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AUGUST 21-22 2021 // THEIS PARK

Show-Me Kansas City Pride is a 2-day LGBTQ+ festival featuring a main stage with local acts, vendors, food trucks, family activities, and more. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 21st & Sunday, August 22nd at Theis Park. All ages welcome. Sunday is family focused with family friendly entertainment and activities. 

Theis Park

Q:        Where is the Pride parade?

A:         The parade kicks off at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 21st from Westport Rd. & Broadway Blvd. It will march south on Broadway, continue onto Mill Creek Parkway where it will turn LEFT onto Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. and continue to the endpoint at Theis Park. There is no charge for the parade, just find your favorite location to view the parade along the route.


Q:        Where is the Show-Me Kansas City Pride Festival?

A:         The festival is located at Theis Park, 47th & Oak St., across from the Nelson-Atkins Museum. You may enter the park from the West entrance located on Oak St. close to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. or the East Entrance located at the roundabout inside the Kauffman Memorial Garden parking lot; this is where the trolley will pick up & drop-off.


Q:        What are the festival hours?

A:         Saturday, August 21st 10:00AM – 10:00PM

Sunday, August 22nd 11:00AM – 5:00PM


Q:        Where can I park for the festival?

A:         Free parking is available at the UMKC garage located at 52nd & Charlotte St. as well as the many public parking garages throughout the Country Club Plaza. We will have a trolley providing transportation on a loop throughout these locations. Accessible parking is available at the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, 4800 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110.


You may also choose to use one of the ride-share programs with the drop off and pickup at 4800 Rockhill Rd. or use RideKC Bus service to the festival. The closest stop is on the #47 Broadway route at Main Street & 47th.


Q:        What is the cost?

A:         The festival has a $5 admission each day; children 12 & under are free. Tickets may be purchased online at the link above or at the gate with cash or credit.


Q:        Can I bring food and drinks?

A:         We do not allow outside food and drinks however you may bring an empty water container which can be filled with delicious cold tap water as many times as you please at no charge, brought to you by KC Water. We will feature a limited selection of food trucks as well as a bar area for those guests 21+.


Q:        Is the festival accessible?

A:         We have reserved ADA parking at the Kauffman Memorial Garden parking lot with accessible sidewalk access into the park. Keep in mind, most of the park is a grass surface; we will have reserved areas near the sidewalks for accessible seating. ADA restrooms will also be available.


What items are ALLOWED?

·      EMPTY water bottles to be filled at the Water Bar

·      Chairs

·      Blankets

·      Bug Spray / Sunscreen

·      Purses

·      Medication

·      Strollers and small wagons

·      Baby Formula

·      Purses / small bags. All bags are subject to search.


What items are NOT ALLOWED?

·      Outside food and drinks

·      Animals, except service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome and must be kept on a leash and the owner is responsible for cleaning up after a service animal. We would encourage you to leave pets at home where it is safe avoid the heat and crowds. 

·      Drugs

·      Knives, weapons, or firearms

·      Fireworks

·      Tents, canopies, coolers


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor to support our community, please contact Clint Hylton at 816-516-2706.

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