Labor Day Events in Kansas City

Soak in a few more summer days and send off the season memorably with Kansas City’s Labor Day celebrations.

Local institutions across Kansas City are offering noteworthy ways to spend the holiday. Get ready for a long weekend filled with cultural celebrations, outdoor events and a lineup of opportunities to see local sports teams in action.

Due to recent changes in hours, local guidelines and occupancy restrictions at many locations, we recommend contacting locations directly to confirm availability in advance of any in-person activities.

Favorite Annual Events

KC Irish Fest

The Kansas City Irish Fest returns to Crown Center, Sept. 3-5. Immerse yourself in the traditions of Ireland with multiple stages of Irish music and dance, menus of traditional Irish and Scottish dining, a vast range of cultural activities and programs that cater to the entire family.


Truman Courthouse in Independence Square

In Independence, the Santa-Cali-Gon Days festival returns to Independence Square for a weekend of historically-inspired entertainment. Live music, demonstrations of life in 1849 and attractions ranging from a beer garden to a cornhole competition offer a full weekend of festivities, Sept. 3-6.

Athletic Outings

Kauffman Stadium at Sunset

Spend your holiday (and then some) catching Kansas City Royals baseball at The K. Three games against the Cleveland Indians stretch from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, followed by a weekend series against the Chicago White Sox, Sept. 3-5.


Kansas City NWSL's Desiree Scott

See one of KC’s newest sports teams in action as KC Current takes on the North Carolina Courage, Sept. 5 at Legends Field in Kansas City, KS.

KC Staples

Barbecue plate and onion rings at BB's Lawnside

Curious to strike out and savor some of Kansas City’s finest flavors? Chart your own course through KC’s signature cuisine with the KC BBQ Experience. Available for free, the app offers a guide to 100+ barbecue joints across the KC area and guides you to nearby options—plus, finish trails and earn badges as you taste your way through the city.


KC Tap Tour

With its recent Season 5 debut, the Kansas City Tap Tour offers more savings than ever at nearly 30 breweries across KC. Two options for the all-digital pass make it simple to take advantage of the program, whether you’re hoping to save on a few drinks to take home for the long weekend or spend time sipping and sampling over the next several months.