Between knights in shining armor and high-powered live music, Kansas City's special events are can't-miss experiences. 

Favorite Family Festival

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Winner: Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Runners Up: Kansas City Irish Fest, Ethnic Enrichment Festival

Favorite Music Festival




Winner: Rockfest

Runners Up: Boulevardia, Buzz Beach Ball

Favorite Beer Festival

Winner: KC Beer Fest

Runners Up: Boulevardia, Kansas City Irish Fest

Favorite Art Festival

Winner: Plaza Art Fair

Runners Up: Art Westport, Brookside Art Annual

Visitors' Choice Awards

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Thousands of votes were cast to help decide the winners of the 2018 Visitors’ Choice Awards, where visitors selected their favorites in Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment, Attractions, Sports & Recreation, Special Events, Shopping, Accommodations, and Overall Best of Kansas City.

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