Fairs & Festivals: Fun KC Events with Your Family

By: Holli Ann

One of the great things about the Kansas City metropolitan area is that all of the surrounding smaller cities each have their own unique traditions and sense of community. Lee’s Summit is no exception. I was able to attend one of their town traditions, Downtown Days, earlier this month. This event, as well as many others like it, are a great way to get to know some of the local businesses (like iFamilyKC) and try some great “fair food” and drink (BBQ, brats, fried everything, and my favorite Root Beer).


Lee’s Summit Downtown Days featured music at different stages, a beer garden, a car show, as well as inflatables, games and rides for kids. It truly is fun for all ages and offers something for just about anyone. I enjoyed the Lee’s Summit Downtown Days so much that I wanted to share some other great events just like it coming up in the area. Take a look:


28th Annual Waterfest, Excelsior Springs, MO – June 28 – 30

KC Riverfest – Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO – July 4

Johnson County (MO) Fair – Warrensburg, MO – July 10 thru July 13

Cass County Fair, Pleasant Hill, MO – July 16 thru July 21

Amelia Earhart Festival – Atchison, KS – July 19 and July 20

Miami County Fair, Paola, KS – July 20 thru July 27

Platte County Fair, Platte City, MO – July 23 thru July 27

5th Annual Midwest Kids Fest, Overland Park, KS – July 27 and 28, Overland Park Trade Center

Wyandotte County Fair, Kansas City, KS – July 23 thru July 27

Douglas County Fair, Lawrence, KS – July 31 thru August 3

Johnson County Fair, Gardner, KS – August 6 thru August 10

Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO – August 8 thru August 18

Leavenworth County Fair, Tonganoxie, KS – July 30 thru August 3

Trails West!, St. Joseph, MO – August 16 thru August 18

Parkville Days Riverfest, Parkville, MO – August 23 thru August 25

Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence, MO – August 29 thru September 2

Kansas City Irish Fest, Kansas August 30 thru September 1

iFamilyKC blogger Holli Ann also writes It’s An Ordinary Blog, which documents her journey through life and parenting. To stay up to date on all of her posts, “like” the It’s An Ordinary Blog Facebook fan page.

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