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Wine Barn Winery & Vineyard Wine Tasting

01/02/16 12:00pm to 12/31/16 5:00pm
The Wine Barn Winery & Vineyard
2850 North 119th Street, Kansas City, KS 66109 (map)

Type:  Ongoing

Wine Barn Winery & Vineyard produces a wide variety of wines that are satisfying to both the novice and experienced wine drinker. Taste local, handcrafted wines in the tasting room on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 pm.

Marble Making Demonstration at Moon Marble

01/05/16 10:00am to 01/31/17 3:00pm
Moon Marble Company Store
600 East Front Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Free Events, Family Friendly

Demonstrations of the Marble Making Process will be given Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the year providing there is a glass artist available. Demos begin at approximately 10:00am or 10:30 am, and shut down at approximately 3:00 pm. Marble making is a variable process, so please allow some flexibility. Bus tours and large groups must call ahead of time to schedule a demonstration Monday thru Saturday.  

Rowe Ridge Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room

01/07/16 12:00pm to 12/31/16 5:00pm
Rowe Ridge Vineyard & Winery
11255 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, KS 66109 (map)

Type:  Ongoing

Rowe Ridge has been in business since 1951 and is family owned and operated. The vineyard has 2900 vines and 8 varieties of grapes.  Try some of Rowe Ridge's locally-made wines in the tasting room, open Saturdays & Sundays from 12-5 pm.

Camp GROW!

06/06/16 9:00am to 08/05/16 4:00pm
National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame
630 Hall of Fame Drive, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly

Camp GROW! is a day camp for children who have completed grades 1-6. Held on the grounds of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, KS, the camp uses the 4-H curriculum. If campers are not already members of 4-H, they will become 4-H members and be paired with clubs. Campers can choose from an approved list of 4-H projects to take to the Wyandotte County Fair July 18-22 as part of the day camp.

This nine-week program is broken into two-week themed sessions: Outdoors & Nature, Plants & Animals, Healthy Living, and Science. One week is our own Fair Week when campers will learn what is involved in showing a project at the county fair.

Campers will learn about chickens with our on-site poultry house, horses through the “horseless horse” virtual program, gardening with the Wyandotte County Master Gardeners, bee safety, how to prepare healthy snacks, fishing, outdoor science, technology and so much more!

Registration opens on February 6. Don’t delay! Registration is capped at 50 children.

Cost: $180/week per camper. $25/week sibling discount. Each camper is registered for the entire nine-week program. One-third is due at time of registration, and remaining thirds will be auto payments on June 26 and July 17. No refunds if campers miss any days/weeks. Camp is closed on July 4.

Before/After Care: The camp begins at 9 AM and concludes at 4 PM daily. Campers should arrive between 8-9 AM. Before and after care is available at a cost of $10 per child per day (7:30-8 AM and 4-5:30 PM).

The Date Night Sunset Zip Tour

07/13/16 6:30pm to 08/31/16 6:00pm
12829 Loring Road, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Sports

Get ready to be swept off your feet… literally! Soar through the air on our 9 zip lines totaling 5,800 feet and reaching nearly 55 mph. All while enjoying the most unique and exhilarating date night of your life.

The Date Night Sunset Zip Line tour starts off with a “warm up” on four lines with a short scenic hike between each line. Get back to nature zipping bluff to bluff over the forest and wildlife below.

Then your adventure will continue onto our 65 foot tower! Once you reach the top, you will then soar 1/4 of a mile to the next tower; then continue zipping from tower to tower ending with our one of a kind ZERO gravity line. The total tour provides you with 3 to 3 1/2 hours of scenic views and heart pumping action.

Come out and enjoy the beautiful views of the forest , bluffs and Kansas River all while flying high above on your special night.
$189 per couple booking on select dates throughout the season.

Tours start at different time depending on the Month. Available every Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun.
July 6:30PM – August 6PM – Space is extremely limited

Vans Warped Tour 2016

07/28/16 11:00am
Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
633 North 130 Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Concerts, Special Events, Entertainment/Nightlife

The Warped Tour is a traveling rock festival that has toured the United States annually each summer since 1995. It is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. This year's lineup includes Sum 41, Yellowcard, 3Oh!3, Good Charlotte and more. 

Bubble Run

07/30/16 8:00am
Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Sports, Special Events, Family Friendly

If you’ve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit lackluster. But the BUBBLE RUN™ is like running through Willy Wonkas’ factory.

Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Waves start every 3-5 minutes. Then, at each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe!
Bubble-teers and charity partners will also be there to help make sure you get your share of the frothy goodness. Each of the four Foam Bogs are represented by different colored foam. 

Grinter Place Summer Fest

08/06/16 7:00am
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Have some summer fun at Grinter Place! There will be vendors, games, food and tours of the house! 

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival

09/03/16 10:00am to 10/17/16 7:00pm
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
628 North 126th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Festivals, Special Events, Family Friendly

Come out and enjoy concerts, entertainment, good food, dancing, crafts, shows and lots of fun at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival September 3rd - October 17th.  This storybook re-creation of a 16th century English village features a variety of events for the whole family!  Open weekends and Labor Day, 10am-7pm, rain or shine.  

2016 Village West WineFest

09/17/16 5:00pm
Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark
9400 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66112 (map)

Type:  Special Events, Entertainment/Nightlife

Held on the grounds of the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, the Village West WineFest showcases over 200 wines and 100 beers from around the world; features food from Kansas City's best restaurants, bars, and caterers; and benefiting the community's most dedicated charities. General admission and VIP tickets available. For more ticket information and early-bird specials: http://www.villagewestwinefest.com/

29th Midwest Chevelle Regional Show

09/23/16 9:00am to 09/24/16 3:30pm
10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Special Events

All Chevelles, El Caminos, Beaumonts and Sprints are welcome! Highlights include: Friday night poker cruise, evening barbecue catered by Famous Dave's, awards for Best Engine, Best Paint, Best in Show, door prizes & more. 

2016 NASCAR Race Weekend

10/14/16 to 10/16/16
Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Sports, Special Events

See website for ticket pricing and additional information.

October 14, 2016
ARCA Racing Series

October 15, 2016
Kansas Lottery 300

October 16, 2016
Hollywood Casino 400

Arca Racing Series: Arca Night Race

Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Sports, Special Events, Family Friendly

Don't miss NASCAR Qualifying and the ARCA race UNDER THE LIGHTS on Friday, October 14th at Kansas Speedway. Tickets are $10 to watch a full day of NASCAR practice and qualifying PLUS the ARCA Racing Series UNDER THE LIGHTS.

Hollywood Casino 400

Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Sports, Special Events, Family Friendly

Don't miss the 4th race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on October 16, 2016. Tickets start at $64 for adults and $29 for children (12 & under).