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.
The Kansas City Storytelling Celebration, hosted by MCC-Maple Woods, will be celebrated with lively stories, anecdotes, myths, legends and lessons.
The 2018 MCC-Longview Literary Festival will be held on Friday, October 26th at the Cultural Arts Center on the beautiful Longview campus. This years theme is Gay Romance, and the Keynote Speaker will be author, B.G. Thomas. This 10th annual event will feature readings, panel discussions and writing workshops as well book sales and autographs.
There are events for all interests and ages at MCC-Longview from April 16th through 21st as it celebrates its 4th Annual Homecoming Week. We are excited to present a host of events, including the Flights of Fancy Kite Festival and Car, Bike and Truck show, that highlights our great accomplishments throughout the years. We invite our entire community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters to join in the festivities.
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
The fifth annual day for children is March 24 at Blue River’s Arts & Sciences Building. It will feature 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
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.