Celebrate Kansas City with food specials and charity fundraisers during 816 Day

August 15, 2019 - 5:07 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- August 16 is designated as the officially unofficial holiday celebrating all things Kansas City.

816 Day, in its second year, will draw crowds up and down the Streetcar Line from Union Station north to the River Market.

Sue Patterson, Director of Market and Events for City Market, told KMBZ 816 Day wouldn't be possible without a strong team of community organizations. 

"We partnered with KC Street Car, Downtown Neighborhood Association, Downtown Council, Visit KC, and the City of Kansas City, as well as Ride KC," Patterson said. 

Named for the area code on the Missouri side of the state line, 816 Day brings charities, restaurants and local shops together to celebrate the Paris of the Plains.

Sarah Darby, Owner and Founder of Bloom Baking Company in City Market, says events like 816 Day are great for businesses like her's. 

"Any time that we have celebrations or events that happen on the weekend, particularly in the City Market, we see just large volumes of people. We are very weekend and weather dependent," Darby explained.

Here’s a great way to kick off #816DAY: Launch of stonecoldjones95 Soda at @kcsodaco 8/16 at 9 am. Free autographed signature root beer bottle to the first fifty customers to make a purchase at City Market location.… https://t.co/5PqpPmfFWW

— The City Market - KC (@TheCityMarketKC) August 15, 2019
Hungry festival-goers can get two croissants or a Danish for just $8.16 from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. on 816 Day at Bloom Baking Company, with many other shops offering similar deals. 

Stores, bars and restaurants will run specials on select items throughout the day and local charities will host events beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, all in the heart of Kansas City.

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