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KC Destinations is a membership organization of cities located in the Kansas City metro region. Each community offers visitors the opportunity to adventure beyond the big city lights and truly experience the area in a meaningful way through the eyes, ears, and stomachs of the locals. With KC Destinations, you can request visitor information, explore the metro, take a themed trip using the Otocast app, or learn more about our member destinations!
Explore the region a little differently with KC Trips! From historical sites to quirky curiosities, coffee spots to kid-friendly finds, you'll discover themed spots across KC using the free app Otocast, while collecting badges for a chance to win a $250 gift card!. Learn more at KC Trips!
FALL FESTIVALS & FESTIVITIES ACROSS KC!
Autumn in Kansas City is the perfect season to explore the many festivals and special events our region has to offer. The weather begins to turn cooler and the leaves start changing to beautiful hues of red and orange to signal the harvest season has begun. Read more...
The third annual Camp Leavenworth is a free two-day festival that invites everyone to discover the wonders of Leavenworth, KS. Camp Leavenworth will feature Friday night fireworks, family activities, Makers Fair, live entertainment with Travis Marvin and Logan Mize, a 5K Run on Saturday morning, and unique experiences around historic downtown Leavenworth all weekend long.
September 23-24, 2022
Location: 123 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth Landing
For more information go to www.campleavenworth.com
This month's featured KC Destination is Shawnee, KS!
Whether it is a night out with friends or experiencing a local festival with your family, there is something unique for the entire community in Downtown Shawnee. Located in the heart of the city of Shawnee, Kansas, Downtown Shawnee sits along the corridor of Nieman Road intersecting at Johnson Drive. It is anchored by Shawnee's City Hall and several historic buildings that signify the history of our community.
Downtown Shawnee is proud to be the home of the Aztec Shawnee Theater which showcases some of the best local and regional music acts in the newly restored auditorium. Aztec Shawnee Theater is known to be one of the most beautiful, single-screen theaters in the area. Visitors will witness firsthand the “golden age” of movies through vintage and classic films.
Meet up with friends or family at one of Downtown Shawnee’s locally owned restaurants. You’ll find a variety to choose from such as Old Shawnee Pizza, McLain's Market & Bakery, Sushi Mido, Pegah’s Family Restaurant, Aunt Jeans Cup & Cone, and Al Chile Taco Shop.
Looking for a drink to unwind? Downtown Shawnee offers two family friendly breweries just a block away from each other: Transport Brewery and Servaes Brewing Company. You'll also find upscale cocktails at the popular Drastic Measures speakeasy or at the Saloon at Old Shawnee Pizza.
Step back in time at Shawnee Town 1929. Visitors to this museum will experience a typical day in and around the farm community of Shawnee, Kansas, in the 1920s through authentic and engaging exhibits, programs, events, and historical collections.
Downtown Shawnee is also host to several events throughout the year. Moonlight Market has quickly become a favorite for locals and visitors. This reoccurring event is on the 3rd Thursday evening May-October. Experience over 65 local vendors, live music, food trucks and kids’ activities. Other fall events include the Shawnee Town Craft Fair (September 17th), Great Grillers BBQ Competition (September 23rd & 24th), Scarecrow Festival (October 1st), and Christkindlmarkt (December 3rd).