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Be a Part of the Art on First Friday

July 5 Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4

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 December 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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Swingin’ Sunset at City Market

July 20, 7pm – 10pm 

Grab your partner, and cut a rug at SWINGIN’ SUNSET AT CITY MARKET, Saturday, July 20, 7:00-10:00 p.m. with the Kansas Citians Big Band presented by City Market and the Philharmonia of Greater KC. Jump n’ jive to the best of 30s & 40s swing.

Wear your dancing shoes and bring a chair. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dancers, Best Dressed and more.

Not a dancer? Just come and enjoy the scene.
New to swing dancing? Get in on SWING 101, a 30-minute crash course in basic steps. Two sessions: 7:00 & 8:30pm.

Try your hand at playing one of many instruments in the musical petting zoo.
Enjoy refreshing cocktails and other beverage available for purchase
Grab something delicious at one of your favorite City Market restaurants. Shared picnic tables will be available.

Admission is free as is our weekend parking. Or take the KC Streetcar.

All ages are welcome. A valid ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages.

SWINGIN’ SUNSET AT CITY MARKET is sponsored in part by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund

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816 Day at City Market

Friday, Aug. 16 

Celebrate all things Kansas City at City Market!

816 DAY, named after our local area code, is a day-long celebration of all things KC. Visit where it all began in KC, the historic City Market. Shop, eat and party with us to commemorate the day.

Take the KC Streetcar to City Market, or if you have to drive, parking is free in City Market square. Enter at 5th & Walnut.

The 816 DAY fun continues into the evening!
Sponsored in part by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund

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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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