We love the City of Fountains so much we created a holiday for it. 816 Day is named after our city’s area code and takes place yearly on August 16th. Join the KC Streetcar, along with different shops, restaurants and bars, in celebrating Kansas City’s newest favorite day of the year with concerts and specials. Get ready for the holiday by ordering a shirt or other merchandise to proudly show off your civic pride on Redbubble, here. Need help planning your day? No worries, we’ve got you covered...

Your Essence in Seconds

During your lunch break, hop on board the KC Streetcar where internationally-acclaimed artist Michael McQuary will wow riders with his, “Your Essence in Seconds,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Get your original and unique sketch - a rapid portrait of YOU! Make sure to tag any pictures with #youressenceinseconds.

Sip + Shop

Stop off at The Polished Edge to sip champagne while you shop their Kir Collection Trunk Show. There will be a drawing for “KC” themed jewelry and live music by Destination.

90’s Rock Style

After work, grab a lawn chair and head over to the City Market for a FREE dinner and concert. Rock on from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. with Kansas City’s premier 90’s party band, Thunder Jacket.

816 Day Celebration

Join us at John’s Big Deck for the main event of the evening. Dance the night away with the help of Kansas City’s best DJ, DJ Mike Scott. Take advantage of food and drink specials on BBQ Rib Plates and Pendergast Punch. Bring your friends for photobooth fun, and enter to win tons of giveaways, including concert tickets to shows like: Father John Misty - 8/13, Cody Johnson - 9/8, Clutch - 9/18, Billy Idol - 9/21, Keb Mo' - 10/2, Ben Howard - 10/3, Seven Lions - 10/18, GooGoo Dolls - 10/28, Gary Clark Jr - 11/6, Ben Rector - 11/8, Generation Axe - 11/15, Josh Turner - 11/16, The Record Company - 9/25, Yonder Mountain String Band - 10/18, David Cook 10/26. Lucero 11/16 and more...

816 Day After-Party

Keep the party going all night long at The Garment House, a multi-level entertainment district in historic Quality Hill. Four floors featuring four different vibes. On the first floor, 2-step to a live band and transition into late night DJ’s. Moving up to Broadway Bistro on the second floor, experience visual artists and singer-songwriters in spoken word. The third floor, Broadway Arcade, will have an open deck DJ extravaganza and arcade play. Last but not least, The 10 Spot will host local hip-hop artists, alternative, and fashion events. Get your ticket ahead of time for only $5 on Eventbrite.

Before you head out - don’t forget to check do816.com/816-day for additional events.  

Brought to you by: Downtown Neighborhood Association, KC Streetcar, Downtown Council of Kansas City, City Market, Kansas City Power & Light, Crossroads Community Association, John's Big Deck, & Do816!