KC is pretty much synonymous with major league sports. Our beloved Chiefs and Royals are known around the world, and we tailgate like it’s our job. KC will host the 2023 NFL draft, and we are one of 10 U.S. cities being considered to host games during the 2026 FIFA World Cup. In fact, KC is a huge soccer town. The region is home to MLS team, Sporting KC, U.S. Soccer's state-of-the-art training facility and a robust youth soccer culture.
KC’s love for competition doesn’t end there. You’ll also find NASCAR racing, minor league sports and multiple NCAA Big 12 and SEC college conference teams within two hours of the metro. Make your plans with help from the KC Sports Commission's event calendar.
KC has a richly diverse arts scene - everything from professional performing arts and world class museums to community theatre and artist grant programs. Come enjoy our public art installations, gallery districts and live performance venues of all shapes and sizes.
Immerse yourself in the KC arts community with Google Arts and Culture.
"Among the 30 most exciting food cities in America"
Zagat, January 2018
"Home of the cocktail bar of the year"
Nightclub & Bar, January 2019
"Home to two of America's 100 best wine restaurants"
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, June 2019
"Home to one of 34 hottest IPAs in America right now"
Thrillist, July 2019
KC is recognized as the place where American jazz grew up and many of our country’s early jazz artists got their start. In fact, KC’s music heritage and location in the heart of the country attracted the Folk Alliance International to relocate its headquarters from Memphis to Kansas City in 2013.
Today, KC's music scene is just as vibrant.
KC is a foodie town. Oh yeah, we're known for BBQ. And we invite you to join the local debate on which BBQ is best. But, our local fare goes way beyond BBQ to include a variety of options from around the world to the sophisticated dishes from James Beard Award-winning chefs.
Whether you’re looking to indulge in spirits or immerse yourself in a cleanse, KC’s beverage scene has you covered. Breweries, distilleries, wineries, juiceries and coffee roasters abound in the KC region. While some may be more well-known than others … Boulevard Brewing and J. Rieger & Co. to name a couple … these are just the tip of the iceberg.