By Kady Cramer
The South Kansas City Chamber will host the Annual South KC Block Party in the Red Bridge Shopping Center, 11212 Holmes Road, on October 7 from 10am-4pm. In its sixth year, the event is free and open to the public, featuring live entertainment, food trucks, vendor booths, a car show and Beer Garden.
Center School District will kick off the festivities with their Center Education Foundation 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run or Walk at 9am. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance learning and end homelessness for all Center students. To sign up, visit http://www.center5k.com.
Following the Fun Run will be a Car Show from 10am-2pm.
Strawberry Swing will provide a collection of Kansas City’s handmade makers/artists with mediums including clothing, photography, ceramics, painting, woodworking, leatherworking, metalsmithing, fiber arts, and more.
KC Wolf will make an appearance from 11:30am-1pm to visit the over 20 local business vendors and robust KidZone. The KidZone will include face painting, glitter tattoos, chalk art, carnival games, and a balloon artist.
Tanner’s Bar & Grill and Cookies and Creamery will have pop-ups in the parking lot. In addition, food offerings will include BBQ, pizza, hotdogs and sandwiches, and fair food such as corn dogs, nachos, kettle corn, cotton candy, and ice cream.
This year’s Beer Garden will be open for the entirety of the event and have designated seating and tables available.
A South Kansas City favorite, The Oscar Polk Allstar Band will play during the festivities from 1:30-3:30pm. The band contains some of Kansas City’s most respected and well-known musicians, including three members of the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.
“None of the vendors are closing for the concert so you can listen at your leisure while still enjoying all of the other activities that the party has to offer,” says Blake Wright, Membership & Events Coordinator for the South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
All festivities are free and open to the public. For more information or to register for the Car Show, visit southkcchamber.com.