Gatsby Days

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May 11-14, 2017

Each spring, Excelsior Springs travels back in time to its golden age, the Roaring ’20s. Gatsby Days is a celebration that explores the culture and history of the early 20th century with live music, original poetry, art, vintage cars and fashions. The annual festival is named for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby,” a famous story of the Gilded Age of the 1920s.

2017 Schedule – More details will be added as they are available! An asterick (*) indicates a ticketed event.

Thursday, May 11Jazz at The Elms* featuring the Excelsior Springs middle and high school jazz bands. This will be a joint fundraiser between the Cultural Guild and the school bands. Ticket information coming soon.

17190352_10155056115739501_4189622688376162900_nFriday, May 12 – Gin & Jazz: A Great Gatsby Affair. Hosted by the Downtown Excelsior Springs Partnership and the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce, plans include live jazz in the pocket park 6-8 p.m. before moving the party to the Hall of Waters from 8-11:30 p.m. Tickets will be a $5 cover charge to get in. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for $20. Details and tickets will be available soon! For the latest information on Gin&Jazz, visit its event page on Facebook.

Saturday, May 13

gatsby 6Fashion Show: A 1920s Wedding Reception*
Dresses will be modeled during the fashion show at the historic Episcopal Church in Excelsior Springs on Saturday, May 13, 3-5 p.m. The theme of the show is a 1920s wedding.


Ticket Options



Youth Vaudeville Show* Evening, Woods Memorial Christian Church, 417 Concourse Ave. in downtown Excelsior Springs.

  • Storytelling Workshop
  • Antique Car Show
  • Youth Art Show

Sunday, May 14 – Art Shows

*indicates a ticketed event

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