Downtown KC to celebrate 816 Day on Wednesday (8/16)

816 Day is the annual city-proclaimed celebration of Kansas City culture, featuring live entertainment, branded events, and special deals. On this day, Wednesday (8/16) community connectedness is strengthened by local business and resident pride.

816 Day is named after the city’s area code and takes place yearly on August 16th. On this date in 2018, Mayor Sly James signed Resolution 180592 to celebrate the newest holiday “816 Day,” thanks to a collaborative effort by the Downtown Neighborhood Association and representatives from the 816 Day Planning Committee.

816 Day Downtown Bingo is brought to you by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, KC Streetcar, Art in the Loop, Downtown Council, City Market, KC Power & Light District, and the River Market Community Association.

What’s new this year?


  • Start your day with breakfast specials at Strang Chef Collective inside Lightwell from 8-9:30 a.m.

  • Join the monthly Garment District Grooves concert series at 8th and Broadway for a special 816 Day concert. Chilakillers and Tom’s Travelers Bartending will be selling food and drinks from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Music by Billy Ebeling

  • Continue the party with a happy hour in the PNC Plaza (P&L District) from 3-5 p.m.

  • A host of 816 Day events at J. Rieger & Co. beginning at 5 p.m.
  • Last but not least, jump on the KC Streetcar to head to the City Market for three incredible performances brought to you by Art in the Loop from 5:3o-8 p.m. and turn in your bingo card

Click here to learn more about 816 Day bingo, and the complete array of activities.