Make Kansas City your official Labor Day destination and kick off fall with a bang. Between nine innings at the ballpark and time-traveling festivals, visitors and locals alike can spend their extra day off in style by celebrating at one of the many iconic events in the metro.
Regardless of whether or not your ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, the Kansas City Irish Fest at Crown Center is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the city’s Celtic heritage with three days of live music, special performances, locally provided libations and plenty more. AUG. 30-SEPT. 2
Commemorate Kansas City’s trailblazing past in Independence during Santa-Cali-Gon Days 2019, a four-day festival that pays tribute to the pioneers whose Westward journeys shoved off right in the heartland. Expect arts, crafts, food, entertainment and more at this all-ages event. AUG. 30-SEPT. 2
All good things must come to an end, and so too does the summer season at Oceans of Fun. But not to fret! Spend your final weekend cruising on lazy rivers and splashing in wave pools—a perfect sendoff to warm temps and sun-filled days. AUG. 31–SEPT. 2
A KC tradition like no other, travel back in time to experience 16th Century life at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Now in its 42nd year, the family-friendly event features thrilling jousts, delicious feasts, nonstop entertainment and more, all kicking off Labor Day Weekend. AUG. 31-OCT. 14
Spend the final weekend of summer at The K as the Kansas City Royals look to close out the season on a high note. AUG. 30-SEPT. 1
Cap off Labor Day Weekend by heading to Sprint Center to jam out with thousands of other fans as singer-songwriter John Mayer hits the stage for what's sure to be an unforgettable performance. SEPT. 2
Plan the rest of your weekend with a full list of area events in the metro.