What to look forward to in KC this summer

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If you’re looking for some fun things to do this summer in town, here is a good place to start.

1) Concerts
Who doesn’t like music? Here is a list of concerts happening this summer in or near the Kansas City area:

May 15 – Carrie Underwood @ the Sprint Center
May 17 – Ellie Goulding @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
May 24 –  Florence and the Machine @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
May 26 – Tech N9ne @ Kansas City Live
May 27 – Zac Brown band @ the Sprint Center
June 17 –  Meghan Trainer @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
June 29 – Guns N’ Roses @ Arrowhead Stadium
July 1 – Selena Gomez @ the Sprint Center
July 10 – Twenty-one Pilots @ Sprint Center
July 18 – Janet Jackson @ the Sprint Center
July 23 – Drake and Future @ the Sprint Center
July 28 –  BØRNS @ the Madrid Theater
August 6 – Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas @ the Sprint Center
August 12 – Gwen Stefani @ theSprint Center
August 17 –  Walk the Moon and Misterwives @ at Grinder’s, Crossroads KC
August 18 – Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates and Jhene Aiko @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
August 20 – 5 Seconds of Summer @ the Sprint Center

2) Museums and exhibits
Union Station exhibit – It features a DaVinci exhibit and a science center in a historic train station. Ticket pricing are $15 per exhibit.

Museum at Prairiefire – Located in Overland Park, Kan., it exhibits natural history and culture from the region and around the world. Entry to the Great Hall and its exhibits is free. The American Museum of Natural History exhibition fee is $14 and the Discovery Room fee is $8.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art –  An art museum in Kansas City, MO. Entrance is free.

3) Free Yoga in the Park
Like the outdoors and yoga? Then this is the perfect combination for you. Classes are generally held Saturdays by the Nelson-Atkins or the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.

4) First Fridays
“On the First Friday of every month, thousands of residents and visitors fill the sidewalks of the Crossroads in Kansas City, enjoying what has become the city’s liveliest and most popular event. Arts organizations, galleries, studios, and a wide variety of local businesses feature regional and national artists as well as live entertainment starting at 5 p.m.” – KCMO Crossroads District

5) Power and Light District
Live music, restaurants, bars and concert venues make for a great summer night.

6) Breakout KC
Breakout KC is an entertainment game with a goal of escaping in 60 minutes from one of their simulation rooms. The pricing starts is $28 for a team of eight.

7) IFLY KC
IFLY, an indoor skydiving experience, has finally opened in Kansas City. There are many package options and the pricing starts at $70 per person.

8) Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun/Schlitterbahn
Worlds of Fun reopens its doors in early May while Oceans of Fun reopens May 27. Tickets are $40 on weekdays and $46 on weekends. Schlitterabahn is another theme park in Kansas City, Kan. It reopens May 27. Make sure to check Schlitterbahn’s Verrückt, the tallest water side in the world. Tickets for one day admission are around $42.

9) Zoo
Kansas City Zoo is a good choice for animal lovers. Pricing is $14.50 for adults, $13.50 for seniors and $11.50 for children. Entrance is free for guests at two years and under.

10) Royals games
The royals are back at it! Go watch them kick ass with a plenty of game dates to choose from.

11) Movies
Here is a movie list of the hottest upcoming movies this summer:
“The Angry Birds Movie” –  May 20
“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” –  May 20
“X-Men: Apocalypse” –  May 27
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” –  June 3
“Now You See Me 2” –  June 10
“The Conjuring 2” – June 10
“Finding Dory” – June 17
“The Legend of Tarzan” –  July 1
“The Purge: Election Year” –  July 1
“Star Trek Beyond” – July 22
“Ice Age: Collision Course” – July 22
“Suicide Squad” –  August 5

12) Drive-In theaters
Check out Boulevard Drive-In Theater and B&B Theatres Twin Drive-In for movies in the open air during the long summer nights.

13) Boulevardia Festival
It is a unique beer, food and music festival. It takes place in KC’s 12th Street Bridge Historic District in the West Bottoms June 19-21. A one day general admission tickets costs $15.

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