Old Shawnee Days
Past meets present during this four-day event that celebrates the history of Shawnee, Kan., with attractions including rides, music, games, historical reenactments and crafts.
See why The Advocate named KC PrideFest one of the top 10 LGBT festivals in the nation. Throughout the weekend event, celebrate inclusion, diversity and pride with live music and performances from local and national headliners.
Eat and drink your way through Italy—no passport required! Italian culture takes center stage in this event at Zona Rosa, which includes food, a beer garden, a car show and novelty booths.
Crown Center Antique Festival
Dealers and visitors alike agree that this festival is one of the top antique shows in the Midwest, thanks in part to a dizzying array of wares ranging from furniture and jewelry to pottery and linens.
Scottish Highland Games
Transport yourself to the Scottish Highlands without leaving KC in this festival that invites all to celebrate the wonderful heritage, hence the show’s motto: “Come be a Scot, even if you’re not!”
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival (June-July)
To festival, or not to festival? At the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, that’s not even a question. Each year, the free festival features performances of a different Shakespearean masterpiece.
Middle of the Map Fest
Immerse yourself in music, films and forums during Middle of the Map Fest, quickly becoming one of Kansas City’s favorite local events.
Creative black-tie attire makes for an unlimited number of fashionable photo ops in this annual fundraiser at the Kansas City Zoo. Funds raised support the Zoo Learning Fund and help buy food for animals.
Maker Faire Kansas City
Cutting-edge technology combines with more traditional creative pursuits like art and jewelry-making to culminate in a festival that celebrates creators and makers, all at Union Station.
Vaile Strawberry Festival
The beautiful, historic Vaile Mansion hosts this annual event, which welcomes craft and antique dealers who set up their wares throughout the mansion—and, of course, strawberry treats as you shop.
KC’s Stockyards District in the West Bottoms transforms into an all-senses destination during this favorite festival, complete with food trucks, concerts, maker booths, a family carnival and, of course, beer stations that offer local, regional and national craft brews.
One of the most renowned and popular traditional country music festivals in the nation, count on camping and country music at this two-day, three-night event in La Cygne, Kan.