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Kansas City's Annual Events

With Kansas City's rich history and proud traditions you're sure to find that there is always something going on in town. From the Plaza Lighting and Oktoberfest, to Art Fairs and parades, there's an annual event for everyone--year round, guaranteed.

AMC Theatres Kansas City Film Festival
AMC Theatres Kansas City Film Festival. The film festival brings independent flimmakers from across the country to screen everything from shorts to feature films.

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Middle of the Map Festival - Middle of the Map Kansas City - Middle of the Map Music Festival

Kansas City Home Show - Kansas City Flower Lawn and Garden Show - KC Home SHow
Kansas City Home Show - Kansas City Flower Lawn and Garden Show - KC Home SHow

Village Crawfish Festival 2011
Village Crawfish Festival. This annual event features over 700 lbs. of crawfish and helps charity to boot.

Irish Breakfast Kansas City - St Patricks Irish Breakfast Kansas City - St...
Irish Breakfast Kansas City - St Patricks Irish Breakfast Kansas City - St Patricks Day Kansas City

Get the Scoop on Fantastic Friday
American Royal BBQ Parties. The American Royal BBQ is one of the biggest BBQing events in the nation and is held in Kansas City every fall. Get Fantastic Friday details here.

We Party. We Arty.
Nelson Atkins Party Arty 2012. The Nelson Atkins Young Friends of the Art's Party Arty Kicking off is considered one of Kansas City's most anticipated young professional events of the year.

KC Beerfest
Kansas City Beerfest in Westport. With over 200 craft and import brews for sampling, the KC Beerfest kicks off summer and it's all for a good cause.

Beer for Bikes
Beer for Bikes is the annual fundraiser of Kansas City's Young Variety. The event proceeds are used to purchase adaptive bikes and wheelchairs for area children with special needs.

Hilloween Costumes for a Cause
Hilloween Kansas City. Hilloween, Kansas City's must-do Costumes for a Cause event takes place every October. See all the details here.

November Events Kansas City
Find annual festivals and events held during Novemeber in the Kansas City metro area. Includes top picks and Find annual festivals and events held during Novemeber in the Kansas City metro area. Includes top picks and October event highlights.

Top Picks December (Page One)
December Events and Festivals in Kansas City.

Top Picks December (Page One)
December Events and Festivals in Kansas City. Complete listing of events and things to do in Kansas City during December.

November 2012
Find annual festivals and events held during Novemeber in the Kansas City metro area. Includes top picks and Find annual festivals and events held during Novemeber in the Kansas City metro area. Includes top picks and November event highlights.

'Jonesing for the Jones' Opening Event at the Jones Pool
Jonesing for the Jones Event Kansas City. Jonesing for the Jones Kickoff event to open the Jones Rooftop pool is brought to you by The Bacchus Foundation and The OE Ellis Society.

Fashion's Night Out
Fashion's Night Out Kansas City. Kansas City will be participating along with Milan, Atlanta and Los Angeles and many other cities throughout the world in a simultaneous Fashion's Night Out celebration. Locally, the night will include special promotions in stores, live music, fashion shows, live models, celebrities, makeovers, food and drink...

For the Kansas City Free Health Clinic
Bloom Party Kansas City Free Health Clinic. Bloom, the annual event and biggest fundraiser for the Kansas City Free Health Clinic, promises a night of fun and fabulousness.

Kansas City Auto Show
The Kansas City Auto Show. Get the details about the Kansas City Auto Show. The Kansas City Auto Show is held downtown every spring.

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts
Looking for a last minute Valentine's Day gift in Kansas City? These last minute gift ideas are anything but.

Power and Light District Halloween
The Power and Light District knows how to throw a Halloween bash. See article for participating venues, times and all things Halloween.

Party Arty: Through the Lens
Party Arty benefit at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. Party Arty is one of the most anticipated young professional events of the year and benefits the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

Kansas City Veterans Day Rememberances and Celebrations
Celebrate Veterans Day, November 11th. While we honor veterans, military heros, those currently serving and our loved ones, head to one of these Veterans Day events. Thanks those who served with public observances and ceremonies held throughout the Kansas City Metro.

Kansas City Christmas Lights Displays - Christmas Light Displays Kans…
Kansas City Christmas Lights Displays. From the famed Plaza Lights and holiday displays to a house that lights dance to Christmas music--you'll find it all in Kansas City. Head to one of these great holiday displays around the Kansas City Metro.

Christmas in the Park Longview Lake - Christmas in the Park Kansas Ci…
Christmas in the Park Kansas City. If you haven't had a chance to see Longview Lake's 'Christmas in the Park', it's surely time to do so! A favorite holiday tradition of so many Kansas Citians, Christmas in the Park was named on About.com list of Top Holiday Things to Do in Kansas City.

Plaza Lights Kansas City
Plaza Lights Kansas City. The Plaza Lights are one of Kansas City's most favorite traditions and is the official kick off of the holiday season.

Enchanted Forest at George S. Owens Park, Independence
Enchanted Forest George Owens Park Independence. The Enchanted Forest has been wowing young and old alike as George S. Owens nature park is magically transformed into a mystical fairyland each October.

Kansas City Power and Light Summer Restaurant Week
Kansas City Power and Light Summer Restaurant Week. The Kansas City Power and Light Restaurant Week features amazing food with great prices throughout downtown's dining, drinking, and entertainment destination.

Missouri State Fair
Missouri State Fair Sedalia Missouri. Includes information on the Missouri State Fair held annually in Sedalia Missouri.

Fun Ways to Spend Father's Day in Kansas City
Fathers Day Events Kansas City. The middle of June marks Father's Day in Kansas City...time to show the special men in your life how much they mean to you with these great events.

UNICO Brew Festival
The UNICO Brew Festival at Zona Rosa. If you love beer, the Annual UNICO Brew Festival at Zona Rosa serves more than 60 brews during the festival in mid-August.

What is your favorite Kansas City metro farmers' market?
Name your favorite Kansas City metro farmers' market.

Snake Saturday Parade NKC
Snake Saturday Parade North Kansas City. The Snake Saturday Parade has a long history of wowing Kansas City crowds with amazing floats, bad and the luck of the Irish.

Christmas Day KC-Style
Maybe you don't celebrate Christmas. Maybe it's not a big deal in your family. Maybe you're just looking for something fun to do with your holiday guests. Whatever it is--here are five ideas for things to do on Christmas Day in the KC Metro.

Kansas City Christmas Light Displays
Kansas City Christmas Lights Displays. From the famed Plaza Lights to neighborhood displays and a house that lights dance around to music, you'll find it all this holiday season in Kansas City.

Waterfire Kansas City
Waterfire Kansas City. Barnaby Evans award winning installation, Waterfire takes over the Plaza's Brush Creek in this amazing and mezmerizing floating sculpture.

American Royal Brew HA HA
American Royal Brew HA HA. The American Royal Brew HA HA will host over 100 breweries and wineries at Hale Arena. Sample as much as you want--proceeds support the American Royal.

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Kansas City Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Celebrate this free summer event at Southmoreland Park, just west of the Nelson-Atkins lawn.

Mother's Day Events in Kansas City
Mother's Day Events in Kansas City. Show the mom in your life that she's tops on your list on Mother's Day. Lists events and things to do with mom in Kansas City on Mother's Day.

Le Fou Frog Bastille Day Bash
Le Fou Frog Bastille Day Bash. Le Fou Frog tops About KC's list of romantic dining spots, but besides having amazing food, perfect service and the best frog legs this side of I don't know where...they also throw one heck of a Bastille Day Bash.

Brookside St. Patrick's Day Warm-Up Parade
Brookside St. Patrick's Day Warm Up Parade. An annual tradition of so many Kansas Citians, the annual Brookside St. Patrick's warm up parade occurs on the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day.

Mardi Gras in Kansas City
Kansas City Mardi Gras Events. Looking for the ultimate Mardi Gras celebration in Kansas City? Look no futher! From pub crawls and jazz jams to all out celebrations, you can find it all here.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Kansas City
Martin Luther King Day Events Kansas City.

Christmas in the Park at Longview Lake
Longview Lake's Christmas in the Park is one of Kansas City's favorite holiday traditions. With over 300,000 glowing bulbs and 175 animated figures, you'll be amazed at the enchantment and wonder of it all.

Falldo Waldo Crawldo
The Waldo Neighborhood Falldo Waldo Crawldo is the annual kickoff to the Fall pub crawling season. With 7 drinking and eating establishments within walking distance of eachother-- you're guaranteed to have a great time.

Fall 2007 Kansas City
Top Things to See and Do for Fall 2007 in Kansas City.

Jesse James Festival
The Jesse James Festival is held every September in the notorious outlaw's boyhood home. Includes dates and info on the annual festival.

Shop, Dine, & Fly at Briarcliff Village
Shop, Dine, Fly at Briarcliff Village brings a lot of flair to the Kansas City Aviation Air Show and Expo.

Kansas City Fringe Festival
The Kansas City Fringe Festival is one of KC's top events of the summer. With three jam-packed days of performance art, the Fringe Fest has it all.

Strotherfest (located in Lee's Summit) is Kansas City's latest summer festival. With live music, great food, and kid's activities--Strotherfest is making its mark in 2007.

Kansas City Riverfest is the kick off celebration to the 4th of July. With amazing fireworks, cool entertainment and it's new KC Brewfest--Riverfest is the place to be when July rolls around.

Memorial Day Weekend Events
Memorial Day Weekend is the offical kick off to summer with many great things to do in Kansas City. So head to the National WWI Museum, Great American BBQ Fest, the Abdallah Shrine Rodeo or the opening of Oceans of Fun--and that's only the beginning!

Urban Tour Kansas City
The Kansas City Urban Tour is becomming one of the best annual events of Spring. Tour the lofts, condos and downtown attractions that are making downtown Kansas City alive again! With free shuttles and free drinks to Cinco de Mayo--you can't miss it!

St. Patrick's Day Parade
On St. Patrick's Day, every Kansas Citian will be seeing green and turns a wee bit Irish. Profiles parade info and history.

Things to Do For Your Sweetie This Valentine's Day
Cupid is fluttering around Kansas City this Valentine's Day and we've got the best things to do for February 14th. From KC's Most Romantic Restaurants and Best Places to Buy Flowers to KC's Top Chocolate Stores and Spa Packages, KC is the place to be this Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day Spa Packages Kansas City
It's Valentine's Day in Kansas City..treat the special one in your life to a day at the spa for a relaxing massage or for a stress-reliving manicure and pedicure.

Kansas City Sports Show
The Kansas City Sports show at Bartle Hall exhibits everything from boats and hunting equipment to vacations and a giant indoor fish tank. The KC Sports SHow is the go-to event for every sports lover and outdoorsmen.

Wonderscope Childrens Museum Wondereve
Wonderscope Children's Museum 'Wondereve' is an all day holiday event--with everything from jugglers and storytellers to puppets and performances. Spend the day at Wonderscope's Wondereve that promises promises non-stop fun for the kid in all of us.

New Year's Eve Kansas City
New Years Eve Parties in Kansas City. Kansas Citians love to party--so why not ring in the New Year right at one of these fab parties around the KC Metro??? Includes venues, entertainment, and pricing information.

Santa Claus Kansas City
Santa Claus comes to Kansas City straight from the North Pole before he sets sail on his trip across the globe. These Kansas City locations have Santa Claus so you may sit on his lap and tell him all you want for Christmas.

Kansas City Holiday Festival
2006 marks Kansas City's first Holiday Festival--brought to you by the Downtown council. The Holiday Festival, which brings holiday festivities to both Union Station and the River Market-- promises to bring a bit of holiday magic throughout downtown KC.

Zona Rosa Northern Lights Ceremony & Holiday Events
Zona Rosa kicks off the holiday season with its annual Northern Lights Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Complete with the famed Kansas City crowns, Santa Claus, the Kansas City Fairy Princess and horse drawn sleigh ride--Zona Rosa is a great place to go during the holiday season.

Eating Out for Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Dinner in Kansas City. Looking to eat out in Kansas City this Thanksgiving?? Here are the best places to eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Kansas City with everything from 5 course meals and buffets to abbreviated menus so you can be thankful that someone else is doing the dishes!

The Plaza Lights
The Plaza Lights is one of Kansas City's favorite holiday traditions. Provides the history of the Plaza Lights, complete ceremony information and times.

Weston Irish Fest
The Weston Irish Festival brings over 7,000 folks to the sleepy town of Weston, Missouri. With great entertainment, traditional Irish fare and enough whiskey at O'Malley's Pub to cover the Kansas City area--the Weston Irish Fest is a must-do event.

Halloween Costumes in Kansas City
Halloween Costumes Kansas City. These Halloween Costume Shops have those to rent and those to purchase. Complete listing of Costume Shops around the Kansas City Metro Area.

American Royal BBQ
The American Royal BBQ Contest is one of the biggest and best BBQ contests in the country. From concerts and contests to burnt ends tasting and the Friday night party--this is one Kansas City Event not to be missed.

American Royal
The American Royal is one of Kansas City's oldest traditions. From BBQ contests and BOTARS to horse shows, rodeo's and concert the Kansas City Guide has all you need to know.

Oktoberfest Kansas City
Oktoberfest in Kansas City-- time for beer, brats and a runza fix. Complete Oktoberfest info from your About.com guide to Kansas City.

Plaza Art Fair
The Plaza Art Fair, one of Kansas City's favorite fall traditons. Includes Fair info, history, food scoop and even where to park.

Pick Your Own Apples in Kansas City
Fall is offically here, time to pick your own Apples in Kansas City. Includes names, addresses and phone numbers of local pick-your-own (PYO) apples spots in the Kansas City metro.

Kansas City Renaissance Festival
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival, now in it's 30th year, brings a bit of magical merriment to the metro. With over 16 acres of costumed characters, royal jousts and turkey legs, it's a not to be miss KC annual event.

Kansas City Irish Fest
The Kansas City Irish Festival is back and bigger than ever in 2006. Includes everything you need including entertainment, ticket info and even where to park.

Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival 2006
The Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival is back and bigger than ever in 2006. With headlining acts like Bo Diddley and Latin Jazz All-Stars and a $17.50 ticket, you can't beat it this Labor Day Weekend.

Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival
Kansas City's Ethnic Enrichment Festival is one of the largest practically FREE (admission is a mere $2) festivals in the US. With over 60 cultures represented, you don't have to buy a plane ticket to travel the world this weekend in KC.

Elvis Parade Kansas City
Elvis fans unite as Kansas City hosts the 'World's Largest Elvis Parade' at Barney 'Elvis Plaza' on August 11th.

4th of July Fireworks Kansas City
One thing is for sure, Kansas City knows how to celebrate the 4th of July with a serious bang. Head to one of these great 4th of July Firework displays to celebrate this Independence Day.

18th Street's Fashion Show - 'Chocolate Summer'
The 6th Annual 18th Street Fashion Show, dubbed 'Chocolate Summer' in the Kansas City Crossroads District is THE fashion event of the summer. Located in the uberchic Crossroads District, over 20 local designers show off their duds at this must-go event.

Taste of Zona Rosa
The second annual 'Taste of Zona Rosa' will be held June 17th at 6pm. The event which features samplings of delicious food from Zona Rosa's restaurants also has live music and a art auction featuring the uniquely designed violins by local artists. All proceeds from the event benefit the Northland Symphony.

Kansas City Scottish Highland Games
The Kansas City Scottish Highland Games is one of the largest and most attended Games in the Midwest. Held at the E.H. Young Riverfront Park it's got everything from Scottish Althetics and Highland Dancers to Celtic Music and Bagpipers..so throw on yer' kilt and head to the Highland Games.

Mother's Day Kansas City
This Mother's Day, treat mom to one of the great brunches around Kansas City. Whether it's dining at a world renowned restaurant, dining al fresco, or going the casual route, take mom out this Mother's Day---and honor her and all the great things she does (and this way, she doesn't have to cook!) Here are the Top 5 Best Places to Take Mom on...

Brookside Art Fair
The Brookside Art Fair is a must do Kansas City art event held every year on the first weekend in May. Over 185 artist exhibit every kind of medium imaginable-from ceramics and paintings to drawings and photographs.

Cinco de Mayo Kansas City 2006
With a large Hispanic and Latino population, Kansas City celebrates Cinco de Mayo like no place else in the Midwest. From festivals and fiestas to finding the perfect Mexican fare, we've got it all here at the About Kansas City Guide to Cinco de Mayo.

Farmers Markets Kansas City
The many Farmers Markets located throughout Kansas City are great places to find everything from fresh produce and herbs to baked goods and handmade crafts exclusively made and grown by local farmers and growers. Support your local farmers and head to one of the Top 10 Farmers Markets in Kansas City.

Earth Day Kansas City
Celebrate Earth Day in Kansas City--the Green Guides Top 25 Green Guide's Top Green Cities in the US.

Trolley Run Kansas City
The Sabates Trolley Run benefits the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired who helps blind and visually impaired infants, preschoolers and kindergartners from the Kansas City area. All proceeds from the Trolley Run benefit CCVI.

Tales for Tails
On Saturday, April 8th, Charles Gusewelle, Kansas City legend and master story teller, will narrate his original stories about animals at the Tales for Tails event to benefit the No More Homeless Pets Kansas City (NMHPKC).

Kansas City Easter Events
Easter is one of Kansas City's favorite ways to ring in Spring with warm weather (most years!) and blooms galore. From Easter Parades and breakfast with the Easter Bunny, to Easter "Begg" Hunts for Fido and fabulous feasts, Kansas City has a great many things to do...so get hoppin' to one of these great KC Easter events.

St. Patricks Day Drinks
There are plenty of ways to celebrate before, during and post the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Kansas City. From Irish Breakfast to green beer, we've got the places in KC to be Wearing o' to the Green.

Kansas City Oktoberfest on the Wasserfront
Oktoberfest on the Wasserfront is one of Kansas City's favorite annual events. Links to entertainment, vendor parking and admission information.

The Plaza Art Fair Kansas City
The Plaza Art Fair is one of the largest annual outdoor art fairs in the county. With over 350 local, national and international artists on display, as well as great music and tons of food-- it's one KC event not to be missed.

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Kansas City
Get up to date information about the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. KC's biggest event and one of the nation's largest Irish celebrations.

Festa Italiana Zona Rosa
Festa Italiana Kansas City Zona Rosa. One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, is a celebration of Italian traditions, culture and all that delicious food. Held annually at Zona Rosa.

Waldo Crawldo
Waldo Crawldo Kansas City. What a better way to kick off summer than the Waldo Crawldo. With 14 locations to crawl, it even benefits local charity. Get to Waldo and enjoy.

Browne's Annual Street Faire
Browne's Irish Market's Annual Street Faire. The oldest running Irish business in America holds their Annual Street Faire in June. This family friendly event is fun for all and makes everyone a wee bit Irish.

Grunauer Oktoberfest 2011
Grunauer Oktoberfest. Grunauer Oktoberfest Celebration kicks off October with live music, beer from Germany, great German fare, and enough Polka...

Hen House Holiday Celebration
Hen House Holiday Celebration

KC Holiday Guide

Kansas City is the place to be during the holiday season. From the famed Plaza Lights and shopping until you drop..to ice skating, New Year's Eve, and metro wide lighting displays, Kansas City is a truly a gem.  Start planning your holiday and see our top pick of things to do with the Kansas City Holiday Guide.


Bloom 2011: 'Bloom Hits South Beach'
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Mother's Day Make-A-Vase Party at Eclectic Stem
Fun things to do with kids for Mother's Day in Kansas City. Eclectic Stem, one of our favorite locally owned floral boutiques has a great event for Mother's Day. Design and decorate your own vase with you children at the Stem, they'll craft a magical bouquet for that special mom in your life and deliver as you wish. What a great gift.

Fiesta 2011
Fiesta in the Heartland at Crown Center is the largest Hispanic festival in the Midwest, boasting a record crowds at their Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Parkville 4th of July Flood Information
Parkville 4th of July 2011 Flood Information.

National Coffee Day 2011
Celebrate National Coffee Day in Kansas City with free java.

Three Dog Bakery's Santa Paws
Santa Paws Three Dog Bakery Kansas City. Have fun with fido this holiday season and get their picture with Santa. All proceeds benefit the Greater Humane Society of KC.

Lee's Summit Chocolate Crawl
Lee's Summit Chocolate Crawl. The annual Lee's Summit Chocolate Crawl offers shoppers chocolate samples at participating retailers as well as healthy heart health screenings.

Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday
Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday in Kansas City.

Let Them Eat Cake!
Kansas City Cake Fest

Wine Walk on Delaware, River Market
Wine Walk on Delaware Kansas City. Join the Delaware Merchants every third Saturday of the month in the River Market for their Wine Walk.

Cinco de Mayo at Mestizo
Mestizo by Aarón Sánchez in Leawood’s Park Place will offer a little something for everyone to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo. Festivities will take place Wednesday, May 2 through Saturday, May 5. This is the first of what will be an annual festival at Mestizo, and the restaurant hopes it will be the largest celebration in the...

Northland Garden Club Annual Garden Tour
Northland Garden Club Garden Tour. The Northland Garden Club hosts their Annual Garden Tour, which highlights gardens in the Kansas City North and Liberty areas.

Kansas City Gay Pride Week 2012
Kansas City Gay Pride Week. Includes up-to-date information on all things Gay Pride. Street Blast, events, and all things leading up to Pride Weekend.

October Events Kansas City
Find annual festivals and events held during October in the Kansas City metro area. Includes top picks and October event highlights.

Mecum Auto Auction Kansas City
The Mecum Auction, which showcases hundreds of classic and rare cars and automobiles, comes to the Kansas City Convention Center at Bartle Hall almost every year.

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