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Waldo Week 2023 | Seeking Non-Profits

 Save the Date for the 7th Annual “Waldo Week” | Feb. 16-24, 2023

 Waldo is seeking nominations for the 2023 charity partner during Waldo Week

NOMINATE A CHARITY HERE

About Waldo Week: Show your local love and experience all that the Waldo neighborhood can offer during the 7th annual Waldo Week. To excite the local community and showcase the area’s diverse shopping, dining, and unique services, Waldo Week offers discounts at participating businesses to experience new places or visit your favorites from February 16 – 24. 

Waldo will partner with a non-profit to raise money through a virtual auction and donation drive. Now more than ever, Waldo wants to support the local community as well as the businesses that call the neighborhood “home”.

Waldo Week started because the winter months can be challenging and with the additional challenges from the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to support our local businesses. Waldo Week is a great opportunity for people to explore the area and find new favorites, all while supporting the neighborhood, receiving a discount, and giving back for a great cause.

For generations, people have been shopping and dining in Waldo, supporting local businesses, friends, and neighbors. The area, stretching along Wornall Road from Gregory to around 85th St., is home to some of Kansas City’s favorite restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and services. Waldo Week is perfect for fans of KC Restaurant Week, Small Business Saturday, and other local events, as it celebrates all businesses. Whether you are looking for a service, want an excuse to support a coffee shop or restaurant, or grab a cocktail, there are a variety of businesses offering specials and discounts up to 25 percent off during Waldo Week.

Patrons must mention Waldo Week to receive the discount when they visit participating merchants. Be sure to visit waldokc.org to learn more about the participating businesses and special offers available during Waldo Week. *Rules and restrictions apply.

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

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 KC Hosts Small Business Crawl, November 26 – December 2

Shop and support local in Waldo! Join us for the annual Small Business Week Crawl, a week-long celebration from November 26 – December 2!
Waldo is home to 300+ businesses, many of which are locally owned. Shopping small is more important than ever, as Waldo has welcomed more than 20+ businesses to the neighborhood since 2020. During the Waldo Small Business Crawl, you can feel good about supporting local businesses while checking off your holiday shopping list and have the chance to win prizes, discounts, and gifts while you visit participating businesses. Look for the Waldo ornament at participating businesses and scan the QR code for a chance to win!

Plus, enjoy holiday cheer on Small Business Saturday with a Waldo pop-up hosted at KC Bier Co. on Saturday, November 26 from noon – 3:00 p.m. Pop by for more information on the Waldo Small Business Crawl and to shop winter merch, enjoy fun holiday photo experiences, plus bier and bites at the KC Bier Co. bier garten. Did you know? Waldo stretches along Wornall Road from Gregory to around 85th St., is home to some of Kansas City’s favorite restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and services.

A few of the participating businesses & specials:
Some exclusions may apply. Must visit the business to redeem offers. 
Stay tuned for more details!

Waldo Pizza

Waldo Pizza

Grab a FREE appetizer at Waldo Pizza! Show this coupon for a free appetizer (excluding the sampler, full wings & full rib tips) with any purchase of a gift certificate for $25.

 7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114 (816) 363-5242

Co-Op Fitness

Co-Op Fitness

Try a FREE class at Co-Op Fitness!

7201 Central St, Kansas City, MO 64114

Kansas City, MO 64114 (816) 500-2085

Try your 1st class for free all week, Nov. 26 – Dec. 2 for new clients, or sign-up for any unlimited membership and get a tee!

Eclectic’s

Eclectic’s Gift Gallery

Head to Eclectic’s Gift Gallery for a gift card special!

7015 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64113 (816) 361-6643

Purchase a $25 gift card/certificate for $20. It’s like giving an extra $5 to shop with!
OR specnd $25 or more, they get a handmade glass art magnet valued at $7. Gift cards not included.

30th Annual Waldo Fall Festival | September 17

Join us for the 30th annual Waldo Fall Festival on Saturday, September 17 from 10am – 8pm! Enjoy live music, shop vendors, family fun activities, and more. FREE and open to the public.

SATURDAY, September 17

Vendor Booths | Food Trucks | Activities | Live Music & Entertainment | and more

  • 10:00 AM – Festival Opens: shop, explore & have fun including kid activities (bounce house, face painting, etc.)
  • 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM – Morning Fitness Class led by Hagoyah
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Lorna’s Dance
  • 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Alcoholic Beverages for Sale (Boulevard provided by Central States)
  • 12:30 – 1:30 PM – Augustus Wagon
  • 2:00 – 3:30 PM – Ez Answers
  • 3:00 PM – Kids Activities End
  • 4:00 – 5:30 PM – Live Music: Drew Six
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Live Music: Longshots
  • 8:00 PM – Festival Closes
Food Trucks: Kona Ice, Jason’s Lunchbox, Omnivorium, Vee’s BBQ
Family Activities: Face Painting (fee required), Bounce House (free), Kids Crafts by Create Space KC, and play area by Playhaus
Sponsors: Waldo Community Improvement District, NTDF, Central States, AllState with Lynn Ziegler-Baker, Betty Rae’s Ice Cream, SERC Physical Therapy, and Playhaus
Featured Vendors: 
  • Vendor: Annie Austen, Breathe – the wellness society, Eclectic’s Gift Gallery, CLOVR, Centered Spirit, Emilie’s French Teas, Co-Op Fitness, Hawthorne & Ivy, Johnson Bath Rental, KS3, Goofball Sk8boards, Lorna’s School of Dance, Melina Davis, Parisian Gypsy, Scandalous Stones, Sideburn Candle Studios, rOOTS, Sutherlands, Renewal by Anderson, Tall Girl Goodies, Waldo Greenhouse, Waldo Pizza
  • Non-profit: Calvary Lutheran Church & School, Kansas City Public Library (Book Mobile), Mission Driven, Show Me KC, Waldo Hub & West Waldo Association, Waldo Area Business Association
Want to learn more or get involved? Contact info@waldokc.org
*The rain date will be on Saturday, September 24

REGISTER HERE