Many entities around Kansas City are limiting gatherings with groups of a certain size. The exact number of attendees allowed varies based on the specific county or city.
It’s disappointing that so many fun events and venues have been canceled or temporarily closed around Kansas City (and elsewhere) , but it’s worth it if it helps people stay healthy. We’re staying positive and hopeful everything will calm down soon and we can all just go back to worrying about how to save a few bucks here and there.
At Kansas City on the Cheap we’re doing our best to update posts and events calendar with any cancellations, postponements or updates as soon as we hear about them. We’ll also keep posting about future events and deals unless we hear they’re cancelled. This means you’ll see posts from us about Easter egg hunts, spring festivals, summer activities and more. Go ahead and mark them on your calendar (literally or metaphorically) so you know your options once it’s safe to be out and about with everyone again.
That said, we can’t stress enough that you should double check with venues and organizers for any event you plan to attend. Our posts include links to websites and Facebook pages for this purpose.
We’re all in this together so use good judgement. Stay home if you feel sick, avoid big crowds and keep washing your hands.
Health information can be found at the following resources:
Closings & Cancellations in Kansas City
We’ll update this list as we get word of cancellations, closings and changes. Follow the links for details and specifics.
Hang in there Kansas City, we’ll make it through this.
Event Cancellations in Kansas City
If you don’t see a specific event you’re looking for, check below as many attractions, venues and facilities have temporarily closed or changed how they are handling activities and services.
Big 12 Basketball Championship – many bars and restaurants will be open normal hours in the Kansas City Power & Light District.
Planet Comicon 2020 – postponed; details pending.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – there have been several St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations cancelled. Some events are still happening. This is our full list of activities that link to the individual posts for each event.
Attractions, Venues and Facilities Closings in Kansas City
AMC Theatres – reducing theater capacity to 50% at least until April 30.
American Jazz Museum and Blue Room Jazz Club – closed through April 3
Apple Stores – closed until March 27
Boulevard Brewery Hall – tours and the hall are closed until further notice
City of Independence – changes in services, closures and cancellations are taking place for city owned and operated facilities and programs. This includes The Palmer Senior Center, Truman Memorial Building, Sermon Community Center, George Owens Nature Center, National Frontier Trails Museum and Uptown Market.
City of Overland Park – all city parks remain open as does the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, but events at the latter are canceled or postponed. Matt Ross and Tomahawk Community Centers are closed at least through March 22.
Johnson County Library Facilities – closed through March 31
Johnson County Park & Recreation District – parks, park amenities, trails, and golf courses open during normal hours. Events, programs and multiple JCPRD facilities cancelled or closed, including spring break camps, Kansas City Corporate Challenge games, children’s services programs, etc.
Johnson County Government Services – many offices adjusting business practices and some facilities closing.
Kansas City Public Library Facilities – closed until further notice.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – all events and performances postponed through April 1.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – closed through April 3
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures – closed through April 3
National WWI Museum and Memorial – closed through April 3
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – closed through April 3
Nike Stores – beginning March 16, closed through March 27
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena and Independence Community Ice – closed through April 5
Strang Hall – temporarily transitioning to online ordering and family-style carryout.
Urban Outfitters – closed at least until March 28
Walmart Stores and Neighborhood Markets – scaling back operating hours to allow for restocking and cleaning.