So…many….great events planned for the Kansas City area this weekend! Something for everyone! And the weather forecast is just about perfect. This is one reason I love living in KC–you can have a really good time on the cheap at so many different venues and festivals. Here are the brief details plus weblinks for more information:
It’s the first year for this three day festival featuring live music on two stages, plus plenty of food and beer (this event organized by the folks at Boulevard Brewery) and an ‘eco-expo’. It’s all happening in the West Bottoms Friday, Saturday and Sunday. www.boulevardia.com
Another first time event for Kansas City: area musicians will play a variety of music from front porches along the streets in the West Plaza area on Saturday. Stroll, stop, listen, and donate a few bucks to support live music. www.porchfestkc.com
*Juneteenth Parade and Celebration
Happening in two places on Saturday: Big Eleven Lake in Kansas City KS (www.juneteenthkck.com) and in the Jazz District (www.juneteenthkc.com) at 18th and VIne. Different activities at each location so check the website for details.
*Parkville River Jam Jazz and Fine Arts Festival
In the scenic English Landing Park, you’ll hear great jazz and browse through various art booths. Friday and Saturday. www.parkvilleriverjam.com
On the spectacular lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, celebrate Father’s Day with music and family games–and walk the very cool glass labyrinth temporary art exhibit. Sunday from 1-4, www.nelsonatkins.org
*World Cup Watch Parties
Through July 13, join the rest of the world watching the World Cup soccer matches at the Power and LIght District or The Yardhouse at Legends Shopping District. www.powerandlightdistrict.com www.yardhouse.com
Also note there is the Hope Challenge 5K run on Saturday morning that will affect traffic from the Plaza through 55th St in Brookside; the KC Century Ride features hundreds of bicyclists riding from the West Bottoms to Waldo on Saturday; and the Ride The Fountains Bike Tour is Sunday, which will close parts of Pershing Road around Crown Center with riders heading south through Waldo. Please be courteous and watch out for the bike and run participants!
Get outside and enjoy summer in the city this weekend!