Waterfest 2017 was a huge success and we’re already looking forward to next year! Save the Date for June 22-23, 2018.

Celebrating its 36th year in 2017, the Chamber’s Annual Waterfest celebrates the city’s mineral water heritage. This year the three-day event moves back to Broadway and will feature arts/crafts and commercial vendors, live entertainment, and water inflatables for the kids, classic car show, donut eating contest, pancake breakfast and parade. Waterfest has great food, wine and beer garden, amateur singing contest, fireworks, and historic trolley tours of Excelsior Springs. Highlights of the 2017 event included Royal’s Hall of Famer Frank White as our parade Grand Marshal (autographs afterwards), meet and greet with Mermaid Kishiko, live chainsaw carving demonstrations by Eagle Ridge Saw Works, and a bigger and better FIREWORKS Spectacular Saturday night . There is something for everyone!

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(Booth registration for 2017 is closed. The 2018 application will be released August 1.)
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We’ll be updating this information daily leading up to the event. Here’s our tentative schedule (schedule subject to change):

Vendor Booths

Friday, 2:00-9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm

Main Stage

Friday, 5:00-7:00pm, Singing Competition
Friday, 8:30-10:00pm, Landslide – Fleetwood Mac tribute band
Saturday, 2:00-5:00pm, Singing Completion
Saturday, 6:00-8:30pm, Michelle Hawkins and Loozin’ Sleep
Saturday, 9:00-11:00pm, State Line Drive – Fireworks Spectacular at 9:50pm
Sunday, 2:00-5:00pm, Singing Competition

Good News Stage

Friday, 5:45pm – Lori Harris
Friday, 6:45pm – The Jimmie Bratcher Band Unplugged
Friday, 8:15pm – The Center State
Friday, 9:30pm – Fire Show by Shauna Mull
Saturday, 11:00am – Bladez Athletics Competitive Cheerleading (After parade)
Saturday, 11:30am – Hey Kids Puppet Show
Saturday, 12 noon – Phoenix Athletic Facility Cheer & Stunt
Saturday, 12:45pm – Hey Kids Puppet Show
Saturday, 2 pm – Bladez Athletics Competitive Cheerleading
Saturday, 3:30pm – Phoenix Athletic Facility Cheer & Stunt
Saturday, 5:45pm – 9th Hour Band
Saturday, 6:45pm – Team Xtreme
Saturday, 8:15pm – The Joe Lewis Blues Band

Beer Garden

Friday, 2:00-11:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am-12:00midnight
Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm

Kids Area hosted by the Excelsior Springs Community Center

Featuring a water slide, bounce house and kids’ games
Friday, 5:00-9:00pm
Saturday, 11:00-9:00pm
Sunday, 2:00-4:00pm

Royal’s Hall of Famer Frank White

Saturday, Parade Grand Marshal 10:00am
Autographs after the Parade

Mermaid Kishiko

Saturday, Parade 10:00am
Saturday, Story Time and Meet & Greet 11:00-11:30am
Saturday, Meet & Greet 12:00 noon to 2:00pm, Story Time 1:00pm

Custom Car, Hot Rod & Truck Show

Registration runs from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Show ends at 4pm.

Historic Trolley Tours sponsored by The Excelsior Springs Clinic, an affiliate of Liberty Hospital

40-minute guided historic tours, FREE to the public
Friday, 6:00pm and 7:00pm
Saturday, 12 noon and 1:00pm
Saturday, 5:00pm and 6:00pm
Sunday, 1:00pm and 2:00pm

Eagle Ridge Saw Works Chainsaw Demonstrations

Friday, 5:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, 12:30pm and 2:30pm