Major Events in Richmond

Annual Mushroom Festival
First weekend of May in downtown Richmond, Mushroom Capital of the World. Click here for details.

American Celebration
Always the Friday before the 4th of July. Southview Park in Richmond. Special events include Missouri River Skydivers, KC Wolf, Live DJ, FREE swimming, face painting and tons more. Click here for details.

Chamber Golf Classic – Christmas in July
This summertime golf event will be held at the beautiful 4.5 star Shirkey Golf Course. All proceeds benefit the maintenance and addition of the Christmas Displays for the community. Click here for details.

Ray County Fair
Starts in mid-July at the Ray County Fairgrounds in Richmond. Some of the special events include an Amateur Rodeo, tractor pull, demolition derby, 4-H shows, Farmer Appreciation Dinner and livestock sale. Contact Nancy Coleman, University Extension Office, 816-776-6961.

Outlaw Days
Always the Saturday after Labor Day, Richmond’s Outlaw Days is a Wild West themed fall festival with something for everyone. The festival will feature a bank robbery reenactment of an actual bank robbery that took place in 1867 on the square. The festival will also include a 5k/10k Run, Pony Rides, Wild West Street Performances, live music and more. Click here for details.

Annual Chamber Banquet
In late September or early October of each year, a banquet is held to introduce the Chamber’s new board members and thank the outgoing members who have served the Chamber. It’s always a great time with wonderful food. A variety of special quests have entertained the crowd over the past few years including professional baseball players, comedians and entrepreneurs.

Holiday Open House
Mid-November. Corrolates with opening weekend of Deer Season. Richmond and Ray County Area. Shops have Christmas Open House, refreshments, drawings and sale prices for Christmas. Friday hours 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday hours 1 – 4 p.m. Contact Lynn Pearson, 816-776-5526.

Chamber Christmas Tree Extravaganza
The Chamber provides trees and wreaths to be decorated in themes and sponsored by local businesses. They are displayed from the 2nd weekend of November through the 1st Thursday in December at the Chamber office. A drawing is held for these beautiful works of art after the Community Tree and Square lighting ceremony, starting at 6 p.m. Contact Chamber for additional information.

Christmas Light Parade
Always the 1st Thursday in December, the Chamber partners with Richmond’s Downtown District and the City of Richmond to assemble a Christmas Light Parade and Lighting of the Square. Every entry in the parade is bright with lights! Anyone interested in entering the parade is encouraged to participated. Contact Sherry Smith at 816-776-2261.