Another weekend, another full slate of events and things to see, do and eat in Kansas City! Check out some of the ones you won't want to miss.


Ink's Middle of the Map Fest - MUSIC - May 4-7, 2016

Created by The Record Machine, Middle of the Map Fest celebrates its 6th year with performances from more than 100 bands at various venues throughout Kansas City. 

KC Streetcar Grand Opening - May 6, 2016

Get ready to ride! The KC Streetcar opens to the public with great fanfare and celebration on May 6, which is also First Fridays in the Crossroads district.

Rubber Hits the Road at Kansas Speedway - May 6 & 7, 2016

With the Toyata Tunday 250 and Go Bowling 400, it's a weekend at the races at Kansas Speedway. Head to Hollywood Casino on Thursday, May 5 for a special meet-and-greet event with Brad Keselowski.

Fiesta Mexicana- May 5, 7 & 8, 2016

The Guadalupe Centers continues to bring to the community its Cinco de Mayo Fiesta for its 25th consecutive year! This neighborhood tradition originally started in 1922, making it the original Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Kansas City.

Cinco de Mayo 5-Que - May 7, 2016

This family-friendly event takes place along Southwest Boulevard and is a part of Kansas City’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, hosted by the Guadalupe Center. There’s a 5K Run/Walk, 1K Walk and Kids Fun Run!

Food Truck Friday - May 6

As the KC Streetcar rolls by a couple of streets over on Main, Food Truck Friday takes over the Kansas City Star parking lot on Grand Blvd. Great bites await from Wilma's, Boo Yah!, El Tenedor KCr, Pie Hole, Pip's Burgers KC, Simply Frosted, Torched Goodness, Little Italy KC, Plantain District, Drasko’s, Jazzy B's Diner and Ollie's Local.

KC Ballet presents Rite of Spring - Opens May 6

This mixed-repertory program includes Helen Pickett’s Petal, Yuri Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs, and a world premiere by Viktor Plotnikov who is known for his contemporary and intense aesthetic. All music played live by Kansas City Symphony.

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Mother's Day at the Kansas City Zoo - May 8

Moms will receive FREE admission on Mother's Day, Sunday May 8. Bring Mom to the Zoo for a wild time with her cubs!


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