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Kansas City is an amazing city that offers the very best of the Midwest. There is no other place like it, especially in the summer due its food, culture, and events. KC is the heart of the U.S. and is sure to capture yours when you visit. Here are the top five reasons why Kansas City is the place to be in the summer!
#1. Kansas City is a Dream for Sports Lovers
For sports fans, there is no better way to spend an evening than watching a great game, especially when it is World Series Champions like the Royals playing. Catch a minor leagues game or maybe even a ball with T-Bones Baseball, where your team will have a great time beneath a gorgeous Midwest sunset. Soccer fanatics will love Sporting KC and the energy of Children’s Mercy Park. Join in on the signature “I believe” chant to cheer them on. If Nascar is more your speed, then check out the Kansas Speedway for a race!
#2. KC is a Festival Paradise
Kansas City hosts many festivals throughout the year but Boulevardia (June 16-18) is by the far the largest and most exciting. It attracts over 35,000 people to participate in this festival of beer, food, music, and more. The Chipotle Cultivate Festival (July 23) is a free event that focuses on food, learning, and fun. All attendees receive a coupon for a free Chipotle burrito! Ethic festivals are happening all summer long and you are guaranteed to leave enriched and with a new appreciation. Check out the following while you’re here: Festa Italiana, International Dragon Boat Festival, Fiesta Filipina, the Ethnic Enrichment Festival, or Browne’s Irish Street Faire. Music festivals are also big in KC during the summer, so make sure to get tickets to Buzz Beach Ball, Vans Warped Tour, Fringe Festival, or Red White and Boom. Also, check out free music festivals like Sunset Music Festival and Porch Fest.
#3. Memorable Activities For Any Group
Strengthen your team with any of these interactive team-building activities in Kansas City! Re-visit your childhood at bars like Up Down and Tapcade. These bars feature arcade games from 80’s and 90’s and an array of fun drinks. Gather your team for 60 minutes of fun at Breakout KC and The Escape Artist where you’ll use your deduction skills to solve codes and riddles to break out of the room you are locked in! Challenge others to a round of golf at Top Golf, a three story golfing and game experience with a great menu to keep you fueled all day long. Indoor skydiving at iFly is perfect for thrill seekers. The vertical wind tunnel creates quite an adrenaline rush and bonding experience.
#4. Kansas City Is A Summer Cookout Connoisseur’s Dream
Kansas City is known for a many things but beer and barbecue are at the top of the list. Joe’s Kansas City, Jack Stack, and Gates Barbecue are iconic spots to have a meal and taste the signature KC barbecue that so many sauces are named after. Breweries like Boulevard Brewing, Union Horse Distilling, Crane Brewing, Restless Spirits Distilling, and Torn Label brewing are local favorites. You can enjoy their craft beers at bars or visit the breweries for a tasting and free tour. KC is also known for brews in another sense, too, as a hub for coffee roasters and shops. The Roasterie, Quay Coffee, and Thou Mayest take center stage in the coffee scene. All are great spots for a caffeine pick me up!
#5. There Is Art and History Around Every Corner
If you are wanting to take things indoors and enjoy art and history then Kansas City’s museums are a must see this summer! The WWI Museum is the only WWI museum in the country, and the hike up to the top of Liberty Memorial Tower, with its spectacular view of the city, is worth trip alone. The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art are home to many famous works and traveling exhibits. On the “First Friday” of every month The Crossroad District’s art galleries open their doors for a community art event. Come out to enjoy food trucks, street performances, and local art!
Come visit Kansas City this summer for your next corporate gathering, and experience everything this wonderful city has to offer. MTI Events can make travel plans for groups of 10 to 1,000, making things stress-free and enjoyable. Contact MTI Events at 913.438.2600 to explore Kansas City with your team!