Riverfest Information

KC Streetcar

We encourage people to take the FREE KC Streetcar from any stop in downtown and get off at the 3rd & Grand stop (River Market North) and jump on the FREE KC Riverfest Shuttles to and from the park. Parking on-site at KC Riverfest is extremely limited, as new construction has greatly reduced the amount of parking on the grounds.


KC RiverFest offers free shuttle service, operating until 11:30 p.m. on the 4th. The shuttles will make pickups from the River Market at:

  • 3rd & Grand

The shuttle will operate to and from the RiverFest front gate for the duration of the event and will connect guests to the KC Streetcar stop at 3rd & Grand (River Market North stop).

If you choose to park in the surrounding areas of the River Market and City Market, anywhere near 3rd, 5th and 7th and Grand, PLEASE OBSERVE AND OBEY ALL PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS for the respective property owners in that area. The City Market and River Market operates as normal on July 4th and we ask that you respect all regulations that may apply as well as neighbors and businesses in the area. Thank you!

Parking (Limited)

Berkley Riverfront Park offers VERY limited paid parking for RiverFest. The parking lot is accessible from the Front Street / Grand Boulevard exit (by Isle of Capri Casino) via I-35/I-29.

Northbound traffic should use Exit 4 and Southbound traffic should use Exit 4B.

Parking is $10 per car on July 4th. Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until the lot is full.

Accessible Parking

KC RiverFest has designated specific ADA accessible parking areas in the above mentioned lot. Limited spaces are available for vehicles displaying a proper handicap hang-tag or state-issued handicap license plate. Once again these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

KC RiverFest, its sponsors, the Port Authority of Kansas City, Friends of the River-Kansas City and the City of Kansas City, Missouri are not responsible for loss, damage or theft of vehicles or personal items; these entities are also not responsible for towing or removal of improperly parked or incapacitated vehicles. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

Other Activities

  • 14 of Kansas City's Best Food Trucks & Vendors
  • Healthy River Partners interactive booths
  • Beverage Stands (selling beer, soda and water)
  • KC Kite Club
  • Two Music Stages
  • National Wrasslin' League Performances
  • Roaming Entertainment
  • Best Fireworks Show in the Region

Food Vendors

  • Little Italy
  • KC Kona Ice
  • K&C Concessions
  • Scimeca's Italian Sausage
  • Street Wings
  • American Fusion
  • Poppin Joe's Gourmet Kettle Korn
  • The Cajun Cabin
  • Brooks Concessions
  • Taste of Brazil
  • Helen's on Wheels Grill
  • Taco Republic Truck
  • Jerusalem Cafe
  • Iggy's GreenGo
  • Magnolia's on the Go
  • Cheesy Street

What Can I Bring to RiverFest?


  • Lawn Chair
  • Blankets
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Ponchos


  • Any outside food or beverages
  • Coolers, glass, open beverages of any sort
  • Pets (Service Animals are Permitted)
  • Alcohol
  • Firearms, Knives, Drug Paraphernalia
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks of any kind
  • Papering, leafletting or material distribution of any kind

KC RiverFest and Berkley Riverfront Park reserves the right to modify this list without notice.

KC Riverfest is a rain or shine event and will do everything in its power to conduct its fireworks display in a safe and timely manner on July 4th. The safety of our patrons is our number one priority and KC Riverfest, Port KC and the City of Kansas City, Missouri will make an appropriate determination for the execution of the fireworks display based on the weather forecast, weather sources and forecast conditions. There are no refunds or exchanges in the event that fireworks are not displayed.