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Kansas City Celebrates Missouri’s Bicentennial

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Chouteau Bicentennial

Saturday, July 24, 2021
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain, 3904 NE Chouteau Trfy, Kansas City, MO 64117

The François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain is the location for a special fun-filled event to celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial!


The event will feature the debut performance of Tartuffenthrope! by KC Molière 400, Native American dancers, period fiddlers and banjo players, fur trapping re-enactors, recognition of Missouri’s 200th Anniversary by prominent dignitaries, and unveiling of the fountain’s fourth bronze sculpture. Additional activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, food trucks, youth activities, and a Plein Air Quick Paint contest.


French pioneer Francois Chouteau is widely acknowledged as the Founding Father of Kansas City having established the area’s first fur trading post on the bluffs of the Missouri River.


The celebration is supported by the City of Kansas City, KC Parks, NNI, and Missouri’s Bicentennial Committee.


July 24
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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