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6 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Kansas

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Thanksgiving is the time of year that everyone loves to get together to give thanks with a day full of eating delicious food and visiting friends and family. The day is also known for great sporting events and the mark of the beginning of shopping for the holiday season. We’ve put together the best ways to celebrate this Thanksgiving with 6 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events for Kansas in 2023.

Upper Crust Pie Bakery, Overland Park, KS

No Thanksgiving gathering is complete without one or half a dozen pies. Nothing says classic like a sweet pumpkin pie or a delightful apple pie to serve after a big Thanksgiving meal. Visit Upper Crust Pie Bakery for the best made-from-scratch pies in town.

Sun Fresh, Kansas City, KS

Don't forget the essential food centerpiece of the holiday and stop by your local Sun Fresh grocery to pick up a luscious, succulent turkey. Stocking a variety of sizes, you are sure to find a turkey that will suit your needs and become the highlight of your Thanksgiving meal.

Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade, Topeka, KS

The Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade is an entertaining way to ring in the holiday season. Watch as hundreds of people march through the streets performing music dances and see the collection of parade floats and specialty cars. The parade runs through downtown Topeka's heart and will draw a crowd of festivities and fun for the whole family.

Oak Park Mall, Overland Park, KS

The Oak Park Mall is the best place to kick off the holiday shopping season. They will be throwing a Black Friday Bash at 6 a.m. with doorbuster bags given to the first 200 shoppers. There will be a live DJ giving out prizes all day, so get here and grab all the gifts you can before they are gone.

Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll, Overland Park, KS

Get up early Thanksgiving morning, throw on a jacket, and then head out to the annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll for a fun and healthy way to kick off Thanksgiving Day. Participants will get a hooded sweatshirt for the event, and hot chocolate and doughnuts will also be available.

McPherson Community Thanksgiving Dinner, McPherson, KS

The spirit of Thanksgiving and the holidays stem from helping others in need and giving back. Make a difference by volunteering and helping your community at the McPherson Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The free Thanksgiving dinner is open to all and fully supported by unpaid volunteers who want to help spread the goodwill this holiday season.

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