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  A Real Life Mermaid, Live DJ, FREE swimming, face painting and tons more.
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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 the University Extension Office, 816-776-6961.


Annual Chamber Banquet
With this year being the Chambers’ 50th Annual Banquet and 70th Anniversary of incorporation, there will be a GRAND BALL on Saturday December 1st held at Homeplace at Valleyview with a meal catered by Elements Destination Dining.  With your tickets, you will also receive ballroom dancing lessons so you may dance the night away!  Call 816-776-6916 for more information.

Executive Director Natalie Lamar receiving the Star Award!

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 at 816-776-6916 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.