating barbecue, sipping on cold drinks, and watching a Kansas City sports team. From thrilling theme parks to events and festivals, the Kansas City summer comes to life in the long days ahead. Here are a few suggestions for summer fun and enjoyment.
Yes, the River Market is active year-round, but its vibrance shines during summer. The weekends are full of fresh produce, loyal vendors, and other unique shops. Listening to live entertainment and grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many local restaurants should be a must on your to-do list. The River Market is chock-full of history that dates back to 1857 and is home to the Arabia Steamboat Museum.
Beat the heat by visiting this world-class museum home to an impressive art collection from various periods and cultures. Stroll through the sculpture park, play mini-golf, or test your navigation skills through the glass maze. The iconic shuttlecocks are the perfect backdrop for a picnic or photo shoot.
Summer is almost synonymous with sweet treats, and fortunately for Kansas Citians, the list of where to enjoy them is long. One of our favorites is Betty Rae’s Ice Cream’s homemade waffle cones and unique creations.
Memorial Day weekend kicked off summer with its Celebration at the Station, and the rest are soon to follow.The Power & Light Districtis home to KC Live!, an entertainment venue some consider to be the heartbeat of the live music scene. There is a deep appreciation for the arts and many diverse cultures here. TheEthnic Enrichment Festivalunites dozens of countries, highlighting them through food and celebration. TheArts and Culture Scenein KC is multi-dimensional and rich in artistic expression and is perfect for exploring during the Kansas City summer.
*Craft Breweries and Distilleries*
Kansas City has quickly become a destination for craft brewery aficionados. Find your flight plan with this list:Kansas City Craft Brewery, and don’t forget to hop on one of the many tours that will drive you to and fro! The legacy of the Kansas City distillery delves deep into the history of our great city; with bootleggers, political connections, and late-night gambling,Kansas City Craft Spiritssatisfies even the thirsty drinker.
This list is abbreviated to a classic five in Kansas City, but there is an adventure around every corner. Summer fun is even sweeter when you can find exclusive deals and savings at your favorite places or travel destinations. Let the Kansas City summer begin!