KC Datebook

Below you will find a snapshot of the parties, events and festivals that are on everyone’s radar this year. To see our complete list of events happening in Kansas city, please visit our Events Calendar.

JANUARY

Kansas City Restaurant Week - Citywide, 800-767-7700

MARCH

Big 12 Basketball Championships - Sprint Center and Municipal Auditorium, 800-745-3000

Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Downtown, 816-931-7373 

MIAA Basketball Championships - Municipal Auditorium, 816-421-6422

NAIA Division I Men’s National Basketball Championship - Municipal Auditorium, 816-931-3330

Snake Saturday Irish Celebration - North Kansas City, 816-421-4438

Alamo Drafthouse - Main Street Theatre

APRIL

Gatsby Days - Excelsior Springs, MO, 816-714-8585

Kansas City Easter Parade - Zona Rosa, 816-587-8180

Kansas City FilmFest - Mainstreet Theatre, 913-649-0244

Union Station at Night

MAY

Brookside Art Annual -  63rd St. & Brookside Ave., 816-523-5553

Celebration at the Station - Union Station, 816-471-0400

Fiesta Kansas City -  Crown Center Square, 816-472-6767

Great American Barbecue - Bonner Springs, Kan., 866-361-3926

Polski Day - Kansas City, Kan., 913-321-5800

Rock Fest - Penn Valley Park

Turkey Creek Festival - Antioch Park, Merriam, Kan., 

JUNE

Festa Italiana - Zona Rosa, 816-587-8180, 

Great Lenexa Barbeque Battle - Lenexa, Kan., 913-541-8592

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival - Southmoreland Park, 816-531-7728 

Jazz in the Woods - Overland Park, Kan., 913-498-0164

NASCAR Race Weekend - Kansas City, Kan., 800-460-7223

Old Shawnee Days - Shawnee, Kan., 785-423-4538

Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Festival - Riverside, MO, 913-432-6823

Show Me Pride - Berkley Riverfront Park

Vaile Mansion Strawberry Festival - Independence, MO, 816-325-7430

WaterFest - Excelsior Springs, MO, 816-630-6161

JULY

Amelia Earhart Festival - Atchison, Kan., 

Free Friday Night Flicks - Crown Center Square, 816-274-8444

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival - Southmoreland Park, 816-531-7728

Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp - St. Joseph, MO

KC Fringe Festival - Citywide, 816-516-4750

KC Riverfest - Berkley Riverfront Park, 816-960-3400

AUGUST

Bacon Fest - 31st & Main, 816-751-7901

Ethnic Enrichment Festival - Swope Park, 816-842-7530

Festival of Butterflies - Powell Gardens, 816-697-2600

Free Friday Night Concerts - Crown Center Square, 816-274-8444

SEPTEMBER

Art Westport - Pennsylvania Ave. & Westport Rd., 816-756-2789

Dancefestopia Music Festival - Berkley Riverfront Park, 913-735-0801

Jesse James Festival - Kearney, MO, 816-628-4142

Kansas City Irish Fest - Crown Center Square, 816-997-0837

Kansas City Renaissance Festival - Bonner Springs, Kan., 800-373-0357

Ol’ Marais River Run Car Show - Ottawa, Kan.

Plaza Art Fair - Country Club Plaza, 816-753-0100

Santa-Cali-Gon Days - Independence, MO, 816-252-4745

Wild West Show & Bullwhacker Days, - Olathe, Kan., 913-971-5111

OCTOBER

American Royal Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo - West Bottoms, 816-221-9800

Boo at the Zoo - Kansas City Zoo, 816-513-5800

Harvest Festival - The City Market, 816-842-1271

Missouri Town 1855 Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music - Lee’s Summit, MO, 816-503-4860

NASCAR Race Weekend - Kansas City, Kan., 800-460-RACE

Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival - 18th & Vine, 816-474-8463

Weston Applefest - Weston, MO, 816-640-2909

Nutcracker Ballet

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Christmas in the Park - Longview Lake, 816-795-8200

CBE Hall of Fame Classic - Sprint Center, 800-745-3000

Crown Center Ice Terrace - Crown Center Square, 816-274-8444

Holiday Windows on Main - Power & Light District, 877-697-5347

The Ice at Park Place - Leawood, Kan.,

Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker - Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 816-931-2232

Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s A Christmas Carol - Spencer Theatre, 816-235-2700

A Legendary Light Show - Legends Outlets, 913-788-3700

Mayor’s Christmas Tree - Crown Center Square, 816-274-8444

Northern Lights - Zona Rosa, 816-587-8180

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