Buckle up, Kansas City! Spring is almost here, and that means it’s Kansas City Auto Show season!
Cars, Travis Kelce autograph signing, pet adoption, food trucks, costumed characters—there’s something for everyone at the Kansas City Auto Show, which runs March 4-8 at downtown Kansas City’s Bartle Hall.
Need help planning your Auto Show itinerary? Here’s the scoop on some of the can’t-miss sights, sounds and things to do:
New (and Vintage) Car Sneak Peeks
It’s no surprise that cars take center stage at the Kansas City Auto Show. Be among the first in Kansas City to see highly anticipated new vehicles like the 2021 all-electric Ford Mach E, the 2020 North American Truck-winning Jeep Gladiator, Porsche Taycan, Hyundai Palisade and the reinvented Land Rover Defender. Some of these cars haven’t yet hit the showrooms, giving you early access to some of this year’s most coveted cars.
Into classic cars? The Kansas City Porsche Club will be on hand to showcase ten gorgeous sports cars. Plus, you can also check out classic and vintage cars like courtesy of the Kansas City Automotive Museum and private collectors.
Take a Test Drive
Feeling the need for speed? The Kansas City Auto Show includes an experiential Ride and Drive, putting you in the driver’s seat of one of several Toyota vehicles. Take a Camry, Highlander, RAV4 or Tundra for a spin around downtown Kansas City throughout the show.
Fight For Your Right … To Party!
What better way to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV victory than by meeting the man, the myth, the legend, Travis Kelce! He’ll be signing autographs at the Honda booth on Sunday, March 8 from 1- 3 p.m. The first 200 people in line will receive a signed photograph. No outside items will be signed. Stay tuned to kcautoshow.com or follow the event on Facebook and Instagram to learn more.
Fun For the Whole Family
The Kansas City Auto Show is packed with activities for kiddos of all ages. Swing by Kids Korner by Paradise Park, featuring a giant dartboard, bounce houses and inflatable axe-throwing! Plus, kids can make crafts, throw bags, race Big Wheels and more.
Looking for a four-legged friend? Subaru is excited to partner with Midwest Animal Shelter and Rescue K911 to bring their pet adoption initiative, Subaru Loves Pets, to the Auto Show. Meet your new best friend and take him or her home!
If you see Spiderman, Snow White or Captain America strolling around the show floor, don’t panic! Elite Comics is bringing several costumed friends, including Elsa, to the Auto Show for fun photo opps. Feel free to dress your kids in costumes and join the party!
Kick Back with a Cold One
With so much to see, you’ll definitely work up an appetite! KC’s Garage is your food and drink destination at the Auto Show, featuring local food trucks Crave of KC Taco, Crave of KC 2 – Burgers, BBQ Shack, KC Fooditude, Ohana Lemonade and Ohana Shaved Ice. There is also a CoffeeCakeKC truck that’s coming.
Pro Tip: Take the Shuttle
To make your Auto Show experience as easy as possible, free parking and shuttle service is available from the Liberty Parking Lot in the West Bottoms. Complimentary shuttle buses will continuously run back and forth from the lot to Bartle Hall’s front door throughout the duration of the show:
Thursday, March 5: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, March 6: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 7: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Don’t miss a minute of the Auto Show action! Follow the Kansas City Auto Show on Facebook and Instagram for more programming updates as the event gets closer. And don’t forget to tag them @kcautoshow when you share your Auto Show photos! This fast-paced weekend is a favorite annual event in Kansas City, so put the pedal to the metal and get to Bartle Hall!