Hearts Reveal Kickoff Event
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Take advantage of this special event that unveils all of the forty 2023 hearts for the first time in one convenient location. Also meet and greet with the artists and learn firsthand about the inspiration behind their designs. There will be DJs spinning all day as well as concessions open to fuel your passion for art. We hope to see you there!
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location – American Royal Hale Arena Upper Exhibit Hall (UPEX) – 1701 American Royal Ct.
• $5 per person
• Children 2 and under are free
Parade of Hearts is a non-profit charitable event and proceeds will go to support:
- The University of Kansas Health System
- Children’s Miracle Network
- The Family Conservancy
- Participating Kansas City regional artists
Click the button below to purchase your tickets to this one-of-a-kind event!
Every ticket purchased will help celebrate diversity, unite our communities, and support nonprofits.
Photos from the 2022 Parade of Hearts Kickoff Event
Details about the day:
Family friendly activities…
- Decorate your own paper heart
- Self-guided scavenger hunt to view all the hearts
- DJ and entertainment
- Artist talks throughout the day
- Purchase Parade of Hearts merchandise
Do I need my tickets onsite?
For the fastest entry, please have access to your digital ticket QR code(s), or bring printed copies with you. If you are unable to locate your tickets, we can look up your order in the system.
Are walk-ups available?
Yes, day-of tickets will be available for purchase at the registration desk via cash or major credit card. The price is $5 for adults (kids age 2 and under are free). Credit card processing fees will apply. We are not able to accept personal checks.
Can I come and go as I please throughout the day?
Yes, a stamp will be needed for re-entry which you can get at the main registration desk in the lower lobby.
How do I get there?
The event is located inside the American Royal Center located at 1701 American Royal Ct., Kansas City, MO 64102 in the West Bottoms. Once inside the main building, visit the Parade of Hearts registration desk located in the lower lobby. The Hearts Reveal Kickoff Event will be held in the Upper Ex Hall of the building.
Will there be food and beverage onsite?
Concession stands will be available onsite with plenty of food and beverage options available for purchase including: BBQ sandwiches, burgers, tenderloin sandwiches, chicken fingers, pretzels with cheese, fries, chips, popcorn, candy, cotton candy, fountain drinks, bottled water, tea, and beer.
Is the venue ADA accessible?
Yes, the venue is ADA accessible with elevator access to the Upper Ex Hall once inside. Designated handicap parking spaces will be available.
Are there prohibited items?
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
- Outside food and beverage
- Weapons, knives, firearms, of any kind
- Illegal drugs
- Live animals or pets, however, service animals are allowed
- Skates, skateboards, scooters, hover boards, bicycles, etc.
- Drones and/or any flying objects
- Any other item deemed unacceptable by event/building management.
All bags, jackets, purses and guests are subject to search upon entering the event and at any time during the event.
What is the photo/video policy onsite?
Amature photos or videos with mobile devices are allowed. All media and professional photographers should contact Will Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org for media access.
When attending Parade of Hearts events, all attendees enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur.
By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising and inclusion on websites, social media or any other purpose by the Parade of Hearts and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote festival in the future. You release the Parade of Hearts, its officers and employees and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.
By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for participation or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video or audio recording taken by the Parade of Hearts or the person or entity designated to do so by the Parade of Hearts.