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Summer Guide 2013: Fairs, Festivals and Special Events



Friday, May 31

Kansas City Gay Pride Festival
Through Saturday, June 1


Saturday, June 1

Strawberry Festival
Vaile Mansion, 1500 North Liberty, Independence
816-325-7430, vailemansion.org

Sunday, June 2

Guardian Angels Parish Festival
1310 Westport Road
816-931-4351, guardianangelskc.org

Thursday, June 6

New Belgium Clips Beer & Film Tour
Theis Park, 47th Street and Oak

Old Shawnee Days
Shawnee Town
11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee
Through Sunday, June 9

Friday, June 7

Kansas City Scottish Highland Games
E.H. Young Park
1001 Northwest Argosy Parkway, Riverside
Through Sunday, June 9

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive

Sugar Creek Slavic Festival
Mike Onka Memorial Building grounds
11520 East Putnam, Sugar Creek

Through Saturday, June 8

Downtown Days ... Street Alive
Downtown Lee's Summit

Through Sunday, June 9

St. Dionysios Greek Festival
St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Christian Church
8100 West 95th Street, Overland Park
913-341-7373, stdionysios.org
Through Sunday, June 9

U.S. Air Guitar 2013 Qualifier
1020 Westport Road, 816-753-5207

Saturday, June 8

West 18th Street Fashion Show
West 18th Street and Baltimore

Waldo Crawldo Pub Crawl
75th Street and Wornall

Winesong at Riverfest
De Soto Riverfest Park
33440 West 79th Street, De Soto

Kansas City International Dragon Boat Festival
Brush Creek at the Country Club Plaza,
Broadway Boulevard to J.C. Nichols Parkway

Crown Center Antique Festival
Crown Center Square, 2425 Grand
816-274-8444, crowncenter.com
Through Sunday, June 9

Sunday, June 9

KC Festival of Fountains
Henry Bloch Fountain, Union Station
Main Street and Pershing Road

Friday, June 14

Parkville River Jam Jazz, Blues and Fine Arts Festival
English Landing Park
First Street and Main, Parkville
Through Saturday, June 15

Jayhawker Days
Williamsburg City Park
120 North Center Street, Williamsburg
Through Sunday, June 16

Saturday, June 15

Summer Beer Festival
In front of McCoy's Public House
4057 Pennsylvania
816-960-0866, beerkc.com

Thursday, June 20

Kansas City Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Tivoli Cinemas
4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-5222
Through Thursday, June 27

Friday, June 21

Great Lenexa BBQ Battle
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
87th Street and Lackman Road
913-477-7100, ci.lenexa.ks.us/parks/festivals_bbq.html
Through Saturday, June 22

Fiesta Kansas City
Crown Center Plaza, 2425 Grand
816-472-6767, fiestakansascity.com
Through Sunday, June 23

Browne's Irish Street Faire
Browne's Irish Marketplace, 3300 Pennsylvania
816-561-0030, brownesmarket.com
Through Saturday, June 22

Saturday, June 22

Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour
Urban farms and gardens across the KC area
Through Sunday, June 23

KC Parks Community Health and Safety Fair
Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 John "Buck" O'Neil Way
816-784-1135, kcparks.org

Sunday, June 23

Duck Derby
9400 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

Saturday, June 29

Downtown Olathe Arts Festival
East Park and North Cherry, Olathe
Through Sunday, June 30

Maker Faire
Union Station, 30 West Pershing Road
816-460-2020, makerfairekc.com
Through Sunday, June 30


Wednesday, July 3

Booms & Blooms Festival
Powell Gardens
1609 Northwest U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville
816-697-2600, powellgardens.org/booms
(rain date Friday, July 5)

Parkville Fourth of July Celebration
Downtown Parkville
Through Saturday, July 6

Thursday, July 4

KC Riverfest
Berkley Riverfront Park
Grand and Riverfront Road

Friday, July 12

Young Friends of Art Summer White Party
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4050 Oak
816-751-1278, nelson-atkins.org

Friday, July 19

Big Slick Celebrity Wiffle Ball Tournament
Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way

Saturday, July 20

Big Slick Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament
Harrah's Casino, 1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City

Party in the Park
Swope Park
Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway
816-513-7500, kcparks.org

Tuesday, July 23

Platte County Fair
Platte County Fairgrounds
15730 Fairgrounds Road
Tracy, Missouri
816-431-3247, plattecountyfair.com
Through Saturday, July 27

Wyandotte County Fair
Wyandotte County Fairgrounds
13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas
913-788-7898, wycofair.com
Through Saturday, July 27

Sunday, July 28

The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair
Alexander Majors House & Barn
8201 State Line, strawberryswing.org

Wednesday, July 31

Douglas County Fair
Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 Harper, Lawrence
785-843-7058, dgcountyfair.com
Through Saturday, August 3


Tuesday, August 6

Johnson County Fair
Johnson County Fairgrounds
136 East Washington, Gardner
913-856-8860, jocokansasfair.com
Through Saturday, August 10

Thursday, August 8

Missouri State Fair
Missouri State Fairgrounds
2503 West 16th Street, Sedalia
800-422-3247, mostatefair.com
Through Sunday, August 18

Friday, August 9

Great Midwest Balloon Fest
Great Mall of the Great Plains
20700 West 151st Street, Olathe
Through Saturday, August 10

Friday, August 16

Crypticon Kansas City
Ramada Conference Center
1601 North Universal Avenue
Through August 18

Ethnic Enrichment Festival
Swope Park
Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway
816-513-7500, kcparks.org/calendar, eeckc.org
Through Sunday, August 18

Trails West
1100 Frederick, St. Joseph
trailswest.org, 816-233-0231
Through Sunday, August 18

Wednesday, August 21

Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival
Through Sunday, August 25

Thursday, August 22

Tiblow Days
Downtown Bonner Springs
Through Saturday, August 24

Friday, August 23

Lawrence Busker Festival
Downtown Lawrence
785-330-5110, lawrencebuskerfest.com
Through Sunday, August 25

Saturday, August 24

Rehabilitation Institute of KC parking lot
3110 Main
816-751-7781, baconfestkc.com

Thursday, August 29

SantaCaliGon Days — Carnival
Independence Square
Independence, Missouri
816-252-4745, santacaligon.com
Through Monday, September 2

Friday, August 30

Kansas City Irish Fest
Crown Center Square, 2425 Grand
816-561-7555, kcirishfest.com
Through Sunday, September 1

Saturday, August 31

Kansas City Renaissance Festival
633 North 130th Street, Bonner Springs
913-721-2110, kcrenfest.com
Through Monday, October 14

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