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Kansas City Celebrates Missouri’s 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
DIRECTIONS: Due to construction on Chouteau, please exit at Parvin or 210 from I-435 and I-35
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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.
FOOD TRUCKS: Newt’s Unique Kitchen; Melt Box Ice Cream, Humdingers, American Fusion and Kettle Corn
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.
PARKING/SHUTTLE: Legal parking is available on some streets and at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3800 NE Parvin Rd, Kansas City, MO 64117 and at Chouteau Greenway Park, N.E. 42nd St. & Chouteau Trfwy. The KCATA will provide complimentary shuttle transportation around the NE Chouteau corridor.
DONATE: Make a donation to support completion of the François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain>>