Festivals

Celebrate art, culture, and special holidays with our free festivals.

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year

Join us to celebrate Lunar New Year, a tradition enjoyed in China and in several East and Southeast Asian countries. Explore the art of Asian cultures, and connect with demonstrations dances, and music, as well as activities featuring the New Year’s zodiac animal.

Chinese New Year 2020

Native American Cultural Celebration

Native American Cultural Celebration

Celebrate and honor the art, dance, and music of Native Americans from across the country. Experience a variety of longstanding traditions revealed in today’s artistic expressions.

Native American Cultural Celebration

Passport to India

Passport To India

Enjoy Bollywood and Classical dances by several local groups, a colorful fashion show, art activities, and learning in the South and Southeast Asian art galleries.

PassportToIndia2022-20

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

As part of city-wide observances and in partnership with JuneteenthKC, the annual Juneteenth Celebration features dance and music performances, art activities, and demonstrations celebrating the enduring contributions of African Americans.

Juneteenth Celebration 2019

Kansas City's Lawn Party

Lawn Party

KC comes together for a fun-filled evening for all ages! In celebration of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and National Parks and Recreation Month, the museum teams up with Kansas City Parks and Rec to create a GIANT lawn party full of activities, music, food, and more.

 

Kansas City's Big Picnic 2019

Deaf Cultural Festival

Deaf Cultural Festival

Visit our Deaf Cultural Festival—a festival honoring the rich history of Deaf and hard of hearing art, identity, and empowerment. Encounter and learn about American Sign Language through hands-on art activities and entertainment from distinctly Deaf perspectives.

 

 

Deaf Cultural Festival

Día de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

A fall tradition for many Kansas City families is our Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration—a commemoration of the rich and beautiful Mexican culture, including an innovative altar installation created in collaboration with local artists, Mattie Rhodes Center, and community and school groups. Leave a tribute to a loved one who has passed away, and enjoy art activities, entertainment, and Mexican food.

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Day of the Dead Festival