Kansas City weekend events: 5 fun things to do around town May 3-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This weekend is filled with events from art fairs to Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Here are five great things to do this weekend.

1. The annual Brookside Art Fair

It's the first art fair of the year and draws thousands of people from across the region. You can attend the art fair Saturday and Sunday in the Brookside Shopping District at 63rd and Wornall. Friday's events were canceled because of weather.

2. The Royals vs. The Chicago White Sox

The Kansas City Royals continue their celebration of 40 years at Kauffman Stadium. The team plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday against the Chicago White Sox.

3. 29th annual Polski Day Celebration

The 29th annual Polski Day Celebration is Saturday at All Saints Parish at 8th and Vermont in Kansas City, Kan. The parade starts at noon. A special Polka mass will be held at 4 p.m. at All Saints Church.

4. 32nd annual Jackson County kid's fishing derby

The fishing derby is at Lake Jacomo for kids aged 2-15. This year, the fishing derby moves to the Jacomo Marina in Fleming Park on Saturday. All children must come with an adult and bring a fishing pole, bait and a bucket to hold their catch. Children are encouraged to wear life jackets.

5. Missouri Life Festival 2013

The food and wine festival is at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. MOre than 100 wines from across the state will be featured, along with live music.

Bonus: A dog parade to break records

The Guinness Book of World Records is coming to KC for most dogs in costume. The dog parade is at Barney Allis Plaza, and all dogs in costume are welcome. An official will be on-hand to make sure the participating animals are all dogs. A $5 entry fee goes to the Great Plains SPCA. The group aims to break St. Louis' record for most dogs in costume at 1,326. Arrive by 11 a.m. for a parade at noon.

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