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MCC is more than a place to go to college, we’re an integral part of our community. That’s why we offer festivals and events on our campuses throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a relaxing day outdoors watching kites or you would like to take in a live theater performance, there’s something for you here. 

  • Storytelling

    Peter Cook MW Story Telling

    The Kansas City Storytelling Celebration, hosted by MCC-Maple Woods, will be celebrated with lively stories, anecdotes, myths, legends and lessons.

  • Flights of Fancy


    Longview Flights of Fancy features dazzling mega kite displays by the Kansas City Kite Club on the picturesque lawn of the Longview campus. It is the only event of its kind in the region. Throughout Kansas City, individuals and families alike are making Longview Flights of Fancy a definite on their spring calendar.

  • All For the Children

    Blue River All for the Children

    The All for the Children event is held at MCC-Blue River in April.   It features a 5K run/walk, an Easter egg hunt, free dental care provided by Truman Medical Center, Public Safety Institute self-defense classes for kids, child ID kits, entertainment provided by MCC drama students, Little Blue singers and other fun activities. 

  • 18th and Vine Jazz Festival

    Gem Theatre

    The 18th and Vine Jazz Festival is a partnership between Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley and the American Jazz Museum. The three-day festival is a non-competitive event that provides middle school, high school and college students with an outstanding musical experience as well as an opportunity to gain deeper appreciation for Kansas City's rich jazz heritage.