Due to inclement weather, WaterFire KC has been canceled. "This is always a heartbreaking decision to make," affirms Cheryl Kimmi, Executive Producer of KC Creates. "With the anticipated accumulation of rain over the next 24 hours, the safety of the performers, boat operators and public had to be our number one priority." WaterFire KC will not be rescheduled this year, but will return in 2019. "I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers," says Cheryl Kimmi. "It takes a monumental amount of time and effort from many different groups of people to make this event possible each year, and we cannot iterate our appreciation enough."

WaterFire KC - October 6th, 2018

Live Performances 7pm - 10pm

Bonfires 7pm - 11pm

Experience the sparkling bonfires, live music,
and performance art of WaterFire KC

Brush Creek on the Country Club Plaza


“WaterFire is considered one of the most moving and dramatic expressions of public art in the U.S.”
(Barnaby Evans, artist)

Every October, Brush Creek serves as a stage for this visual arts installation that is enhanced by music and dance to create a shared experience for the thousands that attend. Kansas City is one of three locations to hold annual fire lightings, others include Providence, RI, and Sharon, PA, with special events held in multiple international locations.