2019 Fairfax Festival




Join us Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 3:30-8:30pm for a unique experience at Kaw Point Park, this is a historical Lewis & Clark park, located along the Missouri and Kaw river with a beautiful view of downtown Kansas City located in the southeast tip of the Fairfax District. The festival includes live music from The Zeros, a popular KC 80’s cover band, Joel Nichols as emcee, beer & wine gardens, food tents, raffles, lawn game tournament, Boat Rides on the river, Lewis & Clark re-enactment, B25 Bomber (they were built in Fairfax), KCK Pet Help, KCKPD & KCFD showing some of their new equipment.

This event is hosted by the Fairfax Industrial Association, Fairfax District’s business association, in celebration of the Fairfax business community. Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger will be making a guest appearance, GM Fairfax Assembly Plant will proudly display their new Cadillac XT4 suv and more!

Tickets ARE ON SALE NOW! Click here to purchase >>

Deadline to purchase $5 tickets is 9/30 or when sold out.  Attendance will be capped at 750.

Countdown to Festival

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Lawn Game Tournament

Lawn Tournament

The lawn game tournament has teams consisting of 2 players each representing their business. The teams compete at the bean bag toss, ladder golf game, lawn darts and washers. Click here for the game rules.

Winning teams move up through brackets until the championship playoff. Cintas’ team won the 2018 Fairfax Festival Lawn Game Tourney and they will proudly display the traveling FIA Tourney Trophy at their business as well as access to all bragging rights that go with this until the next tourney!

Sign-Up for the Lawn Game Tournament will be Sept 1-30. To register, contact Rachel Chambers at rchambers@fiakck.org.

~Lawn Game Tourney is open to FIA members only~

We will have lawn games out for guests that are not members to also play on their own.

Live Music

The Zeros will be taking the stage at this year’s festival.

The Zeros

The Zeros represent Kansas City’s first “hurricane” of new wave and 1980’s music. The Zeros offer the most authentic and dedicated 80’s and new wave tribute in the Midwest complete with an electrifying and energetic stage show that is a must-see. They combine a state-of-the-art sound and light show with equally impressive musical prowess to form their unique sound and presence. The Zeros perform only the most popular songs from the 80’s and thankfully do not perform any “hair band” music. Members of The Zeros Band include Brad Gaddy, Shawn Poores, and Larry Groce. Click here to visit their site.


Festival Emcee: Joel Nichols 

Media relations expert, commercial and voice-over talent, spokesperson, emcee, media coach and consultant and social media storyteller—Joel Nichols has worn many hats over 30 years of telling countless Kansas City stories on television and radio. Read full bio here >>

We are excited to have Joel Nichols emcee our 2019 Fairfax Festival.





Boat Rides 

ALL ABOARD! Learn some history of Kansas City while enjoying a scenic ride on the Missouri and Kaw Rivers. Choose from 6 time slots for a 30 minute tour **rides must be scheduled and there will be a limit of 12 people per ride. Deadline to purchase tickets is October 2, 2019 at 4PM.  

Pick Your Ride: These time slots are currently available:


Special Thanks to our 2019 Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:

  • BlackJack Tire Supplies
  • Blue Hat Crane
  • Citizens Bank and Trust
  • EJ's Urban Eatery
  • Kansas Speedway
  • Kellogg's
  • Midwest Sign
  • Preferred Physical Therapy
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • Suteco Trucking
  • Union Pacific


Thank you to our Limited Sponsors:

  • Baader-Linco, Inc.
  • Bank of Labor
  • BlackJack Tire Supplies
  • Capital Electric
  • Certain-Teed Corp
  • CJ Industries
  • GM Fairfax Assembly Plant
  • Lippert Mechanical


Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

  • Alfred Benesch & Company
  • Argosy Casino
  • BPU
  • Central Solutions
  • Cintas
  • Country Club Bank
  • ErgonArmor
  • Fairfax Drainage District
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Kansas Gas
  • Kansas Speedway
  • Kraft Tank
  • Mark One Electric
  • Print Time
  • Reardon Pallet
  • Reddi Services
  • Republic Services
  • Russell Hampton
  • Unified Government of WyCO/KCK


Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:

  • CE Distribution
  • Excel Linen
  • First National Bank
  • IHD
  • Industrial Lumber
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas Manufacturing Solutions
  • KC Abrasive
  • KCK Chamber of Commerce
  • McCray Lumber and Millwork
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Neff Packaging Systems
  • North Kansas City Hospital
  • North Point Development
  • Phoenix Metals
  • United Way
  • Westpro Construction Solutions
  • Wyandotte Economic Development


Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors:

  • Alpha-Omega Geotech
  • American Equipment Co.
  • Design Mechanical, Inc.
  • Universal Construction Company, Inc.


Any other questions, please contact Melissa Clark, Executive Director of FIA at execdir@fiakck.org.