Kansas City Fairs & Festivals: Summer’s End


Fourth of July may be over and summer seems like it is on the downward slope, but this season still has so much to offer!

Here are a few events that will keep summer alive showcasing tons of activities.

Cass County Fair

July 14-19


Pleasant Hill, MO

The Cass County Fair returned in 1994 and has steadily grown each and every year. The fair showcases events like Motocross, a Demolition Derby, The Southern Fun Carnival, every night fun on the Miller Pavillon, the Tractor Pull, and two nights of the MRCA Rodeo.

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Amelia Earhart Festival

July 15-18


Atchison, KS

Live on the opposite side of Kansas City? The Amelia Earhart Festival is a festival honoring the beloved daughter of the Midwest. The community goes all out with events like food and crafts fair, star-filled outdoor concert, children’s activities, the carnival, Earhart research and literature, music on the beautiful Riverfront, aerobatic performances and finally the spectacular finalé — the “Concert in the Sky” fireworks show. 

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Chipotle Cultivate Kansas City

July 18, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Kansas City, MO

The Chipotle Cultivate is a family-friendly, free-admission festival celebrating food, music and ideas at Penn Valley Park in the heart of Kansas City. Cultivate is intended to get all members of the family thinking and talking about food and food issues, and how to create a more sustainable future. The event features celebrity chefs, local food artisans, breweries and wineries, an exclusive Chipotle Festival menu, and interactive experiences for all ages to learn something new. 

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Kansas City’s Big Picnic

July 19, 4 to 7 p.m.

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Kansas City, MO

Located on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City’s Big Picnic celebrates both the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and National Parks and Recreation month. Pack your own picnic or grab your dinner from an on-site food truck! Performances: Live music featuring Victor and Penny, Dylan Bassett Percussion and Chad Abernathy. Parking is only $8 at the museum, FREE additional parking.

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Festival of Butterflies

July 31- August 2


Bates City, MO

The Festival of Butterflies transforms the entire conservatory into a temporary butterfly house, filled with gorgeous blooms and hundreds of tropical butterflies. And that’s just the beginning! Festival days are packed with hands-on fun. Highlights include a native butterfly breezeway by Master Gardeners, kids’ crafts, storytelling, a costume parade, Monarch Watch and the Idalia Society, a butterfly catch-and-release area and much more.

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