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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.

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 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.

Halloween History Howl

10/15/16 2:00pm
Wyandotte County Historical Society & Museum
631 North 126th, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly

Join us for our 3rd Annual Halloween History Howl. Participants can get their face painted, take a hayride, snack on fresh popcorn, watch a magic show, take a balloon from the balloon artist home, paint a pumpkin, dance to YMCA zumba, listen to a spooky story, eat cotton candy and much more. 

**Admission cost is $5 for children 2-16, which includes all activities and food. **

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).

Special Olympics Kansas Polar Plunge & Strut

01/28/17 8:00am
Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark
9400 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66112 (map)

Type:  Special Events

The Polar Plunge consists of brave souls that raise money to “plunge” into icy water in Kansas during winter. Costumes are encouraged, because who wants to get their good clothes soaking wet? Plus, it helps disguise the fear in your eyes!  Plungers are required to raise a minimum of $75 and there is a toolkit to help them in their fundraising efforts. 


The Polar Strut is a sanctioned  a 5K run/walk. Go for the time or enjoy a stroll just do it with attitude! It’s strutting your stuff to support Special Olympics athletes.The Strut, like the Plunge, requires a minimum donation to participate and you are encouraged to consider raising more money for the cause.  An on-line tool kit is available to make you successful.