(Map) Chiefs fever explodes in KC

New mural in Downtown OP – Work by Sike Style

KC has gone red in preparation for the upcoming Chiefs season that kicks off on Thursday. New Chiefs inspired murals are popping up all over town as well as dyed fountains, championship banners, decorated statues and painted Super Bowl LIV logos.

The Kansas City skyline will go red on Tuesday, September 8th. Take advantage of the extra day off this weekend and use the map below to get out and explore KC while showing off your Chiefs pride.

Kansas City’s newest luxury hotel wants you to visit

Loews Kansas City, the newest luxury hotel in the area, is really wanting you to come visit. They are offering great rates and other incentives to get people to come say hello.

Loews is offering a nightly rate of just $139 which is a deep discount from their normal rate. They also have free parking, a $25 restaurant credit and late checkout. If you’re feeling nice and want to bring the kids along they are offering 50% off a second room as well. You can book on the Loews website here.

Current Kansas City area reopening details

The following links are the reopening plans for a greater portion of the Kansas City area. Please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands often.

Masks are being encouraged while in public spaces. Many establishments may still not be open. Be sure to check before you travel.

This page is current as of May 11th, 2020.

Johnson County Reopening Plan

Wyandotte County Reopening Plan

Jackson County Reopening Plan

Kansas City Reopening Plan

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Salute to Blue Driving Vigil – Overland Park 8:30

If you’re in Overland Park there is a Salute to Blue Driving Vigil tonight starting at 8:30 near 95th and Switzer. The vigil will honor the sacrifice of Overland Park Police Officer Mike Mosher and others that have fallen in the line of duty.

From the OPPD website – The Overland Park Police Department invites residents to display blue lights at their homes and businesses, and view the procession of police vehicles from the safety of the sidewalk near the procession route, while maintaining social distancing.

Cities discuss ‘Reverse Parades’ for upcoming summer holidays

As the list of canceled Kansas City events grows, cities are exploring other ways to celebrate the upcoming summer holidays. Reverse parades are being planned in cities across the country to celebrate Memorial Day and July 4th.

Webster Groves, Mo has planned a July 4th parade to replace their usual celebration. The floats, located throughout the city will remain stationary for the parade and the visitors will drive the route.

This sounds like a great idea. I hope that some of the community leaders around the KC area take note and plan something similar. Would you drive a reverse parade route?

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