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Weekend in Kansas City offers a lot for people to celebrate

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) caught a pass during the team's training camp practice. The Chiefs on Friday night play the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) caught a pass during the team's training camp practice. The Chiefs on Friday night play the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City Star

Starting Friday, the hometown spirit of Kansas City this weekend will be flying as high as the Blue Angels.

Friday is when the Kansas City Chiefs kickoff a 7:10 p.m. game at Arrowhead Stadium against the Seattle Seahawks. The Kansas City Royals also have a 7:10 p.m. game in Boston against the Red Sox.

It’s been years since Kansas Citians’ championship hopes for its two winning professional teams have been so sky high as they are now. People who aren’t tailgating and attending the games, will gather in sports bars and other places Friday to channel surf as they watch and cheer for the Chiefs and the Royals.

In addition, folks this weekend can attend the Ethnic Enrichment Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Swope Park, where they can sample food and enjoy music, dance demonstrations and fashion shows. It’s a chance for people and visitors to this area to celebrate Kansas City’s rich diversity.

People also can go to the Kansas City Aviation Expo Air Show on Saturday and Sunday at the Charles B. Wheeler Airport downtown, where they can see performances by the Navy’s Blue Angels flight squadron and other aviation demonstrations. It’s a chance to cheer this community’s and the country’s military strength.

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