Parade of Hearts to return in Kansas City

KC took the Parade of Hearts to heart.

KC Parade of Hearts

Can you feel the love? We sure can.

Photo by KCtoday

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The Parade of Hearts — you know them, you love them. Luckily, there’s more to come.

The Parade of Hearts Board of Directors announced a two-year plan, including a limited edition of hearts on display in 2023, and a return to 100+ hearts on display in 2024.

Where it all began

In 2021, the organization revealed plans for an ambitious community engagement initiative. The project came to life in 2022 in the form of 155 unique artist-created hearts placed throughout the greater metropolitan area. The hearts were an immediate and overwhelming success, raising $2.56 million.

The future

Revenue from 2023 + 2024 will benefit local artists via stipend and marketing support, as well as KU Health and Children’s Miracle Network Public charities will be encouraged to apply for consideration as the third beneficiary — applications will be available in November.

Artists are encouraged to submit designs for consideration in the 2023 Parade of Hearts here.