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Kearney, Missouri is located in Clay County about 15 minutes north of Kansas City and has a population of 8,381. Each September, the city hosts an annual festival celebrating its distinction as the birthplace of outlaw Jesse James. The James farm with the original house and Jesse James’s burial site are a popular tourist attraction. The Kearney School District serves about 3,500 families in Kearney and northern Clay County.

Kearney Area Insight

  • Terry Prindle
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    Kearney, MO
    Come out to Jesse James Park this Saturday, September 16th, and Sunday, September 17th, for the 52nd Annual Jesse James Festival in Kearney. This year's new features include Tumbleweed Crossing Wild West comedy and gunfight show, upgraded carnival rides and games, and the wildly popular giant kite show. Whether you like to dance, enjoy family games and activities, love carnival rides, or want to let out your inner lumberjack by throwing axes, the Jesse James Festival has something for the entire family.
  • Lori Hampton
    RE/MAX Revolution
    The Jessie James Festival is a beloved tradition in our town, celebrating its 52nd fall season this weekend (Sept 15-17th). This festival is a two-weekend event, typically the second and third weekends of September, with the third weekend in full swing! It features a lively parade, 5 &10K Run/walk, Tractor/motorcycle/car show, and a rodeo. The Jessie James Park grounds become a hub of activity with the carnival on the festival's last weekend. Families can also enjoy activities like a fishing tournament and "the Largest Kite Show." Local musicians and dance troupes provide live entertainment throughout the day and into the evening. The Jessie James Festival is a beloved tradition that brings our town closer each year to celebrate not an outlaw but an era that significantly impacted their community. See you this weekend at Jessie James Park just north of Kearney on Highway 33!
  • Terry Prindle
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    The Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch is Kansas City's newest fall adventure destination. They have activities and games for kids of all ages. Come out, opening September 15th, and enjoy the hayrides, barrel train, pumpkin cannons, and the jumbo jumper. They also have their famous pumpkin patch, and have fun finding your way out of their corn maze. Everyone will also enjoy the barnyard with animals you can pet and feed. Be sure to visit the Fun Farm and enjoy some outdoor fun.
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    Kearney, MO
    Bring the kids out to the Kearney Crossroads Community Church on Saturday, April 8th, at 1:00 p.m. for the Egg-stravaganza Egg Hunt and activities. Everyone is sure to enjoy this event featuring egg hunts, the Easter Bunny, face painting, bounce houses, snacks, large kite demonstrations, and more. The church is located at 2855 Edgar Petty Road in Kearney. This is a free event so be sure and bring the entire family out and enjoy some Easter fun.
  • Debbie Holt
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    It's been a long time coming and now March 27th, 2023 Starbucks is finally open for business. Many have driven by the new construction building going up right beside Dairy Queen and wondered just what was going in. The speculation was huge and kind of funny for a long time. About six months ago, it was announced that Starbucks had decided to come to Kearney.
    The location is right off of I-35 and 92 Hwy, so perfect for the drowsy traveler.to get their cup of joe.
    With operating hours that are later than the two local coffee shops, Paisley Perk & Mojo's, Starbucks will also get plenty of local traffic too. This location also features a drive-thru window which is another difference between the national chain and the local coffee shops. Come on up to Kearney and check out all of the coffee shops, and maybe do a little shopping at the local boutiques. The businesses will be glad you stopped in.
  • Debbie Holt
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    A few years ago, the city of Kearney jumped on the pickleball bandwagon and modified the old tennis courts of Kearney High School into three pickleball courts, and a skate park. Wow, the sport of pickleball exploded in this small town north of Kansas City.

    Due to the explosion of interest and several national competitors in the sport, the city is redeveloping that area to put in 12 state-of-the-art pickleball courts with lighting and tons of parking and with that redevelopment, the skate park is getting a facelift too. The new courts are scheduled to open at the end of May, and there has been national attention in the pickleball world regarding hosting tournaments.

    Get your paddles ready and come to Kearney to check out the new courts. The city is committed to having plenty of open play for residents and guests and not being monopolized by tournaments.
  • Terry Prindle
    RE/MAX Heritage
    If you enjoy good sushi and good service then you should give the KaJi Japanese Sushi and Grill a try. They have a nice variety of sushi that is made to order and the fried rice and miso soup are delicious. If you don't like sushi, no worries, they have other great entree options. KaJi is located at 751 Watson Drive in Kearney, MO.
  • Terry Prindle
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    Kearney, MO
    Bring the kids out to the Kearney Crossroads Community Church this Saturday, December 3rd, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Parents and kids will enjoy breakfast, photos with Santa, crafts, activities, and other holiday fun. The church is suggesting, if you're able, a donation of $10 per family, with the proceeds going to fund a new playground at Crossroads The Crossroads Church is located at 2855 S Petty Road in Kearney.
  • Terry Prindle
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    Good cheer found here, at Paisley! Come out to Paisley Candle and Home as they kick off the season of decking the halls, entertaining, and gift-giving. Paisley is a small, family-owned candle-making company located at 400 S Jefferson St. in Kearney. The Open House will run from November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. to November 6th at 3:00 p.m.
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    Kearney, MO
    Grab your costumes and come join the Trunk or Treat located in the Kearney West Shopping Center parking lot. The businesses in the shopping center are hosting the event so stop by for some Halloween fun. The event runs from 3:00-5:00 p.m. this Sunday, October 30th.
  • Terry Prindle
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    Kearney, MO
    The Kearney Fun Farm is open again for another season of fun and the Fun Farm family invites you to spend the perfect fall day out on the farm. There's something for everyone from their 30 attractions and endless photo ops to the delicious food, beer, and wine. Plus don't forget all the yummy desserts. The Fun Farm is open from Wednesday-Mondays thru October 31st and is located at 650 N. Jefferson St.
  • Terry Prindle
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    Be sure and bring your furry friends out to celebrate Barks and Brews in Kearney, MO this Saturday, August 13th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. There will be live music, food trucks, drinks, fun contests, and much more. The event is sponsored by the Paisley Paws Charitable Veterinary Foundation and a portion of the evening sales will benefit the foundation. Check out this event at 400 S Jefferson St. in Kearney.
  • Debbie Holt
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    What says Americana more than fireworks? Kearney MO celebrates Independence Day on the 3rd of July every year. Festivities are located out at Jesse James Park north of town on 33 Hwy. Gates are opened early so come and reserve your place to park, bring your own tent and picnic supplies. Inside the amphitheater grounds, there will be blow-up games for kids, and the music on the stage which will start at 7:00 p.m. is Kansas City's own, Tate Stevens. The fireworks display will start at about 9:15 p.m.and you will have a first-row seat to enjoy the show.
  • Terry Prindle
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    Kearney, MO
    Be sure and come out to the Kearney Crossroads Community Church this Saturday, April 16th, at 1:00 p.m., for the Easter Egg-Stravaganza. There will be outdoor fun for all ages, including egg hunts, face painting, snacks, and loads of family fun. The church is located at 2855 Edgar Petty Road in Kearney.
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    Kearney, MO
    The 1st annual Tulip Festival is coming to the Fun Farm in Kearney. There will be over 300,000 tulips of 26 varieties that spans 8.5 acres. There will also be 30+ farm attractions. The tentative dates for this festival are April 1- May 8. Ticket prices will be $15.95 online and $24.95 at the gate. What a great opportunity for a photo op!
  • Terry Prindle
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    Kearney, MO
    The First United Methodist Church of Kearney is hosting the Jingle Jam Light Show this Sunday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. The light show is an event that the whole family can experience together. Activities include singing songs, playing crazy games, and listening to the Christmas Story told in a way that will engage all ages. There is also a cookie party after the show so you don't want to miss this fun family outing.
  • Terry Prindle
    RE/MAX Heritage
    The City of Kearney will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, November 13th, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Mack Porter Park. Residents can bring paint, old batteries, lawn chemicals, and household cleaners to be picked up for safe disposal. Mack Porter Park is located at 1001 N. MO. HWY 33 in Kearney,
  • Terry Prindle
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    Kearney, MO
    Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site is part of Watkins Mill State Park. Tours of the 19th-century woolen mill and Watkins home are given daily. This is the only 19th-century American woolen mill with its original machinery intact. This beautiful site features a visitor's center, a lake, camping and picnic sites, a swim beach, hiking/biking trails, and much more. The site is located seven miles east of Interstate 35 on Route 92, then one mile north on Route RA.
  • Terry Prindle
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    Kearney, MO
    Be sure and check out the 10th annual Oktoberfest this Saturday, October 2nd from 7:00 a.m-10:00 p.m. in Kearney. Activities include live music, local vendors, kid's carnival, games, and more! All proceeds of the event will go to three local charities, the Kearney Food Pantry, Fulfillment House, and the Kearney Enrichment Council.
  • Terry Prindle
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    Kearney, MO
    Are you ready for some fun fall festivities? The Fun Farm begins its fall season in Kearney this Friday. Be sure and visit this family-friendly venue that is open from September 17th - October 31st. With duck races, barnyard critters, a cow train, hayrides, and much, much more this is a great way to get the kids outside and enjoying some fresh air! They open at 9:00 a.m. every day except Tuesday when they are closed. What a great place to make some new memories!
  • Terry Prindle
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Good luck to the Kearney Bulldogs as they open their 21-22 football season tonight. The Bulldogs travel to Fort Osage to play the Indians tonight at 7:00 p.m. Go Bulldogs!
  • Debbie Holt
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    Kearney, MO
    With the Labor Day holiday coming, it is exciting to have Kearney's Labor Day Races back! The Optimist Club of Kearney has been conducting the races for over 50 plus years on Labor Day starting at 10:00 a.m. The festivities are on Washington Street right in front of city hall. There are all types of fun races for kiddos to participate in. Tricycle, bicycle, sack races, three-legged races, and of course the hilarious egg toss. Even adults are let in on all the fun! If you don't have a child to bring, come on out to watch and cheer the kids on. Guaranteed it will be a highlight of your holiday weekend.
  • Terry Prindle
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Jesse James Birthplace is located in Kearney, MO on 21216 James Farm Road. Open year-round, this museum is home to the world's largest collection of James family artifacts. The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Come check out this interesting part of history.
  • Tami Hayes
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    Kearney, MO
    The city of Kearney reopened Lion's Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. on June 18th. The park is located at 340 S. Jefferson in Kearney. The city, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Kearney Enrichment Council, and the Department of Natural Resources all worked together to bring this treasure back to life. The park has new playground equipment, restrooms, seating, and a picnic shelter. The crowning jewel is the new splash pad for kids of all ages to enjoy!
  • There are so many reasons to make Kearney, MO your home. When my family and I moved here 10 years ago, there were several things we considered when looking for a place to live. Were the schools good, how big was the community, were there things to do, did it have outdoor activities, was it close to major roadways, was it close to the airport, etc? Kearney had checked off all of our boxes. The school system is one of the best in the state. The community is not huge by any means, but it isn't small either. The town itself offers walking/biking trails, a skate park, an amphitheater that hosts outdoor concerts throughout the summer, a nearby state park, and the birthplace of Jesse James! Kearney is located right off of I-35, and a hop, skip, and jump away from I-29, making work commutes or play activities a breeze. It is also 30 minutes from an International Airport, making travel plans an easy commute also.

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