If you live in Kansas City or are planning a trip to Kansas City this June, you’ll want to check out our list of the best things to do in Kansas City, Missouri.
Below are the top 16 events taking place in June 2022! Our list includes the best ways to have fun with family and friends and also celebrate this month’s holidays including Father’s Day and Juneteenth. From art to music to boozy events and food tastings, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
16 Best Things to do in Kansas City in June
If you are looking for fun things to do in Kansas City in June 2022, we’ve got the inside information with 16 of the best things to do throughout the city this month.
Whether you are looking for things to do in Kansas City today, tomorrow, or next week; we have events throughout the entire month to choose from.
1. First Weekends at urban mining (June 2-6)
Urban Mining is a unique once-monthly vintage venue featuring authentic vintage furniture, art, decor, lighting, antiques, traditional and mid-century, industrial era, and maker-crafted treasures.
Each month you’ll find fresh inventory from more than 40 entrepreneurs who mine the entire urban area and beyond for exceptional authentic vintage treasures. On Sunday all remaining inventory is 10% off.
Thursday 5-8pm, Friday11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 12-5pm
Address: 3111 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64109
2. First Fridays at the Crossroads Art District (June 3)
Every first Friday of the month the KC Crossroads fills with galleries and exhibits of artists of all kinds. This experience offers an immersive view of the art of local, national, and even international artists. Enjoy local restaurants, breweries, food trucks, and shops.
This event is one of the many free things to do in Kansas City in June. Parking can be a challenge due to road closings for the event, so consider taking the complimentary KC Streetcar that runs through the area.
Location: Crossroads Art District, Downtown Kansas City, MO
3. Festa Italiana (June 3-5)
Ciao! Come celebrate Italian culture and traditions with the annual Festa Italiana festival! This unique ethnic celebration draws in visitors from all over to come together to enjoy food, entertainment, a beer garden, and novelty booths.
The weekend also includes Motori in Piazza (Italian Motorsports Show), an outdoor Catholic Mass on Sunday, and a kid’s zone with bounce houses.
Location: Zona Rosa North Park. 7350 NW 87th Terrace. Kansas City, MO 64153
4. First Weekends in the West Bottoms (June 3-5)
The West Bottoms transform into a treasure-hunting paradise during the first weekend of each month. Antique and vintage stores open their doors for those in search of furniture, home decor and the occasional have-to-have statement piece.
June’s Warehouse Weekend theme is Brews in the Bottoms and is a great opportunity to scout out some unique summer pieces.
During the weekend of festivities, the eclectic nature of the West Bottoms is on display from street entertainers, escape rooms, food trucks and more!
Fri Jun 3rd 9:00am – Sun 5th 5:00pm
Location: West Bottoms, 12th Street Bridge Entertainment District, Kansas City, MO 64102
5. Hospital Hill Run (June 4)
Looking to get active for a good cause this June? The 49th annual Hospital Hill Run is taking place on Saturday, June 4th at 7am. All proceeds go towards the Children’s Mercy I Love Children’s Mercy Fund. Options include a half marathon, 5k or 10k.
All runners will receive a bag of race swag and bib numbers to wear during the race. Pricing depends on age and distance of race selected.
Location: Crown Center. 2405 Grand Boulevard. Kansas City, MO 64108
6. KC PrideFest (June 10-12)
Named one of the top 10 LBGTQ festivals in the nation, PrideFest 2022 Kansas City offers an inclusive way to celebrate and embrace diversity!
Hosted by the Kansas City Pride Community Alliance, this festival invites the LGBTQ community and its supporters to this annual event.
A parade will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 11am through downtown Kansas City with a kickoff party in Westport just before the parade from 8:30-10:30. Live music and performances from local and national headlines will follow!
This event is another of the free things to do in Kansas City in June.
Location: Westport area. Kansas City, MO
7. VegFest KC (June 11)
If you are looking for one of the more unique things to do in Kansas City this month, check out VegFest KC. The event is hosted by The Fix KC, VegLife KC and Voice for Animals Kansas City. The festival is a fun and immersive way to learn about the move toward a plant-rich lifestyle and the benefits it can have for you and how this lifestyle benefits the environment.
Scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 11 from 10am-8pm, VegFest offers samples of a variety of delicious plant-based foods as well as presentations on the benefits of a plant-based diet and lifestyle.
This festival is a great way to connect with other advocates while exploring eco-friendly, cruelty-free products and engaging in animal advocacy and welfare organizations.
This event is another of the free things to do in Kansas City in June.
Location: Kansas City, MO. Schedule of Events and specific location TBA.
8. Heart of America Shakespeare Festival (June 14- July 3)
If the theatre is more your speed, consider attending the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. This festival celebrates its 30th anniversary season with the timeless Romeo and Juliet.
The production will show daily Tuesday-Sunday for the duration of the festival. The city park is transformed into a theater by the Good Will Society to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy this classic production.
If you are looking for things to do in Kansas City for couples, this is our top suggestion for June.
Location: Southmoreland Park. 4600 Oak Street. Kansas City, MO 64111
9. Boulevardia (June 17-18)
Hosted by Boulevard Brewing Company, the one-of-a-kind Boulevardia Festival is an urban beer, food and music festival. It’s a street fair, beer event and music fest rolled into one amazing experience.
The pop-up nation will feature new explorations and surprise elements as it all goes down in June on Father’s Day Weekend. The two-day celebration will be highlighted by a craft beer and food sampling experience, music from local, regional, and national acts as well as family activities, entertainment, shopping, and eco-education in a unique urban setting.
If you are looking for fun things to do in Kansas City, you can’t beat this event centered around beer, music & food!
Location: Grand Boulevard at Crown Center. Kansas City, MO 64111
10. Juneteenth KC Heritage Festival (June 18)
June 19th is a federal holiday that has been designated as Juneteenth to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the United States. In celebration of this holiday, JuneteenthKC is hosting the 10th annual Heritage Festival to celebrate African American pride and culture!
The festival is designated to showcase African American vendors including artists, chefs, dancers, and more. Enjoy this free event and show your support for the community.
Location: 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District. Kansas City, MO 64111
11. Father’s Day Piano Drink-a-long Mixology class (June 19)
In celebration of Father’s Day, Men That Mix is hosting a mixology class. A great gift for the dads out that there who enjoy specaility cocktails and would like to learn to make them at home.
The ticket includes 4 masculine cocktails you will be taught to make during the class. This event takes place Sunday, June 19 from 5-8pm. ($55)
Location: 2016 Main St Event Space. 2016 Main Street. Kansas City, MO 64108
12. Blue Man Group (June 24-26)
The well-known Blue Man Group is coming to Kansas City as part of their North American tour. Their signature drumming, creativity and comedy return to Starlight theater June 24-26 with a show starting at 8pm each night. If you have not yet been to one of their shows don’t miss out! This experience offers fun for an audience of all ages!
Location: Starlight Theater. 4600 Starlight Road. Kansas City, MO 64132
13. Kansas City Exclusive Whiskey Tasting Festival (June 25)
Whiskey-lovers get your taste buds ready for a whiskey-tasting extravaganza! 2022 Kansas City Exclusive Whiskey Tasting Festival boasts exclusive whiskey samples from ultra-high-end brands with bottles priced from $80-$130.
With a ticket purchase, you receive 20 sampling cups for 0.25 oz pours of the whiskeys of your choice. It pays off to bring a friend.. save 10% on ticket price when you buy a group of 4 or more tickets! This exclusive event is only open to the first 200 people to buy tickets so don’t drag your feet on this opportunity!
The event will take place one day only, Saturday, June 25th from 2:30-6 pm.
Location: TBA. Kansas City, MO 64108
Beyond KCMO (But worth a mention!)
14. Vaile Strawberry Festival (June 4)
This annual Vaile Strawberry Festival centers around everyone’s favorite summer fruit, strawberries!
It takes place in the beautiful, historic Vaile Mansion. From 9am – 4pm on Saturday, June 4, patrons can enjoy dozens of craft, food and antique booths that will be set up throughout the mansion.
The Vaile Society will be selling strawberry treats to enjoy as you walk through and shop. Mansions tours will be offered throughout the day for $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Location: Vaile Mansion. 1500 N. Liberty Street. Independence, MO 64050
Related Post: Read more about Vaile Mansion & What to do in Independence
15. Tacos and Tequila Festival (June 4)
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy tacos and margaritas! The Tacos and Tequila festival features 100 chef-inspired street tacos, tequila tastings, lucha libre wrestling and an exotic car showcase.
As if that weren’t enough, entertainment includes performances by big names like T.I., Yin Yang Twins, and Baby Bash.
The fun lasts from 2pm-11:30 pm on Saturday, June 4th. General admission tickets offer access to a field full of cash margarita and tequila bars, food vendors and all on-site entertainment. ($59)
Location: Legends Field. 1800 Village West Parkway. Kansas City, KS 66111
16. Everybody’s Favorite BBQ and Hotsauce Festival (June 10-12)
The three-day “Everybody’s Favorite BBQ and Hotsauce Festival” will take place in the Kansas City area June 10-12. The festival offers a variety of food and entertainment to experience! The motive behind the festival is to celebrate and commemorate local teachers (K-12).
This exciting weekend is filled with laughter, music, food, fun, and fellowship. Entertainment includes, but is not limited to a BBQ sauce contest, Hotsauce contest, comedy shows, a talent show, a DJ, and Battle of the Bands. The event attempts to offer an inviting atmosphere for the community to come together in a spirit of love, unity and memories.
Location: EH Young Riverfront Park. 1001 Argosy Parkway. Riverside, MO 64150
Still wondering what to do in June? Check out our list of top things to do throughout Missouri in June!