The annual International Dragon Boat Festival will be held in Kansas City on Saturday June 13, 2015. The Kansas City festival, founded by Mr. Robert S. Chien with the Society for Friendship with China, will be celebrating its eleventh anniversary, with the races to be held on Brush Creek in the Country Club Plaza. The event runs from 8am - 4pm, with the Dragon Boat racing taking part from approximately 10am - 2pm
Feel the world beat in the heart of America. This event is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country and features more than 60 different cultures selling their native foods, crafts and performing ethnic music and dances. The festival is held during the third full weekend of August near the front entrance of historic Swope Park.
The commission’s colorful float features flags from all nations and is always an attraction at this parade celebrating the city’s agricultural roots and deep seated love of barbecue.
Outreach Programs are the backbone of the Mayor’s Ethnic Enrichment Commission.Commissioners and their ethnic groups participate in classrooms and/or stage presentations in schools, business venues, trade and civic organizations throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and, occasionally, in other Kansas and Missouri cities by special invitation.