Kansas City Irish Fest
Celebrate KC’s Celtic heritage with three days of live music, special performances, locally provided libations, activities for young ones, tastings and plenty more in this beloved Crown Center bash.
This Independence festival commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails during westward expansion. Browse more than 500 artisan, craft, food and commercial vendor booths, as well as a carnival, a 5K and more.
Kansas City Renaissance Festival (September-October)
Step back in time at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, a medieval-themed village home to jousting knights, thrill-seeking acrobats and beautiful maidens.
This dance music festival includes three days of nonstop performances on three stages at Berkley Riverfront Park.
Local artists gather in KC’s oldest neighborhood for Art Westport, a weekend fair that showcases original art, jewelry, fine crafts and more.
Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival
Craft is the focus of the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival, which combines seminars, live music, competitions and cocktails, all to promote the craft of bartending.
Plaza Art Fair
This nationally recognized, nine-block art event typically draws crowds of more than 250,000 who gather for art, live music and food and drinks from a variety of Kansas City restaurants.
Ghosts, ghouls and other creatures of the night roam freely through Worlds of Fun during Halloween Haunt, which showcases the scarier side of the amusement park.
Wild West Days
Experience the excitement of the Wild West during this event at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, a working 19th-century farm complete with oxen, horses and other livestock.
American Royal Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo
With roots dating back to 1899, this iconic event celebrates the region’s agricultural heritage through competition, education and entertainment, including rodeos and livestock shows.
American Royal World Series of Barbecue
The world’s largest barbecue competition includes live performances, a festival full of entertainment and plenty other activities, making it one of fall’s signature events.
Head to Louisburg Cider Mill for the annual Ciderfest, where guests are invited to watch how apples are pressed into cider, sample cider donuts and other treats, plus live music and activities for young ones.