There’s a lot to do in Kansas City, and planning the perfect date for you and your partner or even just a day out with friends can be overwhelming. To help you and your wallet, we’ve created a list of date ideas around Kansas City at different price points.
We’re dishing up some date ideas. | Photo by @tanninkc
CHEER Live 2022 Tour | Thurs., June 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $25+ | Catch athletes from the award-winning Netflix series “CHEER” take their talents to the stage. 📣
Comedy Night at Weston Wine Co. | Thurs., June 23 | 7-9 p.m. | Weston Wine Company, 540 Main St., Weston, MO | $10 | Fill the night with laughter alongside Kasey Famous, Dorian Debose, and Carlos Chamon.
Great Lenexa BBQ Battle | Fri., June 24-Sat., June 25 | Times vary | Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway + Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS | $5 | Cooks from all over the US compete for the title of Grand Champion of the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle. 🍖
Waterfest | Fri., June 24-Sat., June 25 | Times Vary | Historic Downtown, 201 E. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO | Free | Thousands of guests gather for this massive festival celebrating the city’s mineral water history.
Summer Solstice Swing | Sat., June 25 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Kansas City Museum | Free | Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Kansas City’s maker market featuring vendors, food trucks, and live music.
KC Comedy Night | Sun., June 26 | 7 p.m. | Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Ave., Kansas City, MO | $8+ | Experience some of KC’s finest standup comedy.
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Kansas City Current’s new $18 million training facility was officially unveiled on Tuesday. The first women’s professional soccer facility in the nation focuses on all aspects of player health and wellness + is equipped with two pitches. ⚽ (KSHB 41)
The Kansas City Outlaws just announced its own Outlaw Days Concert. On Sat., Aug. 6, Enjoy performances by Josh Abbott Band, David Lee Murphy + David Nail at KC Live! in Power & Light starting at 1:30 p.m.
The Mark Twain Tower will accept residents this August upon completion of its $60 million renovation. 222 units will be available for leasing in The Mark, with retail on the ground floor + a large ballroom for events. Layouts range from studio to three bedrooms. (CityScene KC)
Kansas City Ballet announced a $1.8 million expansion and renovation of its Prairie Village campus — 5359 W. 94th Terr., Prairie Village, KS. The expansion will allow the school to further develop community programming + offer classes for older adults and advanced students. 🩰 (KCUR)
Barrio officially opened its new location at Briarcliff — 4125 N. Mulberry Dr., KCMO — yesterday. Enjoy Cali-Mex dishes including shrimp tacos with mango relish + birria tacos, along with an extensive tequila list. The company has other locations in Brookside + Red Bridge. (Kansas City Star)
Johnson County ranked No. 20 of 500 cities in U.S. News & World Report’s Healthiest Communities. Factors such as healthcare outcomes + access, as well as mental health and environmental factors, contributed to the final ranking. (Kansas City Business Journal)
Éclairs de la Lune — 205 N. Main St., Independence, MO — is celebrating its first birthday on Sat., July 9 from 5-9 p.m. Enjoy free birthday cake, cotton candy + dessert specials with a side of live music. 🍰
The FDA and CDC approved COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of six months to five years old. Here is a list of places around the KC metro area where kids can get vaccinated. (KCUR)
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Stop and smell the flowers — that is, if you can catch them. This bouquet on wheels, named “Darrius’s Garden,” is an original art piece by local artist Devin Edwards and will be on the move all summer long. The streetcar design is part of the Art in the Loop project, and hopes to inspireconversations about being more sustainable.
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