What's New in 2022?
Take a peek at new (or new to you) happenings across KC Destinations in the coming year?
BONNER SPRINGS, KS Quentin's BBQ & Sides, 611 W. 2nd Street at the Fuel House, Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012 – Open 11am-9pm Tuesday through Sunday. Awesome food, cool atmosphere, fantastic service. The Fuel House is home to several restaurants, a microbrewery, coffee bar (yes, with hand-crafted cocktails), ice cream shop, and fun yard games with indoor and outdoor seating. Make a day of it and shop downtown Bonner Springs on Oak and Nettleton on your way over to the Fuel House. Be sure to check out Grip’N’Rip KC Indoor Golf & Hobby Shop inside the Fuel House before dinner for some collector’s items and fun, simulated golf. Don’t forget to grab a coffee from Ten & Two Coffee Bar, or a treat from the Olde Mill Ice Cream Shop, all on-site, before you head home! www.facebook.com/Quentinsbbq
GARDNER, KS The City of Gardner is excited to welcome a second brewery to town in less than two years. Transport Brewery, with its original location in Shawnee, plans to open a 5,000/sq ft facility & patio in the historic downtown in the first half of 2022, joining ExBEERiment Brewing in serving local craft beer in Southwest Johnson County. Visit www.transportbrewery.com or www.exbeerimentbrewing.com to learn more.
The community is also excited to host the 2022 KC AirShow at New Century AirCenter on Labor Day weekend, September 3-4, 2022. This year’s air show is headlined by the USAF Thunderbirds and will once again feature a stellar lineup of military and civilian performers, following up the successful 2021 show with almost 50,000 people in attendance. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.kcairshow.org
LENEXA, KS Support local growers and makers at Lenexa's indoor Winter Farmers Market on Saturday, January 29 from 10am-noon. Get your favorite goodies and keep in touch with Lenexa Farmers Market vendors on the last Saturday of the month from January through March. Expect cool season vegetables (onions, garlic and greens), eggs, cheese, butter, honey and beeswax body products, BBQ sauces and rubs, wine, various meats, salsa and bakery items. Some vendors offer a preorder option https://bit.ly/2ZZLPUN
LIBERTY, MO Let's Wine About Winter - Feb 19 - Hosted by Historic Downtown Liberty, Inc - Sip your way through Historic Downtown Liberty. Participants receive a commemorative tasting glass to sample 20+ wines. https://www.historicdowntownliberty.org/current-events
Liberty Fall Festival - Sept. 23-25 - Hosted by the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce - The festival has over 200 artists & vendors and two stages packed with entertainment from regional and local artists! Kids of all ages can play in the carnival. And, of course, the shopping is second to none with art, unique gifts, handmade quilts, jewelry, pottery, and even treats for your furry friends. What’s a festival without great food?! Our food vendors have it covered! Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of food from funnel cakes to turkey legs. Farmer’s Market fans can even pick up some fresh produce! Admission is free! https://libertyfallfest.com/
MERRIAM, KS After a two-year break due to the pandemic, Merriam’s Turkey Creek Festival is back in 2022. The City’s largest festival of the year offers up plenty of family fun, music, games, concessions, vendors and more on Saturday, May 21 at Antioch Park. Start the day with the Turkey Creek 5K, enjoy pancakes from the Lions Club, then head over the festival for the rest of the day! Learn more at www.exploremerriam.com/events
KC TRIPS KC Destinations is serving up a variety of “trips” for you to explore the region. From coffee to history, quirky to kid-friendly, we’re even launching a “sweet treats” trip this summer! Hop over to www.kctrips.com to learn more, then download the free Otocast app to begin earning badges toward each trip—you might even win a $250 gift card at the end of the year!