Seasonal Merriam

Merriam is nourished by nature and steeped in sunshine throughout most of the year. We are home to four true seasons with only 34 inches of annual rainfall. Over 2,700 hours of sunshine per year make Merriam a great city to visit and explore year-round. Check out these seasonal offerings across Merriam!
  • The Heartland Artist Exhibition is a juried show on display throughout March at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery. The exhibition features talented artists from around the U.S. 
  • Hop over to the Merriam Community Center for the Easter Bunny Egg Hunt for springtime games, a visit with the Easter Bunny and the popular egg hunt. 

More in the metro: Catch a Sporting KC game, visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and don't forget to sample that KC barbecue!

  • Take a dip at the Merriam Community Center outdoor pool. Learn about a day pass or membership here.
  • Fresh local fruits and veggies are plentiful at the Merriam Farmers' Market at Merriam Marketplace. Open on Saturdays
    (7 am-1 pm) from May until September.
  • Download the Otocast app (FREE on Google Play or the App Store), then explore the Merriam History Tour. Learn more here!
  • Explore art across Merriam - check out Merriam's art selections online and then visit each in person!

More in the metro: Summer is the perfect time to cheer on the KC Royals, explore the Kansas City Zoo, ride the coasters at Worlds of Fun or attend a festival or event.

  • Car people unite at the annual Turkey Creek Car & Motorcycle Show. Always on the second Saturday in September, and always packed full of snazzy cars and cycles on display.
  • Fall is the best time of year for a walk along the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail. Four miles of tree-lined creek on a crisp morning when the leaves are just beginning to turn - what a perfect way to start the day!
  • Get your turtle mocha at Merriam's Caribou Coffee to keep you warm on a cool fall morning! The KC Coffee Trip will help you sip and savor your way across the metro's java spots--learn more at KC Destinations.
More in the metro: The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is a must-see decades old tradition, as are the haunted houses and a Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium.


  • Knock-out your holiday shopping at IKEA and Merriam Town Center, and stop in Hobby Lobby for all your decorations and holiday craft projects. 
  • Prepare to be impressed by today's young artists featured in the High School Visual Arts Competition at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery.
  • Stock up on dessert bread from Strawberry Hill Povitica. It's sure to be a favorite at all of your holiday parties and the samples are FREE!
More in the metro: The holiday lights on the Country Club Plaza are guaranteed to bring you cheer. Winter is also a great time to visit the museums, go ice-skating at Crown Center, or catch a live performance at the Kauffman Center.