The Ultimate Guide to a Kansas City Summer

From festivals to day camps to movies under the stars, there are so many choices to ensure your summer days are memorable. We’ve not only included our favorites but included mom tips to help give you all the info you need (like, is there a bathroom?). This guide will help you plan to ensure your family has the best Kansas City summer yet!

Please note that this is not necessarily a comprehensive list; rather, our Kansas City Mom Collective team has compiled our favorite ways to experience summer as a KC family.

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Johnson County Library is excited to bring its patrons “All Together Now” with both virtual and in-person program offering. Stop by any Library location to pick up your reading log and a free book (while supplies last) starting June 1. See all Summer Reading events here.

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Sarah McGinnity
Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!