Now in its 86th year, the Plaza Art Fair is a much-beloved Kansas City tradition that celebrates the city’s stellar creative culture.

But before you go, consult our list of need-to-knows and where-to-go’s so that you can stress less and appreciate more art. 

Need to Know

The event takes place over the course of an entire weekend. Hours vary each day:

  • Friday, Sept. 22:  5–10 p.m.

  • Saturday, Sept. 23: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

  • Sunday, Sept. 24: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admission to the event is free. Zero dollars. Zero cents.  

Where to Go

The Plaza Art Fair encompasses nine city blocks in the Country Club Plaza. The streets surrounding these blocks are shut down during the event to accommodate for walkers and to make room for festival booths, tents and more.

Consult the fair’s map for road closures and open parking garages if arriving by vehicle.

That said, there are several different alternative methods of arrival, if you choose to avoid driving altogether:

Everything Else

This year’s Plaza Art Fair ought to be the best yet, because with three days full of local, national and international artists, live music, delicious dining selections and more, you’re sure to enjoy yourself.


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