It’s officially summer in Kansas City and there is so much to do! You can always consult our Ultimate Guide to a Kansas City Summer for a full list but here are some of our favorites in June. Thanks to Legoland Discovery Center and Sea Life for sponsoring this month’s guide.
Sail in for a new event, Pirates Ahoy!
Taking place now at LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City.
Enjoy all there is to explore at both attractions, PLUS Experience a pirates life with exciting activities including pirate themed LEGO builds, meeting our Pirate mascot, searching for treasure, discovering the sea creatures pirates encountered around the world and much more.
Space is limited; book your combo tickets online, then grab your mateys and come on in for a swashbuckling good time!
Plunge into a fun, creative environment in this free exhibit that will delight kids who love to explore the deep blue sea. Discover buried treasure in a sunken pirate ship, ride a dolphin and seahorses, paddle your way to the mermaid’s house, explore in the submarine, and many more aquatic adventures. It’s fathoms of fun, and it’s totally free! Learn more.
Summer Reading at Johnson County Library (June 5 – July 31)
The virtual launch party on Saturday, June 5, features events that will entertain and educate all ages. To pick up your reading log, stop by the nearest Johnson County Library starting May 24, or download one from our website. Books will be distributed via school giveaways and community partners. Keep an eye on @jocolibrary on social media or subscribe to our Summer Reading newsletter for locations and times, which will vary during the summer. All the Summer Reading details can be discovered at jocolibrary.org/summerreading.
Grinnin’ and Groovin’ Concert Series – Ironwoods Park in Leawood
Make Music Day KC (June 21)
Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. In 2021, Make Music will be happening throughout Kansas City in a safe, city-wide celebration! Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.