April 13-17, 2016. Inspiring, thought-provoking/ entertaining narrative and documentary shorts and feature films to KC audiences; works of independent filmmakers from around the world. Screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and Cinemark Theatres.
June 3-5, 2016, Festival location TBA, but in the past held at West Bottoms, near Kemper Arena, 2200-2500 State Line, wrapping up events of the previous week. Over 30,000 people from the midwest come together for one of most exciting festivals of the year. See their fb page for updates.
Late-June, 2016, annual festival at Tivoli Cinemas, Westport. Download schedule, previews and order festival passes & tickets online. Many other films of interest are also screened at the Tivoli throughout the year.
August 11-14, 2016 in the Westport district. Events typically include: Kick-off and After Hours Parties, excursions, dinners, SPLASHDANCE, vendor market farewell lunch. Host hotel: The 816 Hotel in Westport. See more details as announced at:
Late August 2016 Labor Day Weekend. "Queens and Cowboys." Previously at Lone Wolf Ranch Arena, 22801 State Line Rd, Cleveland MO. Q Host Hotel, 560 Westport Rd. The 30th anniversary gay rodeo event: "Boots, Class ’n’ a Lil Sass" roping, riding + camp classics. See website for details.