Here is a list of things happening this weekend. I also included a few ideas of things that are pretty inexpensive you can do with your kids over spring break. All these events come from and so thanks to these sites for their info! Enjoy your weekend!

Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown Kansas City
Saturday, March 17th
11 am – 1 pm
39th Annual Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date(s): Sat., Mar. 17 | Time: 11am | Location: Crown Center Area | Venue: Midtown Kansas City, Broadway from 33rd to 43rd Sts., Kansas City, Mo.

From a cheery little walk around the block of a downtown bar, this parade has turned into the largest one-day celebration in the city. Prade route- Broadway from 33rd Street (Linwood) to 43rd Street. Start approx. 11:00am …

Admission: FREE
Type: Special Events,Top Events

"Ella: First Lady of Song"

Date(s): Mar. 2-Jun. 1 | Time: 9am-6pm | Location: Downtown Area | Venue: American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Admission: FREE
Type: Exhibits,Top Events

Guest Artist Recital: Kristín Jónína Taylor, piano

Date(s): Sat., Mar. 17 | Time: 7:30pm | Location: Downtown Area | Venue: Diastole, 2501 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, 64108

Dr. Kristín Jónína Taylor is an Icelandic-American pianist who has been enthusiastically received for her performances of Nordic piano works. Taylor is an alumna of the Conservatory, and presents this concert of Icelandic music for flute and piano w…

Admission: FREE
Type: Free Events,Music & Dance

"The Mind’s Eye" Landscapes from the Belger Collection

Date(s): Feb. 3-Apr. 6 | Time: 10am-4pm, Wed.-Fri.; Noon-4pm, Sat. | Location: Downtown Area | Venue: Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64108

The Belger Arts Center presents an exhibition of two- and three-dimensional landscapes spanning the last four decades. Painting, photography, ceramic sculpture and pottery by area and national artists are featured. Artists included in the exhibiti…

Admission: FREE
Type: Exhibits

Spring Break Living History Weekend

Event Date/Time Mar 15, 2012 to Mar 18, 2012
10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Living history weekends begin March 15 with stagecoach rides and hands-on activities. Wear green March 17 and receive $1 off admission.

Thursday, March 15-Sunday, March 18

Open 10am-4pm Wed – Sat; Noon-4pm Sun.

Cost Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for children ages 5-11, under 4 are admitted free
Location Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Rd.
Olathe , KS

Additional Info
Phone 913-971-5111

Plaza Bunnies & Wonderland Animals

Event Date/Time Mar 16, 2012 to Apr 9, 2012
9:00 am until 6:00 pm

The Country Club Plaza makes its annual transformation into an Easter Wonderland on Friday, March 16, 2012. The popular Plaza tradition brings colorful, larger-than-life bunnies and other springtime animals to the Plaza’s courtyards and street corners this spring. Mermaid and Pomona Courtyards, on the west side of Eddie Bauer, are home to a lively collection of animals for children to play on, while the Easter bunnies line the Plaza’s sidewalks.

Bess, Nicholas, Peter and all the Plaza Easter bunnies and Wonderland animals will ring in springtime on the Plaza until Monday, April 9th, 2012.

Spring Break Skate

Event Date/Time Mar 14, 2012 to Mar 16, 2012
2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

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

Description Spring Break Afternoon Skate! 2-4pm daily Mar. 14-16
Cost Skate Rental is only $1.50. FREE ADMISSION!
Location B & D Skating Rink
13903 E. Noland Ct.
Independence, MO

Additional Info
Phone 816-252-1084

Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper

Mar 17, 2012 – Dec 15, 2012

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

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home,…

Join us the third Saturday of every month for a fun, pet related craft activty. Craft time will run from 11:00-12:00.
Cost Free
Location Pet Planet
813 SW Oldham Parkway
Lee’s Summit, MO

Additional Info
Phone 816-246-5738
Contact name Jenny Olson-Paden
Contact email
Ages:: 4-12

St. Patrick’s Skate
Saturday, March 17th 7-9:30 pm

Wear green and skate for only $0.17 and
rent skates for only $0.17

(Yes, that’s seventeen cents for each.)

Wear your green proudly and
don’t make us have to look for it!

B & D South
Skate Center
13903 E. Noland Court, Independence, MO