Looking for a great event to celebrate this summer in Missouri? The 2021 Grand Carnivale is an incredibly fun, international event at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. This celebration of culture is something you’ll remember for years to come. Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri is bringing you all the relevant details, as well as the best B&Bs in the area. Keep reading to learn all about it!

(All information sourced from Worlds of Fun.)

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Grand Carnivale Event Details


Date: July 24th – August 8th, 2021

Location: Worlds of Fun


Daily Admission – $35

Tasting Card with 6 Food Tastings – $30

Tasting Card with 9 Food Tastings (for Season Passholders) – $45


Event Schedule


The Royal Opening Ceremony | 5:00 PM at Main Stage International Plaza

The Grand Showcase | 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM at Main Stage International Plaza

Royal Rhythms | 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Main Stage International Plaza

Royal Dance Party | 5:45 PM, 6:40 PM, and 7:30 PM at Main Stage International Plaza

Spectacle of Color Parade | 8:30 PM starting at Main Stage International Plaza

The Royal Finale | 9:00 PM at Main Stage International Plaza


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The Food

One of the best parts of any festival has to be the incredible food, and The Grand Carnivale is no different! The international celebration pours over into delicious dishes you’ll have a hard time choosing between. Check it out!



Enjoy Chicken Fried Rice, Steamed Pork Dumplings with Ponzu, General Tso Egg Rolls, and Almond and Fortune Cookies.


Get refreshed with Summer Berry and Lemon Crepe or try the delicious Jambon-Beurre (ham and herb butter on a baguette), Hamburger Sliders, or a French Macaroon Trio.


Have you ever tried Wiener Schnitzel with Kraut & Bratkartoffeln? Now you can! It’s hand-breaded pork tenderloin with house-made kraut and traditional German potatoes. You can also order Pretzel Bites, German Sausage & Kraut Balls, and German Chocolate Cake.


Get a taste of the East with Butter Chicken and Basmati Rice, Naan Dippers, Vegetable Pakora Fritter with Creamy Cilantro Sauce, and Laddu (a festive Indian cookie made with chopped almonds, cardamom, and honey).


You’ll love the tasty Fried Ravioli, Piadina (flatbread filled with meat, cheese and sweet pepper spread), a Cavatelli Cone (fresh pasta tossed with homemade marinara and meatballs in a bread cone, or Cassata Cake (citrus-soaked sponge cake layered with fresh strawberries). Yum!


Don’t miss out on Potatoes Bravas (fried potatoes seasoned with fire roasted red pepper sauce and garlic aioli dipping sauce); Pollo al Ajillo (garlic-seasoned chicken with traditional tomato gazpacho); Chicken, Shrimp, & Sausage Paella; and Dulce de Leche Churros.


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The Entertainment

Grand Carnivale is full of incredible live entertainment to bring extra enjoyment to your day. International music, interactive performances, cultural celebrations, acrobatics, dancing, and more! They will also have the grand Spectacle of Color Parade that shows off several international traditions and performances.


Best B&Bs Nearby


Inn on Crescent Lake

Manager: Mike and Monica Hunter
Address: 1261 St. Louis Ave. Excelsior Springs, Missouri 64024
Phone: (816) 630-6745
Email: info@crescentlake.com
Website: https://www.crescentlake.com
Rooms: 10
Bathrooms: 10 plus 3 half-baths
Check In/Out: 4 – 6 pm (early check-in available for additional fee), self-check-in after hours / 11 am

Welcome to the Inn on Crescent Lake, Kansas City’s Most Romantic Getaway! Located in historic Excelsior Springs, Missouri, the Inn is only 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City International Airport. It is perfectly situated for a relaxing weekend getaway and provides an excellent lodging alternative to business travelers. The stately three-story 1915 Georgian Colonial mansion sits on 22 acres and is surrounded by two crescent-shaped ponds, historically known as Crescent Lake. The Inn was meticulously renovated in 1997. While the architectural integrity of the Inn was preserved, all of the rooms were completely modernized. Unwind in the extraordinary comfort of the solarium or the beautifully appointed living room. Each of the Inn’s 10 luxurious sleeping rooms and suites contain a collection of antiques and refined furnishings. Each room is decorated with its own charm and personality and features a large private bath, individual temperature control, cable television, free high-speed Wi-Fi and elegant toiletries. Indulge yourself in a six-foot whirlpool tub, a standard whirlpool tub or an authentic, old-fashioned claw-footed tub. Outside at the Inn you will find a swimming pool, seven-person hot tub, paddle boats, a bass boat and walking paths. In addition to being the area’s most romantic getaway location, the Inn offers an incredible setting for private parties, weddings, corporate retreats and other special events.


Main Street Inn

Manager: Jason & Kathy Ayers
Address: 504 Main Street Parkville, Missouri 64152
Phone: 816-272-9750
Email: kathy@mainstreetinnparkville.com
Website: https://mainstreetinnparkville.com
Rooms: 3
Bathrooms: Private
Check In/Out: 4 – 6 pm / 10 am

Enjoy the radiant charm of the award-winning Main Street Inn. This elegant Queene Anne home offers three splendid accommodations. Nestled in historic downtown Parkville, Missouri, the Inn is walking distance to unique restaurants and shops, Park University, English Landing Riverfront Park and the Parkville Nature Sanctuary. Parkville is conveniently located just minutes from KCI – Kansas City International Airport and Downtown Kansas City and surrounding metro attractions.

Built in 1885, the Inn features handmade exposed brick, artisan Eastlake woodwork, and beautiful stain glass. We take special pride in delighting our guests with our artful attention to the details throughout your stay. You simply won’t want to miss the beauty of a bygone era.


Visit Missouri with BBIM

Whether you’re visiting Missouri for the Grand Carnivale in Kansas City or for another great adventure, Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri is here for you! We have the best bed and breakfasts in Missouri, with professional inspections, fresh on-site breakfasts, and incredible hospitality so you always feel at home. We can’t wait to host you on your next vacation to Missouri!


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