Organizers are putting the final touches on this year’s Jewish Culture Fest, set to take place at the Jewish Community Center on Sunday, October 15th, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Proudly presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, this event promises a day of cultural richness and entertainment for attendees of all ages.
Diverse Entertainment Lineup
Attendees can look forward to a diverse array of entertainment options, including performances by renowned national artists. Children will be enchanted by the musical stylings of ShirLaLa at noon, while fans of A Capella can catch The Maccabeats at 3 p.m. The day concludes with a performance by Jewish Americana musician Joe Buchanan at 5 p.m., followed by a Havdalah ceremony led by Buchanan himself.
Additionally, there will be a local musician showcase at 1:15 p.m. and an Encore dance team demonstration at 4:30 p.m., ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Shopping and Culinary Delights
Over 60 vendors will be on hand, offering jewelry, art, and more for sale, providing a unique shopping experience for attendees. Food enthusiasts will be delighted by the delicious kosher food options available. Guests can savor kosher delicacies and also indulge in an exclusive Kosher wine tasting experience led by sommelier Aaron Fry. Note that participants in the wine tasting sessions must be 21 years or older.
Families are encouraged to bring their little ones to the Family Pavilion, a space designed for kids to burn off energy. It features a large green area with lawn games and Gaga pits. Throughout the day, children can enjoy activities such as face painting, bag decorating, a photo booth, magnaformers, painting kindness rocks, and sensory services provided by Sasone.
Ticket Information – Jewish Culture Fest
Advance tickets for adults are $8, while children aged 4-12 can attend for $3. Tickets purchased at the event entrance on the day of the festival will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 4-12. Children under three get in for free. Tickets can be conveniently purchased in advance at jewishculturefest.org.
Kosher Cuisine and Sustainable Initiatives
Twelve vendors will offer a variety of kosher food options. Guests can use credit or debit cards for purchases or exchange cash for Shekels at designated stands in the food pavilion.
As part of the festival’s sustainability efforts, attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. A water buggy will be available on-site for refills. Additionally, guests can explore a selection of electric cars and bikes in the Green Street and Electric Avenue area.
Getting There and Giving Back
Parking is available in the Aspiria Lots C, D, and E, accessible from 115th Street. Attendees are also encouraged to bring crackers, cereal, and other dry snacks for donation to the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry.
For more details and a comprehensive guide to what you can expect at the Jewish Culture Fest, visit their official website. This year’s festival promises a day filled with cultural enrichment, entertainment, and community spirit that you won’t want to miss.