Events


Year of the Monkey 2016
Year of the Monkey
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 Kansas City has an active Asian population with events and celebrations all through the year.

We have the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum which has a very fine collection of Asian Art, the annual Dragon Boat Races, Japan Festival, and Ethnic Festival along with many various holiday celebrations.
 

What Kansas City doesn't have is a "Chinatown" or even one neighborhood where you can go to find Asian businesses or events. But they can be found if you know where to look.
 

On this page you'll find clues to help you discover a few gems.

Image by Angelus - Creative Commons license



August 12, 2016 - July 09, 2017
Locations: Nelson-Atkins Building, Gallery 222
Admission is free.



~~ February ~~

Elizabeth Baddeley www.curiouskc.com/
Chinese Lanterns by Baddeley

2016  
Lunar New Year 
Celebrating the 
Year of the Monkey

   
February 8, 2016
marks the start of 
The Year of the Monkey


Image used with permisssion    
The International Bridge on the Country Club Plaza 
by Elizabeth Baddeley


Springfield, MO
Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
2400 S. Scenic Ave.











  • Date: Sunday, April 24th, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Roger T. Sermon Center
  • Admission: $2.00
  • - See more at: http://www.ci.independence.mo.us/sistercity/Festival#sthash.tFPThwR9.dpuf
    Independence, Missouri 
    Sunday, April 24th, 2016
    11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Roger T. Sermon Center
    Admission: $2.00 
    Marshfield, MO
    annual three-day event
    2016 

    April 28, 29 & 30



    ~~ May ~~

    Asian Pacific American 
    Heritage Month
    H.Res. 605 (113th): Recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the Nation’s history.



    ~~ June ~~

    Kansas City Fiesta Filipina
    Fiesta Filipina
    Fiesta Filipino
    Filipino Cultural Center
     an annual showcase of Filipino culture, food, dance, music, and games.


    The Fiesta commemorates Philippine Independence and will feature: a sampling of favorite Filipino cuisine, performances by the Sinag-Tala Dance Troup and Sampaguita Choir and arts and crafts from various vendors, among others.


    The Annual Kansas City
    International Dragon Boat Festival

    Brush Creek on the Country Club Plaza
    More Info





    ~~ July ~~


    ~~ August ~~

    The Ethnic Enrichment Festival Kansas City
    The Ethnic Enrichment Festival
    KC Ethnic Enrichment Festival

    Swope Park
    Friday - Sunday

    August 19 - 21, 2016

    The Ethnic Enrichment Festival features more than 40 food booths, Scottish Highland games, and other authentic ethnic entertainment. It is one of the largest ethnic festivals in the country. 
     
    St. Louis  Festival of Nations
    Tower Grove Park 
    Aug 27-28, 2016


    KC India Festival
    Sunday August 28, 2016


    Japanese Festival - St. Louis
    Missouri Botanical Garden
    Labor Day Weekend
    September 3-5, 2016
    4344 Shaw Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    Love the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival?
    Check out the other major Japan festival in Missouri! Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States.



    ~~ September ~~

    Springfield Japanese Fall Festival
    Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
    Sept 9-11, 2016
    Springfield, Missouri
    Springfield Sister Cities




    ~~ October ~~

    Japan Festival Kansas City
    Japan Festival
    Greater Kansas City Japan Festival
    October 1, 2016
     10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Johnson County Community College
    Click here for more info




    ~~ November~~




    ~~ December ~~




    2 comments:

    Journeymart said...

    The fifth day of the fifth moon of the lunar calendar is the day the Chinese celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival or Double Fifth Festival!

    Pat said...

    Journeymart, thank you for the information about the Dragon Boat Festival!