Kansas City comes together at the region’s biggest picnic with partner KC Parks & Rec! Enjoy live music, food trucks, art activities, and lawn games from the museum to Brush Creek. Explore Walking Wall by Andy Goldsworthy and celebrate #WhereKCPlays during National Parks and Recreation month.
Parking & Information
Parking in the museum garage is $10. Museum members park FREE.
Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard will be closed from Oak Street to Rockhill Road from 2 to 9 pm for this event.
Restrooms & accessible indoor route in the Bloch Building until 8 p.m.
Portable restrooms, including an accessible restroom, in Theis Park.
Please note: no grills, stakes, or tenting at this event. Pets must be on leashes.
4-8 pm | Brief activities led by teen guides highlight:
1. Walking Wall by Andy Goldsworthy
2. Untitled by Joel Shapiro
3. Turbo by Tony Cragg
4. Ferment by Roxy Paine
4-5:45 pm | Pablo Sanhueza & Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra
4-5, 5:30-6:30 & 7-8 pm | DJ Joe Straws
4:30-5:30 pm | Grand Marquis
6-6:45 pm | Starlight STARS
6-8 pm | Victor & Penny and Their Loose Change Orchestra
4:15-4:45 & 5:15-5:45 pm
Take the Stage Dance Performance
Kansas City Public Library Storytime
Spoken Word Poetry Readings by Youth Poets from Louder Than a Bomb-Kansas City Festival
Giant Puppet Show The Starfish from Illuminated Waters by StoneLion Puppet Theatre
Art Activities & Temporary Tattoos
Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch Summer Reading
Nature Activity with Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
View Plein Air Painting Competition
StoneLion Puppet Theatre
WALLking Woof Path & Dog Water Station
GIANT Adirondack Chairs & Picture Frame
Food & Games
Badminton Demos & Games
Lawn Games, courtesy of KC Crew
Agua Frescas Bernice
Beauty on the Bistro
Blue Moose Truck
Bop N’ Bowl
El Tenedor KC
The Hungry Hatch
Jacks Kettle Corn
J&R’s Hot Dog Cart
Monk’s Roast Beef
Nikki G’s Soul Q Bistro
Poppy’s Ice Cream Truck
Russell Stover Chocolates
Slater’s Pizza Wings “N” Things
Snowie – KC Snow Cone Truck
Taste of Brazil
*Currently scheduled to attend; subject to change.
Drinking water courtesy of KC Water Services.
Beer & wine sales by Ethnic Enrichment Commission.
This program is generously supported by the Hall Family Foundation. Thank you to our museum volunteers and members – the art and soul of the museum – whose support make festivals like this possible. Learn more, visit artandsoulkc.org