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Be Part of the Art on First Fridays

Oct. 4, Nov. 1

6pm – 9pm 

City Market is in the First Friday spirit showcasing local artists who will demo their techniques and exhibit their works every First Friday through November 6-9 p.m. in Pavilion 1. This is a FREE event.

Check out fantastic textiles, prints, jewelry, visual art, even body art! We also offer a fun painting class* so you can actually BE an artist.

Support local artists and get into the true spirit of First Friday creativity. Be sure to stop by the event to pick up an exclusive coupon so you can get a 15% discount at your favorite City Market restaurant. City Market has easy free evening parking.

Artists interested in participating, please contact Sue Patterson: call 816-842-1271 or email There are no booth fees, but you must pre-register. Please share this information with artists you know!

*no painting class on July 5.

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Community Blood Drive

Saturday, Sept. 21, 9am-2pm 

One blood donation can save up to 3 lives!

All presenting donors will receive a City Market Cookbook* and the chance to win 2 tickets to Grub Crawl, City Market’s foodie adventure.

Walk-ins welcome, but we encourage you to make an appointment if possible. Please visit

Questions about medical eligibility or travel? Visit or call 800.688.0900.

*while supply lasts. 

Dig In! Farm-to-Table Dinner

Sunday, Sept. 15, 6-9:30pm

Join Cultivate KC for our 8th Annual Dig In! Farm-to-Table Benefit Dinner, a celebration that showcases food grown in Kansas City by local farmers. This year’s five-course meal and signature cocktails will be created by:

Kara Anderson of Ça Va
Jonathon Bush of Novel Restaurant
David Friesen of Betty Rae’s Ice Cream
Carlos Mortera of The Bite and POI-Ō
Alex Pope of Local Pig
Rachel Rinas of Karbón

The dinner takes place outside at The City Market – Kansas City and will include live music, a pop-up market and auction.

Early Bird Ticket price: $125
Regular ticket price (July 21): $150

More info at

Thank you to Dig In! 2019 partners:
Kansas City Convention Center
Broadmoor Bistro
Union Horse Distilling Co.

Tickets on sale now. Follow this link to purchase.

Grub Crawl — a City Market Foodie Adventure

Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-8pm 

Sink your teeth into City Market at Grub Crawl, our annual tasting tour of City Market that’s sure to be the best yet.
Sample your way around the market and enjoy live music between bites; p
articipating locations include:

The Bite
Bloom Baking Company
Blue Nile Cafe
Bo Lings
Brown & Loe
Burrito Bros. (new ownership)
Carollo’s Italian Deli
Chicken Please (new to Grub Crawl!)
Cristina’s Produce (new to Grub Crawl)
DragonFly Tea Zone
Habashi House (new to Grub Crawl!)
KC Soda Co.
Locally Sourced Meats
Local Pig
Taste of Brazil
Tikka House

Tickets are $30 each and must be purchased in advance online at:

Tickets are limited and may sell out.

Ticket holders may check-in at our Grub Crawl check-in booth in City Market Square beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, where they will receive a Grub Crawl passport that entitles the holder a sample at each stop listed. Each ticket also includes a keepsake canvas tote.

Grub Crawl is rain or shine. Come hungry!

Yoga in City Market Park

Sundays through September

9am – 10am 

Enjoy a mindful morning workout with Yoga In City Market Park sponsored by KC Counseling Studio. Get your body moving and then shop the Farmers Market.

Every Sunday through September at 9am, KC Counseling Studio provides FREE 60-minute all-age/levels yoga classes. Please bring your own mat or blanket.

The City Market is all about creating a fun, fresh community through healthy nutrition and activities. KC Counseling Studio is focused on balancing physical and spiritual wellness. Both share a sunny outlook. 

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Friends of the Kansas City Public Library Summer Book Sale

First Saturdays through October

9am – 2pm

Shop the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library Summer Book Sale, first Saturdays through October in the glass atrium walkway just north of the Arabia Steamboat Museum (400 Grand Blvd). The space is air conditioned. 

Pricing: $2 for recent new release hardbacks; $1 other hardbacks; $1 – Audio Books, DVD, Blue Ray; 25 cents CDs; 50 cents paperbacks. Some special items separately priced. Cash or check only. 

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Art of the Machine Car Show Series

Sundays through October

10am – 2pm 

The Art of the Machine Car series welcomes local car clubs and enthusiasts on Sundays just inside the entrance to City Market at 5th & Walnut. Clubs bookings are ongoing, so check back often. Confirmed clubs follow:

June 23: KC Fiero Owners Group
Aug. 11: Santa Fe Trail Antique Motorcycle Club
Aug. 18: Kansas City MG Car Club
Aug. 25: Mid-America Falcon Club
Sept. 8: Mid-America Mustangers
Sept. 15: KC BMW Car Club
Sept. 22: Drive Electric Car Club
Sept. 29: Plain Ol’ A’s Model A Ford Club

Every Art of the Machine participants receives a collectible dash plaque. If your car club is interested in participating in our Art of the Machine Series, please email

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Host Your Special Event at the City Market!


Public Expos – Festivals – Weddings – Fundraisers – Corporate Events – Class Reunions – Company Picnics

City Market has open-air and climate-controlled facilities as well as City Market Park for event space to suit your own. Please review our Event Rental Information and return the enclosed Event Application.

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