Hello neighbors! Today’s blog is a quick one to remind you about the Cycle in the City street festival on Saturday May 16. Note that Ward Parkway, between Gregory and Meyer Circle, will be closed from 11am-7pm. Gregory and 63rd St will not be closed, but traffic on those blocks will be extra heavy due to the rerouting of Ward Parkway traffic.
This is the first year for the Cycle in the City festival in Kansas City. It’s a free, family oriented event that promotes walking, biking, jogging and skating. I have a personal comment to insert here: I am a supporter of street festivals, however I am tiring of having yet another event (in addition to all the major runs that go through Brookside) that closes down a major street in our neighborhood for several hours on a weekend. I hope the Cycle in the City organizers move this festival to another part of the metro in 2016, as we already have plenty of residents who bike, walk, skate and jog through our neighborhood on a daily basis, no ‘extra’ promotion of these activities is needed.
I will also mention another big event for Waldo happening Saturday: the Hopfest Craft Beer Festival, from 2-6 at the Waldo Outdoor Pavilion at The Well, 7421 Broadway. Over 50 breweries will be represented, along with some home breweries, plus live entertainment and food trucks. Admission is $40 per person.
Enjoy your weekend in Kansas City!