Here is a list of free (or relatively inexpensive) events happening in the KC metro area. This list is a compilation of events listed @, and Thanks to these sites for their info!

Cupcake Decorating
KC Area Price Chopper Stores (all 49)
Saturday, May 12th
10 am – 2 pm
Cost: Free (kids 12 and under only please)

Young Artist Showcase

Event Date/Time May 12, 2012
7:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Description KCMTA in partnership with the Heritage Philharmonic are proud to present:
Young Artist Showcase

May 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Woods Chapel United Methodist Church
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

KCMTA Concerto Competition winner (piano) Chaeyoung Park performing Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, op.26 1st mvt. Andante allegro by Sergei Prokofieff
KCMTA Concerto Competition winner (strings) Alyssa Aubuchon performing Cello Concerto No. 1 in a minor Op.33 1st Mvt. Allegro non troppo by Camille Saint-Saens
There will also be works by Cowell and Holst

Cost Free
Location Woods Chapel United Methodist Church
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lee’s Summit, MO

Additional Info
Sponsor Heritage Philharmonic and Kansas City Music Teachers Association
Contact name Nicholas Jarrett
Contact email

Second Saturdays in the Crossroads

May 12, 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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Saturday Night Feeder

Event Date/Time Apr 21, 2012 to Oct 27, 2012
4:00 pm until 5:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.


Every Saturday at 4 pm, through the end of October, Cedar Cove is hosting public feedings of the cats and remaining open until 5pm, weather permitting. Open year-round for an educational experience that will grab you! Cedar Cove is a non-profit, educational sancutary dedicated to the preservation of endangered species!

We’re expanding our First Saturday Feedings to EVERY Saturday throughout the summer! Now we’ll have public feedings of the cats every Saturday at 4 p.m. and remain open until 5 pm until our shift to winter hours in November. Bring your friends and spread the word to help us generate awareness and help our feline friends!

Cedar Cove is open
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 3pm
(Weather permitting. Please call ahead if questionable (913) 837-5515)

This is general public admission with guided tours at regular intervals. Adults and children 4 years and up: $5.00 ea. Children 3 years and under: FREE

Location Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary
3783 Hwy K68
Louisburg, KS

Additional Info
Phone 913-837-5515

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.

Spring Nature Walk

May 12, 2012

The diverse terrain surrounding Fort Osage presents a perfect setting for this guided program. After a brief introduction in the Education Center by our staff naturalist, the group will embark on a guided tour of both the upland and floodplain zones. Various species of plants will be identified with special attention given to those which were identified during the Lewis & Clark…

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KC Northern Railroad

May 12, 2012 – Sep 29, 2012

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

The 16-gauge railroad on the north section of the community center grounds is open from the first weekend in May until the last weekend in September. The train will not operate in inclement weather. Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday and holidays, noon to 6 p.m.

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Plowin’, Plantin’, and Playing on the Prairie

Event Date/Time May 12, 2012
10:00 am until 4:00 pm

In cooperation with the Olathe Junior Service League, help prepare the site’s spring crops. Activities may include horses and mules plowing the corn field and lots of fun hands on activities.

Cost FREE admission; $1/stagecoach rides ages 3 and up
Location Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Road
Olathe, KS

Additional Info
Sponsor Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
Phone 913-971-5111
Contact name Alexis Woodall
Contact email
Ages:: all ages

Lowe’s Build ‘n Grow: Picture Frame Planter

May 12, 2012

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 apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.

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  • Urban Birds, 10am- 4pm at Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd KCMO. How do birds survive in cities — by using urban green spaces for food, resting sites and shelter. Come and learn more. Stroll the mini bird walk. Call (816) 513-8960 or e-mail us at for more information.
  • Mission Family Festival (formerly Spirit of Mission Days) – Thursday, May 10 through Sunday, May 13, 2012 in downtown Mission, Kansas. Activities for Saturday, May 12, 2012 include a Rotary Pancake Breakfast, 7:00 to 11:00 am, community parade at 11:00 am, (on Johnson Drive–Nall to Dearborn Streets), food vendors, a performance by the Funky Mama band at 12:30 pm, and children’s activities planned throughout the afternoon. A Family Fun Carnival will run Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Complete event details and carnival times can be found at
  • Movie Makers (for ages 10-17) – Saturdays May 5 & 12, 9:00am-2:00pm at Blue Valley Recreation – Activity Center, 6545 W. 151st St. – Overland Park, 913.685.6000. Learn concepts of digital video design and production by creating, directing and producing a music video.


· Second Saturday In Weston

· Dates: Second Saturday of Each Month | Location: Not Specified | Venue: Downtown Weston, 526 Main St., Weston, MO 64098


· Stroll into Unique Shops & Galleries for late night shopping and enjoy in-store Specials, Local Wine and Beer, Food Samples and Live entertainment. Have fun with us every Second Saturday…shops open late in downtown Weston. …

Admission: FREE
Type: Ongoing,Special Events


· Second Friday Art Crawl

· Dates: Second Friday of Every Month | Location: Not Specified | Venue: Gallery 105, 105 E Broadway St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024


· A night of free art entertainment! Enjoy art and free refreshments in several galleries and shops downtown. Sponsored by the Downtown Excelsior Partnership….

Admission: FREE
Type: Special Events

Hattie McDaniel: Defined by Grace"

Dates: Feb. 10-May 30 | Location: Southeast | Venue: Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Pkwy, Kansas City, MO

An exhibit about the life and career of Oscar-winning actress Hattie McDaniel, a Kansas native. It chronicles the struggles she endured to "make it big" in Hollywood during the Jim Crow era, when racism and segregation was the norm. It examines the…

Admission: FREE
Type: Exhibits,Free Events

FREE Movie in the Park: Wizard of Oz

May 11, 2012

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, family and friends and join us for a free movie on our BIG (16′) SCREEN! The movie will begin at approximately 8:30pm. No coolers or alcohol allowed. The Wizard of Oz – Friday, May 11 Please call (913) 339-6700 Ext. 158 for more information In case of inclement weather, please call (913) 982-2433 to receive updates…

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Plaza Live! Courtyard Concerts

May 11, 2012 – Sep 27, 2012

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Plaza Live! Courtyard Concerts 2012 The Plaza Live! Courtyard Concert series features Kansas City’s favorite musicians rocking the streets of the Plaza all summer long. Check back with this page for the latest lineups. Plaza Live! will kick off on May 3, 2012, and run through September. Plaza Live! features concerts in two beautiful Plaza courtyards each Thursday 5-8pm, Friday…