17 Fun Things to do in Kansas City in March 2024

Last updated on March 11th, 2024 at 08:56 am.

Searching for what to do in Kansas City this March? Here are the best things to do in Kansas City, Missouri in March (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 things 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 (From a Local!)

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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.

We hope this list is fun inspiration to explore KCMO in March. We also have lists for the best things to do in St. Louis in March and the most fun things to do in the state of Missouri in March.

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1. First Weekends at urban mining | FEb 29 – March 3, 2024

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 1, 2024

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 1-3, 2024

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.

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

4. Uncorked: KC Wine Festival | March 2, 2024

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. KC BBQ Tour | March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Scotts Kitchen BBQ Platter

Kansas City is the mecca of barbecue and I’ve found the perfect tour to prove it. This BBQ tour is a taste adventure sampling barbecue from world-famous BBQ restaurants and “hidden gem” BBQ joints. Taste delicious smoked meats, savory sauces, and crunchy sides – all while learning about the history and culture of Kansas City BBQ. This bus tour starts at 4:30pm and is with a local guide.

>> Sign up for this tour.

Meeting Point: 325 E 31st St, Kansas City, MO 64108

6. The Irish Tenors | March 6, 2024

The Irish Tenors – Declan Kelly, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan – have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 special. With 10 best-selling CDs to their credit, they share company with the likes of The Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli are among the most successful acts in PBS history.

They play Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM in Helzberg Hall.

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

7. Spring Sip & Shop at The Vineyard at J.Creek | TBD

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

8. Big 12 Men’s Championship | March 12-16, 2024 

 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.

Reminder: Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10, 2024

9. Retro Market at Black Rose Co | March 16, 2024

Black Rose Co & Retro Zone Toy Store have teamed up to bring you a vintage filled market of retro finds, toys, comics, art and accessories!

Come out to The Bowery at Westport Flea on March 16th from 12p-5p for this blast from the past shopping free event!

Location: 817 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111

10. Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl | March 16, 2024

Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl

The 7th 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: 1334 Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64106

11. St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Decorating Workshop | March 16, 2024

Embrace St. Patrick’s Day with a family-friendly class that teaches you the art of cookie decorating! Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned baker, renowned cookie artist Leesa Yates will share cookie decorating tips and techniques that will have you making your own edible masterpieces in no time! 

This cookie decorating class includes one glass of wine or beer. The cost of the class is $75 and it takes place from 12-2:30 p.m.

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

12. KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade | March 17, 2024

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 2024 KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is “50 Cheers to 50 Years”.

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 2024 Grand Marshal is yet to be announced as of 1/27/24. The parade begins at 11 am at Linwood & Broadway and proceeds south along Broadway to 43rd Street, finishing in KC’s Westport district.

13. Vintage Market Days – March 22-24, 2024

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. SOAR Sensory Egg’sploration | March 23rd, 2024

SOAR Special Needs is pleased to welcome our community of individuals with disabilities and their families to Westside Family Church for our First Annual SOAR Sensory EGG’sploration, a special sensory Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 23rd from 9am to 12pm.

This unique Easter egg hunt is open to all ages and will feature special therapeutic sensory eggs. The plastic eggs will be carefully placed in a safe, grassy section of Westside Family Church grounds.

Bring an Easter basket to fill with candy and toys! SOAR Special Needs staff and volunteers will assist and give support to the children during the Easter egg hunt.

There will be the opportunity to visit and take photos with the Easter Bunny and SOAR Special Needs very own, Bubba Bear.

Individuals with disabilities may have a parent or caregiver accompany them on the grounds of the egg hunt; however, adults are asked not to pick up eggs unless the individual requires physical assistance. A maximum of two adults per individual will be allowed.

Siblings will have an allocated time where they will also have the opportunity to join and participate, however, space is limited.

All eggs contents will be nut free. The Egg Hunt will be held outdoors on the grass and concrete area, weather permitting.

Entry cost is $5.00 pp (Includes entrance, and photo with Easter Bunny and our very own mascot, Bubba Bear)

Location: Westside Family Church; 8500 Woodsonia Dr. Lenexa, Kansas

15. Spring Rose Panel at Loose Park Garden Center
and Rose Garden | March 23, 2024

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. Kansas City Royals Opening Day – March 28, 2024

The Kansas City Royals open the 2024 season at Kauffman Stadium on March 28. The game starts at 3:10 p.m. Come cheer on Salvador Perez, Bobby Witt Jr., and the rest of the home-town Royals when they take on the Minnesota Twins in the first game of the summer

Location: Kauffman Stadium; One Royal Way Kansas City, MO 64129

17. Spring Roundup | March 29-30, 2024

Enjoy the fresh spring air and get your kiddos in the Easter spirit at Faulkner’s Ranch for the Spring Roundup. There will be story time with the Easter Bunny (April 15) and an Easter Egg Hunt (April 16) in addition to all kinds of activities from wagon rides to stagecoach bounce. 

Tickets are $12 and the event is from 10am – 6pm both days.

Location: Faulkner’s Ranch; 10600 Raytown Road, Kansas City, MO 64134

*** 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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