816 Day 2023


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. 


Since 2018, the downtown community has been celebrating all things 816! This year we are partnering with Art in the Loop, the Downtown Council, Downtown Neighborhood Association, the River Market Community Association, and the Power & Light District to bring a celebration worthy of our area code to the Historic City Market. Between 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., the downtown fun will be at City Market with three Art in the Loop performances featuring: 

  • Traditional Music Society: Soundz of Samba: Take a musical excursion that will engulf you in the biggest parade in the entire world – Carnival of Rio de Janeiro! Bass drums, bells, shakers, snares, and whistles all recreate the national rhythm and dance of Brazil—Samba.
  • Circus Scorpius: A dynamic display of breathtaking physical acrobatics.
  • Underground Homies: Artists Steddy P (born and raised in KC) and GIPSON (a 5 year transplant) that focuses on being “Made in KC” as people.


Celebrate 816 Day between August 4 – 16, 2023 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.  

Click here for the official 816 Day Bingo Card

PRIZES All prizes will be raffled off after the final Art in the Loop performance on August 16, 2022 in The City Market. You must be present to win. 

Blackout (Fill in all squares): KC Staycation during Kansas City Irish Fest weekend including VIP tickets to Kansas City Irish Fest, hotel accommodations, and dinner.

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.