New Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016
Due to heavy rains on July 2, we rescheduled Booms & Blooms for Saturday September 3, 2016. Pack a picnic and join us for live music, kids' activities and fireworks!
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society Show (Multipurpose Room)
12-6 p.m. Heartland Harvest Garden Tasting Station is open. (Missouri Barn)
2 p.m. Fresh Bites with Barb: Patriotic Pasta—Sample Barb's gnocchi made with red, white and blue potatoes grown in the Heartland Harvest Garden. (Missouri Barn)
2-4 p.m. Coloring Station, hosted by Maureen Carroll, author of The Tree Who Walked Through Time: A Tree Identification Story (Visitor Center)
3-4:30 p.m. Warrensburg Recorder Consort (performing in the Visitor Center)
4:15-5 p.m. Spin, POP, Boom! Presented by Mad Science of Greater Kansas City (Missouri Barn)
4-7 p.m. Sister Act Face Painting (Visitor Center, fee: $5)
5-6 p.m. American Legion Band Ensemble (performing on Visitor Center terrace)
6:15-8:15 p.m. An Evening with Singer-Songwriter Kelley Hunt and Friends (performing outdoors on peninsula)
Following Kelley Hunt's concert: Fireworks!
Food and Drink
Throughout the day, enjoy great food from our own Café Thyme and some of our favorite vendors:
- Chartroose Caboose - Philly cheesesteaks, onion rings, and more
- Ice-Cup-Ades - refreshing shaved ice
- Kingsville High School Volleyball - hot dogs, burgers, soda, and more
- North Star Events - cotton candy, snacks and drinks
- Tadley's Homemade Ice Cream - Serving a variety of homemade flavors!
- Ron's Kettle Korn
- Café Thyme Grill - burgers, brats, hot dogs, water and soda
$12/adults; $10/seniors 60+; $5/children ages 5-12
Children under 5 get in free.
Festival admission includes all day access to the Gardens, including the Heartland Harvest Garden and the Jurassic Garden exhibition, parking, trolley/tram service and performances. Note: Portions of the Garden, which include Jurassic Garden sculptures, will close early to allow for fireworks setup. See the schedule to the right.