Here are some fun free things happening this weekend in the KC metro area. This list is a compilation of events found at www.kcparent.com and www.visitkc.com . Thanks to these sites for their info!

http://www.northlandfestivals.com/ Snake Saturday

32nd Brookside St. Patrick’s Warm-up Parade

Dates: Sat., Mar. 10 | Location: Southeast | Venue: Brookside Shopping District, 63rd & Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131

The Brookside St. Pat’s Warm-Up Parade is a fun, family event. With over 100 parade entries, you will see clowns, bands, floats, dogs, horses, and much more. The parade route starts at 65th and Wornall, north to 63rd St., east to Main St., south t…

Admission: FREE
Type: Special Events,Top Events

Animal Tales & Trails Exhibit

Mar 9, 2012 – Apr 29, 2012

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Enter an interactive habitat where children learn about the most interesting creatures. Join the polar bear in his cave and help him icefish, slide down the penguin iceberg slide, jump with the kangaroo on a small trampoline, and much more. A reading area will feature many animal storybooks. Open during Crown Center shopping hours

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 10, 2012

Join Downtown Lee’s Summit in celebrating all things Irish! The 7th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 PM. The parade includes over 50 entries all decked out in green.

Mad Science Demonstrates Bugs

Event Date/Time Mar 10, 2012
2:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Description Get down into the insect world with Mad Science! Enjoy a 45-minute on-site safari that brings baffling bug mysteries into the light. Explore the insides and outsides of insects, participate in a bug-fest, and spark an interest in insects! This is a show of entomological proportion! Registration Required
Cost FREE
Location Blue Ridge Branch: Mid-Continent Public Libraries
9253 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Kansas City, MO

Additional Info
Website http://www.mymcpl.org
Ages:: 6 and up

Art + Family = Fun

Event Date/Time Mar 10, 2012 to Apr 29, 2012
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

This event occurs monthly, on the second and last Sunday and Saturday of March and April.

Description

Enjoy informal looking and hands-on activities in the galleries. No need to sign up! All programs are 1-4 p.m. on both days

March

  • Festival of Colors: Saturday 10 & Sunday 11
  • Spring Break Destinations: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25

April

  • Architecture: Saturday 14 & Sunday 15
  • Japanese Armor: +Saturday 28 & Sunday 29
Location Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak
Kansas City, MO

Additional Info
Phone 816-751-1321
Website http://www.nelson-atkins.org
Event Date/Time Mar 10, 2012
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Description Come out and join us for a wonderful early spring experience, the aerial dance of the timberdoodle. We will learn why these birds dance here and then set out in search of this migrant and resident woodland bird.

Reservations are required by March 10, 2012. CALL 816-228-3766 TO REGISTER.

Location Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
1401 NW Park Road
Blue Springs, MO

Additional Info
Phone 816-228-3766
Website http://mdc.mo.gov/events/location/Burr%20Oak%20Woods/heading/Burr%20Oak%20Woods%20Nature%20Center
Ages:: FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 7 UP.
Leprechaun Magic

Mar 10, 2012

Did you know leprechaun’s can grant three wishes? You have to catch them first! With creativity and imagination, kids interact to make their own rainbows in the 8 Silly Rabbits Magic show that celebrates the blarney and the charms of St. Patrick’s Day’s favorite mascots. Registration Required.

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Lowe’s Build ‘n Grow: Carnival Hoops

Mar 10, 2012

Step right up and try your luck with carnival hoops! Your child will love building and playing with this kit. From project basics to giving your child the opportunity to say, "I built it!", our Build and Grow kid’s clinics are a great way to help build confidence! Bring the kids into any Lowe’s store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free…

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Second Saturdays in the Crossroads

Mar 10, 2012 – Dec 7, 2012

This event occurs monthly, on the second Saturday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Second Saturday is a monthly education & enrichment program meant to create a link between experiencing the Crossroads and KNOWING the Crossroads. Participants will partake in an ever variable walking tour, stopping for presentations. In keeping with the eclecticism of the neighborhood, the Crossroads District is home to a variety of restaurants, bars and eateries including; fine…

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Storytime: Oak Park Mall B&N

Event Date/Time Mar 3, 2012 to Nov 26, 2012
11:00 am until 11:30 am

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Description Saturday Morning Storytime
Cost FREE
Location Barnes and Noble: Oak Park Mall
11323 W 95th Street
Overland Park, KS

Additional Info
Phone 913-492-8187
Website http://www.barnesandnoble.com
Ages:: Preschool children & Parents

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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