Eagle Days

Are you looking for a fun, educational event to begin your new year with? If you are, then 2019’s Eagle Days may be perfect for you!


Eagle Days is an annual event hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the Paradise Point Golf Course Clubhouse at Smithville Lake. The event will be held on January 5th from 9:30 to 3:30 and January 6th from 10:30 to 3:30.


Along with the scheduled shows featuring eagle facts and live eagles, Eagle Days offers viewing locations predetermined the morning of the event to be a great place to spot an eagle in the wild. On top of all this, expect to see various fun and family friendly booths inside the Paradise Pointe Golf Course Clubhouse during the days of the event; many of these tables feature fun animals and unique educational experiences too!


So far the weather for the event days is looking chilly, but otherwise pleasant for early January! Make sure to keep an eye on the weather though and dress for warmth if you plan on attending!


New Years in Clay

As crazy as it sounds, we’re about to begin 2019! With the New Year approaching, now is a great time to take a look at some of our local annual event favorites. Let us know what Clay events and festivals you’re looking forward to in the comments!



February 2nd: Chocolate Tour

Tour local shops in Excelsior Springs while sampling tasty chocolate! Learn more about the event here: https://visitexcelsior.com/index.php/annual-events/chocolate-tour/




March 16th: Snake Saturday

One of Kansas City’s favorite St. Patrick’s Day traditions, North Kansas City’s Snake Saturday festival and parade is an event you won’t want to miss. Learn more here: https://snakesaturday.com/




April 12th-14th: Smithville’s Best Dam BBQ

Savor tasty barbecue during one of Clay’s most delicious events. Learn more here: https://www.thebestdambbqcontest.com/




June 1st-2nd: Bluesfest

Enjoy live local blues in Gladstone’s Oak Grove Park! Learn more here: http://www.gladstonechamber.com/bluesfest




June 15th: Wine Festival

This Excelsior Springs event offers one of the best ways to sample delicious Missouri wines! Learn more here: https://visitexcelsior.com/index.php/annual-events/wine-festival/




June 21st-22nd: WaterFest

Celebrate local history in this Excelsior Springs favorite festival! Learn more here: https://exspgschamber.com/index.php/events/waterfest/




July 5th-7th & August 2nd-4th: Gladstone Theatre in the Park

Theatre in the park is always a fun, free way to enjoy the summer! This year they’ll be performing 42nd Street and Tarzan! Learn more here: https://gladstonetip.com/


Seasonal Coffee & Tea


The cold may not always be much fun, but one good thing about the colder weather is the tasty warm drinks that come with it!


Here are some of the delicious seasonal drink flavors you need to sip around Clay this year—they’ll get you right into the holiday spirit!


Headrush Roasters: This year’s holiday specials include the Winter Rush (a blend of mocha, peppermint, and espresso with candy cane topping) and the Eggnog Latte (eggnog and espresso with a nutmeg topping).


The Mug: Holiday flavors you can look for at this Excelsior Springs favorite include: Gingerbread Cookie, Alpine Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog, and Eggnog Chai!


Anna Marie’s Teas: Not a coffee fan? Then maybe some seasonal tea flavors from Anna Marie’s Teas in Liberty are right up your alley! They’ve got tasty flavors including Christmas Bakery, Winter Apple Herbal, Snowflake Black Tea, and more!


What are your favorite holiday coffee and tea treats? Let us know in the comments!

Holiday Lights in Clay!

Winter is a beautiful time, and one of the most iconic scenes from the season is the holiday décor! Here are our top four suggestions for holiday lighting displays in Clay!


  1. Liberty Light Show

This is the last weekend for this dazzling display, so make sure you plan a trip to one of these shows before it’s over! The show’s totally free and features live musicians and synchronized lights. Plus, you can enjoy from the comfort and warmth of your car! Shows are scheduled for December 7th-9th. Visit their website to learn more: https://pleasantvalley.org/libertylightshow/


  1. Lane of Lights

This drive-through holiday light experience is a community favorite! Found along Excelsior Springs’ Lovers Lane, the display is free to enjoy, but a donation is suggested! Visit their website to learn more: https://exspgschamber.com/index.php/events/community-christmas/lane-of-lights/


  1. The Village at Briarcliff

Though there’s no official light show here, the Village at Briarcliff is always decorated for the holiday season, and is a great place to visit for shopping and a scenic winter walk!


  1. Worlds of Fun’s WinterFest

Along with all the other festivities this event offers, WinterFest is home to grand lighting displays and festive décor! Visit their website to learn more about this holiday experience: https://www.worldsoffun.com/play/winterfest