BeerKC and Sporting Kansas City present the third Annual Westport Beer Festival, a tribute to craft beers. This event returns to historic Westport on Saturday, June 7 from 5pm to 9pm on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of McCoy’s Public House and is a benefit for AIDS Walk Kansas City.
The Westport Beer Festival will feature more than 80 high quality, full-flavored beers from nearly 35 breweries around the United States and abroad. Guests will sample some of the world’s best brews and fabulous food while having the opportunity to mingle with the principals and brewmasters from each participating brewery. In addition, festivalgoers will have the chance to meet members from this year’s Sporting Kansas City team.
April 22, 2014 - 11:59 am
Raise a pint and toast to the 125th birthday of Thomas Hart Benton. Come to Kelly's Westport Inn on Friday, April 11th and attend the 125th Benton Bash from 6PM to 8PM.
Before you raise your glass to toast Tom, on Friday April 11 from 5-6 PM , there will be a special viewing of an original Thomas Hart Benton painting “Landing at Jack’s Fork on the Current River” at the Benton Home at 3616 Belleview.
April 2, 2014 - 12:14 pm
On Monday, March 17th, Westport will transform into a sea of emerald green as the 42nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade prepares to move throughout Midtown. Arrive in Westport early as the parade festivities begin at 11:00am and end at approximately 1:00pm. Once again, the parade route will go Broadway from 33rd Street (Linwood) and move south to 43rd Street.
After the parade, continue the revelry in Westport while drinking a green beer and dancing a jig at one of the neighborhood's renowned watering holes. You knew this long awaited day was coming, so plan to deck yourself out in shades of green or be wary of the pinch!
PLAN YOUR ST. PAT'S DAY SHENANIGANS IN WESTPORT
HARPO’S OF WESTPORT
Harpo’s will open at 9:00am on Monday, March 17th and will serve a special menu for St. Patrick’s Day.
WESTPORT ALLEY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY
On Monday, March 17th Westport Alley presents KC’s biggest beer garden. Gates open at 10am. Live music starts at noon. $5 cover. Presented by: Buzzard Beach, Harry’s Bar & Tables, Ernie Biggs, Dark Horse Tavern, and gambal’s Social Club.
WESTPORT CAFE & BAR
On Monday, March 17th Westport Cafe & Bar will open for brunch at 10:00AM, offering a moutwatering St. Paddy's Day menu and an outdoor beer garden.
PARKING & STREET CLOSURES
Arrive early, many of the streets in and around Westport will be blocked off the closer it gets to the parade start time.
Traffic will not be allowed into the core of Westport
• Street Closure at the intersection of Pennsylvania at 40th Terrace. Traffic will not be allowed into the core.
• Street Closure at the intersection of Pennsylvania at Archibald. Traffic will not be allowed into the core.
• Street Closure at the intersection of Westport Road and Mill Street. Traffic will not be allowed into the core.
• Street Closure at the intersection of Westport Road and Broadway. Traffic will not be allowed into the core.
• Street Closures around and along Broadway as determined by KCPD the closer it gets to the parade start time.
Plan to arrive early to find a parking place and get to your Parade viewing location before it begins!
February 28, 2014 - 2:07 pm