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October 2014

Saturday, October 18  

Pumpkins on Parade

Location: Cave Springs – 8701 Gregory
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: Free admission
Phone: (816) 547-9679
Email: a.maddox@sbcglobal.net 

You’ll feel fall in the air as you stroll along trails aglow with hundreds of carved, lighted pumpkins at Cave Springs Park. There will be lots of fun-filled activities for the kids and food vendors will be on site.

Sunday, October 19

Dog Jumping Through HoopDogtober Fest 2014

Location: Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Fleming Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Free admission with a donation of dog food for local animal shelters
Phone: (816) 229-8980
Email: Dogtoberfest@jacksongov.org 

This is the perfect afternoon for dog lovers and their humans. Event highlights include the Halloween Costume Contest, Agility Fun Run, Dock Diving, Frisbee Competition, Obedience Obstacle Courses, Dog/Owner Look-Alike Contest, and the Blessing of the Animals. In lieu of an admission fee, dog food donations will be accepted and given to local animal shelters! 

CLICK HERE for more details.

Friday, October 24 - Saturday, October 25

Spirits From The PastSpirits From the Past

Location: Missouri Town 1855, Fleming Park  
Time:      6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price:      $10.00 per person
               Advance Reservations required.
    (816) 503-4860
Email:     missouritown@jacksongov.org

As darkness envelops Missouri Town, the village comes alive with goblins, ghosts and other spooky creatures. Visitors will encounter a variety of unworldly sights and sounds at this fun-filled family oriented Halloween event. Complimentary hot cider and a special appearance by Edgar Allen Poe are but a prelude to the haunted hayride that concludes this night of surprises. Advance reservations required!  CLICK HERE to reserve your spot, then click on "Special Events" under the Activities heading.

Saturday, October 25 - Sunday, October 26

Muster28th Annual Fall Muster

Location: Fort Osage, Sibley
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Executed with historical accuracy, this annual re-enactment relives events surrounding the prelude to the War of 1812, as Fort Osage hears for the first time war has been declared with Britain. Musket and cannons are made ready, civilians are conscript, and both residents and soldiers stationed at this remote frontier outpost are on alert.  Visitors can literally feel the tension of the unknown and share the fear and excitement with our re-enactors as Fort Osage prepares for war!

November 2014

Tuesday, November 25 -- NEW DATE & TIME!

Trip the Light Fantastic!
A Magical 4.5 Mile Bike Ride
thru Christmas In The Park

Location: Longview Lake Campground - Longview Lake Park
Time:    Tuesday, November 25
             5:30 p.m. Check-In at Frank White Ballpark
             6:45 p.m. Leisure/Family* Heat 
             7:15 p.m. Intermediate Heat
             7:45 p.m. Advanced Rider Heat Begins
             Heat times listed are approximate.  Must be 
             checked in one-hour before your scheduled 

Price:    FREE to ride
T-Shirt: $15 benefits Salvation Army (optional) 
Phone:  (816) 503-4831
Email:   parksrec@jacksongov.org

Packet Pick Up: Gusto! Coffee Bistro - Sun, Nov 23rd; 2-4 pm; 3390 Fascination Drive, Lee's Summit, Mo

TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC is a FREE EVENT for bicyclists to enjoy a four-mile Magical Ride through the hundreds of lighted, animated displays at Jackson County’s Christmas in the Park! Prizes will be awarded to the Best Holiday Decorated Bike, Best Holiday Dressed Individual, and Ugliest Christmas Sweater. Long-sleeved event t-shirts can be purchased for $15/each with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Salvation Army. 

Please note this is a dark and hilly 4.5-mile ride and not suitable for children under 10. Pre-Registration & Waiver is required. CLICK HERE to register.  

Wednesday, November 26


Christmas In The SkyChristmas In The Sky

Location: Longview Lake Beach, Longview Lake Park
Time: Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Price: No charge
Phone: (816) 503-4800
Email: parksrec@jacksongov.org

Jackson County Parks + Rec and 99.7 The Point kick-off your holiday season, and the opening of Christmas In The Park, with Christmas In The Sky.  This magical evening showcases holiday entertainment and an amazing fireworks display, synchronized to your favorite holiday music, and simulcast on 99.7 The Point

Directions to Christmas In The Sky: I 470 East to Raytown Road, then follow the signs south two miles to the Longview Lake Beach entrance.

November 26-December 31

Christmas In The ParkChristmas In The Park

Location: Longview Lake Campground - Longview Lake Park
Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Price: No charge. Donations for local charities accepted.
Phone: (816) 503-4800
Email: parksrec@jacksongov.org

With 300,000 lights, 175 animated figures and splashes of Christmas color, the entire family will delight in the magic of this enchanting drive-thru winter wonderland… a gift from Jackson County to you! Avoid long lines when you visit Sunday through Thursday!

Directions to Christmas In The Park: I 470 East to View High Drive, then go about two miles south to 3rd Street. Follow the signs to Jackson County’s Christmas In The Park located at 3901 SW Longview Park Drive, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081. Click here to find the entrance on a map.

December 2014

Saturday, December 13

Missouri Town 1855 - A Christmas Celebration

Missouri Town ChristmasLocation: Missouri Town 1855, Fleming Park
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Price: Adults $5.00Youth 5-13 and Seniors $3.00Under 5 free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

The Christmas customs of English, German and French settlers are brought to life in this historic antebellum community. The smell of wood burning fireplaces, period music and authentic decorations, make this a “must attend” holiday experience.  A special visit and candy treat from “Belsnickle” will thrill children of all ages.


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