FAQ’s

Are dogs allowed?
In compliance with City ordinance and to maintain the health and safety of patrons, dogs and other animals are not allowed in City Market shops, restaurants, walkways or common areas including the Farmers Market. Dogs are only permitted at City Market Park at 3rd & Main just west of City Market Square. Animals serving in an official ADA capacity are allowed on City Market property.
Is smoking allowed?
In compliance with City ordinance and to maintain the health and safety of patrons, smoking is not permitted inside City Market buildings, shops, restaurants, walkways or common areas including the Farmers Market sheds.
What is available at the Market?
City Market has more than 30 daily merchants and a Farmers Market and Vintage Sale on Saturdays and Sundays. Experience the possibilities. All local. All year.

  • Shop an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques.
  • Taste flavors from around the world at a wide variety of restaurants and cafes.
  • Gather fresh and imported ingredients, bulk spices and more from specialty grocers and produce stands.
  • Visit the region’s largest Farmers Market for locally grown produce, prepared foods, baked goods, handcrafted & vintage items.
  • Explore our historic past in the 5th Street Lobby Exhibit and at the Arabia Steamboat Museum.
  • Host a private event or fundraiser in KC’s most unique setting.
  • Discover a world of sights, sounds, and attractions for the whole family.

In compliance with City ordinance and to maintain the health and safety of patrons, smoking is not permitted inside City Market buildings, shops, restaurants, walkways or common areas including the Farmers Market sheds.

What produce is available?
City Market has two produce dealers, Global Produce & Cristina’s Produce located on the west side of City Market that are open every day. They sell a wide variety of produce at prices lower than typical grocery stores. While some of their inventory is locally-grown and seasonally driven, some is also sourced nationally and internationally and provides customers with year-round access to fresh fruits and vegetables including citrus and tropical produce. City Market also hosts the region’s largest Farmers Market on Saturdays and Sundays year-round. Growers from a 500-mile radius sell their produce in the sheds in the center of City Market Square. Their inventory varies with the season. To keep up with what’s in season in our region, use the Seasonal and Simple App from the University of Missouri Extension.
Where can I park?
Public parking is available on-street and in public lots. Please read the  River Market Parking Map for area parking information. City Market Square is closed to parking during the Farmers Market April through October. Surrounding parking lots are open year-round.
Where can I use my SNAP/EBT benefits?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are accepted by many Farmers Market vendors. Find out more here. City Market specialty grocers including Cristina’s Produce, Global Produce, Carollo’s Grocery, Alhabashi Mart and Crossland Market accept EBT transactions but cannot accept SNAP or Double Up Bucks tokens.

Do I need cash?
City Market shops and restaurants accept credit and debit cards. While most Farmers Market vendors take plastic, some are cash-only. There is an ATM in the northeast corner of City Market Square between Dutch Flowers and Hawthorne 109. You can also visit the SNAP tent to purchase tokens with your debit card in $5 increments to make purchases from Farmers Market vendors. There is a $1 convenience fee per transaction.
How can I find a City Market Brick?
Inscribed bricks are no longer for sale. If you would like to locate a commemorative brick on City Market property, please contact the City Market Management Office; we have locations cross-referenced by purchaser and inscription.
Is there free Wi-Fi access?
Free Wi-Fi is available via KCFreePublicWi-Fi. Several restaurants and coffee shops have guest Wi-Fi access as well.
Is there wheelchair/stroller access?
Most buildings and shops are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. The Market does not have stroller or wheelchair rentals. City Market events comply in all respects with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and regulations. Since City Market was built prior to the ADA, some requirements fall under the grandfather clause. If you have concerns about accessibility, please contact the City Market Management Office at 816.842.1271.

Did you lose or find something?
Please contact the City Market Management Office at 816-842-1271 or City Market Security Office 816.918.4700 to make a report or to claim an item from Lost & Found.
Where can I stay near the City Market?
For downtown lodging options, please visit VisitKC.com.
Can I hold an event at City Market?
City Market is a unique place to host a special event! We’ve hosted weddings, fundraisers, corporate events, class reunions, and company picnics. City Market has open-air and climate-controlled facilities as well as City Market Park for event space to suit your vision. Please see Leasing, Permits & Applications.

 

Is there a place to store my luggage?
City Market is not able to provide secure storage. If you are a guest in a local hotel, we suggest checking with concierge services for temporary storage.
Can I be a seller at the market?
For more information about being a seller, click here.
Can I perform for tips at the market?
Can my student/community group perform at the market?
If you have a student or community band, choir, dance or theater group that would like to schedule a free open-air public performance, please contact Sue Patterson at spatterson@thecitymarket.org.
Can I petition, preach, demonstrate or hand out pamphlets at the market?
Visit our contact page for more information.
Can I film or photograph?

City Market is a scenic place to stage a production. For our commercial film and photography guidelines, check out our news and media section.