Now you have plans for the weekend

You need plans. Fat City has a recycle bin full of event listings. In this post, all of our problems are solved.

You’ll need the long weekend to enjoy all of the festivals going on around Kansas City.

First on your list should be the seventh annual Kansas City Irish Fest, which runs Friday to Sunday at Crown Center. Munch on a Scott egg and enjoy a pint of Boulevard Stout.

Fend off overzealous jesters in tights with a turkey leg — the original food on a stick — at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. The festival in Bonner Springs opens on Monday and runs through October 16.

You don’t have to travel quite so far back in time to attend the Santa Cali Gon Days — a celebration of pioneer times at the Independence Square. Despite the apparel on display, it is all fair food all the time at this festival. Pig out on funnel cake and corn dogs. And lastly, enjoy the Melon Festival on Saturday at The City Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s a chance to say a proper goodbye to watermelon.  

Tonight is Viva Los Royals. Samples of “authentic Hispanic food and beverages” are promised

inside of Gate A. The first 20,000 through the gates get barbecue


On Saturday, enjoy Bingos, Burgers and Beer at The Brick. The fundraiser for Pendleton Heights runs from 5 to 9 p.m. with a suggested donation of $3. 

On Monday, Chick-Fil-A offers a free chicken sandwich to anyone wearing sports-related attire in honor of the college football season’s kickoff games. You can snag one on your way to Liberty Memorial Park for the annual Labor Day Parade and Community Picnic.

[Image via Flickr: cedwardmoran]

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