Labor Day Events & Things to Do This Weekend in Kansas City

Are you looking for fun things to do on Labor Day weekend in KC? There are tons of fun family Labor Day activities happening around town – perfect for your family!

We’ve got the scoop on Labor Day in Kansas City for your family! Be sure to check the organizer’s site for updates and details, as some have more restrictions.

Labor Day Weekend Events in Kansas City

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Things to do Labor Day Weekend in Kansas City

KC Renaissance Festival Opening Weekend

Open Saturday, August 31st to Columbus Day, 10 am to 7 pm, rain or shine.

You do not want to miss out on the magic of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival! This Labor Day Weekend there will be a costume contest, candy corn relay, hula hoop contest, balloon toss, rootbeer chug, and a polish sausage eating contest. There will also be tons of shops, activities, and shows throughout the weekend.

Gate admission: Adult $21.95, Child $12.95, Senior/Student $19.50, kids 5 & under are FREE. Buy online and save. Hyvee, Walgreen’s and Menard’s offer discounted tickets. There is also free parking.

SantaCaliGon Days Festival

Friday, September 3rd to Monday, September 6th

Downtown Independence, MO

This year’s 47th annual SantaGaliGon Days Festival will take place the entire Labor Day weekend and includes craft and artisan vendors, food, live music, and activities for the whole family. Admission into the event is free. Expect to pay for food (at trucks and booths) as well as carnival games and rides.

Come enjoy the festival all weekend, it is a great thing to do with the kids!

KC Irish Fest

Friday, September 3rd to Sunday, September 5th

Crown Center Plaza in Kansas City

This is an Irish, Labor Day Weekend tradition in Kansas City. Join the fun with music and entertainment to celebrate Irish Celtic culture. There will live bands, workshops, comedy shows, a giant kids’ area with things to do, & so much more family fun.

(Open 5pm Friday, 11 am Sat & Sun to 11 pm every night)

DeSoto Days Festival

Thursday, September 2nd to Saturday, September 4th

DeSoto, Kansas

DeSoto days is an annual series of Labor Day activities that take place at Miller Memorial Park. Not only is this a great opportunity to enjoy some family time together but they also have vendors, a carnival, parade, and live music. This event takes place Thursday-Saturday. Admission is FREE for everyone…we love free events for families!

Runs August 30th to September 2nd, so you can enjoy this fun thing to do all weekend long!

Missouri Wines Sampling Series at the City Market

Sunday, September 5th at 9 am

City Market (downtown KC)

Come try the Windy Wine Company at the City Market in downtown KC. You can learn about local wineries and try different varieties. Must be 21!

Kansas City Royals v. Chicago

Kauffman Stadium

Watch our favorite boys in blue play Baltimore all Labor Day Weekend long – game series taking place Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon. Tickets are available on the Royals website, with very affordable options.

Catch a TBones Game vs Cleburne Railroaders

Kansas City, Kansas (Legends Area)

Purchase your *discounted* Pogo Pass using our exclusive code iFamilyKC and you can use it to attend exciting games to see the Kansas City TBones play. Best of all?! They play Friday through Tuesday Labor Day weekend. Visit online for a full schedule – time TBD.

Sporting Kansas City v. Los Angeles Football Club

Friday, September 3rd

Legends Area, Kansas

Spend some fun time with the family catching a Sporting Kansas City game at the Legends. Single game tickets are available for the game at affordable prices. Visit them online for full details.

Check out the Sunflowers at Grinter Farms

There is free admission to the Sunflower Farm! You can take fun fmaily pictures and pick sunflowers to take home. There are 40 acres filled with rows and rows of gorgeous sunflowers; great photo opportunities!

Only pay $1 per sunflower bloom you pick! You can also visit the Sunflower General for baked goodies and souvenirs.

Things to do on Labor Day in KC

Bike for the Brain

Monday, September 6th

Mission, Kansas

Support mental health awareness and bring the family out for a morning of fun at Bike for the Brain sponsored by Johnson County Mental Health Center. This Labor Day event does range in cost so be sure to check out their website for further details.

SantaCaliGon Days Festival

Monday, September 6th

Downtown Independence, MO

This year’s 47th annual SantaGaliGon Days Festival will take place the entire Labor Day weekend and includes craft and artisan vendors, food, live music, and activities for the whole family. Admission into the event is free. Expect to pay for food (at trucks and booths) as well as carnival games and rides.

Come enjoy the festival all weekend, it is a great thing to do with the kids!

KC Irish Fest

Monday, September 6th

Crown Center Plaza in Kansas City

This is an Irish, Labor Day Weekend tradition in Kansas City. Join the fun with music and entertainment to celebrate Irish Celtic culture. There will live bands, workshops, comedy shows, a giant kids’ area with things to do, & so much more family fun.

(Open 5pm Friday, 11 am Sat & Sun to 11 pm every night)

DeSoto Days Festival

Monday, September 6th

DeSoto, Kansas

DeSoto days is an annual series of Labor Day activities that take place at Miller Memorial Park. Not only is this a great opportunity to enjoy some family time together but they also have vendors, a carnival, parade, and live music. This event takes place Thursday-Saturday. Admission is FREE for everyone…we love free events for families!

Runs August 30th to September 2nd, so you can enjoy this fun thing to do all weekend long!

Summer Book Sale at City Market

Saturday, September 4thth

City Market (downtown KC)

This sidewalk sale runs on the first Saturday of every month through October. The sale will be an indoor/outdoor sale, so come enjoy downtown Kansas City during Labor Day Weekend!

Leawood Labor Day

Monday September 6th

11400 Tomahawk Creek, Leawood, KS

This is a Labor Day race for families. There are in person races or virtual options, just click the link to choose what works for your family!

Out-of-the-Box Labor Day Activities

Other non-event places to get in some good quality time with the family…

Whether you decide to find some fun all Labor Day weekend or are simply looking for Labor Day activities in Kansas City, we hope this guide has been helpful in figuring out your plans. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend (& time off work)!

Be sure to also check our online event calendar to find fun & free things to do year-round. There is always exciting stuff happening around town.

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