One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the unique celebration of Italian traditions and Italian-American culture, will be hosted once again at Zona Rosa this year! This longtime local ethnic festival draws visitors from across metropolitan Kansas City and beyond. This popular family event has free admission and showcases Italian food booths, a beer garden, vendors, live Italian music, dancers, a kids play area and much more!
Friday, May 31 – 5:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 2, 6:00 p.m.
Town Square and the Streets of Zona Rosa, Kansas City, MO
Find more information, including a schedule of events, on the events page.
World Heritage requires girls to investigate many aspects of other countries — cultural festivals such as Festa Italiana are a great, interactive way to get them interested.
Experience Christmas as it was meant to be in the 19th century. Visit the farm house of 1889, log cabins of 1830’s; Experience the Civil War Encampments; Make your Christmas purchases at the 1876 Mercantile, post your letters to St. Nicholas at the Post Office; visit the serene setting of the 1884 Church; at the Arnold Home see how Swedish immigrants of the 1880s celebrated Santa Lucia Day and watch how lace was made. Warm up by the ‘potbellied’ stove in the school, visit the Doctor’s office and then a visit with St. Nicholas in the family home decorated in high Victorian style. At the end of your visit, you may want to ride the horse drawn sleigh for a brief ride through the countryside!
$5 per person, 5 and under free.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shoal Creek Living History Museum
7000 N.E. Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64156
Depending on the activities you choose, this could meet requirements from Our Heritage, World Heritage, Living in the USA, and/or Citizenship and Government. Have fun with it!
Looking for a break from the bird? We found a great list of family-friendly places to eat out with an ethnic twist. Plan ahead a bit and address a requirement from the World Heritage badge, too!
Enjoy a delightful tea with your special young lady and her favorite doll. Activities to include dance performance and lesson, crafts, tea etiquette, holiday shopping , and, of course, delicious tea treats for kids and adults. Cameras welcome.
Saturday, November 17, 10 -11:30 a.m.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
6422 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS 66202
Kansas City St. Andrew Highland Dancers Association
This should be a great opportunity to touch on several different requirements for the World Heritage badge, and also Dance #10.
Winter Holidays Around The World: The holidays are a special time to sit back and celebrate the good times with family and friends. Come and help celebrate the winter holidays from various cultures around the world. Learn about the relationship between the poinsettia and Latin American cultures or the mythical Icelandic Yule Cat. Visitors will also make Kwanzaa mats and German advent calendars. Storyteller Joyce Slater will be in our StoryTarium telling fantastic holiday tales.
The Kansas City Museum’s First Sunday Family Fun Day is a fantastic way to share a great family moment and have a little fun too! The event allows children to have fun while also having an exceptional learning experience. There are historic games and scavenger hunts held on the grounds to play. For the artsy person in your family, there is an arts and crafts area. There’s historical information and exterior panels surrounding the Museum for the history aficionados and if you are lucky enough, you might get a free old-fashioned treat.
Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., KCMO
Nov 4, 2012, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Suitable for ages 3 – 12