Guide to May in Kansas City

We’ve got all your best bests for a fun May in Kansas City. Whether it’s a celebration for the end of the school year or just a fun day out with friends, it’s time to celebrate the beginning of summer!

Girls on the Run 5K – Celebrate Confidence!

5k Registration open now for Girls on the RunThe Girls on the Run 5K is not just any other 5K. At this event, 1500 + girls will be recognized for their achievements, increased confidence and new healthy habits. Help girls continue to recognize that their inner strength doesn’t end with their Girls on the Run season by walking or running in the 2022 Spring Girls on the Run 5K on May 21 at Swope Park. To learn more and register, visit our website at

Test Your Ninja Skills at LegolandLegoland Discovery Center race and build

Start your summer fun off with a trip to Legoland! Check out the LEGO® NINJAGO® Training Camp! Test your ninja skills in the laser maze, challenge your lightning-fast ninja reflexes with challenges and more in this action-packed play-zone! Plan your visit.



 Parade of Hearts

The Parade of Hearts is a public arts experience located in the KC Metro. Through the end of May, more than 150 hearts will be placed around the city as an example of unification and making our communities stronger. Download the app for more fun and to map out your hearts tour!

Miniature Train Rides at Kansas City Northern Railroadtwo kids on train

If you have a train lover in the family, this KC attraction is not to be missed. The Kansas City Northern Railroad operates a miniature train, originally from the 1950s. Train rides are 75 cents per ride. Open Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sundays noon – 6 p.m.

Tulip Festival at Fun Farm (Now-May 8)

Join the first annual tulip festival with over 300,000 bulbs, 30+ fun farm attractions and one of a kind photo ops at Fun Farm experience an endless sea of beautiful, picture perfect tulips you’ll remember forever! Open Fridays-Sundays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Get tickets here.

Touch a Truck in Raymore (May 7)

Get up close and personal with big trucks and heavy equipment at this free open house from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7 at Recreation Park, 1011 S. Madison St., Raymore, Mo. Children and adults with sensitivities to loud noises are invited to join us during the 9-10 a.m. sensory friendly hour (no loud noises). Learn more.

Turkey Creek Festival (May 21)

The Turkey Creek Festival is an annual tradition in Merriam, Kan. It is a full day of family entertainment that features free kids’ activities including a petting zoo, the KC Zoomobile, DJ the Balloon man, pony rides, drum safari, inflatables along with live music, arts and crafts, 5k walk/run, food trucks and so much more! Concessions are available. See the full schedule here. 

Pete the Cat Opens at The Coterie (Now-May 22)Coterie Theatre

The grooviest, guitar-slinging cat in town meets the Biddles and rocks their world. Pete, who normally lives in a VW bus, has been sent to the Biddle’s to learn some manners, much to the annoyance of Jimmy (the world’s most organized grade schooler). But it doesn’t take long before Pete turns house arrest into a crusade to help Jimmy pass second grade and take him on the inspirational road trip of a lifetime! The whole family will love Pete’s hilarious, jazzy antics in this toe-tapping (55-minute) musical. Attendees must be masked. Get your tickets here.

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!


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