Date: June 4, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm

Join StoneLion Puppet Theatre in a creative new spectacle for our amazing planet. The first-ever handmade parade invites the community to take to the streets in costume and masks alongside its famous giant puppets with street bands, hand-pulled floats, and art. The event culminates in a vibrant dance party and water festival that celebrates our only planet, Earth.

The free festival event, Our Blue Planet – A Handmade Parade, will be held Sunday, June 4 at 2 p.m. in the historic 18th and Vine District of Kansas City, MO.

This new event invites all ages to not just watch, but join the parade and festival in handmade costumes and masks.

The parade will travel a short route, “accommodating the little legs of enthusiastic participants alongside the towering giant puppets,” as the theatre describes it.

The 18th and Vine district will serve as the parade’s grand finale, offering a welcoming space for families to immerse themselves in the festivities. The district’s vibrant atmosphere, with attractions like the American Jazz Museum, adds an extra touch of excitement to the occasion.

Live bands will include the Mid-America Freedom Band, KC Riddem Crewe, and the Sassafras Band.

The parade ends at the Gregg/Klice Community Center for a Water Festival with music and other family activities.

The festival aims to emphasize the significance of clean water and art activities while highlighting the importance of keeping pollutants out of the storm drain.

It is supported by KC Water, Arts KC, and the Mid-America Regional Council Stormwater Education program and is co-hosted with KC Parks and the 18th & Vine district.

To learn more about the event and how to get involved, visit

Location: 18th and Vine
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