Parade of Hearts Online Auction Details Announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bidding for the Parade of Hearts, which has been very popular in the Kansas City area for the past few months, will officially begin this week.

Details were announced Tuesday afternoon with the online-only portion of the auction opening Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. Auctions will end at noon on Friday, June 17.

In the meantime, people will be able to bid on their favorite heart(s) by clicking here.

Parade of Heart organizers say it’s incredibly simple and designed to help you easily manage your auctions.

A username, password and credit card are required to bid. Checks and cash payments are not valid for the online auction.

The organization said a few favorite hearts may not be found because either a prominent sponsor was able to keep their sponsored heart or a particular heart will be in the live auction on June 17.

More details about the live auction will be shared next week.

Hearts were originally scheduled to be collected on May 31, but the team saw the praise and decided to push the final day back to June 10. The organization said the removal of hearts will begin on Saturday, June 11.

More than 150 local artists have created the 5ft designs that showcase the iconic KC heart symbol in a new way.

Their goal is to raise essential funds to support so many affected by the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.

The organizers behind the hearts have created a map of their locations to make it easier to find them.

Brian McClendon, a native of Lawrence, Kansas and inventor of Google Earth, has also been creating an interactive map for heart seekers over the past few weeks.

There is also an app available which contains a map with GPS locations for each heart, an interactive scavenger hunt, artist biographies, and a way for you to create your own virtual KC heart.

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