Annual Turner Days parade and festival to be Saturday

The 37th annual Turner Days parade and festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at Turner Middle School, 1312 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. “One Turner, One Family, One Future” is this year’s theme. This year, the festival will be one day only, on Saturday.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m., from the main entrance of Turner High School, and it will travel north on South 55th Street to Inland Drive.

Many of the festival activities will take place at Steineger Field, 5800 Metropolitan.

Besides the parade, the event will feature performances by Turner area programs, choirs and bands.

Food and drink will be available for purchase. Also, vendors will have products that may be purchased.

A car, truck and bike show will have registration from 8 a.m. to noon, followed by judging. The awards ceremony will be at 3 p.m. There is a charge for car show registration, and registrations should go through the official Turner Days website, or registration may take place in person on the day of the show. Car show registration is $15 by Friday, or $20 the day of the event.

Mud volleyball and a corn hole tournament also are part of the Turner Days activities this year.

There will be parking available at the Turner Middle School, with additional parking at Turner Elementary, 1800 S. 55th. A school bus shuttle will run between elementary school parking and the festival.

There is no admission charge to Turner Days. It is open to the public.

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