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.

Check back later for more details and links to events.


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.


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