Kansas City is so rich in history and when I can, I love to support the many historic sites that depend on the generosity of others to keep their doors open. This weekend there are several activities that will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the amazing history of the city while having a great time with the family. Some are even free!
Local Legacy: A Special Celebration – 75th Anniversary of the Kansas City Museum
Friday October 9th from 6:30 – 10:00 celebrate the 75th anniversary of Corinthian Hall as a public museum. Enjoy a live band, food, cocktails and silent auction. Proceeds go towards the renovations taking place to re-make the museum into one of the city’s most treasured attractions. Members $50, non-members $75.
Don’t forget to bring the kiddos to the 28th annual Fairy Princess event on December 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th. Saturdays 10-4, Sundays noon – 4. $10 per child.
Shawnee Indian Mission’s 29th Annual Fall Festival
Bring the family to experience American Indian dancers, mountain men, spinners, weavers, pony rides, tipis, food and so much more. Live band on Friday 5-9, Saturday and Sunday 10 -4. FREE!
Civil War Battle at Shoal Creek
Civil War buffs should not miss this event on Saturday and Sunday, October 10th & 11th. Experience a fashion show, Civil War re-en-actors acting out the 2nd battle of Independence, night cannon , Civil War dancing and church service on Sunday. Period costumes requested. $10 per car.
Mark your calendars for the October 24th Halloween event! Elementary age children, 11-2 (Free) and a scarier event from 7:30 – 9 for ages 15 an above ($8).
18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday October 10th, enjoy the sounds of Kansas City from the 1930’s at the 18th & Vine district. Food vendors, jazz film screenings, kids activities and three stages featuring over 22 performers will ensure fun for the whole family. 1pm – 12:00 am, $10 – $15.
Photo courtesy of 18th & Vine District
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