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FRESH FRIDAYS AT CITY MARKET 

 FIRST FRIDAY OF JUNE – SEPTEMBER

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission is FREE
All ages are welcome.  

City Market is introducing a new, summertime event series with something for everyone: FRESH FRIDAYS, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

FRESH FRIDAYS features an open-air artist and maker fair curated by ART GARDEN KC with all-local, juried participants. Each FRESH FRIDAY will present something special to make it truly fresh. Sip and shop adult beverages by Embrace the Grape while enjoying live music, food, and fun. Admission is FREE, and all ages are welcome. Here’s our lineup:

 

June 3: ASPIRING ARTISTS MICRO MUSIC FESTIVAL – Enjoy music from local musicians and get a free can of Aspire Healthy Energy Drinks while supply lasts. (The festival continues Saturday and Sunday during the Farmers Market.).
Get your summer reading underway with the KANSA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY’S BOOK MOBILE.

July 1: RED, WHITE, BLUE & BEYOND – Kick off the most patriotic weekend of the year with international music and dance groups from throughout KC.

Aug. 5: BUSKER SHOWCASE – Come watch, listen, and participate as City Market’s beloved street performers do their thing.

 

Sept. 2: KC CHALK & WALK FESTIVAL DEMOS – Color City Market beautiful with an all-ages chalking event that will tee up KC Chalk & Walk Festival, a weekend of artwork created by master chalk artists.

 

Think of FRESH FRIDAYS as an open-air happy hour and be sure to enjoy the patios and great food at your favorite City Market restaurants.
Makers, artists, and vendors interested in participating, please email hello@artgardenkc.org. 

 

GRUB CRAWL 

Friday, June 3
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tickets are $45

Sink your teeth into City Market at Grub Crawl, our annual tasting tour of City Market! Your Grub Crawl Passport will lead your tastebuds to these delicious destinations:

Bloom Baking Company

Blue Nile Café
Brown & Loe
Burrito Bros.
Chicken Please
Cristina’s Produce
Daily Kitchen
Dragonfly Tea Zone
Enzo (NEW!)
Hungry Hatch
KC Soda Co
Local Pig
Minsky’s
Of The Earth Farm Distillery
Pigwich
Taste of Brazil
Ting’s Filipino Bistro (NEW!)

 Between bites, enjoy live music from the ASPIRING ARTISTS MICRO MUSIC FESTIVAL and sample ASPIRE HEALTHY ENERGY DRINKS.

Tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase.

Tickets are limited and may sell out.

Ticket holders may check in beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3, when they will receive a Grub Crawl Passport that entitles the holder to a sample at each stop. Tickets also include a signature Grub Crawl keepsake apron.

Grub Crawl is rain or shine. Come hungry!

Grub Crawl is an annual fundraiser for Friends of the City Market, a nonprofit entity focused on maintaining City Market as a historic property, providing equitable access to fresh, healthy food, and supporting our small, local businesses that rely on farmers, ranchers, and growers throughout the year.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City
Excel Linen Supply
Aspire Healthy Energy Drinks

MERRY MARKET: Gifts, Giving & Good Cheer 

EVERY WEEKEND THANKSGIVING THROUGH CHRISTMAS: Nov. 25-27, Dec. 3-4, Dec 10-11, and Dec. 17-18
Admission is FREE   

Enjoy festive shopping, food, and drink every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas at City Market. Find unique gifts for everyone on your list from more than 90 outstanding artisans and makers curated by The Strawberry Swing.
 
MERRY MARKET is open-air featuring The Holiday Swing’s all-local juried makers specializing in ceramics, printing, painting, photography, woodworking, and more. Support small, local business and keep our community strong. In addition to artisans and makers, you can also:
 
–Sip while you shop with seasonal beers, canned cocktails, and other libations from Minsky’s & Boulevard Brewing Company.
–Shop a seasonal selection of Farmers Market vendors during regular Farmers Market hours.
–Explore City Market shops for fabulous finds.
–Try tasty “walkable” treats from City Market restaurants.
–Visit holiday popups.
–Enjoy special performances 
–Be on the lookout for special appearances by The Kansas City Museum’s Fairy Princess greeting and treating kids and kids at heart.

Host Your Special Event at City Market!

EVENT RENTALS

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.

For more information about special event permitting, please visit kceventhub.org.

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