2024 is shaping up to be an unforgettable year packed with exciting projects and events right here in Kansas City Kansas. We’re thrilled to spill the beans on what's coming your way, and trust us, you won't want to miss it!
Transformative Growth: Construction and Development Projects
Rock Island Bridge:
Where History Meets Entertainment
Projected Opening: Summer 2024
Prepare for a jaw-dropping experience as Kansas City reclaims one of its iconic bridges to create America's first-ever entertainment district over a river. Suspended 40 feet above the water, the Rock Island Bridge project is set to become a community hub, trailhead, and entertainment district—a space that pays homage to our past while embracing modern-day connections and enjoyment.
Your Premiere Amateur Sports Destination
Projected Opening: Spring 2024
Get ready to immerse yourself in HomeField, a game-changer in youth sports complexes. This $838 million wonderland near 94th Street and State Avenue is not just about playing games; it's about creating lasting memories. With all-turf baseball fields, indoor multisport facilities, the new facility will provide space for athletes to compete in basketball, volleyball, dance, cheer and other activities.
Save the Date for These Amazing Events
Children's Mercy Park to Host Copa America 2024
Date: June 25, 2024Soccer fanatics, this one's for you! Children's Mercy Park will be the stage for the first-ever Copa America match in Kansas City on June 25, 2024. Get ready to witness top national teams from North and South America battling it out. It's the 48th edition of this historic tournament, and the excitement is building up from June 25, 2024.
2024 American Association All-Star Game
Date: July 23, 2024
In a historic move, the Kansas City Monarchs are bringing back the glory days by hosting the 2024 American Association All-Star Game at Legends Field. It's more than just baseball—it's a community celebration featuring tryout camps, premier clinics, and the AAPB Home Run Derby. Get ready for an extravaganza that will have the whole city buzzing!
Country Stampede at Azura Amphitheater
Date: June 17-29, 2024
Country music lovers, rejoice! The beloved Country Stampede festival is making Bonner Springs its new home in 2024. From June 27-29, 2024, the Azura Amphitheater will be the place to be. Stay tuned for artist announcements and ticket information, as the festival promises an unforgettable experience for fans.
NASCAR Cup Series Race at Kansas Speedway
Dates: May 4-5, 2024 & September 27-29, 2024
Rev up your engines because the most competitive racing on the planet is making a comeback at Kansas Speedway. Don't forget your tank top and sunglasses as you witness the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and ARCA Doubleheader.
Tacos & Tequila
Date: June 1, 2024
The fourth annual Tacos and Tequila Festival will be back bringing a stellar lineup of musical talents including Grammy Award-winning artist T-Pain, and R&B singer and actress Ashanti. The festival, known for its vibrant celebration of tacos, tequila, and entertainment, will feature an array of attractions, including a Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, an Exotic Car Showcase, a Salsa/Queso Competition, and the thrilling spectacle of Lucha Libre wrestling.
Date: June 2, 2024
Kansas City welcomes back Phase Fest Music Festival to the legendary Legends Field, home of the KC Monarchs, in June 2024, with an amazing lineup including Yellowcard, Bayside, and others! This strictly 21+ event guarantees an evening of live performances on the main stage, complemented by cocktail, beer, and wine bars, craft food vendors, a throwback video game lounge, outdoor game experiences, art installations, and more.
Dia De Muertos
Date: November 2, 2024
Experience the Magic of Dia De Los Muertos in Kansas City, Kansas as almost ten blocks are transformed into a vibrant celebration of life and remembrance. Immerse yourself in live singing, captivating Catrinas, and stunning skull face painting. Witness the heartwarming creation of memorial altars and indulge in traditional Mexican delicacies from diverse vendors. Don't miss the spirited parade and the opportunity to capture unforgettable moments.
Trail Through Cultures & History
Step into the heart of Kansas City, Kansas, with the all-new KCK Legacy Trail—a self-guided adventure that unveils the rich tapestry of our city's history and cultures. From the vibrant Latino community to Eastern European traditions, Black Heritage, Indigenous Peoples, and Modern Immigrants, each step along this trail tells a unique story. It's not just a trail; it's a journey through time and diversity, brought to you by the brilliant minds behind the much-loved KCK Taco Trail.
Visit Kansas City, Kansas, extends a warm invitation to all to be part of these remarkable happenings in 2024. Join us on this journey where cultures converge, history comes to life, and authentic experiences await!
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