Mission: Plans and executes a number of activities designed to create more exposure, draw to the market, provide enjoyable experiences and to serve as a unique destination for the local community and tourists visiting kansas city.
Programs: These grant funds were provided by ntdf to launch a busker festival. A busker is street performer who practices their craft in public places, for gratuities. Performers may do acrobatics, animal tricks, balloon twisting, clowning, comedy, contortionism, dance, fire eating or breathing, fortune-telling, juggling, magic, miming, musical performance, puppeteering, street art such as sketching and painting, street theatre, sword swallowing, and more! This event was designed to capture the eclectic flavor of the city market by expanding on the typical strolling musicians and entertainment that graces the market square; this event will bring even more out of the box entertainment to the city market. This event was free to the public.
the mid american regional council provided grant funds for a compost program to improve and increase the recycling program with a goal to ultimately divert more waste by improving accessibility and increased participation from city market tenants. This grant was used to pay for staffing and equipment.
these grant funds were provided by ntdf to launch the crawfish festival. This event was a music and food event that highlighted zydeco music and cajun food. This event was open to the public with admission of $15. 00 per person.
this funding was provided to cover costs associated with the implementation of educational canning classes during the weekend farmer's market in the farm to table kitchen. This program was free and open to the public.
this funding was to help cover expenses for putting on movies in the city market park. These events were open and free to the public.
the farmers' market promotion program was to promote and advertise for the farmers market, that it is open year round, to recruit new farmers for the sunday market and for promotion of the snap and beans and greens programs.
these grant funds were provided by ntdf to launch a grub crawl evening event at the market with inclusion of the river market district. A play off of the traditional pub crawl, a grub crawl is a cutting edge way to experience the eclectic food scene in the historic city market and river market! It is a one night chance to taste and try some of the finest food kansas city has to offer in the foodie event of the season. Culinary adventurers will purchase a passport to dine that will be their ticket to a free taste or small plate from series of participating restaurants that best represents their culinary point of view. In addition to the food items included in the passport price, the passport will also grant the holder access to even more food and drink specials at each establishment! A live musician was positioned on street corners along the event route to provide ambiance throughout the river market district as patrons try the restaurant offerings. This event was open to the public and cost $20 per person.