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On Thursday, August 16, Kansas City is Celebrating the 816! 816 DAY, named after our local area code, is a day-long celebration of all things KC. Visit where it all began in KC, the historic City Market. Shop, eat and party with us to commemorate the day. Take the KC Streetcar to City Market, or if you have to drive, parking is free in City Market square. Enter at 5th & Walnut.
Start the day long holiday with a lunchtime ride on the KC Streetcar. Starting at 1130 a.m., local artist and performer Michael McQuary will be performing his show “Your Essence in Seconds” on board the KC Streetcar. His art and music will highlight Kansas City and the people that make this city so unique.
The 816 DAY fun continues into the evening! Hop the KC Streetcar to City Market for a free 816 DAY party 5:30-7:30 p.m. at City Market (5th & Walnut) sponsored by the KC Streetcar and featuring Thunder Jacket, Kansas City’s premier 90’s band.
Everyone is welcome. Come support 816 business, food, art and music! All City Market parking lots are free on weekday evenings.
All 816 DAY activities can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/816day/. Additional 816 DAY products, specials and offers available Aug. 16 during business hours at these City Market merchants. Check www.thecitymarketkc.org for new listings daily: