Neighborhood Block Party Information

Are you planning a block party in your neighborhood? A block party is a great way to celebrate and encourage stronger communities.

Select a date for your party
Determine the day you and your neighbors want to close the street for a party.  The permit approval process can take up to 3 weeks, so please factor that into your block party date.

Apply for a Special Event Permit
Block parties must be approved by the City Council by means of a Special Event Permit.  Please fill out the permit and submit it to Megan Summers via email or in person at City Hall.  For questions, call Megan at 816-274-6006.

Block Party Grants
North Kansas City residents may apply for a grant to host a neighborhood block party. Each grant will reimburse eligible expenses up to $200 per event. The following rules guide the block party grant program:

  • Block parties must be approved by the City Council by means of a Special Event Permit.
  • The City will reimburse eligible expenses up to $200 per event.
  • Neighborhoods may receive the block party grant once per year.
  • Eligible expenses for reimbursement may include, but are not limited to:
    • Food
    • Paper goods
    • Entertainment/performers
  • Ineligible expenses for reimbursement include:
    • Alcohol
    • Tent rental
    • Stages and/or risers
  • To receive reimbursement, the block party host listed on the approved Special Event Permit submits itemized receipts to Community Development.  The receipts are reviewed by staff and the City will authorize reimbursement for qualifying expenses up to $200.
  • Block parties that receive City grant funds shall be free of charge.
  • Everyone who lives in a block that receives City grant funds for a block party must be invited to the party. No one who lives in the block may be excluded.

For more information, contact Megan Summers at 816-274-6006 or via email.


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2010 Howell St
North Kansas City, MO 64116

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