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Kansas City’s Big Picnic 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
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 2-9 p.m.; details below)
KC Parks Performances in Theis Park Schedule
4:30-5:30 p.m. Grand Marquis Band, Stage
6-6:45 p.m. Starlight STARS, Stage
7-7:30 p.m.: Plein Air Quick Paint Turn-in and Awards, Stage
7:30 p.m.: StoneLion Giant Puppet Show “The Starfish”, Charles B. Wheeler Amphitheater
It’s time for KC’s biggest picnic with our partner the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art! This fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, art activities and lawn games stretches from the museum to Brush Creek. Discover more than 30 sculptures and celebrate #WhereKCPlays during National Parks and Recreation month. Enjoy art activities, live music, and games throughout the Big Picnic. Pack your own picnic or grab dinner from an on-site food truck! Rain or shine; no grills, no stakes, no tenting. More>>
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- StoneLion Puppet Theater show in Theis Park at 7:30 p.m.
- Musical performances
- Plein Air “Quick Paint” Contest
- Recreation stations featuring badminton, lawn games by KC Crew and the Imagination Playground.
- Giant Adirondack Chairs and a giant picture frame for great photo opps
- Grateful Bubbles in Theis Park
ROAD CLOSURE:Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. from Oak Street to Rockhill Road will be closed for the Big Picnic from 2-9 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
The Kansas City MAX route has a stop at 45th & Main, approximately two blocks west of Theis Park.