City Market

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


8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
MISSOURI CRAFT DISTILLERS GUILD [MCDG] and City Market assure you someone in Missouri is making your favorite spirit; you just haven’t found it yet, and the MCDG SAMPLING SERIES is your chance!

Mark your calendar to stop by, sample, and purchase a variety of spirits from these and other distillers from across the region on these upcoming MCDG SAMPLING SERIES Saturdays:

Aug. 5: Tall Pines Distillery (Noel MO)

Aug. 19: West Bottoms Whiskey Co. (KCMO), Tall Pines Distillery, Switchgrass Spirits (St Louis MO), Pinkney Bend Distillery (New Haven MO)

Sept. 9: Pinkney Bend Distillery, J. Rieger & Co. (KCMO), StiL630 (St. Louis MO), r/farms (Mound City MO)

Sept. 23: Naked Spirits (St. Louis MO), Pinckney Bend, Wood Hat (Florence MO), Stil 630

Sept. 30: Naked Spirits, Switchgrass Spirits, West Bottoms Whiskey Co., Lifted Spirits (KCMO)

October 14: Pickney Bend, J. Rieger & Co. (KCMO), StiL 630, Myrtle’s Distilled Spirits (Neosho MO)

Learn about distilling, and meet the entrepreneurs who are building Missouri into a premiere destination for craft spirits. 
Be sure to pick up your free MCDG EXPEDITION LOG and find out about how you can explore Missouri’s distillery trail beyond City Market.

Participation in the MCDG SAMPLING SERIES and the MCDG EXPEDITION is free to all (21+) with a valid ID

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   

Is it too soon to be wishing for sweater weather? Hot chocolate? Candy canes? We think NOT! It’s never too soon to start thinking about the season of “Gifts, Giving and Good Cheer” also known as MERRY MARKET! The festive fun begins on Black Friday, Nov. 24, with holiday shopping, engaging activities, delicious food, and seasonal drinks every Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 17.

ART GARDEN KC will curate MERRY MARKET 2023 with more than 75 unique artisans and makers. MERRY MARKET is an open-air holiday shopping experience featuring all-local artisans with handmade products including paintings, ceramics, custom clothing, décor, jewelry, and more. MERRY MARKET also features all the things that make holiday shopping even more delightful:
•Sip, sample, stroll, and shop with seasonal beers, canned cocktails, and other libations from Minsky’s & Boulevard Brewing Company,* and a portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.
•Try tasty “walkable” treats from City Market restaurants.
•Shop a seasonal selection of Farmers Market vendors.
•Explore City Market shops for fabulous finds.
•Enjoy holiday music, talented buskers, and live performances on our Community stage.
•Visit GINGERBREAD LANE, a whimsical interpretation of Kansas City in miniature cookie form.
•Be on the lookout for special guest appearances, sponsor activations, and giveaways.

MERRY MARKET will be open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. these weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas:
Nov. 24 – 26
Dec. 2 – 3
Dec. 9 – 10
Dec. 16 – 17

Admission is free. All ages are welcome. For MERRY MARKET information, visit City Market online and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Follow ART GARDEN KC on Facebook and Instagram. Artists interested in participating in MERRY MARKET, please visit

Follow GINGERBREAD LANE on Facebook and Instagram or visit online.

MERRY MARKET is supported in part by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund [NTDF].
Sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact

*You must be 21 years old with a valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.

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

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