2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City
COST: $10 adult, free child under 12
If you absolutely can’t wait until St. Patrick’s Day , head to Kansas City  over Labor Day weekend for the next best thing. Held on the grounds of Crown Center , Irish Fest unites the best in cuisine, culture, and live performances in a tribute to Kansas City’s Irish population.
Trace your Irish ancestry at a genealogy booth, or head to the stage for the city’s beloved O’Riada Academy of Irish Dance.
Consistently voted best festival in the Convention and Visitors Association’s annual survey, the Irish Fest is a lively, family-friendly way to spend the weekend.