Kansas City, Kansas

Upcoming Events in Kansas City Kansas


3 - 6 Kansas City Boat and Sportshow - Come for the boats, RV & gear: stay for the fun! Enjoy fishing seminars, Texas Bass Tank, FREE kids' fishing in the Willow Creek trout pond & more!

Address: H. Roe Bartle Hall, 301 W. 13th St. , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 314-821-5400 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 866-521-6015
Fee: Adults: $9; Youth 15 and younger: Free!


17 OLU Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show - Our Lady of Unity Church and School will host it's Annual Car, Truck and Bike show on April 16, 2016. Check in time: 8am-12pm, Awards start at 2pm. Food booths and assorted vendors. Visit us on Face Book: OLU Car Club.

Address: 2646 South 34th St. , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-209-0900 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $15.00 pre-reg; $20.00 later

23 - 24 Edwardsville Days - Edwardsville Days is held during the Spring month of April, this festival is formally AutumnFest, which was held in September. We've been celebrating Edwardsville for just over 20 years and continue to have a wonderful festival each year. The annual festival features fireworks, live music, BBQ contest, rides, craft booths and bingo. Family event, 10am - 10pm.

Address: City Park, 1200 Blake Street , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-441-3707 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: FREE admission


1 Polski Day - The traditional Polski Day Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. at 18th & Central and heads down Central Avenue to Vermont and ends at the church. Enjoy Polish food, music, and entertainment beginning at Noon. A special Polish mass will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph-St. Benedict's Church. 100% of the funds raised benefit All Saint's Church.

Parade 11am, Mass 4pm, Festivities 11am-7pm

Address: St. Joseph-St. Benedicts Church, 8th & Vermont , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-721-0081 (Always call and confirm events)

20 - 22 Worldclass Abdallah Shrine Rodeo Days - Annual Shrine Rodeo will feature Professional Rodeo Cowboys including a carnival, craft fair, car show and an evening dance with non-stop action for the entire family. Memorial Day Weekend. Tonganoxie, Kansas.

Address: Tonganoxie, KS , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-362-5300 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Rodeo tickets $8-12, ticket prices vary for other events.


4 - 6 KC Scottish Highland Games - When you hear bagpipes you can only think Scotland. Add a little Highland Dance to world-class bag piping and you have the Kansas City Scottish Highland Games taking place at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds.

Celtic music and dance fill the air throughout the day. The children will love the storytelling and Scottish games, working sheepdogs and Clydesdale horses. If it's athletic competition you enjoy take in the caber toss - unbelievable. And if you have a bit of Scottish blood running through those veins do some family history research in the genealogy area.

Colorful kilts, authentic food, and those unmistakable sounds that say Scotland - Join us for the day, join us for the fun.

Please log on to our website for all the details of the day.

Address: E.H. Young Park in Riverside, Missouri, NW Argosy Parkway , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-788-7898 (Always call and confirm events)

12 - 19 Juneteenth Parade and Celebration - Juneteenth is an African-American event celebrating the freeing of the slaves, it is an opportunity for all people to get together and form bonds of understanding and friendship. BBQ Cookoff. 10am - 6pm.

Festival is the Saturday nearest the 19th
Kick off Parade is the Saturday before

Address: Big Eleven Lake 11th & State Avenue , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-548-8479 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

12 Sam's Club Annual Car & Motorcycle Show - Check in time - 8:30am to 10:30am - Awards at 2:00pm
Dash plaques for 1st 50 registrations.
Cookout - 50/50; Over 25 Awards.
Early bird before June 1st - $10; after June 1st - $15
For more info contact: Fred @ 913-416-3562 or Megan @ 913-693-0977
Rain date the following day.

Address: 10510 Parallel Parkway, KCK (at the Legends) , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-416-3562 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10 before June 1; after June 1, $15

18 - 19 KCK Street Blues Festival - ANNUAL FESTIVAL! Day long of Blues Band music. Bring your coolers, lawn chairs, sun-shade, friends and the willingness to relax & enjoy the day! A world renowned blues festival that resembles a block party or family reunion featuring Kansas City Indigenous Musicians.

Address: Lavender's Circle L Ranch, 3924 N 49th Drive , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-991-3451 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10


6 - 10KS0504012e018 - Kansas City Wyandotte County Fair - The ever-popular Wyandotte County Fair attracts more than 100,000 visitors a year, it features livestock exhibitions, country-music concerts, bull riding, a draft horse pull, a demolition derby, carnival rides, a 4-H livestock auction, concerts and several more attractions. It will be an opportunity for fair-goers to learn about agriculture.

The first Wyandotte County Fair was held in 1863 on the levy at First and Nebraska. The admission price was 25 cents. The Fairgrounds was moved to its present site near 98th and State in 1953; the fair was first held there in 1954.

Its history started much the same as most fairs, with livestock exhibitions. Future Farmers of America, 4-H, Kansas Grange and homemakers gradually started exhibiting their projects. Early fairs in Wyandotte County were small and intended only as venues for judging 4-H projects.

The 4-H displays gradually attracted enough people and generated enough financial backing to become events on their own. Wyandotte County developed its county fair much later than most counties. One of the first took shape during the Great Depression. Its forerunners were exhibits stemming from the founding of the Wyandotte County Extension in 1917.

The 4-H drew from the large rural population in Wyandotte County; in 1932, 205 members enrolled in ten 4-H Clubs here. Members were encouraged to exhibit projects and were honored for achievements. Achievement Days were held at the Edwardsville High School Gymnasium. Exhibits were shown in Wyandotte County at picnics or gatherings sponsored by civic organizations.

In 1932, 4-H clubs gave demonstrations and made exhibits at an annual picnic of the Wyandotte County Farm Bureau, at Lavin's Tourist Camp in the Maywood Community on State.

There's no comparison between the earliest fairs and the fair today. The first fair was temporary and had only four tents for livestock and two for home economics exhibits. It's been held at Morris Feed Yards near Argentine, at Washington Rural High School, Bethel; at Lakewood Park, Bonner Springs; at Shady Rest Camp on State; and at Piper High School.

During those years, county agents and the Fair Association collected funds for a permanent fairgrounds. Stock was sold for a permanent fair and property was bought at the fair's present home near 98th north of State.
Since then, the fair has grown to include city-oriented events and exhibits. It was opened to general and public competition in 1961.

4pm - 10pm Mon-Fri, 10am - 10pm Sat.

Address: Wyandotte County Fair, 1405 North 98th Street , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-788-7898 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: FREE admission


14 St. John the Babtist Croatian Festival - Enjoy Croatian food, entertainment & prizes. Fun for all ages.

Address: St. John the Baptist Croatian Catholic Church, 708 North 4th Street , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-788-9758 (Always call and confirm events)


4 - 30KS0504012e050 - Kansas City 2021 Quilt Extravaganza - MORE THAN JUST AN EXHIBIT OF OLD QUILTS... Our featured exhibitor is TAMMY REID, whose husband Andy is the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Over 60 out of 100 quilts from her collection will be on display from September 4th - October 30th, every Saturday between 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sunday between 1:15-4:30pm, along with the historical Harris House quilts. Private tours available on weekdays.

Our goal is to offer everything related to Art of Quilting between 1850-Today with activities to fit anyone's experience level and interests: from the non-quilters like Tammy and every level between the highly experienced quilters to our young, new generation of quilters and quilt wannabes.

Quilting activities, courses and workshops will span topics covering mid-1800s quilts-today and every style of quilt you can imagine including today's modern and artsy quilts. Three quilting categories will cover historical topics and techniques, art and technical themes, and topics aimed at the business of quilting. Activities will be offered for children and junior quilters: grade school and high school aged quilters or their parents.

Address: 1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House Museum, 4000 Baltimore , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 816-561-1821 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission Fee
Located in the Historic area of Westport, in Mid-town Kansas City

4 Fall Festival - Lots of food, games and raffles. Fun for the entire family! 5pm - 9:30pm.

Address: Church Grounds of Catherdral of St. Peter, 14th & Orville , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-371-1891 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free admission

4 Grinter Summer Fest - Join us for Grinter Summer Fest when we highlight transportation from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Gazing out from the front porch of Grinter Place over the years you could see river ferries, boats, military trail, railroads, and state highways. Admission is free and includes interesting booths and a car show. Concessions and vendors will be available on-site. the event is a fundraiser for Grinter Place Friends.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday

Address: Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 South 78th Street , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-299-0373 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

12KS0504012e028 - Kansas City Autumn Gold Parade and Celebration - The annual Autumn Gold Celebration will focus on the Leavenworth Road neighborhood. Its parade will start at 2 p.m. Sunday and will proceed from 51st to 72nd along Leavenworth Road. A band will entertain before and after the parade at the judges stand. The parade is one of the biggest in Wyandotte County; it's the celebration centerpiece. Always the 3rd Sunday in September.

Previous parades have featured more than 100 entries of floats, marching bands and marchers. Floats have included schools, clubs, church groups and civic groups; race and show cars, the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department, area nursing homes and vehicles from the Metropolitan Ambulance Services Trust.

A pancake breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the LRA Hall in the Sunset Plaza Shopping Center; bingo will he held from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. there. A drawing for prizes will be held at 5 p.m. A bake sale will also be held all day at the LRA Hall. Booth spaces are available in the parking lot of Sunset Plaza Shopping Center for $20.

The festival was started in 1985 to give residents a sense of identity and a community self-image to be proud of.

Ph: 913-788-3988 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: FREE admission

18 KCI Cruise Night - Enjoy a car show near Kansas City International Airport! Hundreds of classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, rat rods, exotics and imports will be on hand in a casual, un-judged atmosphere. Bring lawn chairs and shade. The lot is well lit. 3pm until Dark.

Enter to win great prizes like 2 tickets and a parking pass for the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Race, Kansas City T-Bones Baseball tickets, Royals Baseball tickets, MobileDyne Chassis Dynos, hotel stays, Maui Jim "Kanaha" sunglasses, car care products, GAS and more!!
Vendors will offer the latest in accessories, and even a Mobile Chassis Dyno to test your car's performance on-site!
50/50 Drawing, Cheap Hot Dogs & Refreshments, Moonwalk and other kids' activities
Benefits KCMO Combined Charities
Sign up for the KCI Rewards Frequent Parker Program where you can earn great gifts and free parking!
Ambassador Building at KCI
12200 NW Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO
Former Farmland Building East of KCI & I-29
From I-29 north or southbound: Take exit 13 toward I-435 (KCI Airport/St. Louis). At the fork, stay right to exit on Cookingham Drive. Continue 2/10 mile to Ambassador Drive and turn left.

From I-435: Exit toward KCI Airport and merge on Cookingham Drive via exit 36, toward I-29 south. Continue approximately one mile to Ambassador Drive and turn right.

From KCI Airport: Go south on the International Circle Roundabout to Cookingham Drive. Continue northwest 2.2 miles to Ambassador Drive and turn left.

Address: 12200 NW Ambassador Drive , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 816-243-3164 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


9 - 10KS0504012e030 - Kansas City Turner Days - Two "very full" days of a parade, food, live music, games and craft booths will entertain folks who attend the festival. It will include a tractor pull and a petting zoo. 2nd weekend in October.

A parade will be held at Pierson Park. It will proceed from 55th to Metropolitan, then to Steineger Drive by the baseball stadium and back along 55th to finish at Inland Drive.

Turner was a community with no official name from 1856 until 1859. When the first post office was established in 1859, it was dubbed "Farmer." In 1879, it was renamed Turner. "There was a railroad yard in the Argentine; and it sent railroad cars to the Farmer train platform to turn around," "'Take 'er down and turn 'er around,' they'd say. That's the most likely way that Turner was named.

That circular platform was in front of the train station that stood on Kansas at 55th, in Turner's main downtown area. Turner was annexed by Kansas City, Kansas, between late 1965 and early 1966; but the name stuck.

Address: Steineger Field, 1312 S. 55th , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-375-9044 (Always call and confirm events)

30 Halloween Trunk or Treat - $5 per child 2 years and up, includes hayride, trunk or treating, haunted petting zoo, games, and a hot dog around the fire pits. 2:00-4:00 PM.

Address: 13700 Polfer Road , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-788-7898 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $5, 2 years and up


13 A Salute To Our Veterans - A community celebration honoring the veterans from Wyandotte County. 11:30 - 1pm.

Address: National Guard Armory, 18th and Ridge Road , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-321-5800 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Open to the public. No charge

13 St. Petka Serbian Food Festival & Bazaar - Annual event hosted by the Serbian Sisters will include live entertainment featuring the Tamburitza Orchestra, fresh Serbian food, and dancing.

Address: St. George Serbian Orthodox Church of KCK, 1119 Lowell Avenue (corner of Bethany & Lowell) , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-281-2942 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: FREE admission and parking

13 Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival - Come celebrate the season with the lights and excitement of the Downtown Christmas Tree Light Ceremony. Bring the kids for a visit with Santa!

Address: Municipal Office Building, 701 N 7th Street , Kansas City, Kansas
Ph: 913-573-5010 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

John Brown Statue

Near the heart of the city, this statue pays tribute to John Brown, one of the nation's early-day opponents of slavery.

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Great Wolf Lodge

Kansas City's premier indoor waterpark resort. This rustic northwoods style lodge offers a family restaurant, AVEDA concept day spa, 7,000 sq.ft. arcade and game room, gift shop, confectionary shop, 3,000 sq.ft. of banquet and meeting space and an outdoor activity pool. AMAZING INDOOR WATERPARK

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White Church Christian Church

White Church Christian Church was established in 1832 and is known as the oldest church in the state of Kansas that is still in use. The native stone church includes 21

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Strawberry Hill Museum & Cultural Center

The Strawberry Hill Ethnic Cultural Society was formed in 1988

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