Does your weekend calendar need a refresh? There’s plenty to do around Kansas City this weekend. Here are five happenings to look forward to.
KC Fringe Festival Starting July 15
One of the largest celebrations of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area, this two-week festival includes hundreds of experiences throughout Kansas City. After two years of virtual performances, KC Fringe is back with 289 live shows, 57 productions, 23 visual artists, and 13 venues.
Whiskey Walk & Summer Market July 16
Get a taste of more than ten whiskeys from local and regional makers at Smithville’s annual Whiskey Walk. While you sip on samples, take stroll through the summer market with over 35 vendors, photo opportunities, live music, and games. This year’s theme is Havana, so come dressed to impress in your finest fedora.
Snow Zoo July 16-17
It may be hot in Kansas City, but the Kansas City Zoo is turning down the heat at many zoo exhibits for Arctic Sea Ice Day. More than 200 tons of ice will be delivered to the zoo for the polar bears to enjoy, and many other animals will get “cool” enrichment too.
The Great Car Show July 17
Join the Kansas City Auto Museum for their annual car show at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. There will be hundreds of unique vehicles on display from all over the Midwest, plus food trucks, vendors, and activities. Proceeds from the car show will benefit KC Auto Museum.
Kansas City’s Lawn Party July 17
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is teaming up with Kansas City Parks and Rec for the ultimate Kansas City lawn party. It’s happening at the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park with activities, music, and food.