Entertainment Explorer

Cameron Stewart

This weekend Kansas City will host the Annual Irish WinterFest, a celebration of Irish music and dance. WinterFest will once again feature local and regional musicians mixed with good food and drink, all taking place in Drexel Hall, the Irish Center’s event space. Concert goers can catch the Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones Concert Friday evening, and the Parade Committee will concurrently announce the 2020 Parade Honorees. Tickets are $10 for WinterFest General Admission and free for children under 12 when ordered in advance, tickets will be $15 at the door.

For those looking for something a little more action oriented, the WCRA’s Royal City Roundup will showcase nine athletes on Friday. Fans can see different rodeo disciplines: bareback riding, women’s breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. A collective $1 million will be on the line, with $111,000 being paid out in each discipline and each champion leaving Sprint Center with a $50,000 check. If you’re looking for a thrill this weekend, this is the way to go.

For all of the animal lovers out there, don’t forget to visit the KC Zoo. This Saturday you can stop by the Helzberg Penguin Plaza at 11 a.m. to see the Penguin March. These cold weather birds will march from the back of the exhibit, outside for guests to see and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March from 11:00 to 11:15 am. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a look at these exceptional creatures up close!