There’s an abundance of things to see and do in the Kansas City area during the summer season. At Claridge Court, a senior living community in Prairie Village, Kansas, we are just 20 minutes away from all that this big city hub has to offer.
Here’s why we at Claridge Court love our region’s summers so much, and some suggestions for ways that you, too, can enjoy all this season has to offer.
Why Kansas City Summers Are Special
Here are some of the reasons why summers in the Kansas City area are so special.
- People are more active. Midwesterners love the summertime! One of the great advantages of living in this part of the country is that one can experience all four seasons, and Midwesterners make the most of all of them. Everyone is eager to get outdoors and travel. That means there’s always something to do in the summertime.
- Exploration is easy. The summer months are the perfect time to hop in the car and travel around the area. Prairie Village is just a short drive from nearby Overland Park, the second-most populous city in the state.
- There’s an abundance of outdoor events and festivals. The Kansas City metro is a hot spot for summer events and festivals of all varieties. Many of these celebratory events and festivals occur between Memorial Day weekend and the Fourth of July holiday.
- Baseball is in full swing. If you’re a baseball fan, then Kansas City is the place for you. Both the Kansas City Royals (a Major League Baseball team) and the Kansas City Monarchs (an AA baseball team) are actively playing games throughout the summer.
4 Summer Activities Near Kansas City
These four popular summer events are held in downtown Kansas City, and they provide just a taste of all the excitement the season has to offer here.
Celebration at the Station
Held annually on Memorial Day weekend, the Bank of America Celebration at the Station marks the start of the summer season in Kansas City. The event includes a free concert and fireworks show hosted by the Kansas City Symphony. It takes place on the grounds of Union Station Kansas City and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.
Boulevardia is “a unique beer, food and music festival” held each June in Kansas City. The annual event draws an impressive lineup of national touring music acts. Some people make the trek just to sample the interesting food and beer brought in from local restaurants and breweries.
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is an organization devoted to making the works of Shakespeare accessible to a diverse audience through a free, professional, outdoor festival. Performances take place nightly Tuesday through Sunday, so you have plenty of options.
Ethnic Enrichment Festival
The Ethnic Enrichment Festival has become a summer staple in the Kansas City metro for those looking to explore the vibrant culture and cuisine of the area. This annual event takes place on the third full weekend in August. It features entertainment, food and shopping.
Summer Activities at Claridge Court
No matter how you prefer to spend your summer days, the team at Claridge Court works hard to ensure our residents have plenty of opportunities to take part in varied activities. Our community is known for its elite, country-club-like experience. That means you have access to a range of services and amenities that allow you to enjoy your retirement years to their fullest.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about what life is like at Claridge Court, our dedicated team is here to answer your questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.