It’s the first weekend in May, which means Cinco de Mayo, First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District Downtown and Warehouse Weekends in the West Bottoms. Beyond that, there’s a lot of great events going on to help you enjoy the sunshine this weekend. Check out our featured list below brought to you courtesy of Dani Beyer Real Estate.

May 5 ‚Äď 7

Middle of the Map Fest

May 4 – 6
Hours Vary by Event
3 Day Pass: $75
Thursday, Friday, Saturday GA: $35

This Thursday through Saturday the 7th Annual INK’s Middle of the Map Fest returns to the Kansas City Area featuring music, films, speakers and more. Three full days of more than¬†100 bands and events will take place all across the city in venues from record stores to patios to stages and more in various areas including Westport, Downtown and The Crossroads Arts District. Visit the website to see the lineup and find the event(s) you’re most interested. Buy your tickets online in advance to save.

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Locations Vary by Event throughout the Country Club Plaza Area, Crown Center Area, Downtown Area.

The 3rd Annual Spring Swing

Saturday, May 6 & Sunday May 7
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Event

Spend your Saturday or Sunday getting caught up in Kansas City’s whimsical craft scene at the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair’s 3rd Annual Spring Swing taking over the grounds at the Alexander Majors Historical House this weekend. Come see the organizers¬†were voted one of the top indie craft fairs in the world! Meander through more than 100 handmade & vintage vendors and grab a snack from one of the delicious food trucks such as Coffee Cake KC, Pita for Good, Werner’s on Wheels and KC Pinoy. Enjoy live music, kids crafts, a photobooth and so much more.

swingAlexander Majors Historical House
8201 State Line Rd,

Kansas City, Missouri 64114

The KC Streetcar’s First Birthday

Saturday, May 6
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE Event

Come celebrate one year of the KC Streetcar in downtown Kansas City on Saturday. All are welcome to this family friendly, community event under the big tent outside Union Station. Mayor Sly James will kick off the festivities and DJ Kemet the Phantom will get everyone dancing with his music. Check out the latest line and streetcar shirts from MADE Urban Apparel. There will be food trucks, games, art, a clown, balloons, giveaways, and, of course, birthday cake!

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Union Station
30 W Pershing Rd,
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

The Derby Party at the Kansas City Museum

Saturday, May 6
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Advance Ticket: $50
Day of Ticket: $65
VIP: $75

Looking for somewhere to watch The Derby on Saturday? Head to the Kansas City Museum for their annual party. Guests will enjoy live music by Victor & Penny, southern food bites created by The Westside Local, southern beverage creations with local #KC distillery labels, dessert by Poppy’s Ice Cream & Coffee House, and yard games by KC Crew. Watch the race on the big screen in the Carriage House and enjoy derby fashion with Best-dressed and Best-hat competitions with special guests judges and much more. Tickets are all-inclusive and can be ordered online in advance, with all proceeds benefiting the Kansas City Museum.

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Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall
3218 Gladstone Blvd., 

Kansas City, MO 64108

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