SEPTEMBER 17: Marimba Sol De Chiapas will bring music from Mexico and South of the Border to Friday in the Park at North Kansas City’s Festival Pavilion in Macken Park from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. All concerts are free and open to the public. There is plenty of parking, playgrounds, restrooms and the park is completely handicap accessible. For info visit or contact City Hall at 274-6000.

SEPTEMBER 18: International Marketplace Taste and Tour from 2-6 p.m. Explore an afternoon of international entertainment, food trucks, artist booths, live music and DJ, and to discover Northeast area Highlights with a trolley tour. Experience and celebrate the monarch butterfly’s migration and transformation, which reflects our community’s ethnic, cultural and economic diversity. Butterfly gardens and murals beautify Independence Blvd. Come join in on the butterfly fun! Near the corner of Prospect and Independence Ave. 2617 and 2619 Independence Blvd.

SEPTEMBER 18: Healing House Family Recovery Day at The Concourse, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food, fellowship, entertainment, and bike raffle.

WEEKENDS THROUGH OCTOBER 17: 2021 Kansas City Renaissance Festival at 633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs, Kan. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine. More info at

OCTOBER 1: Dia de los Muertos at Mattie Rhodes Westside Art Center (915 W. 17th St.) opens from 6-10 p.m. Altars, annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition, street festival and MORE!

OCTOBER 2: Community Fall Town Hall meeting with Samaritans Wingz, a newly formed 501c3 organization in Northeast serving the immigrant and refugee communities with direct services and support from strategic partnerships. From 12 to 2 p.m. at PH Coffee, 2200 Lexington, Samaritans Wingz will share info on their organization for those who are interested in supporting their mission.

OCTOBER 9: 100 trees for 100 years! Help us celebrate Country Club Christian Church’s Centennial by planting 100 trees in the Historic Northeast. Free trees from Heartland Tree Alliance will be planted in Concourse Park, along the street, and given away for residents to plant in their own yards from 9 a.m. to noon at Concourse Park.

OCTOBER 9: A Mural Celebration Block Party with the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce from 12-4 p.m. EXPLORE: Celebrate a NEW Mural in Northeast by Zac Laman and Bethany Joy Elliott. Enjoy a live paint demo by Bethany! DISCOVER: StoneLion Puppets with their stage performance of Down the Drain, StoneLion kids activities, carnival games, and fortune telling booth, Northeast Arts KC chalking the streets and big soap bubbles for the kids! EXPERIENCE: monarch butterflies’ migration & transformation which reflects our community’s ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. The mural’s home is Christine’s Place, 5100 Independence Ave., learn how they are helping the community & reducing human trafficking.