Annual Heritage Week



6th Annual Heritage Days

June 4-27, 2021

In conjunction with Missouri’s Bicentennial, the Historic West Bottoms will celebrate its sixth annual Heritage Days from June 4-27, 2021.

The Historic West Bottoms Association partners with businesses and organizations to highlight the area’s history as well as its progress and potential. Heritage Days events will spotlight new businesses and recognize individuals who have made notable contributions to the community. Our goal is to remind everyone about the great times, challenges and potential in the West Bottoms and to introduce and re-introduce our area to residents and tourists.

More details about the sixth annual Heritage Days will be announced as the event approaches. Look for updates here and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

 


Events

June 4
Kansas City Historic Marker Dedication, 11th and Hickory streets, 9 a.m.
Ribbon cutting hosted by the Historic West Bottoms

Bottoms Up Festival, The Black Box, 7 p.m.
Arts and music celebration hosted by The Black Box

June 6
Missouri Valley Sundays Speaker Series: From Wettest Block to Wickedest City, Central Library and YouTube.com/kclibrary, 3 p.m.
Presentation featuring local historian John Simonson, author of Prohibition in Kansas City, Missouri and Paris of the Plains, hosted by the Historic West Bottoms and Kansas City Public Library. Register here.

June 12
Kaw Social, Kaw River at the Stockyards District, 3 p.m.
River activation hosted by the Historic West Bottoms and Mike Zeller

June 14
Historic West Bottoms June Member Meeting, All Else The Sea, 11:30 a.m.
Monthly association meeting. All are welcome. Register here.

Stockyards Legends Dinner, The Golden Ox, 6 p.m.
Celebration honoring landscapist Wilbur Niewald & historic preservationist Bill Haw hosted by the Historic West Bottoms.
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June 17
KCIC-Historic West Bottoms Social, Lemonade Park, 7 p.m.
Members only afterhours event hosted by KCIC and the Historic West Bottoms.

June 18
Bottoms Up BBQ, West Bottoms Flats, 6 p.m.
Neighborhood barbecue hosted by West Bottoms Flats
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June 19
Breaking Bread Picnic, Lemonade Park, 11 a.m.
Citywide picnic hosted by the Historic West Bottoms and UMKC’s Center for Neighborhoods

June 27
Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair, 14th & Hickory, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Live music, food trucks, 50+ vendors, live mural painting and community. Details here.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Underwriter – $3,000

  • Publicity for all events through signage, social media and multiple websites
  • Recognition during the following Heritage Week events: Confluence Dedication, Stockyards Legends Dinner and Kawsmouth Kitchens
  • 6 tickets with prime seating to Stockyards Legends Dinner and Jazz Show
  • 10 tickets to the Wettest Block Pig Roast
  • 4 tickets to Kawsmouth Kitchens
  • Business spotlight on Historic West Bottoms’ website

Event Underwriter – $2,000

  • Publicity for all events through signage, social media and multiple websites
  • Recognition during the following Heritage Week events: Confluence Dedication, Stockyards Legends Dinner and Kawsmouth Kitchens
  • 4 tickets with prime seating to Stockyards Legends Dinner and Jazz Show
  • 8 tickets to the Wettest Block Pig Roast
  • 2 tickets to Kawsmouth Kitchens

Entertainment Underwriter – $1,000

  • Publicity for all events through signage, multiple websites and social media
  • Recognition during the following Heritage Week events: Confluence Dedication, Stockyards Legends Dinner and Kawsmouth Kitchens
  • 2 tickets to Stockyards Legends Dinner and Jazz Show
  • 4 tickets to the Wettest Block Pig Roast

Friends of the Historic West Bottoms – $300

  • Publicity for all events through signage, multiple websites and social media
  • 2 tickets to the Stockyards Legends Dinner and Jazz Show

Publicity for the Heritage Week events begins in March and will include a press conference, posters and signage, event materials, promotion on multiple partner websites, and various social media platforms.

Please email your logo (.ai, .eps or high-resolution .jpg) to historicwestbottomskc@gmail.com for inclusion in our Heritage Week publicity.

Sponsorship Packet