Happy Mother’s Day! Celebrate mom this weekend with lots of fun events to enjoy going on around the Kansas City area that will appeal to a variety of interests. Find something to do with your mom by checking out the featured list below, brought to you by Dani Beyer Real Estate.

Kansas City Events May 6 Р8

KC Streetcar Grand Opening Celebration

Friday, May 6
Celebration Starts at 10 a.m.
FREE

Head downtown on Friday to celebrate the opening of the KC Streetcar while visiting the many diverse downtown Kansas City neighborhoods. Festivities begin Friday morning outside Union Station with an opening ceremony followed by the start of streetcar service and community-wide parties and activities. Many events are planned along the entire two-mile streetcar route including First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District, a family-friendly festival with carnival rides at Union Station, fireworks Friday and Saturday evening at Liberty Memorial, Middle of the Map Fest, KC Live Kentucky Derby Party in Power & Light, a movie in City Market Park, live music and much more. So bring mom, and the whole family, to enjoy and explore the many restaurants, boutique shops and events along the streetcar route throughout the weekend.

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Union Station,
30 W Pershing Rd., 

Kansas City, MO 64108

The Color Run

Saturday, May 7
8 a.m.
Register for $44.99

If your mom is more of the athletic type, then the Kansas City Color Run would be the perfect way to spend your Saturday morning together. Also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, this unique paint race celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. You don’t have to be a world class runner to participate, The Color Run is a 5k, un-timed race in which participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer along the way. Wear white to the starting line and finish plastered in color!¬†At The Color Run, the start line is its own pre-race party with music, dancing, warmup stretching and giveaways. With registration, runners receive a custom race shirt and over the shoulder bag, tattoo, bag of color, race bib, sweat band and other sponsor goodies.

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Arrowhead Stadium
1 Arrowhead Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64129

The Derby Party

Saturday, May 7
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tickets Range from $37.74 – $53.49

Bring mom to a Kentucky Derby watch part at the beautiful and historic Kansas City Museum this Saturday afternoon.¬†Guests will enjoy live music,¬†southern food bites created by the Local Pig,¬†southern beverage creations with local¬†distillery labels such as J. Rieger & Co., Tom‚Äôs Town, Union Horse and Restless Spirits, dessert by Poppy’s Ice Cream & Coffee House,¬†on-the-spot illustrations by Pop-Up Charlie, a variety of fun yard games and more. Watch the race and enjoy Derby Fashion including¬†Best-dressed and Best-hat competitions.¬†Get tickets online in advance.

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Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall,
3218 Gladstone Blvd., 

Kansas City, MO 64108
(816)513-0726

Rite of Spring

May 6-8 & May 13-15
Friday & Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.
Ticket Prices Vary

And if mom is more interested in the fine arts, the Rite of Spring ballet is opening this weekend at the Kauffman Center, with shows on Friday & Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Rite of Springs is a bold and daring expression not of a reverence of nature, but instead of the dire consequences of turning one’s back on it. This mixed-repertory program includes Helen Pickett’s Petal, Yuri Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs, and a world premiere by Viktor Plotnikov who is known for his contemporary and intense aesthetic. All of the music will be performed by the Kansas City Symphony.

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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts,
1601 Broadway Blvd., 

Kansas City, MO 64108

We hope this list gives you some fun ideas and inspiration for spending a wonderful weekend with mom. Continue to check back on the blog for further weekly events updates. If you’re looking for more to do around KC this weekend, check here.¬†

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