Happy Labor Day! It’s that time of year again – time to put away your white clothing (although who really does that?) and soak up the last of the summer rays. Autumn is on its way, but before the leaves can start to change, you’re going to want to attend at least one of the great events happening this weekend! Come out and celebrate your Labor Day with us during this weeks list of Kansas City events!

Kansas City Events (August 27 – September 3)


Kansas City Irish Fest

Friday through Sunday, August 29 – 31

The streets of Crown Center will soon be filled with the melodic hymns of bagpipes and the sweet smell of Irish whiskey. You don’t want to miss out on the authentic sounds and dances of Ireland, and of course, the varying Irish whiskeys that make the dances actually happen. Additionally, our very own Boulevard Brewing Company will be holding beer tastings throughout the weekend. Grab your taste of Ireland this weekend at the Kansas City Irish Fest!


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Santa-Cali-Gon Days

Friday through Monday, August 29 – September 1

Santa-Cali-Gon Days have come a long way since the early days of festival. What once began as a celebration of western expansion, complete with beard and mustache competitions, has evolved into one of the biggest Midwestern festivals, attracting more than 225,000 people each year. With a concert series every night of the festival, a classic carnival, and over 400 food & craft vendors, Historic Downtown Independence will have you coming back year after year. Come out to  Santa-Cali-Gon Days and celebrate Labor Day in style.



“Wine In” at the Fence Stile Vineyard & Winery

Friday, August 29, Dusk

What’s better than enjoying a great glass of wine under the stars with people you love? Enjoying two great glasses of wine. At Fence Stile Vineyard & Winery, help yourself to some of the best reds and whites in the Midwest. Take part in an afternoon wine sampling in the tasting room, enjoy a glass on the patio, and keep warm by the fire pit. The vineyard will be showing the 1995 wine-themed flick, A Walk In The Cloud. Take advantage of the weather and chill out under the stars this Friday at the Fence Stile Winery.



“Sweet Summer” Block Party

Saturday, August 30, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The beautiful Kemper Museum will be hosting a block party in honor of the end of summer, and the beautiful art work of Wayne Thiebaud. The party is inspired by Thiebaud’s iconic collection of “Cakes & Pies,” and creates a sense of nostalgia for those young and old. Grab a sweet treat and watch an outdoor movie surrounded by the city lights this Saturday. For more information, visit the Kemper Art Calendar.

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