Top 5 Things to Do in January in Kansas City

kansas_city_plaza_fountainWhen it comes to Kansas City travel in the cold winter months, people often ask.. ‘What is there to do in Kansas City?’ More than enough, let me tell you—there is always something fun to do, anytime of year. Here are the Top 5 picks for things to do in January in Kansas City.

1. KC Restaurant Week:

Kansas City Restaurant Week is one of the top events of January and features over 100 participating restaurants. The culinary event of the year offers multiple-coursed prix-fixed menu’s for lunch and dinner. $15/lunch and $30/dinner not only lets you enjoy a great gourmet meal at an amazing price, but 10% of meals purchased will all go to Harvesters.

For a list of participating venues, visit

2. Missouri Comets vs Wichita Wings:  

The Comets 2012 Retro Game will be held January 14th at the Sprint Center verses longtime rival, the Wichita Wings. The game starts at 7:30pm and tickets start at $16.

Get all game info here:

3. 58th Annual Progressive Insurance Kansas City Boat and Sports Show:

Held January 19th-22nd at Bartle Hall, the KC Boat and Sport Show features everything   from free fishing for kids to DIY seminars and of course…all those boats. Those $15 under are free—tickets start at $10, discounts available.

Visit for more information.

4. ‘America I Am’: The African American Imprint:

Tavis Smiley presents ‘America I Am: The African American Imprint’ at Union Station now thru January 29th. The exhibit traces the indelible imprint African Americans have made on America. The exhibition includes over 300 rare and original objects and artifacts from the 1600s to 2009.

Tickets are $5 for Union Station Members,  Adults 13-59,  $12,  Seniors, College Students & Military with Valid ID, $10.  $8 – Children 3-12, $8  (2 & under FREE).

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5. Party Arty 2012, ‘All The World’s a Fair’:

The Nelson’s-Atkins Party Arty is never a disappointment and is considered one of Kansas City’s most anticipated young professional events of the year. Party Arty is the Young Friends of Art’s annual fundraiser that benefits The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Party Arty is held January 21st at the Bloch Building, general admission is $80.

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