Fall has officially arrived in Merriam and she is really showing out! Bursting with changing colors and crisp autumn air, this popular Midwest season will stir your senses with delectable flavors and plenty of fun across the city. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and a cozy sweater, and Explore Merriam! Below, you’ll find our take on Merriam’s top fall to-do’s, by the letter!
M: MAKE IT LOCAL — visit all the local shops, attractions, restaurants and more in Merriam! From the delicious pumpkin spice Povitica at Strawberry Hill Bakery to the cutest boutique finds at the Sunflower Market, no visit to Merriam is complete without a snack and souvenir!
E: EVENTS – Halloween Happenings is a not-so scary event with plenty of tricks and treats for the little ones. Join us Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2:00 p.m. — costume up, because we’ll have lots of spooky fun including games, mini-golf, an InstaFunKC photo booth, and more! Ages 10 and under are welcome to participate in this free community event.
R: RUN, hike, bike or walk along the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail. Fall is the most beautiful season along the creek, and you’ll savor the changing colors of the leaves, the fresh air, and the wildlife sightings along your trail trek. Capturing a sunset across the creek is also a sight to see!
R: REST up with an overnight stay in Merriam! Our hotels and RV park offer affordability, guest preferred amenities, and access to all of Kansas City right off I-35. Check out our lodging options and book your stay in Merriam!
I: INSTAGRAMMABLE moments can be had at Merriam’s parks, public art installations, or along the trail. Capture your favorites and share with us @ExploreMerriam, #ExploreMerriam.
A: ART is aplenty in Merriam. From the super shiny Planting the Seeds pods at the Merriam Marketplace, to the beautiful BASK sculpture and Tim Murphy Art Gallery at the Merriam Community Center, we have dozens of places to peep public art across the city. Check out our impressive collection online and then art hop across Merriam to appreciate the pieces in person!
M: MINGLE AT THE MCC – The Merriam Community Center is the place to be! You can meet friends for coffee, become a member, grab a day pass, take a class, or check out the monthly exhibit at the art gallery. There’s so much to do, you’ll find yourself enjoying every season at the MCC.