Weekends in KC: September 12-14

Kansas City is getting ready for another fun-filled weekend. Listed below are a number of events to help enjoy Kansas City to its fullest.

KCI Cruise Specialty Car Event: Have a love for cars? If so, check out the KCI Cruise Night this Saturday, September 13th starting at 3pm. There will be hundreds of classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, exotics and imports on display in a relaxed atmosphere. There are no car entry fees if you are interested in showing off your own vehicle. There are chances to win great prizes from local businesses for $1 per chance to win. The proceeds will go to a charity program, which bundles a variety of local, regional and national charities. Visit www.flykci.com/cruise to get more information about the event.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze: The “Greatest Show On Earth” comes to Kansas City this week. Dates are September 10th through the 14th at the Sprint Center. The “Built To Amaze” show is the 143rd edition of the circus, and promises spectacular feats of strength, agility and courage. Go to www.sprintcenter.com/events/detail/ringling-bros-and-barnum-bailey-circus-built-to-amaze to order tickets.

KC Renaissance Festival: This weekend is the 8th Annual Pet Fest at the Ren Fest. Dog passes are only $5, that’s half price for this Saturday and Sunday only. There will be 14 special pet vendors, pet demonstrations, pet contests, Dachshund races and a pet costume contest. A longbow archery championship and eating contest will be held this weekend as well. Get more information at www.kcrenfest.com.

Opening Weekend – Joyce DiDonato Returns: The Kansas City Symphony starts their 2014-2015 season at Kauffman Center this weekend. Joyce DiDonato, Kansas City native and international opera star, joins the Symphony by singing the enchanting Shéhérazade as well as other beautiful songs. Music Director Michael Stern will then lead the Symphony to an exciting finale with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. This show lasts from September 12-14, so get your tickets fromwww.kcsymphony.org.

Ikea Grand Opening: The brand new Ikea store opened their doors this week in Merriam, Kansas off I-35 at Johnson Drive. Ikea is known for their low-priced furniture (and Swedish meatballs!). Croft employee Justine Reece visited the store and recounts her experience. She highly recommends trying out the Swedish meatball meal at the restaurant located in the upper floor, just be sure to stop at one of the kiosks to get an “Ikea Family” discount card first to get the discount prices. The store dedicates the rest of the upper floor to showrooms, including 3 different showrooms that are set up to show how to decorate for small houses. The bottom floor houses smaller items, like bedding, lighting and kitchenware. There is also a large warehouse that holds a self-service area to pick out large furniture pieces as seen in the showrooms. A food market and bistro are located after the checkouts. The store also provides a daycare/play area for a more convenient kid-free shopping experience. If you want to learn more, go to info.ikea-usa.com/merriam/.

Keep checking back every Friday for more fun ideas to spend time in Kansas City. We would love to hear if you went to any of these events and encourage comments.

Croft Trailer Supply does not have an affiliation with any of the events listed above; this list is only intended to help enjoy Kansas City to its fullest. Croft hopes you enjoy exploring our hometown as much as we do.