17 Fun Things to do in Kansas City in March

Last updated on January 28th, 2023 at 11:38 am.

Searching for what to do in Kansas City this March? Here are the best things to do in Kansas City, Missouri in March 2023 (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 2023 (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 Weekends at urban mining | March 2-5, 2023

Open the first Thursday 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

2. First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District | March 3, 2023

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 3rd 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

3. First Weekends in the West Bottoms | March 3-5, 2023

West Bottoms First Weekend in Kansas City

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 3rd 9:00am – Sunday, March 5th 5:00pm

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

4. Uncorked: KC Wine Festival | March 4, 2023

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 girl’s 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.

5. Spring Sip & Shop at The Vineyard at J.Creek | March 4, 2023

Wine tasting flight

The Vineyard at J. Creek is just 30 minutes north of downtown Kansas City. Located in Platte City, the 7-acre vineyard is a great short trip from KCMO. This is a 3-hour wine tasting event that is perfect for any vinophile!

Location: 16905 Jowler Creek Road, 64079

6. Queer Movie Night | March 6, 13, 20, 27 2023

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

7. Big 12 Men’s Championship | March 8-11, 2023 

 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.

8. Gaelic Storm & The High Kings | March 9, 2023

Gaelic Storm & The High Kings

The true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage, The High Kings are internationally acclaimed singers of Irish folk songs.

A quartet of accomplished musical pedigrees, the band first exploded onto the Irish folk music scene in 2008. They have sold out hundreds of shows, in Ireland and the U.S., and appeared on numerous TV shows.

The High Kings showcase their incredible versatility and skills as multi-instrumentalists, playing 13 instruments between the four artists, bringing a rousing acoustic flavor to brand new songs as well as some old favorites.

They play Thursday, March 9 at 7pm in Helzberg Hall.

Location: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO

9. Mau P at the Mosaic / KC Live! | March 10, 2023

Mau P is coming to Mosaic as part of his first North America Tour. He made his debut in the global club scene with his HIT TRACK that currently has 5.6 million official on-demand U.S. streams.

General Admission: $15 in advance. This event is 21+ and doors at 9PM.

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

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

10. 2022 KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade | March 17, 2023

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. The The theme for the 2023 KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is “Our Irish Ancestry”.

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

KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route

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.

11. Macabre Market at Black Rose Co | March 18, 2023

Macabre Market at Black Rose Co

Macabre Market, hosted by Black Rose Co Brewer’s Alley will take place in Crossroads from 11am-6pm.

The Macabre Market will feature 25+ local spooky-inspired vendors, creators, artists and small businesses from around KC. You’ll find unique items, original artwork, decor, arts & crafts, apparel, gifts, oddities, books, and much more. From macabre to fantasy, you will find it all at Black Rose Co on March 18th.

Location: 1739 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64108

12. Intro to Cookie Decorating: Pretty Spring & Easter Designs | March 20, 2023

This class teaches useful cookie-decorating techniques and tips that will have you making your own colorful and unique cookies, in no time. Expert instructor, Leesa Yates, is a cookie decorator extraordinaire, so you’ll be learning from a very talented cookie decorating artist.

She’ll have sample cookies that she’s made for you to use as inspiration. In the end, you’ll take home fabulous hand-decorated (by YOU!) cookies, plus the confidence and know-how to make more!

This cookie decorating class includes one glass of wine or beer. The cost of the class is $65 and it takes place from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City; 7920 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park

13. Vintage Market Days – March 24-26, 2023

Vintage Market Days 2023

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: 10500 Parallel Parkway Kansas City, KS 66109

14. Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl | March 18-19

Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl

The 6th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl! This is a two-day party and 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.

Tickets range between $10-15.

Check-in location: Border Brewing Company; 512 East 18 Street Kansas City, MO 64108

15. Spring Rose Panel at Loose Park Garden Center
and Rose Garden | March 25, 2023

Aphids, Japanese Beetles, and Rose Midge: How to Identify and Control Rose Pests talk by Dr. Raymond Cloyd is a great spring event for horticulturists! In addition to this talk, the KC Parks head Rosaian will share the organic products they use at the rose garden and share how they bar root a rose bush.

Time 10am -12pm

Location: Rose Garden, 52nd and Summit Kansas City, MO. 64112

16. Crystalline Resonance – Final Fantasy Piano Concert | March 25, 2023

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the final fantasy series with a majestic piano performance!

Location: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; 4525 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64111

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.   

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