Kearney, Missouri is located in Clay County about 15 minutes north of Kansas City and has a population of 8,381. Each September, the city hosts an annual festival celebrating its distinction as the birthplace of outlaw Jesse James. The James farm with the original house and Jesse James’s burial site are a popular tourist attraction. The Kearney School District serves about 3,500 families in Kearney and northern Clay County.
On your "mark, get set, go" have some fun! The Jesse James Festival is scheduled to kick off on September 8th and 9th with a teens dance and 5K/10K run. It picks back up on September 14th - 17th with lots of activities such as a parade, rodeo, carnival, good food and much more It is a guaranteed fun time for all!