Auto shows rev every car lover’s internal engine, scratching that itch for all things automotive. Luckily, Kansas City car aficionados are in for a treat this year, as there are a number of excellent car shows on tap. Here are a few of my favorites.
Where: Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City
Tickets: Adults – $19 / Children 6 to 12 – $7 / Children 5 and under – FREE
McCarthy Auto Group is sponsoring another awesome event this weekend! The 7th Annual Festival On The Trails event takes place June 13th and 14th, expanding to include a free concert on Friday night! This is such a fun event for the whole family to enjoy. I love that it brings together the community and has become a strong tradition each year. Friday’s concert includes Janet Jameson, Teacherz Pet and Shooting Star, and then Saturday’s concert features Phil Vandel, Gary Lincoln and John Michael Montgomery. But the concerts are just where the fun begins! The festival also includes:
- A craft show
- Kids’ zone (hair coloring, face painting, photo booth, mad science stations, potato sack races and more!)
- Food vendors
- Chat Fest museum to talk with distinguished citizens about area and family history
- Commercial booths
For the past several years, Lauren Wants to Know & the McCarthy Auto Group have been a proud sponsor of the Just For Her Expo, a one-of-a-kind event that gives women the opportunity to shop, pamper and treat themselves — and learn something new while they’re doing it! This year’s expo took place over the past weekend, and we had more than 300 booths that featured fashion, food, wellness and beauty products. Women of all ages join in on the fun, and even sign up for the “Pamper Her Lounge,” where they received mini-spa treatments! We also had a new attraction — the Vintage & Handcrafted Marketplace, sponsored by my favorite refurbished furniture store, Restoration Emporium. But the highlight of the weekend was definitely the VIP party on Friday night, where we took Kansas City’s “Most Deserving Woman” out for a night of fun! This year the community voted for the lovely Dana Ward as the winner. Though the grand prize is the “McCarthy Makeover,” we also treated this wonderful momma, her daughter and two friends to the VIP treatment. In the Just For Her VIP lounge, we enjoyed a live band and tasty appetizers. Then we shopped for a few hours and finally, presented Dana with the “Most Deserving” package: an amazing goody package with more than $1,000 worth of gifts including shopping sprees, a hydrofashion, tanning packages, and more! The entire night was just as much fun for me as it was for Dana. She was so sweet, and I couldn’t get enough of her daughter Rana! Thanks to all who attended and the sponsors who made the night possible. There’s nothing like the ultimate girls’ night with great women! I already can’t wait for next year!
Young Variety. Our mission is to provide funds and awareness to local children with mental and physical disabilities. We’re a new and unique organization who enjoy interacting with Variety children and local social events. On Thursday, January 27th; we are hosting our 2nd annual Beer For Bikes event. This hip event will take place at the Boulevard Brewery from 5-8pm. The perfect happy hour for people who enjoy drinking a cold beer, mingling and giving back! Beer For Bikes is not only a chance to raise our mugs to a new year, but raise some money to purchase adaptive bikes for special needs children. Tickets are $25 in advance at www.varietykc.org or $30 at the door – and includes drinks, yummy appetizers provided by Grand Street Cafe, live music by DJ Eric Coomes and door prizes!!! Get your tickets now … and I look forward to tipping our mugs for a good cause!So, I’ve joined this outstanding group of guys and gals called
For all you Chevy Gals out there, this night is yours! I will be hosting another meetup at the end of the month.