This holiday was devised by former Mayor Sly James so that his upwardly mobile friends might take a moment of pause from buying up the treasures of the Far East on Amazon and maybe look at a few lonely local shops.
Here's the background and a very lame scavenger hunt that will provide inspiration for C-list politicos today on social media . . .
"816 Day is named after our 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."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Kansas City's official holiday 816 Day is the annual city-proclaimed celebration of Kansas City culture, featuring live entertainment, branded events, and special deals. On this day, community connectedness is strengthened by local business and resident pride. 816 Day is named after our city's area code and takes place yearly on August 16th.