Summer is almost here, and for those who have been dreaming about warm-weather activities, the Go Outdoors event at Bass Pro Shops provides an opportunity to learn new skills and gear up for camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking and many more summer adventures.

Go Outdoors offers a variety of free activities, including how-to seminars for kids and adults, workshops, kids crafts, giveaways and a chance to win a dream vacation and fishing excursion in the Florida Keys.

Take advantage of the following workshops:

May 20: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kansas City Barbecue Society will have free barbecue sampling; 1:30 p.m., tips from grills to backyard games for the perfect outdoor grilling session; and 4:30 p.m., Family Camping – Conquering campfires, cooking and comfort; fishing seminars, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

May 21: Fishing seminars, 2 p.m.; Kids and Camping: Time outdoors and fun stuff to bring, 1 p.m.; Kayaking basics for family fun, 1 and 3 p.m.

May 27: Kids events – Noon to 5 p.m., photo download, kids can choose from two different options and receive a fun critters booklet, catch and release pond, and craft activities; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Flossie’s Funnel Cake samples; 1:30 p.m., critters and creatures kids’ workshop; 2:30 p.m., Boy Scouts of America presents fish cleaning tips seminar.

May 28: Kids events – 12:30 to 5 p.m., photo download, kids can choose from two different options and receive a fun critters booklet, catch and release pond, and craft activities; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Flossie’s Funnel Cake samples; 1:30 p.m., critters and creatures kids’ workshop; 2:30 p.m., Boy Scouts of America presents fish cleaning tips seminar.

All activities are free. Bass Pro Shops is located at 18001 Bass Pro Drive, Independence. For questions, call 816-795-4300.