The best children's shows place a high premium on audience interaction, unlike the opera or traffic court. Rustle up some kid-friendly fun with this Groupon.
- $10 for single-day admission for four (a $20 value)
Midwest Kids Fest’s Kansas City stop takes place at the Overland Park International Trade Center on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout both days, kids and grownups bounce from one family-friendly activity to the next, including interactive workshops, an obstacle course, an exotic petting zoo, face painting, stage entertainment, shopping from local vendors, contests, and a charity raffle benefiting local children. Live performers, such as educational songsmith Rockin Rob, provide wholesome entertainment as guests browse the wares of onsite vendors. The first 2,000 families to arrive each day receive complimentary goody bags, and those under the age of 1 enter for free.
Midwest Kids Fest
Midwest Kids Fest helps families organize informative, entertainment-packed weekend getaways without having to leave their home state. Attracting an ever-growing audience since it first hit the road in 2006, the traveling production plans to expand to more cities in the near future, as if re-creating Lewis and Clark’s epic search for a vending machine that’d accept a Sacagawea dollar. At each stop, organizers stage days of wholesome entertainment, secretly embedding full servings of education into interactive workshops, shopping from local vendors, petting-zoo, face-painting, contests, charity raffles, and live performances from magicians and singers. Onsite vendors also accompany each festival, allowing older brothers to trade their siblings for something their parents would actually enjoy.