June 2018

The beginning of summer marks a full season of festival fun.


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Don your wildest outfit and sample delicious food and drinks in the Kansas City Zoo’s largest fundraiser, this year featuring the new Stingray Bay touch tank exhibit.

Kansas City Zoo, June 1

KC PrideFest

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Celebrate inclusion, diversity and pride with live music and performances from local and national headliners at this annual LGBTQIA event in Berkley Riverfront Park.

Berkley Riverfront Park, June 1-3

Vaile Strawberry Festival

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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.

Independence, June 2

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

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To festival, or not to festival? At the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, that’s not even a question. This year presents a free performance of “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Southmoreland Park, June 12-July 1


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Music, food and of course beer (plus so much more) combine in Boulevard’s annual two-day festival in the Stockyards District of the West Bottoms

Stockyards District, June 15-16

Maker Faire Kansas City

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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.

Union Station, June 23-24

Kesha & Macklemore

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Two of pop’s biggest stars share the stage in this one-of-a-kind showcase of talent, all at Kansas City’s impressive Sprint Center.

Sprint Center, June 26, 7 p.m.

Middle of the Map Festival

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Immerse yourself in music, films and forums during Middle of the Map Fest, quickly becoming one of Kansas City’s favorite local events.

June 29-30

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