June 10 - 12, Kansas City, Missouri

Fashion Show

On the Day One event, Paradiso will present looks from designers from around the world.

Shop at our Day One Marketplace from vendors from around the world. Vendors will only be selling at the Day One event.
Starlight Soirée
This evening ball features a live performance from Triple Fortune's Brilliant Kingdom!

The Grand Plaza - At Union Station - June 11th

Day One includes most of our programming and our vendor marketplace.

11:00 AM – Golden Tickets Enter
11:30 AM – VIP Enter
12:00 PM – GA Enter
2:00 PM – Designer Q&A 1
3:00 PM – Designer Q&A 2
4:00 PM –  Designer Q&A 3
5:00 PM – Vendor Hall Closes
8:30 PM – Fashion Show Begins
10:00 PM – Performance from Brilliant Kingdom
11:00 PM – End of Day One

An icon of Kansas City, this historic train station lays at the heart of downtown. The Grand Plaza is a massive hall with soaring ceilings and marble floors. 

Union Station's Address:
30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108

Midwest Ouji-Sama Pageant

On Day Two, who will be crowned prince of the Midwest?

Tea Party

For Day Two, enjoy a full tea party in an elegant setting.

Coordinate Contest
Our special guest brands will award fabulous prizes to the most outstanding outfit on Day Two.

Tea Party Menu (tentative):


  • Assorted Scones with Devonshire Cream & Lemon Curd
  • Petite Cupcakes
  • Assorted Petite Cookies
  • Cheesecake Tartlets
  • Lemon Bars



  • Gorgonzola Tartlet with Apricot Crème Fraiche
  • Spinach & Artichoke on Baguette
  • Petite Peppa Drops with Bleu Cheese, Bacon & Balsamic Redux Spinach & Shrimp on Gougeres
  • Smoked Salmon with Lemon Caper Cream Tea Sandwich

Vegan and Gluten Free Sweets and Savories will be available. 

The Grand Hall - At Power & Light - June 12th

Day Two includes a tea party, coordinate contest, and the Midwest Ouji-Sama Pageant. 

12:00 PM – Check-In
1:00 PM – Seated for Tea – Special Guest Intro & Talk
1:00 PM – Tea Party
2:00 PM – The Midwest Ouji Sama Pageant
3:00PM – Coordinate Contest Winner Declared
3:30PM  – Midwest Ouji-Sama Coronation
4:30 PM – Final Remarks
5:00 PM – End of Day Two

This historic art Art Deco skyscraper's lavish terraces and balconies make for an elegant tea party & pageant setting. 

The Grand Hall's Address:
1330 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105

Due to the informal nature of these additional events, our dress code is not required.

June 10th: Pre- Party Swap Meet

At Union Station's Arthur Stillwell Room, get ready to haggle!

June 10th: VIP Pre-Party

Relax, refresh, and get ready for the big day tomorrow at this casual get-together among VIPS.

June 12th: A Final Farewell

Wind down and bid farewell to friends met and made over the weekend.

June 10th - Pre-Party Swap Meet

4 - 7 PM - The Arthur Stilwell Room at Union Station Kansas City
Come Meet, Greet & Swap the evening before the Day One event. This relaxed event held in the same building as our Day One event. There will be tables and a few clothing racks for Swap Meet participants to lay out their items. This is a traditional Swap Meet; just bring your items and get ready to haggle!

The Arthur Stilwell Room is on Level C of Union Station (the lowest level open to the public), sharing the same floor as the historic pump room. Check out the full map of Union Station here.

June 10th - VIP Pre-Party

8 PM - 10 PM  - The Arthur Stilwell Room
Relax, refresh, and get ready for the big day tomorrow at this casual get-together among VIPS. 

This event is a perk for VIP & Golden Ticket holders only.

June 12th - A Final Farewell - An Informal Gathering

7 PM to Close - Parlor KC

Relax, and bid farewell at Parlor, a casual and creative bar with multiple dining options. No dress code, no frills, this is an informal gathering where all Paradiso attendees are invited!

Parlor's Address:
1707 Locust St, Kansas City, MO 64108

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