KC Streetcar introduces ‘The Rail World’
One Streetcar system. Nearly four more miles. 16 new station stops. Connecting the Roos to the River – COMING EARLY 2025!
This is the story of the southern extension of the KC Streetcar on Main Street through Midtown Kansas City, stretching from Union Station to the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Travel along with the project team for an all new experience! In order to tell the stories of this remarkable extension, the KC Streetcar has introduced a video series, The Rail World: Stories of the Main Street Extension.
Learn about the extension and hear great stories along the way: From fun facts about different neighborhoods along the alignment to all the great businesses you can explore when the KC Streetcar Main Street extension is complete. Over the next several months, the KC Streetcar Authority will feature different segments along the extension corridor and dive into the history of the areas along the route, explore enterprising businesses in each segment, and imagine how the track will integrate into the surrounding community.
Click here and take a one-minute ride with episode one of The Rail World.
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Fiesta Hispana will light up the heart of Downtown KC
Fiesta Hispana, in Kansas City’s Barney Allis Plaza, has become the largest and most successful Hispanic fiesta event in the Midwest, attracting more than 40,000 local and out-of-town visitors to Downtown Kansas City each year. This year’s celebration will unfold on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12. Click here to learn more.
Fiesta Hispana’s mission is to promote wide recognition and appreciation for the significant role and contributions of Hispanics in the development of the United States through promoting cultural, educational and economic development advancement of the Hispanic community.
Fiesta Hispana presents more than 75 professionally designed fiesta booths – among these is a large children’s area which provides special activities for small children and their parents and a number of area colleges and universities that conduct youth outreach efforts during the fiesta. As part of educating the public, there is an impressive historical exhibit which documents, with photographs and news stories, the history of many local Hispanic settlers, as well as an exhibit of fine art. A number of food vendors sell a variety of delicious authentic Latino and non-Latino foods from popular area restaurants and homes. Other booths offer internationally imported jewelry, clothes, games, activities, consumer information, employment opportunities, health services, and more.