KC's barbecue, fountains and jazz traditions are as strong now as they've ever been thanks to free-flowing sauce, fountains and musical notes, each a testament to the city's culture, history and heart.
Since the early 20th century, Kansas City has been synonymous with jazz. Today, those roots still run deep—the genre is as vibrant as ever, fueling more than 40 jazz and fine-dining venues every night of the week.
From grand cascading centerpieces situated prominently along the city’s major thoroughfares to petite spouting statuary in quaint residential neighborhoods, each fountain represents a unique contribution to KC’s timeless moniker, the City of Fountains.
Flowers are in bloom and the weather is warm. Between a brisk morning hike in the wilderness and an afternoon on the patio with a cold drink in your hands, your days are filled with heading from one adventure to the next, or simply doing nothing at all—and loving every minute of it. It’s springtime in KC.
Festivals that celebrate art, animals and craft beer. Treat-yourself sweets, thrilling theme parks and underwater discoveries. It’s these activities that bring the summer to life in Kansas City, when the days are long and the memories made last a lifetime.
While modern artists make waves each day, the city’s deep-seated cultural roots continue to add color to KC’s canvas, brush stroke after figurative brush stroke, creating a potent arts scene worth exploring many times over.
Warming temperatures in March mean more than just the arrival of springtime in Kansas City—they signal the arrival of basketball fans from across the country, all converging in Downtown KC for the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship.