17 Fun Things to do in Kansas City in March

Last updated on March 4th, 2022 at 08:26 am.

Searching for what to do in Kansas City this March? Here are the best things to do in Kansas City, Missouri in March 2022 (from a local).

Ready to say goodbye to those winter blues with some fun local events? There are over a dozen events coming this March that highlight the best that Kansas City has to offer.              

March events include several Irish concerts, First Friday events, art exhibits, sporting events, and of course, St. Patrick’s Day. We’ve included fun experiences for families, couples, and groups of friends. So, keep scrolling for our picks for what to do in March in Kansas City.

BEST Things to Do in Kansas City in March 2022 (From a Local!)

Bookmarking this post guarantees that you won’t miss a minute of the action this month. Whether you are looking for things to do in Kansas City today or any day this month, we know these events will make March more fun!

Things to do in Kansas City in March

Plan your March in Kansas City with our calendar of the best things to do including pub crawls, educational events and fun things to do in KCMO.

1. First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District (March 4)

First Friday at Crossroads
Photo Credit: Crossroads Community Association

Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City comes alive the first Friday of the month with galleries, studios, artisans selling crafts, collectibles, and art. First Fridays in Crossroads is one of the best free things to do in Kansas City every month!

Don’t forget to check out the creative wall murals in the neighborhood or visit the Art Alleys between Baltimore and Wyandotte from 18th Street to Southwest Blvd that are filled with art vendors.

March 4th from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Please note: There will not be food trucks or alley vendors this month.

Location: Crossroads Art District, Downtown Kansas City, MO

2. An Evening of Irish Storytelling and Music (March 4)

Irish culture is woven by storytelling that has to do with everything from true life adventures to mythology and the mundane. The National Storytelling Network and the KC Irish Center are delighted to present an Evening of Irish Tradition.

There are two 45-minute sessions with a 20-minute intermission between them.

The sessions will include story and music performances from Rosie Cutrer, Joyce Slater, Mike Micham, and Nancee Micham.

The pub will be open to purchase favorite Irish beverages and snacks. The event is open to all ages.

Tickets are $10.

Location: Drexel Hall, 3301 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO, at 7:00 PM. There is also a virtual option. 

Insider KCMO Tip: Take the free KC Streetcar and avoid the parking hassle!

3. First Weekends in the West Bottoms (March 4-6)

Once home to Kansas City’s thriving stockyards, West Bottoms now offers a wide assortment of antique and vintage stores that invite visitors to search for kitschy-cool artifacts the first weekend of every month.

Friday, March 4th 9:00am – Sunday, March 6th 5:00pm

Location: 12th Street Bridge Entertainment District, West Bottoms, Kansas City, MO

4. First Weekends at urban mining (March 4-6)

Open the first Friday weekend each month, Urban Mining is a vintage market and treasure trove of antique, vintage & mid-century finds for Home & Garden. On Sunday all remaining inventory is 10% off all day long.

Address: 3111 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64109

5. Uncorked: KC Wine Festival (March 5)

Uncorked KC Wine Festival in Kansas City

Enjoy the iconic Union Station as you sip and savor more than 100 wines from around the world at UnCorked: KC Wine Festival. This is a fun event for a girls night out!

There are three ticket options:

  • Early Admission at 1:00 PM
  • General Admission first session spanning 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • General Admission second session from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

The early admission is an extra hour with exclusive pours and a smaller crowd.

All attendees MUST be 21 or older. This event benefits local nonprofit the KC Jazz.

Location: Union Station, 30 W Pershing RD, Kansas City, MO.

6. The High Kings in Concert (March 6-7)

High Kings in Concert in Kansas City

Kansas City history is filled with an Irish imprint. This is the fifth appearance of The High Kings at the Kansas City Irish Center.

The group performs a high-energy Irish concert with enthusiastic audience participation. 

Their previous concerts were sold out. This one is available for two nights—doors open at 6:30 PM, with the concert starting at 7:00 PM.

Location: Drexel Hall, 3301 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

7. Queer Movie Night (March 7, 14, 21, 28)

Queer Movie Night is part of the Kansas City Center for Inclusion (KCCI). They host a movie night every Monday in March 6pm-8pm for all Queer people.

Each week a new LGBTQ+ centered movie will be featured.

This is one of the many free things to do in Kansas City this month.

Location: 3911 Main St. Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

8. Invicta FC 46: Rodriguez vs Souza Pro MMA Event (March 9)

Invicta FC 46 Headlined by Karina Rodríguez vs. Ketlen Souza on March 9
Photo Credit: invictafc.com

The Invicta Fighting Championship is a flyweight title main event between Mexico’s Katrina Rodriquez and Ketlen’ Esquentadinha’ Souza. This event at Memorial Hall is one of the more unique things to do in Kansas City in March.

Rodriguez is defending her title against a newcomer who hopes to ride the momentum of her last three consecutive victories.

Katrina claimed the title in five hard-fought rounds against Daiana Torquato. There will be four other matches before the main battle.

Invicta Fighting Championships (invictafc.com) is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis.

Location: Memorial Hall, 600 North 7th Street Trafficway, Kansas City, MO, from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM.

9. Big 12 Men’s Championship (March 9-12) 

 Big 12 Basketball Championships to Downtown Kansas City
Photo Credit: VisitKC.com

The path to the NCAA Men’s Division Basketball Championship travels through Kansas City this March. The Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship showcases teams as they vie for the win at the T-Mobile Center.

Visit the College Basketball Experience between games and celebrate the game’s history.

Address: 140 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO.

10. Miller Lite Fan Fest at Hoops Central at KC Live! (March 9-13)

Catch the annual basketball men’s and women’s basketball tournaments with Miller Lite Fan Fest at Hoops Central at Kansas City Live! Block The event features team pep rallies, watch parties, contests, live music, giveaways, great food, cold drinks and more!

This event is all ages.

Location: Kansas City Power & Light District,13 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106

11. Charcuterie Workshop Featuring Grazing KC (March 10)

'Charcuterie' workshop with Grazing KC.

This ‘Charcuterie’ workshop features tips from Grazing KC. The package includes refreshments and a beautiful tray with all the charcuterie items.

Sarah Juenemann is the owner of Grazing KC. Her workshops teach food design that creates an eye-catching, inviting, and delicious experience. The event is from 6-8pm on March 10th, 2022.

This is our pick for one of the best things to do in Kansas City for couples. You know the saying, couples that cook together, stay together!

Location: RE Crossroads location, 1717 Washington Street, Kansas City, MO

Reminder: Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 13

12. 2022 KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 17)

St. Patrick's Day Parade in KCMO
Photo Credit: Kansas City Star

Thousands gather every year to cheer at the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. “Doing an Irish Dance!” is the theme for the 2022 KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Our pick for one of the best family fun things to do in Kansas City in March.

The 2022 Grand Marshal is Pete Mccluskey. The parade begins at 11 am at Linwood & Broadway and proceeds south along Broadway to 43rd Street, finishing in KC’s Westport district.

13. Socks in the Frying Pan Concert (March 17)

 Socks in the Frying Pan concert

As part of the Irish Center’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration, they are hosting a concert with award-winning Irish band, Socks in the Frying Pan concert.

Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award-winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland and are known for their perfect pitch harmonies, music abilities, and the soul, life, joy, and fun they bring to their performances.

Enjoy Irish beverages, conversations with friends, and good music. The concert starts at 7:00 PM.

Location: Drexel Hall, 3301 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.

14. Vintage Market Days – March 18 to March 20

Vintage Market Days KCMO

Vintage Market Days is a celebrated spring event. The indoor market that features seasonal plantings, consumable yummies, outdoor furnishings, home décor, original art, and more.

National, regional, and local vendors display passions and talents that you cannot find anywhere else.

The event is a family-friendly atmosphere that features delicious food trucks, giveaways, and live music.

Vintage Market Days is open 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sunday. 

Location: 7100 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, MO 64151

15. The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl (March 19)

Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl

The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl The party is put on by a Bar and Crawl and Social Event planning company that is among the nation’s largest. Participants must be 21. The tickets include waived cover fees for participating venues, two to three complimentary drinks offered by select venues, and an after-party spot.

Check-in location: The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO, between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The party is from 4:00 PM to 11:59 PM.

16. The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure Exhibit (Thru March 19)

Discover the surprising and rich history of jazz as musician, Joe Gardner narrates The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure exhibit.

The show is a celebration of the magic that occurs when we create together.  This was once an exclusive EPCOT experience that has been brought to Kansas City because of the cities jazz roots. The tour is offered Tuesdays through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO T

17. African American Artists Collective (Thru March 27)

The African American Artists Collective is a collaboration between the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the AAAC. It’s focus it to stand in witness and authentically speak one’s truth.

The artwork is diverse in theme and styles. It is on display to increase African American and Black artists’ visibility in Kansas City and beyond.

Doors are open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free.

Location: Country Club Plaza, 4252 Oak Street in Kansas City, MO.

*** For more things to do in Kansas City, Missouri explore the city for top-notch cuisine, local music and art, and find places to shop. Use the events featured here to enjoy the Kansas City experience. There are amazing things in store for visitors to this fantastic city.   

Still wondering what to do in March? Check out our list of top things to do in Missouri in March or what is coming in April in Kansas City!

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