816 Day is the annual, city-proclaimed celebration of Kansas City culture, featuring live entertainment, branded events, and fun activities. On this day, community connectedness is strengthened by local business and resident pride.
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?
Since 2018, the downtown community has been celebrating all things 816! This year we are partnering with Art in the Loop and Art Garden KC to bring a celebration worthy of our area code to the Historic City Market. Between 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., the downtown fun will be at City Market with Art Garden KC. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the 2nd Art in the Loop performance of the summer will begin featuring:
The Black Creatures: A musical duo whose inspirations range from Robert Glasper to Da Brat.
Circus Scorpius: A dynamic display of breathtaking physical acrobatics.
Kyle Jones: A jazz saxophonist concerned with righting social injustices through music.
LET’S CELEBRATE ALL WEEK LONG!
Celebrate 816 Day between August 5 – 16, 2022 with a friendly game of Scavenger Hunt Bingo. Discover new destinations and revisit old stomping grounds around downtown Kansas City and along the KC Streetcar route. Complete your Bingo card by snapping a QR Code at a downtown artwork, landmark and on board the KC Streetcar, or picking up a sticker at the select downtown businesses, coffee shops, and restaurants. *Please help support our local businesses by purchasing an item to get an 816 Day Bingo sticker.
PRIZES All prizes will be raffled off during the Art in the Loop performance on August 16, 2022 in The City Market. You must be present to win and bingo cards can be redeemed at the Art in the Loop performance in the City Market.
Blackout (Fill in all squares): One voucher for four (4) Field Club tickets to a future 2022 KC Current Soccer Match (The UMB Field Club is the most exclusive space at Children’s Mercy Park including being up close to the on-field action and all-inclusive high-end food and beverage before and during the match)
Round Robin (Fill in perimeter squares): Two (2) $100 gift cards to select downtown establishments.
Single Row (Fill in a row – either horizontally, vertically or diagonally): Eight (8) $50 gift cards to select downtown establishments.