June: What KC Moms Need to Know

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!

Under the Sea Adventure at Crown Center (May 29-Sept. 26)

Under the Sea at the Crown CenterPlunge 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)

Johnson County Library SummerReadingThe 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

Join some of Kansas City’s favorite kid performers for a FREE concert series at the Ironwoods Park Amphitheatre Tuesdays in June at 9:30 a.m. Get there early for the best seats! Performers include Funky Mama (6/8), Mr. Stinky Feet (6/15), The Doo-Dads (6/22), and Stone Lion Puppet Theatre (6/29).

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.

Junebug Ball at Deanna Rose Farmstead (June 24)

Dress up as your favorite bug and help celebrate the benefits of insects, spiders, and other garden friends. There will be assorted crafts, activities, and games to keep you buzzing while learning about the wonderful world of bugs. Don’t miss these Hidden Gems at Deanna Rose, secrets you might not know, even as a regular.



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!