Celebrate 8-1-6 Day with Us on 8/16

What’s it all about?

816 Day is the annual, city-approved celebration of Kansas City culture, featuring live entertainment, branded events, and one-day deals. On this day, community connectedness is strengthened by local business and resident pride.

816 Day is named after our city’s area code and takes place yearly on August 16th. On this date in 2018, Mayor Sly James signed a resolution no. 180592 to celebrate the newest holiday “816 Day,” thanks to a collaborative effort by the Downtown Neighborhood Association and representatives from the 816 Day Planning Committee.

What’s new this year?

This year the area code inspired holiday lands on Friday, August 16th, making it more exciting than ever before. Day-long festivities throughout the Metro will culminate at the City Market with Kemet Coleman’s theatrical performance, “Electric Park,” at 8:16pm. There’s something for everyone on 816 Day.

816 Day Specials

The Bite 32 E 3rd St (inside City Market)
816 Combo (sandwich, chips & drink) for $8.16 + tax

Bloom Baking Company 15 E 3rd St (inside City Market)
2 croissants or danish: $8.16 while supply lasts (butter croissants excluded). Mix & match.

Bo Lings 20 East 5th St (inside City Market)
Assorted Appetizer (Fried Calamari, Crispy Eggplant, Crab Rangoon, Egg Roll): $8.16 plus tax

Boulevard Brewing Co. Tours & Rec Center 2534 Madison Ave
Rec Deck (21+) - KC AF flatbread with Jack Stack BBQ burnt ends, Rufus Teague Unfiltered Wheat BBQ sauce, & KC Canning Co. Hoppy Pickles: $8.16 each

Dalia’s Silver Lining 400 Grand (inside City Market)
$8.16 off any sterling ring purchase above $40

Dutch Flowers 400 Grand (inside City Market)
Grown fresh cut sunflowers, 8 stems: $16 (or $3 each)

Drunken Worm 1405 W 39th St
816 Infused Tequila (Watermelon/Mint) Specialty Cocktail $8.16

Hawthorne 109 400 Grand South (inside City Market)
Sunglasses $8.16

Hyper KC in City Market 400 Grand, Suite 418W (inside City Market)
Buy one t-shirt, get a second for $8.16

John's Big Deck 928 Wyandotte
Specialty Draft: $4.08; 816 Punch John's Edition; $8.16 Rib Basket

Kansas City Public Library: Central Branch 14 W 10th St
Mug, coffee, pastry, and library sticker: $8.16 ($10.50 value)

Kate 412 Delaware, Suite C
Our favorite style of earrings: $8.16 ($20 value)

KC Soda Co 421 Main (inside City Market)
4-pack of KC-based sodas: $8.16

The Levee 16 43rd St
Specialty Draft: $4.08; 816 Punch Levee Edition; Rib Basket: $8.16

Locally Sourced Meats 419 Main (inside City Market)
KC Strips 8.16% off per pound

MO Brew 1403 W 39th St
"Berry Merican Drink": $7.76

Pigwich 20 E 5th St (inside City Market)
Banh Mi, Pigwich or 1/3 lb burger with pint of chips: $8.16

Roasterie - Missouri Cafe
2 Nitro Cold Brew Cans: $8.16 (can’t be swapped for other kinds)

Spokes Cafe Cyclery 929 Walnut St & 1200 Washington
Breakfast burrito with bacon/chorizo: $8.16; Lunch items: $8.16

Taste of Brazil 25 E 3rd St (inside City Market)
20% off drinks & food items. 4-7:30 pm

Union Station 30 W Pershing
Science City or Stonehenge admission: $8.16 (Purchase in person)

Up-Down KC (in partnership with Boulevard Brewery) 101 SW Blvd
Pizza slice, 10 tokens, & wheat/pale: $8.16 ($12 value) 3-8:16 pm

816 Day Activities at City Market

Red Friday Fundraiser 11 am-1:30 pm
For Ronald McDonald House Charities. Get a signature and selfie in front of a giant Chiefs flag.

Spirit of 816 Helping Hands Drive 11 am-1:30 pm
Sign up to volunteer with non-profits that help make our community a better place.

Electric Park Experience 30+ local artists and makers, restaurants and more! All ages. Beer, wine & non-alcoholic beverages available.
6:16 & 7:16 p.m. - Aerial & acro-yoga performances by VOLER
8:16 pm - Local artist & musician KEMET THE PHANTOM drops his latest album on outdoor stage.

816 Day Activities at the Power & Light District

PNC Plaza POPsocial 56 E 14th St
5-9 pm - Pop-up party with freebies of new Chill Vibes Sour Ale with Cucumber & Boulevard's Fling Craft Cocktails. Entertainment by Mitch Prather, yard games, raffle prizes, giveaways, and popsicles by KC Pop Co!

Coors Light Block Party with Galantis at the KC Live! Block (21+) in
5-9 pm - Presented by Mix 93.3

816 Day Activities at the KC Public Library

Movies on the Wall 14 W 10th St
8 pm Doors open, 8:45 Program, “Mars Attacks!” (1996) Free event for all ages. RSVP here: KCPL Movies On The Wall

816 Day on the Radio

Slacker’s Free Food Friday Broadcast 101 the Fox
5-9 am - Hear what’s brewing at Boulevard Brewing Co. Rec Deck. Listeners have a chance to win $100 gift card to Beer Hall & Rec Deck. Tag @BLVDTOURSANDREC on any social media posts!

Fox Friday Party Live Broadcast 101 the Fox at 2534 Madison Ave
3-7 pm - Boulevard Brewing Co. Rec Deck (21+)
Tag @BLVDTOURSANDREC on any social media posts!


For Individuals Get out there! Check out the planned events on August 16th and stop by participating local businesses. Help us spread the word, and dress to show your KC pride.

For Businesses Here are a few ideas to get you started, but we encourage you to get creative.

  • Offer specials for $8.16 (or $81.60).

  • Host local entertainment, art or vendors.

  • Introduce a KC inspired food, beverage or merch.

For all Social Media Accounts - Use #816Day and RSVP on 816 Day Event Pages. There are multiple 816 Day groups, event pages, and media accounts focused on multiple events in multiple locations! Find a few that interest you and share, post, and invite your friends.

Use the 816 Day Snapchat GeoFiter!


Please send your event details to dnakcmo@gmail.com and info@do816.com to be included in official online event guides.

Brought to you by

  • KCMO Downtown Neighborhood Association

  • Downtown Council of Kansas City

  • KC Streetcar

  • Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

  • City Market

  • do816

816 Day sponsors

  • Pepsi

  • Helix Architecture + Design

  • Commerce Bank

  • Epoch

  • Park University