Here is a list of some things happening in the kc metro area this weekend. This list is a compilation of events found at,, and www.kcparent. Thanks to these sites for their information.

Strawberry Festival Vaile Mansion

Dates: Sat., Jun. 2 | Location: East | Venue: 1500 N Liberty St. Independence, MO 64050

First Saturday of June – The annual outdoor festival includes antiques, crafts, flowers and herbs, carriage rides, vintage cars, children’s craft activities, live outdoor entertainment and music, strawberry treats and home tours of the Vaile….

Admission: Grounds free/House tours $6
Type: Festivals

Festa Italiana

Dates: Jun. 1-3 | Location: Northwest | Venue: Zona Rosa, 8640 N Dixson Ave., Kansas City, MO 64153

One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the unique celebration of Italian traditions and Italian-American culture, will be hosted once again at Zona Rosa! This long-time, local ethnic festival draws visitors from across Metropolita…

Admission: FREE
Type: Festivals,Free Events,Top Events

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice"

Dates: May 26-Sep.9 | Location: Crown Center Area | Venue: Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108

Created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, this interactive traveling exhibit transports visitors back in time to when the dinosaurs last roamed the land, 70 million years ago. Encounter realistic, fully touchable dinosaurs, including a Tyrannosaur…

Admission: FREE
Type: Exhibits,Free Events,Just for Kids,Top Events

Parkville Cruise Night

Dates: Sat., Jun. 2 | Location: Not Specified | Venue: Main Street and Hwy. 9, Downtown City Parking Lot, Parkville MO,64152

Find your ultimate dream car while you listen to the cool tunes of yesterday. Take in a little shopping and grab a tasty bite at one of Parkville’s terrific eateries. …

Admission: FREE
Type: Free Events,Special Events

Civil War Speaker Series: Civil War Music

Dates: Sun., Jun 3 | Location: Northeast | Venue: Jesse James Farm & Museum, 21216 Jesse James Farm Rd., Kearney, MO 64060

Bonnie, Ashley and Caleb Pooker, and Linda Brookshier will play and sing popular songs from the Civil War. Bonnie will speak about the significance of the songs, where they originated, and the differences between songs sung by Union and Confederate …

Admission: FREE
Type: Civil War,Special Events

"Animation & Imagination" Art Show

Dates: Jun. 1-Jul. 27 | Location: Crown Center Area | Venue: Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64108

"Animation & Imagination" June 1st through July 27th, 2012. First Friday Reception is June 1st, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We will have caricature artists, Tony Anselmo (official voice of Donald Duck) and Brent Iwan (official voice of Mickey Mous…

Admission: FREE
Type: Exhibits,Free Events

Old Shawnee Days – Shawnee, KS – May 31 thru June 3

· Paws in the Park
Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, KS
Saturday, June 2
9 am
Cost: Free

· KC Northern Railroad Run
KC Northern Railroad, 5940 N.W. Waukomis Dr, KC MO
Saturday & Sunday, June 2 – 3
10 am – 6 pm; 12 pm – 6 pm
Cost: $0.50 for a single trip ticket; 10 trip tickets are $4.50

Workshop – Build an Organizer
Home Depot Stores Nationwide
Saturday, June 2
9 am – 12 pm
Cost: Free (geared towards kids ages 5 – 12)

Downtown Days… Streets Alive!

Jun 1, 2012 – Jun 3, 2012

Kick-off the summer in Downtown Lees Summit! Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2012 Downtown Days…Streets Alive! Festival taking place June 1, 2, and 3 2012. This family-friendly event will feature live entertainment and regionally-known bands, a carnival, arts & crafts, delicious food, and much, much more. Downtown Days will once again feature the KCBS sanctioned Smokin’…

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Free Fishing, Boating & Archery Weekend

Jun 2, 2012 – Jun 3, 2012

Take advantage of this annual permit-free weekend for fishing, boating (Shawnee Mission, Heritage and Kill Creek Parks only), and archery (Shawnee Mission Park only). This coincides with the State of Kansas’ “Free Fishing and Park Entrance Days” at state parks whereby state fishing permits are also waived. Fishing, boating, and archery permits will be waived in the designated JCPRD…

Raytown Kids Fishing Derby

Jun 2, 2012

The Raytown Parks Department will host its 36th Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Kenagy Lake from 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. The derby is free and open to Raytown residents of all ages. The derby will begin at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. Registration for the derby will begin at 8:00 a.m.

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National Trails Day

Jun 2, 2012

Free Event! Join us in celebrating National Trails Day with a selfguided tour through the Maple Woods Preserve. Did you know that Maple Woods Preserve is the largest stand of Sugar Maples west of the Mississippi River? Enjoy the many flora and fauna located here.

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Let’s Move! Saturdays! "Discover Nature Families: Tree-Mendous Giants"

Jun 2, 2012

No registration required (Families with children ages 9 and up) Become a giant hunter! Your assignment is to find the biggest, most incredible tree on the conservation area. Walk beneath the canopy of these giants while you explore a forest and learn to identify, measure and age a tree. Discover Nature Families programs are designed to help adults to mentor their children while exploring…

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Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

Jun 2, 2012

Drop by in your PJ’s and sign up for the Summer Reading Program! Join us for crafts, treats and lots more fun!

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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.