Family Event

Always a Family Event

When can I buy tickets?

We encourage you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Battle4KC is sure to fill up fast and we want to ensure you receive your personalized lightsaber and the rest of the swag in your package: event t-shirt, tote bag, robe.

Purchase your tickets

Where can I buy tickets?

Right here. Click the Get Tickets button and select a package. You’ll be directed to a secured shopping cart for fast and easy checkout. Items in your package will be ready for you when you arrive at the event.

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Can I buy tickets on the day of the event?

Yes. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. However we strongly recommend you don’t wait as there may be a limited number remaining.

Who can participate?

Everyone! This is a family event. The more battlers, the better chance we have at breaking the Guinness Book World Record for the most people engaged in a lightsaber battle in one place.

Can I make a donation?

Yes. If you can’t make it to the event, you can still donate and battle CF. Click the Donate Now link at that top of all pages. Thank you for your support.



What can I bring into the event?

Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, sunscreen, bug spray, and ponchos.



What's NOT allowed at the event?

Battle4KC, Friends of the River, and Berkley Riverfront Park reserves the right to modify this list without notice.

  • No outside food or beverages
  • No coolers, glass, open beverages of any sort
  • No Alcohol
  • No Pets
  • No Firearms, Knives, Drug Paraphernalia, Weapons of any kind (including blasters and lightsabers)
  • No Fireworks of any kind
  • No Papering, leafleting or material distribution of any kind



Can my business participate?

Absolutely! Contact the Friends of the River to find out how we can bring the battle directly to your business. Ping us at or give us a ring at 816.600.7450.


Will handicap parking be available?

Yes. Battle4KC has designated specific ADA accessible parking areas in marked lots. Limited spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for vehicles displaying a proper handicap hangtag or state-issued handicap license plate.


Battle4KC is a rain or shine event and will do everything in its power to conduct its display in a safe and timely manner on May 6th. The safety of our patrons is our number one priority and Battle4KC, Friends of the River, and Port KC, will make an appropriate determination for the execution of the event based on the weather forecast, weather sources and forecast conditions. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Battle4KC, its sponsors, the Port Authority of Kansas City, Friends of the River-Kansas City and the City of Kansas City, Missouri are not responsible for loss, damage or theft of vehicles or personal items; these entities are also not responsible for towing or removal of improperly parked or incapacitated vehicles. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

Grab a Lightsaber and be a Lifesaver

We can’t do it alone. Join us in battling Cystic Fibrosis and eliminate a great evil. You don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to participate. You just have to be willing to support a cause that is close to heart for many right here in KC and beyond. It’s also your chance to be a part of history.

The more participants, the greater the chance we have that we’ll set a Guinness Book World Record for the most people engaged in a lightsaber battle in one place. Bring your family and invite your friends too! Don’t miss out on this battle of a lifetime. Tickets for this family friendly event start at just $10, and include your own custom made Lifesaber sword.

Bad Guys Doing Good(will)

Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City is a hub for CF patients locally and from all over the world. Proceeds from the lifesaver battle will benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Research Clinic, helping those patients impacted by CF. Friends of the River and all Kansas Citians wish to extend a thank you to the hospital, the Children’s Mercy Ambassadors, and their incredibly dedicated team of Doctors, nurses, administrators, and all employees for their help, education, and the work they do on behalf of our city for all children.

“Bad Guys Doing Good” is our mantra these next few months as we prepare to band together and Battle Cystic Fibrosis as a city. Below are some photos of bad guys doing good so you can see for yourself the differences made.