Free family events for Father's Day weekend in Kansas City 2017
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Taking Dad out to eat in Kansas City for Father’s Day is not a bad idea. After all, we are talking about one of the best BBQ cities in the country.

Sometimes just a fancy dinner isn't enough to show Dad just how much you care. So if you're looking for something more for Dad on Father’s Day than a good meal, here are some events that you should check in KC for the holiday weekend.

Kansas KidsFest
Jun 18 @ 10 am
Kansas Expocentre -- 1 Expocentre Dr., Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 235-EXPO

For an event that will be fun for both Dad and the kids, take a trip west to Topeka for this fantastic children’s festival. The Kansas KidsFest will provide a full day of fun and education that will feature creation stations, laser tag, and more. We’re pretty sure that Dad will be very interested in the laser tag.

Jazz in the Woods
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm
Corporate Woods -- 8717 W. 110th St., Overland Park, KS 66210
No Phone Number

For the past 28 years, the city of Overland Park has put on one of the best jazz festivals in the Midwest for Dads near Father’s Day. This year, the Jazz in the Woods will be moved up, but the event will be jazzier than ever with such acts as Richard Elliott, Steve Cole and others playing to a jazzed up crowd in Corporate Woods.

Father’s Day Run 5K/10K
Jun 18 @ 7:30 am
Village Shalom -- 5500 W. 123rd, Overland, Park, KS 66212
No Phone Number

If you’re looking for a Father’s Day event in the KC area that will whip Dad into shape, look no further than this fun 5K/10K run. The Father’s Day Run at Village Shalom will not only allow dad to get a nice run in but will also allow him to contribute to a good cause as proceeds from the run will go to benefit the Village’s memory care programs and services.

Father’s Day at the Zoo
Jun 18 @ 8 am
Kansas City Zoo -- 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 595-1234

The Kansas City Zoo will go to the Dads on Father’s Day. For starters, Dads will be admitted in free all day long, and zoo exhibits will celebrate Dad by making all of their prime attractions dad-centric. It will be the day of Dads at one of America’s best zoos.

Father’s Day at Cool Crest
Jun 18 @ 11 am
Cool Crest -- 10735 E. US Highway 40, Independence, MO, 64055
(816) 307-0693

One of the coolest mini-golf parks in the Kansas City area will roll out the green carpet for Dad’s on Father’s Day. Cool Crest, a popular mini-golf park in suburban Independence, will let Dads try out their putting game for free all day long. After playing a round, Dad and kids can also take up the video game arcade, batting cages, and more. There is no shortage of things to do at Cool Crest, especially on Father’s Day.