Kansas City Loves To Explode!

17 07 2010

KCRiverFest once again proves itself as The Summer Festival in Kansas City.

Three Stages this year: The Americana Pavilion with the best of Ragtime performed continually by Ragtime Revelry (the beginning of an annual tradition for the Festival); The Show Me Stage presented by Radio Disney (continuing an annual tradition for the Festival); and of course, The Friends of the River Stage, with many of our main performers including the headliner band “Head East”!

Railroad displays, a giant kids area, pony rides, US Army simulators, Radio Disney’s “Arcade” trailer, kite demonstrations, buskers, facepainters and tattoo artists, palm readers and fortune tellers, etc. only added to the great unusual food choices ranging from Deep Fried Pickles to Chocolate Covered Cheesecake on a Stick (do not miss one of these next year!), great BBQ and Gyros, Pizza, and of course, some of the finest Corndogs in the land!

Approximately an hour before the Fireworks were scheduled to go off, the Festival was hit by a pretty heavy downpour. How did most Kansas Citians react? Pretty much the way they always do – some sought shelter under the tents where they found great entertainment, others waited it out (especially if they had secured prime seats near the levy for the Fireworks). Most importantly, more people kept arriving than departing despite the inclement weather. As other Festivals around the Kansas City area began cancelling their Fireworks shows and sending people home, Friends of the River-KC stayed in constant communication with the National Weather Service to assure everything remained safe for our attendees. Not only did the Fireworks go off on time without a hitch (kudos to Zambelli Fireworks), the show was one of the most fantastic ever witnessed.

Thanks to everyone from our incredible sponsors (visit our page at http://kcriverfest.com to see reasons to join our Sponsorship Team for 2011), all of our vendors and volunteers who continued to assure everything was perfect from beginning to end, and especially to the citizens of the Kansas City area for staying with us – you rock!




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