I have had a busy this week (not that you would be able to tell by the lack of blog posts)!  I can't wait for some fun weekend activities!  This post contains affiliate links.

The Market Beautiful | Kansas City 2017
Friday, August 18th @ 5:00PM - 8:00PM & Saturday, August 19th @ 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Shop one of Country Living Magazines top rated events! This market offers handpicked vendors from all over the country featuring antique stores, vintage shops and trendy boutiques. The event also includes live music, food vendors, sweet treats, a beer garden, and demonstrations and workshops!  

Tickets are available online for Friday and Saturday for $20, or for Saturday only for $6. Kids under 12 are free.

Parkville Days
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 18th - 20th, English Landing (173 Main Street, Parkville, MO)

Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, food, vendors, a beer garden, parade and carnival at the beautiful English Landing this weekend! Oh, and HELICOPTER RIDES! Admission is free. Carnival wristbands are $25. 

Check here for a full list of events and times.

38th Ethnic Enrichment Festival
Friday, August 18th @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM; Saturday, August 19th @ 12:00PM - 10:00PM, Sunday, August 20th @ 12:00PM - 6:00PM, Swope Park

Come out to enjoy food, music, crafts and dance from over 60 cultures. Adults are $5. Children 12 and under are free.
Full list of activities on the event website
No pets allowed. 

Saturday, August 19th @ 6:00PM - 10:30PM, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Meet your friends at the 3rd Annual Kemper Museum Block Party with music, food trucks, exhibition tours, family activities, and ART! There will be an outdoor movie starting around sunset.

Saturday, August 20th @ 8:00AM - 4:00PM, Berkley Riverfront Park

This is a unique event! Come out to watch giant swans float down the Missouri River. Swans will be raced in four heats of 50, with the winning 10 from each heat floating in a final race.  Races start at 11:00AM.  Swans may be purchased for $125; if your swan wins, you could collect $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. Purchase or not, the event is free and should be a site to see! 

Come out early for yoga with SunRise Yoga with Lauren LeDuc of Karma Tribe Yoga and music by John Goolsby & Cecile Albon.

Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies
Saturday, August 20th, Powell Gardens

It's the last weekend for the Butterfly Festival at Powell Gardens.  Tickets are $12 for Adults, $5 for Children 5-12 and free for 4 and under.MUSIC

Friday, August 18th @ 7:30PM - 9:00PM, Santa Fe Commons Park (81st & Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS)

Father John Misty w/ Tennis
Sunday, August 20th @ 7:00PM, Crossroads at Grinders
Doors open @ 7:00PM, Show starts @ 8:00PM.  

Tickets are available online, ranging from $35 - $75 (plus taxes and fees).
(P.S. If anyone has an extra free ticket, I'm in!)


Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians
Friday, August 18th @ 7:15PM, Saturday, August 19th @ 6:15PM, Sunday, August 20th @ 1:15PM

The Kansas City Royals are in town taking on the Cleveland Indians. Friday night is KU Night, Get a Kevin Appier Bobblehead on Saturday, and enjoy the Classic Car Show on Sunday. Purchase tickets online.

T-Bones vs. Gary Southshore Railcats
Friday, August 18th @ 7:05PM, Saturday, August 19th @  7:05PM, Sunday August 20th @ 1:05PM

Tickets start @ $6.50 (plus taxes and fees) and may be purchased online or at the gate.

Sporting KC vs. FC Dallas
Saturday, August 19th @ 7:30PM, Children's Mercy Park

This game is expected to be the is expected to be the 100th consecutive MLS sellout at Children's Mercy Park.  So get your tickets ASAP! 
Tickets start at $20 (plus taxes and fees) and may be purchased online or at the gate.

Check out a behind the scenes tour of Children's Mercy Park on last week's post.


Summer has officially come to an end with the start of the school year. You know what that means....all the pools have gone to the dogs! Here are some fun swimming activities for the pups this weekend. Watch announcements for your favorite pools to see if they offer a dog day.  Make sure your pooch is up to date on their vaccinations to be eligible for some activities.

Saturday, August 19th 9:30AM - 1:00PM, Gladstone Municipal Pool (7011 N Holmes St., Kansas City, MO)

Registration starts at 9:30AM.  Small dogs under 30 pounds are scheduled to swim from 10:00AM - 11:30AM.  Over 30 pounds from 11:30AM - 1:00PM. Two dogs maximum per person.  Pre-registration is $5/dog and $7/dog at the gate. Must precent rabies certificate to participate.

I was going to publish a Special Edition Kansas City Events blog with all of the eclipse activities for the momentous, once in lifetime event.  However, there are SO many out there already; so, I will refer you to one of my favorites compiled by KC Geeks. Check it out (ONLY IF YOU HAVE APPROVED EYEWEAR)!

XOXO - Tami

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