Celebrate art, culture and special holidays with our free festivals.

VIRTUAL Lunar New Year

Join us to celebrate Lunar New Year, a tradition enjoyed in China, and in several East and Southeast Asian countries.  Explore the art of Asian cultures, and connect with demonstrations dances, and music, as well as activities featuring the New Year’s zodiac animal.


CANCELED Passport to India

Passport to India

Each spring, join us for Passport to India. This festival includes several dance performances, live music, a colorful fashion show, art activities, learning in the South and Southeast Asian art galleries and Indian-inspired cuisine.

APRIL 19, 2020


Visit our virtual Juneteenth: Coming Together. Connect with music, performances, art activities, collection connections and history.

Kansas City's Big Picnic

Kansas City's Big Picnic

KC comes together for a fun-filled evening for all ages! In celebration of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and National Parks and Recreation Month, the museum teams up with Kansas City Parks and Rec to create a GIANT picnic space.

JULY 19, 2020

VIRTUAL Deaf Cultural Festival

Deaf Cultural Festival

Join us every September for a virtual celebration of Deaf culture – a festival honoring the rich history of Deaf and hard of hearing art, identity, and empowerment. Encounter and learn about American Sign Language through hands-on art activities and entertainment from distinctly Deaf perspectives.

SEPT 23, 2020

VIRTUAL Day of the Dead

A fall tradition for many Kansas City families is our Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos) celebration. This virtual festival is a commemoration of the rich and beautiful Mexican culture, including an altar installation to tribute loved ones who have passed away, art activities, entertainment and Mexican food.

October 14, 2020