Summer Events

Here is a list of fun events to go to during the summer

If your looking to get out of the house, spend time with your family, or want something to do with some friends here are some local events and festivals coming up!


WESTPORT ROOTS FESTIVAL: Uniting performers and lovers of Americana, Bluegrass, Roots, Rockabilly, Punk and Folk music in the heart of Kansas City.

When: May 24 @ 12:00pm

Where: Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111

FESTA ITALIANA: The unique celebration of Italian traditions and Italian-American culture. This popular family event has FREE admission and showcases Italian food booths, vendors, live Italian music, dancers, a kids play area and much more!

When: May 30-Jun. 1

Where: Zona Rosa, 8640 N Dixson Ave., Kansas City, MO 64153



OLD SHAWNEE DAYS: A free weekend-long festival with local bands, entertainment for both adults and kids, crafts and vendors, the carnival and parade, games and contests, and much more.

When: June 5-8

Where: Shawnee Town, 11600 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS 66203

PARKERVILLE RIVER JAM: Festival for family and neighbors showcasing musicians, artists and fantastic food.

When: June 13-14

Where: Main Street Parkville Association, 110 Main St., Parkville, MO 64152

BOULIVARDIA: A three-day street festival will be highlighted with food sampling experience, but will also include family activities, entertainment, shopping, and eco-education in a unique urban setting.

When: June 13-15

Where:K.C’s West Bottoms, 1400 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64102

SWAN ARTS FESTIVAL: An event mainly with fine arts regional and national also highlighting live music, children’s activities, delicious food, art demonstrations, and vendors.

When: June 20- 23

Where: City Park, 501 S. Main St., Ottawa, KS 66067

LATINO ART BRAVISIMO: The show features Kansas City Metro area artists of Latino heritage who create a variety of two- and three-dimensional art styles using a variety of media including drawing, painting, fiber, photography, clay and metal.

When: June 12 – July 14

Where: Lenexa City Hall

GREAT LENEXA BBQ BATTLE: A competition where the judges have the difficult task of identifying the best barbeque among seven different categories, including brisket, pork, ribs, sausage, chicken, whole animal and miscellaneous.

When: June 27-28

Where: Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park


KC RIVER FEST 2014: Celebrate Independence Day in downtown Kansas City. A known riverfront tradition with great rock, alternative, country and ragtime music, delicious food, carnival rides and games, and one of the largest fireworks shows in the area.

When: July 4

Where: Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park, 1298 Riverfront Dr., Kansas City, MO 64101

MOONLIGHT BIKE RIDE: Join hundreds of bicyclists for a spectacular ride on Lenexa streets at night with your friends and family.

When: July 12

Where: Old Town Lenexa


TAILS ON THE TRAILS PET FESTIVAL: For a day of fun with your dog, come to Lenexa’s Tails on the Trails Pet Festival. Located at Ad Astra pool and park. Dogs swims are $5 per dog per session (pre-registered), and $8 per dog per session the day of the event.

When: August 9

Where: Ad Astra Pool and Park