City Market

All local. All year. City Market is the place to be.


Friday, June 2
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Spring rolls with peanut sauce at Hungry Hatch, Pão de Queijo and Carne Louca with chimichurri at Taste of Brazil, mini draft root beer floats at KC Soda Co, and sweet treats at Bloom Baking Company…

Drooling yet? These are just a few of the delicious items you’ll taste as you nosh your way around City Market. This year’s Grub Crawl Passport will lead your taste buds to 16 destinations:

Bloom Baking Company
Blue Nile Cafe
Brown & Loe
Burrito Bros.
Cristina’s Produce
Daily Kitchen
Dragonfly Tea Zone
Hungry Hatch
KC Soda Co. & Fountain City Scoops & Floats
Local Pig
PJ’s Snacks (Farmers Market)
Taste of Brazil
Tenderloin Grill (NEW!)

Grub Crawl tickets are $40 each and must be purchased online in advance HERE. Each ticket includes a Grub Crawl Passport of sampling vouchers. No gate sales or walk-ups. Ticket holders may pick up their Grub Crawl Passport at our Guest Services booth in City Market beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 2. Grub Crawl is rain or shine. Come hungry!

Between bites, enjoy FRESH FRIDAYS music and makers specially curated by ART GARDEN KC 5-10pm. FRESH FRIDAYS is FREE and family-friendly. Also, FREE and family-friendly, Grub Crawlers are invited to participate in HARVESTERS’ FEASTIVAL POP UP PACKING, a hands-on opportunity to repackage healthy produce (provided) into family-sized portions to be distributed to those experiencing food insecurity in our community.

Grub Crawl is an annual fundraiser that helps support Friends of the City Market and its programs and events throughout the year. Special thanks to our supporters at The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City. 



FRESH FRIDAYS, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1,
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

City Market is bringing back our popular FRESH FRIDAYS series with extended
hours: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month beginning in May.

This open-air summertime series has something for everyone. Sip and shop while enjoying music,
food, and fun each month. Admission is FREE, and all ages are welcome. FRESH FRIDAYS will
feature all-local artists and makers in collaboration with ART GARDEN KC.

Each FRESH FRIDAY will present something special to make it truly fresh. Think of FRESH
FRIDAYS for happy hour and be sure to enjoy the patios and great food at your favorite City Market
restaurants. Public parking is available. The KC Streetcar is free and connects FRESH FRIDAYS to
all downtown KC events.
Put these FRESH FRIDAYS on your calendar:
AUG. 4

Makers, artists, and vendors interested in participating, please apply at



Various Farmers Market Dates
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Wines is once again partnering with City Market to bring Missouri wine country to the
Farmers Market this summer. Taste award-winning wines, discover new favorites, and purchase
bottled/canned wine directly from the producers.

Wine in Missouri is unique, and this is a fantastic opportunity to learn about varietals and local growers,
and destinations throughout Missouri for wine enthusiasts. Ever heard of Chambourcin? Not sure how
to pronounce Seyval Blanc? Get those answers and more while sipping samples* during the Farmers
Market on the following dates:

May 21: Stone Hill Winery – Hermann, MO
May 27: Adam Puchta Winery – Hermann, MO
June 3: Edg-Clif Vineyard, Winery and Brewery – Potosi, MO
June 24: Jowler Creek Winery – Platte City, Missouri
July 1: Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery – Excelsior Springs, MO
July 2: Baltimore Bend Vineyard – Waverly, MO
July 8: Augusta Winery, Balducci Vineyards, Montelle Winery, Mount Pleasant Estates – Augusta, MO
July 15: Viandel Vineyard – Mountain View, MO
July 22: St. James Winery – St. James, MO
July 23: Prairie Barn Winery – St. James, MO
Aug. 26: Noboleis Vineyards – Augusta, MO
Sept. 9: Fountain City Winery — Kansas City, MO
*Must be 21 with valid ID to sample or purchase wine growing season!, and we’re making it simple for gardeners to gather everything for outdoor landscaping, gardening, and porch/patio décor this season.


WEDNESDAYS IN MAY, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

It’s growing season!, and we’re making it simple for gardeners to gather everything for outdoor landscaping, gardening, and porch/patio décor this season.
Shop a curated selection of Farmers Market vendors known for bedding plants, vegetable starts, hanging baskets, planters, cut flower bouquets, and more – all located in our Farmers Market pavilions when neighborhood traffic is minimal, and City Market Square is open to vehicles.

Drive in & park.
Load up & leave.
Convenient & easy.

Happy gardening season! 


BLUEGRASS TUESDAYS: Open Invitation & Jam  


All are invited to join our bluegrass/country/gospel open jam and showcase at  City Market every first Tuesday, 5-9 p.m.

Our grand opening jam is Tuesday, May 2. Meet up in Pavilion 3 (the north shed where farmer vendor booths are on weekends).
An ampified showcase area will be set and ready.

Bring your songs and instruments to drop into our open jam, 5-8 p.m. Relax for the last hour while a local band to entertain from 8-9 p.m.!

Participating musicians are also welcome to find other locations throughout the market to form acoustic jams.

Limited seating is available. Bring your own chair if possible. Plenty of free 2-hour parking is available within City Market square.
Local band showcase:
May: Grand Opening
July 11 (second Tuesday due to Independence Day holiday): TBA
August: TBA

If have questions, please leave a comment or contact

Bluegrass Tuesdays are made possible by HABOT: Heart of America Bluegrass and Old Time Music Club



Wednesday, June 21 

Celebrate Make Music KC at City Market Wednesday, June 21! This international celebration of music features FREE live performances all around City Market:
Tina Barrett at City Market Coffee House, 11am-12:30pm
Frank Rardon at Tenderloin Grill, 12pm – 1:30pm
Tica Felise at Enzo Bistro and Wine Bar, 5:30-7pm
Back Alley Brass Band on Walnut in front of the paddle wheel, 7-9pm

MERRY MARKET: Gifts, Giving & Good Cheer 

EVERY WEEKEND THANKSGIVING THROUGH CHRISTMAS: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 24-26, Dec. 2-3, Dec 9-10, and Dec. 16-17
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 75 outstanding curated artisans and makers.
MERRY MARKET is open-air featuring 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!


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

Submit an Event

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