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Family Things to do Labor Day Weekend in Kansas City 2019

Are you looking for fun things to do on Labor Day weekend with your kiddos? There are tons of fun family Labor Day activities happening around town. 

We’ve got the scoop on Labor Day in Kansas City for your family (including some exciting Labor Day weekend sales, too!)

Labor Day Weekend Events in Kansas City

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Things to do Labor Day Weekend in Kansas City

Kidfest at Science City Union Station

Saturday, August 31st from 10 am to 5 pm

Come to Science City for a day full of science fun! Kids activities center around STEM learning through hands on things to do. Kids can enjoy face painting, balloon artists, maker activities, hands-on sensory activities, science demos & so much more fun.

This is a free event with Science City admission. Or, kids 3-12 are $7.

Goat Yoga at Paradise Park

Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit

If you’re looking for some out of the box things to do Labor Day weekend in Kansas City you should consider signing up for a Goat Yoga session hosted by Sunset Trails Stables at Paradise Park.

KC Renaissance Festival Opening Weekend

Open Saturday, August 31st to Columbus Day, 11 to 7 pm, rain or shine.

You do not want to miss out on the magic of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival! This Labor Day Weekend there will be a costume contest, candy corn relay, hula hoop contest, balloon toss, rootbeer chug, and a polish sausage eating contest. There will also be tons of shops, activities, and shows throughout the weekend.

Gate admission: Adult $21.95, Child $12.95, Senior/Student $19.50, kids 5 & under are FREE. Buy online and save. Hyvee, Walgreen’s and Menard’s offer discounted tickets. There is also free parking.

SantaCaliGon Days Festival

Downtown Independence, MO

This year’s 47th annual SantaGaliGon Days Festival will take place the entire Labor Day weekend and includes craft and artisan vendors, food, live music, and activities for the whole family. Admission into the event is free. Expect to pay for food (at trucks and booths) as well as carnival games and rides.

Come enjoy the festival all weekend, it is a great thing to do with the kids! 

KC Irish Fest

Crown Center Plaza in Kansas City

This is an Irish, Labor Day Weekend tradition in Kansas City. Join the fun with music and entertainment to celebrate Irish Celtic culture. There will live bands, workshops, comedy shows, a giant kids’ area with things to do, & so much more family fun.

(Open 5pm Friday, 11 am Sat & Sun to 11 pm every night)

DeSoto Days Festival

DeSoto, Kansas

DeSoto days is an annual series of Labor Day activities that take place at Miller Memorial Park. Not only is this a great opportunity to enjoy some family time together but they also have vendors, a carnival, parade, and live music. This event takes place Thursday-Saturday. Admission is FREE for everyone…we love free events for families!

Runs August 30th to September 2nd, so you can enjoy this fun thing to do all weekend long!

Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale at City Market

City Market (downtown KC)

This sidewalk sale runs from Friday, August 30th to Monday, September 2nd. The sale will be an indoor/outdoor sale, so come enjoy downtown Kansas City during Labor Day Weekend!

There will be local shopping, farmers markets, vintage booths, yummy food, drinks & FREE parking. Not an event to miss!

Weird Al Yankovic Show

Starlight Theatre

Weird Al is back and he’s better than ever in his one day show featuring backup singers and a fully symphony orchestra. See him live like never before on August 31st at Starlight Theatre down by the Kansas City Zoo. Visit them online for ticket prices and details.

ZZ Top in Concert

Starlight Theatre

Celebrate Rock N’ Roll like never before and honor five decades of incredible music with ZZ Top.

This fun experience takes place on Sunday, September 1st at Starlight Theatre. Visit online for full details and ticket information.

Kansas City Royals v. Baltimore Orioles

Kauffman Stadium

Watch our favorite boys in blue play Baltimore all Labor Day Weekend long – game series taking place Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon. Tickets are available on the Royals website, with very affordable options. 

Catch a TBones Game – – FOR FREE

Kansas City, Kansas (Legends Area)

Purchase your *discounted* Pogo Pass using our exclusive code iFamilyKC and you can use it to attend exciting games to see the Kansas City TBones play. Best of all?! They play Friday through Tuesday Labor Day weekend. Visit online for a full schedule.

Sporting Kansas City v. Houston Dynamos

Legends Area, Kansas

Spend some fun time with the family catching a Sporting Kansas City game at the Legends. Single game tickets are available for the Saturday, August 31st game. Visit them online for full details.

Kansas City Dance Fest & Health Expo

KC Expo Embassy Suites

Enjoy dance classes, take part in screenings, and more at the Kansas City Dancefest – one of the many things to do Labor Day weekend in Kansas City. Visit their website for full details and information on tickets.

Yoga at City Market

City Market/River Market

Come workout Sunday morning, September 1st at 9 am…for free! This is a fun way to get active with your family. Just need to bring a blanket or yoga mat, so come enjoy this fun, free thing to do. The class is 60 minutes & all levels. 

Check out the Sunflowers at Grinter Farms

There is free admission to the Sunflower Farm! You can take fun fmaily pictures and pick sunflowers to take home. There are 40 acres filled with rows and rows of gorgeous sunflowers; great photo opportunities!

Only pay $1 per sunflower bloom you pick! You can also visit the Sunflower General for baked goodies and souvenirs.

Things to do on Labor Day in KC

Bike for the Brain

Mission, Kansas

Support mental health awareness and bring the family out for a morning of fun at Bike for the Brain sponsored by Johnson County Mental Health Center. This Labor Day event does range in cost so be sure to check out their website for further details.

Mommy & Me for Foster and Adoptive Parents

Overland Park, Kansas

Raising children is a labor of love. Families who are currently fostering or have adopted are invited to get in some extra family time with their children ages 2-5. Gather information on this class online for full details.

John Mayer in Concert

Sprint Center

Grab your significant other, your older kiddos, or your favorite gal pals and head to Sprint Center to see John Mayer live in concert. Grab your tickets now online before they sell out.

SantaCaliGon Days Festival

Downtown Independence, MO

This year’s 47th annual SantaGaliGon Days Festival will take place the entire Labor Day weekend and includes craft and artisan vendors, food, live music, and activities for the whole family. Admission into the event is free. Expect to pay for food (at trucks and booths) as well as carnival games and rides.

Come enjoy the festival all weekend, it is a great thing to do with the kids! 

KC Irish Fest

Crown Center Plaza in Kansas City

This is an Irish, Labor Day Weekend tradition in Kansas City. Join the fun with music and entertainment to celebrate Irish Celtic culture. There will live bands, workshops, comedy shows, a giant kids’ area with things to do, & so much more family fun.

(Open 5pm Friday, 11 am Sat & Sun to 11 pm every night)

DeSoto Days Festival

DeSoto, Kansas

DeSoto days is an annual series of Labor Day activities that take place at Miller Memorial Park. Not only is this a great opportunity to enjoy some family time together but they also have vendors, a carnival, parade, and live music. This event takes place Thursday-Saturday. Admission is FREE for everyone…we love free events for families!

Runs August 30th to September 2nd, so you can enjoy this fun thing to do all weekend long!

Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale at City Market

City Market (downtown KC)

This sidewalk sale runs from Friday, August 30th to Monday, September 2nd. The sale will be an indoor/outdoor sale, so come enjoy downtown Kansas City during Labor Day Weekend!

There will be local shopping, farmers markets, vintage booths, yummy food, drinks & FREE parking. Not an event to miss!

KC Events After Labor Day

CowTown Family Fun Fest American Royal BBQ

Saturday, September 14th, 11 am -3 pm

This event has been pushed back this year, located at Speedway Fan Walk inside the World Series of BBQ.  There will be a mechanical bull, face painting, pony rides, balloon artist, petting zoo, and much more! (see below)

Adults: $23 Kids: $8.  Ages 5 and under are FREE.

  • Live performances by Drum Safari
  • Magic Shows
  • Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
  • Air Brush Tattoos and Face Painting
  • Kids Mechanical Bull
  • Soccer activities by Sporting KC
  • Pop-a-Shot and Basketball activities provided by the College Basketball Experience
  • Cow Milking Station
  • Additional activities from partners including Bikers Against Child Abuse and more!

2019 Labor Day Weekend Sales

US Toy Sale

120th & Metcalf in Overland Park

Decorate for the holiday and find exciting games and Labor Day activities for the kids at the brand new US Toy location in Overland Park. Make sure you check out this month’s issue of iFamilyKC for an exclusive coupon to the store!

Scheels Labor Day Weekend Sale

Between 135th & Metcalf in Overland Park

Stock up on your outdoor gear and plan some fun Labor Day activities with the kiddos outside this year. Watch their Facebook page for announcements on specific sales and specials ahead of the holiday.

Out-of-the-Box Labor Day Activities

Other non-event places to get in some good quality time with the family…

Whether you decide to find some fun all Labor Day weekend or are simply looking for Labor Day activities in Kansas City, we hope this guide has been helpful in figuring out your plans. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend (& time off work)!

Be sure to also check our online event calendar to find fun & free things to do year-round. There is always exciting stuff happening around town.

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Things to do in Kansas City

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