Summer Fun in Kansas City



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SPORTS

 

Learn Golf and Yoga

If you want to learn golf or just improve your game, spend a day doing “Beyond Golf.” lPGA professionals will take you through a yoga movement class, and then you’ll work your way up to course instruction. Prices vary depending on golf course location. beyondgolfexperience.com


Stand Up and Paddle

Paddleboarding at Shawnee Mission Park

 

It takes a bit of balance, but paddle boarding can be a solo Zen-workout or a family group activity. At Shawnee Mission Park, you can rent paddle boards starting at $9 an hour. jcprd.com


Hit the Ice

Ice Sports Arena in Shawnee

 

Dig out the mittens and ski coat and head to the Ice Sports Arena in Shawnee, Kansas, for some chill time. You can even take summer ice skating and hockey lessons. kcicecenter.com


Hop on a Bike

Cider Mill Century Bike Tour

 

Enjoy the gorgeous countryside and take part in the Cider Mill Century Bike Tour that begins and ends at the Louisburg Cider Mill.

The July 8 event has 25 to 104-mile options to fit different skill and endurance levels. cyclingkc.org


Grab a Paddle

Kansas City Bridge Tour

 

Take a five-mile paddle down the “Mighty Mo” from Kaw Point to Riverfront Park with KC Kayak and Canoe. This “Bridge Tour” is $30 an hour and summer tours are happening every weekend. kcriverrun.com


Go Bass Fishing in the Burbs

Fishing for Bass at Shawnee Mission Lake

 

Shawnee Mission Lake is the secret spot for local bass fisherman to catch the big one. The 120-acre lake according to fishing “experts” is home to “more big bass” than anywhere else in the Metro. jcprd.com


Do an Air Conditioned 5K

Dreadmill Warrior 5K

 

You're indoors, the AC is blasting and you’re giving the treadmill a beat down at the “Dreadmill Warrior 5K.” The View Community Center in Grandview is the location for this June 20 event that organizers say is for walkers, joggers and runners “looking to avoid elbows and rolling hills.” The cost is $20. grandview.org


Be the Ultimate Sporting KC Soccer Fan

KC Cauldron (Sporting KC Super Fans)

 

Be loud, be proud, be a member of the KC Cauldron or at least sit cauldron-adjacent for a game and experience hardcore soccer devotion. Sporting KC has plenty of home games this summer at Children’s Mercy Park. You can find the cauldron in sections m1 – m9. For tickets to the game go to sportingkc.com. learn about the Cauldron at kccauldron.com


Get in a Pickleball League

Pickleball Tournament

 

Love tennis? Pretty good with a ping-pong paddle? If you answered yes to both, chances are you would kill it in Pickleball. Pickleball could be described as tennis played on a badminton court with a ping-pong paddle and a whiffle ball. Locally, Chicken 'n Pickle combines the action of Pickleball with some super yummy food and a bar. So, I guess we can say, “winner, winner, chicken dinner.” chickennpickle.com


Perfect Your Asana

Heartland Yoga Festival

 

Grab your yoga mat and your OM and head to the heartland yoga festival on June 22 – 24 at Unity Plaza in Lee’s Summit. With more than 50 yoga workshops, vendors and “small bites,” your yoga will never be better. heartlandyogafest.com

 

Go Out to the Ballpark

Royals Baseball 

 

Enjoying some Royals Baseball action is a summer tradition; to make sure it doesn’t matter if the Boys in Blue win or lose, pick a game that has a theme you like. from “Summer Fireworks Night” to “Family Fun Day Sunday” and “Bark in the Park,” you can’t go wrong. kcroyals.com


Play Sand Volleyball

Sand Volleyball

 

Sure, we’re landlocked, but that doesn’t mean KC doesn’t have beaches. We have sand volleyball beaches and although there’s no ocean, it’s still a blast. Feel the sand between your toes as you spike the ball and pretend your next stop is the Summer Olympics. volleyballbeach.com


Bust a Move at Aerobic Tennis 

Aerobic Tennis at the Jewish Community Center

 

If you want to increase your exercise repertoire, try aerobic tennis every weekend this summer at the Jewish Community Center. This activity is less about a tennis match and more about the cardio blast. Fast-paced drills are designed to give players of all abilities a high-energy workout. thejkc.org

 

Run For the Red, White & Blue

Stars and Stripes 5K

 

The inaugural Stars and Stripes 5K and Lil Firecracker run on July 1 is a patriotic way to kick off your fourth of July festivities. The race begins at Prairiefire and winds through Overland Park. Running fees start at $12 for children and $36 for individuals and include a t-shirt. starsandstripes5k.com


Try Footgolf

Footgolf

If you like soccer and golf, this could be your new sport. Footgolf is played with a soccer ball at a golf course on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups. You follow golf rules and kick away. The current Par 3 (the rock) golf course at the Heart of America Course in Swope Park is where the Footgolf action takes place. kcparks.org


Join in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson

Every year the Mission Family Aquatic Center takes part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson June 21 to promote the importance of water safety and knowing how to swim. Preregistration is required to participate. missionks.org 

 

But wait there’s more... That’s right we just can’t stop writing about summer fun. The list goes on from bike rides to outdoor movies.