2nd Annual Waldo Spring Fling

Waldo Area Business Association Hosts 2nd Annual Spring Fling 

to Support Local Makers and Businesses, May 6, 2023

The outdoor festival hosted at the parking lot at Gregory & Wornall will offer Waldo businesses and local artists a place to showcase their work in the neighborhood

Creating a place for vendors and artists to showcase and sell their work, the Waldo Area Business Association is hosting the 2nd Waldo Spring Fling on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The outdoor festival will be focused on supporting the local community with a pop-up experience in the parking lot off Gregory & Wornall Rd. The experience will feature 40 businesses and artists in a walkable area, plus food trucks and space for neighbors to visit, shop and support local businesses, all in one destination. 

The pop-up Spring Fling Festival event at Gregory & Wornall parking lot will feature a variety of Waldo businesses from food to clothing, accessories, and specialty services and makers from across the KC metro, giving the community a variety of shopping and experiences, all in one destination. Food trucks will be available along Brookside Boulevard and Gregory Rd. during the event. The event is free to the public and all participating businesses will be listed on waldokc.org. 

“Waldo is proud to be a destination for local businesses and introducing a spring festival is a great way to showcase all of the talents in our community,” said Natalie Nelson, Director of Operations. “We saw success in hosting a similar style of the outdoor festival this past fall that offered a mix of Waldo businesses and local artists and want to continue to create a safe and fun event for the community to experience everything that Waldo has to offer.”

The Waldo District, stretching along Wornall Road from Gregory to around 85th St., is home to around 300 businesses including some of Kansas City’s favorite restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and services. A few new businesses that have opened in Waldo in 2023 include KC Movement Lab, Presence Chiropractic, Its Elemental Spa, Front Range Cafe, Green Utopia KC, Brookside Ceramics, and Create Space KC. 

Visit waldokc.org for a complete listing of merchants and promotion details and follow the Everything Waldo Facebook page for event updates.

Waldo Spring Fling Brochure


About Waldo 

Located in the heart of Kansas City, MO, Waldo is a walkable, bikeable neighborhood filled with everything from boutiques to bakeries and day spas to nightlife. For more details about the community and businesses bounded by Gregory Blvd., State Line Rd., 85th Street, and Holmes Rd., visit waldokc.org or follow us on Facebook/EverythingWaldo, Twitter (@EverythingWaldo), and Instagram (everythingwaldo). 

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Waldo Virtual Town Hall – April 21, 2020

Join us for our 2nd Virtual Town Hall meeting with a variety of representatives available to discuss business continuity in the time of COVID-19.

Tuesday, April 21
11:00 a.m. – noon

We will have spokespersons from KC Sourcelink, SBDC, along with marketing, website & communications specialists, and small business owners to answer your questions and offer guidance.

Panel members: 
Jenny Miller (KCSourceLink)
Jill Hathaway (SBDC)
Hayley Besheer Santell (Gunter Pest & Madi Apparel)
Sarah Koci Scheilz (Inspiration-Driven Communications)
Kathryn Snellen (KES Studio)
Kate Nielson (On Tap)

Please submit questions and RSVP to info@waldokc.org

This meeting will be held via Zoom. See details to join below:

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27th Annual Fall Festival

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out to the Waldo Fall Festival! We wish the weather had cooperated, but we’re happy we had so many visitors before the rain. We’ll see you all next year!

Waldo Welcomes Brick+Mortar to the District!

On June 13, 2019, Brick+Mortar KC (part of the Broseph Restaurant Group) opened at 7425 Broadway. The Waldo Area Business Association President Stacy Neff said a few words to kick-off the official ribbon-cutting.

Brick+Mortar will be open daily serving lunch and dinner with brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The “elegant-casual” restaurant seats 70 in the dining room and 65 in the bar and lounge area. The back deck has also been renovated.

The diverse menu includes everything from chicken & waffles and a smokestack burger to tuna tartar with an avocado yuzu mousse and strozzapreti pasta with a vodka lamb ragout.

Welcome to Waldo, Brick+Mortar KC!

First Annual Party to Kick-Off Waldo Week

Come to Bier Station to celebrate all things Waldo at the first ever Waldo Week Kick-Off Party! Be the first to pick up your Waldo Week passport which will help you find all the best deals going on during Waldo Week.

This event also supports Cornerstones of Care thanks to Kansas City Bier Company! The proceeds of every pint of KC Bier Co. Helles purchased goes to Cornerstones of Care, who create lasting and positive impact on the safety and health of tens of thousands of children and families in communities across the region, AND you get a very cool Waldo pint glass* to keep donated by Mike’s Wine and Spirits KC and Everything Waldo. Check the bottom of your glass before you go, there may an additional giveaway from one of our fabulous Waldo businesses inside.

Plus, you’ll enjoy live music from Joseph Warren & the Wanderlust Revival, a unique caravan of midwestern roamers.

*Limited supply, get them while they last!