Kansas City Events

Big 12 FanFest

Big 12 Basketball FanFest at Sprint Center, Kansas City; credit VisitKC

Kansas City Events

Events held in Kansas City unless indicated otherwise.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the great civil rights leader’s life; Kansas City; http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm


Black History Month
Celebration of African American history featuring music, lectures, exhibits; Kansas City; http://www.visitkc.com

Jammin’ at the Gem
Annual Jazz performances; Gem Theater; http://www.visitkc.com

Mardi Gras Festival and Parade
Downtown St. Joseph, MO; http://www.visitkc.com


Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival
Featuring several musical genres including Jazz, Blues, Latin Jazz, Rhythm & Blues; 18th & Vine District; http://www.visitkc.com

Juneteenth Celebration
Celebration of African American culture; St. Joseph, MO; http://www.juneteenth.com

Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival
St. Joseph, MO; http://www.visitkc.com


Independence Day Celebration
The Woodlands; http://www.visitkc.com


Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Featuring 100 foot tall Christmas tree illuminated with 7,200 white lights; Crown Center Square; http://www.crowncenter.com

Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African American culture in various venues around Kansas City; http://www.soulofamerica.com/kwanzaa-celebrations.phtml


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