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Kansas City’s Big Picnic 2016

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bigpic14Sunday, July 17, 2016
4-7 p.m.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and Theis Park, Between Oak and Rockhill on Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.
(Cleaver II Blvd. will be closed  from 2-8 p.m.; details below)

Celebrate National Park and Recreation month as KC Parks partners with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to host the biggest picnic the region has ever seen!  The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and Theis Park will be linked to become a giant space for Kansas City to come together for an evening of fun.  Pack your own picnic or grab dinner from an on-site food truck! Rain or shine; no grills, no stakes, no tenting. 

#KCBigPicnic Highlights:

  • Lay your blanket down in designated areas to become part of a giant checkerboard-patterned display The Big Picnic by artist Alison Heryer
  • Human ants, giant food and other whimsies create a larger-than-life picnic experience by StoneLion Puppet Theater
  • Musical performances
  • Plein Air “Quick Paint” Contest
  • Recreation stations featuring badminton, lawn games and the Imagination Playground.
  • Giant Adirondack Chairs and a giant picture frame for great photo opps
  • Ride your bike and keep it safe in Southmoreland Park with Bike Valet services provided by BikeWalkKC

Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. from Oak Street to Rockhill Road will be closed for the Big Picnic from 2-8 p.m.
DETOUR: From the East-south on Rockhill Road to Volker to Oak Street; from the West-south on Oak Street to Volker to Rockhill Road


July 17, 2016
12:00 am
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