Make the most of your long weekend with friends and family by checking out everything Kansas City has to offer. With a wide variety of events and festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plan your weekend by taking a look at the list of featured activities below, brought to you courtesy of Dani Beyer Real Estate.
September 1 – 5
Friday, September 2
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
If you’re heading out to First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District, be sure to swing by the Kansas City Star for dinner, where a variety of Kansas City’s best food trucks will be serving up all of your favorite eats. The lineup includes Wilma’s Real Good Food, Monk’s Roast Beef, Little Italy KC, El Tenedor KC, ChickHoovenSwing, Drasko’s, The Waffler, Poppy’s Ice Cream & Coffee House, Pip’s Burgers KC, Deco Street Eats, CoffeeCakeKC, Jones BBQ and more. Ollie’s Local will also be on site hosting a beer garden. If you can’t make this one, the food trucks will also be out for the next two First Fridays: Oct. 7 and Nov. 4.
Saturday, September 3
9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Seniors 60+: $10
Children ages 5-12: $5
Due to heavy rains on July 2, Powell Garden’s Booms & Blooms Festival has been rescheduled for this Saturday to celebrate Labor Day weekend. So pack a picnic and join the fun with events throughout the day featuring live music, food tasting and sampling, kids’ activities including a coloring station and face painting, and of course, to end the night, a dazzling fireworks show. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a beautiful weekend day and take in all of the beautiful scenery throughout the expansive gardens.
1609 NW Hwy. 50,
Kingsville, MO 64061
Open Saturdays and Sundays September 3 – October 16th
Opening Weekend September 3 – 5
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Adult General Admission: $18.95
Child Ages 5 – 12 General Admission: $10.50
The Kansas City Renaissance Fair is back, celebrating its 40th anniversary. Come out to celebrate opening weekend this Saturday through Monday. Savor the sights and sounds of yesteryear in this 16th-century English village. Pay heed to the exploits of jousting knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shops for unique crafts from more than 165 artisan crafters, delight in comedy, music, magic and more on 20 stages of non-stop entertainment, and feast on hundreds of delicious food and drink items from all across the globe. There’s sure to be something for the whole family in this enchanted 16-acre village.
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
628 N 126th St.,
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
September 2 – 4
Friday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday Only Ticket: $10
Single Day Ticket: $12
Weekend Pass: $30
Child Ages 3 – 12 Admission: $5
Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and exhibits, going on this weekend at Crown Center. This exciting annual festival features more than two dozen locally and nationally known bands, playing traditional music and Celtic rock. With over 30 bands on seven stages, heritage workshops and displays, comedy, a children’s area and more, there’s no better way to celebrate Celtic Pride in Cowtown than Kansas City Irish Fest. Now in its 12th year, Kansas City Irish Fest is located in the heart of Kansas City on beautiful Crown Center Square and regularly hosts around 100,000 people throughout the weekend. Get your tickets online in advance.
2450 Grand Blvd.,
Kansas City, MO 64108
September 2 – 5
Friday: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The 44th annual Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival is also taking place over the course of this Labor Day weekend in Independence, Missouri, to commemorate the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. As the region’s oldest and largest festival with more than 308,000 attendees, the festival features more than 500 arts, crafts, food and commercial vendor booths. Entertainment will take over three different stages, while the rest of the grounds host a large carnival, chainsaw art demonstrations, an authentic blacksmith, antique fire trucks, square dancing and more.
112 W Lexington St.,
Independence, MO 64050
We hope you have a fun, long Labor Day Weekend enjoying everything Kansas City has to offer. If you’re interested in learning more about local events, check here. And come back to the blog each week for more events going on near you.
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