Art Walk

First Friday every month in the Crossroads Arts District. Join the thousands that explore the galleries and shops in the Crossroads Arts District for one of the nation’s largest art walks.

Kansas City Irish Fest

Labor Day Weekend | Time:  5-11 pm Friday, 11 am-11 pm Saturday & Sunday | Location: Downtown | Venue: Crown Center Square, 2405 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO. Admission: $10 in advance online, $15 at the gate. Children under 12 free.

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

late August to mid October | Time: 10 am-7 pm | Location: West | Venue: Kansas City Renaissance Festival, 628 N 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS. Admission: $17.95 adults, $8.95 children.

Kansas City Improv Festival

early September - Tickets range in price from $6-$20 and are available at, where you’ll also find breaking news about shows and classes taught by guest artists. 

Liberty Fall Festival

late September | Time: 11:00 am - 9 pm (Fri) 9:00am - 9 pm (Sat) Noon - 4 pm (Sun) | Location: Liberty, MO Square | 

Dogtober Fest

mid October - Time: 10 am-4 pm | Location: East | Venue: Kemper Outdoor Education Center, 8201 Jasper Bell, Blue Springs, MO.Tails for Trails dog walk, obedience match, agility fun runs, frisbee competition, Canine Good Citizen Test, games, contest, drawings and demonstrations. Admission: Dogfood donations for local animal shelters accepted.

Harvest Festival

mid October | Time: 10 am-4:30 pm | Location: Northeast | Venue: Shoal Creek Living History Museum, 7000 NE Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO. Join in an old-fashioned Country Fair style festival at Shoal Creek Living History Museum. Magician, pumpkin patch, stagecoach rides, games, blue grass music and much more. Admission: $3

Pony Express Pumpkinfest

second full weekend in October | Time: 5-9 pm, Fri.; 10 am-9 pm, Sat.; 12-5 pm, Sun. | Location: Northwest | Venue: Pony Express National Museum, 914 Penn St., St. Joseph, MO. Pumpkinfest is an outdoor festival, focusing on children. It attracts more than 20,000 people. It is held the second week-end in October each year. Admission: Free

Autumn in the Grove

second Saturday in October | Time: 10 am-5 pm | Location: Northwest | Venue: Kelly Grove Park, East Gilman Road & U.S. Highway 73/K-7, Lansing, KS. Admission: Free

Weston Irish Fest

second full weekend in October | Time: 5pm-12am, Fri.; 11-12am, Sat.; 12-10pm, Sun. | Location: Northwest | Venue: O'Malley's Irish Pub, 540 Welt St., Weston, Mo. Admission: $8-$10.

Harvest Festival

late October| Time: 9am-3pm | Location: Southwest | Venue: Paola's Historic Park Square, 3 W Wea St, Paola, KS. Fine arts, crafts, chili cook-off and musical entertainment. Admission: FREE