Restaurants around our city are rejoicing for Father’s Day weekend! The brunch options for Dad in Kansas City are endless, and there are countless weekend activities happening to celebrate the fathers in your life! Here are some of my favorite happenings: Kansas City Zoo: Celebrate your papa bear with a trip to the zoo! On June 18th, dads will receive free admission AND a complimentary hot dog. Who can pass that up? Stroll through the animal kingdom with the king of your jungle and create memories you’ll never forget! Pioneer Trails Adventures: For that history buff father of yours, explore the great outdoors in historic Independence, Missouri! On June 17th Pioneer Trails Adventures is offering half off admission for dads! From touring Civil War battle sites to the Truman’s home, this trip back in time is the perfect event to experience alongside Dad! Boulevardia Father’s Day Beer & BBQ Brunch: Get Dad something he’ll really love this year with a ticket to the Boulevardia Festival! Go the extra mile and snag a ticket to their special Father’s Day brunch! Boulevardia is the perfect blend of beer, food, music, and fun! If I had to guess, that would definitely peak your father’s interest. This festival is SO fun, and experiencing it with your dad–even better! Father’s Day Run: Whip Dad into shape with a family friendly run on June 18th! There’s a 5K, 10K, and kid’s run, all guaranteed to make that fitness loving father of yours happy! Exercise your love for your dad while supporting a great cause–all proceeds go to benefit Village Shalom’s programs and services for their residents and families. Father’s Day Brunch: Find something that suits your dad’s taste at one of the many delicious restaurants around KC! You can’t go wrong with a good meal. Treat Dad to a brunch buffet from Nick and Jake’s mouthwatering menu! Or, drive over to Summit Grill and Bar to enjoy their Father’s Day barbeque brunch with free beer for Dad and live blues music–now that’s the perfect way to celebrate! They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so you can’t go wrong with all of the delicious restaurants around Kansas City! Do you have a go-to Father’s Day tradition? How about a favorite brunch spot for Dad? Let me know in the comments below!
Local Events July 3, 2013
I’m so excited for the Fourth of July. There’s just something about that American pride that seems to burst from every single thing on Independence Day — the U.S. flags hanging everywhere, the people decked out in red, white and blue, and, of course, the fireworks. Simply put, America is great, and its birthday deserves the best celebration possible — which Kansas City happily throws! I did a little digging and found some great events tomorrow through the weekend that you should check out! Independence Day: July 4th, 9 am-4:30 pm, FREE!; “Special activities by our professional staff and volunteers will delight the entire family. Period music, dance, children’s games and craft demonstrations will make you feel like you are in the 1850s! Don’t miss the annual parade as guests, interpreters and our own ox team stroll through the antebellum community celebrating our nation’s independence.” KCRiverFest: July 4th, 4-11 pm, $5, children 12 and under are free!; LARGEST 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW IN THE REGION! “KCRiverFest is THE premiere Independence Day celebration in the region. Located on the Missouri Riverfront at beautiful Berkley Riverfront Park, KCRiverFest is a celebration of our culture, heritage and country.” Celebrate America Fireworks Display: July 4-6, 10 pm, $19.99-$49.99; “Worlds of Fun lights up the sky with a huge fireworks show on Thursday, July 4, Friday, July 5th PLUS every Saturday in July! Please Note: On Thursday, July 4th, Worlds of Fun Avenue will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to Midnight. The pick-up and drop off area will be moved to Oceans of Fun’s parking area and will be accessible to guests of both parks.” Red, White & Boom: (Psst! I’ll be at this one!) July 5, 5 pm, $15-$95; “Mix 93.3’s Red White & Boom featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Emblem 3, MKTO, Hot Chelle Rae, and Stefano Langone. Fireworks after the show! This event is part of the 2013 Capitol Federal Concert Series at Starlight Theatre. There you have it! Some of the best events to celebrate Independence Day! I truly hope you all have a magnificent holiday, and that you’ll remember the reason our country is so fantastic!