Sure, you could host a backyard barbecue this Labor Day, but even a potluck cookout costs a good bit of moolah. You work hard for that money, so why spend it all in one place? To enjoy the upcoming holiday break without shrinking your wallet, you’ll need to get creative. Here are 7 cheap activities you and the entire family can take part in over Labor Day weekend in Kansas City.
- Go to a Kansas City Royals Game
This Labor Day weekend, the Royals play the lowly Orioles—and the entire family can go for just $50! Get your Royals Family FunDay 4-Pack online for game tickets and all-access passes to the Outfield Experience, Kansas City Zoo Fun Run, and tons of other on-field activities.
- Spend the Day at a Kansas City Splash Pad
We wrote about Kansas City splash pads recently, and we’ll bring it back for good measure. If you need a cheap way to entertain kids this Labor Day, take them to a free splash pad or local water park.
- Take a Hike
Explore nature without spending a dime at any of the public parks and hiking trails in Kansas City. The area’s 1800-acre urban park (Swope Park) is a great place for families in need of a holiday retreat, though you may want to browse the other Kansas City parks for more inspiration.
- Party at KC Irish Fest
Children can attend the annual KC Irish Fest on Labor Day weekend for just $7 (adults are $12). Dance a jig, eat some authentic Irish cuisine, and spend hours in the “Land of the Young,” a free kid’s play area that features everything from Bingo to rock walls to piñatas.
- Go Camping
Labor Day is just around the corner, but you still have time to reserve a cheap campsite for the weekend. New to camping or need some advice? Check out local Kansas City campgrounds like Lake Jacomo in Lee’s Summit, the Blue Springs Campground, and Smithville Lake. (And if you need a pre-owned truck to help you camp like a pro, head into any of our Kansas City used car dealerships.)
- Pick Apples at an Orchard
Labor Day is the unofficial start of autumn, which just so happens to coincide with the beginning of the apple-picking season. Visit Alldredge Orchards when they open for the season on Labor Day weekend, and grab a bushel or two of your favorite apples. Smells like pies are in your future.
- Head to the Drive-In Theater
Catch a flic this Labor Day weekend—just not in your typical movie theater. Watching a summer blockbuster at a drive-in is much cheaper than your standard theater, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your air-conditioned car. Browse showtimes at the two main Kansas City drive-in theaters: I-70 Drive-In and Boulevard Drive-In.
Labor Day Sales on New & Used Cars at McCarthy
If you need a few hundred other cheap ways to celebrate the holiday weekend, a trip to one of our Kansas City car dealerships could do the wallet good. We have great Labor Day specials on tons of new cars and pre-owned vehicles. Find your closest McCarthy car dealership for contact info, or keep an eye on the newest car specials in Kansas City available online.