Downtown Alive!

News and Upcoming

Schedule of Events

Downtown Alive is a group of stakeholders consisting of downtown merchants, the City, EDC, Chamber, Blue Springs Business Association, Historical Society and business outside downtown area. 

We appreciate your support as we work to revitalize YOUR downtown!

Chili Lunch Fundraiser

March 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Student Life Center, 1301 W Main St.

We are hosting our second annual Chili Lunch Fundraiser on March 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Life Center, 1301 W Main Street.  Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the beautification of our downtown area.
Lunch includes a bowl of chili, drink and dessert.  Carryout and pre-orders are also available.  Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and available at any downtown merchant or at the Parks & Recreation counter at City Hall.
For more information, pre-orders or carryout options, call Donna at (816) 220-1233.

[down] Town Hall Meeting

On Monday, January 23, Missouri Main Street Connection hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the future of Downtown Blue Springs.  We had a great turnout at the meeting and many of our work groups were able to recruit new members!

Downtown Alive has four work groups consisting of Promotions, Organization, Economic Development and Design.  If you missed the meeting, but would like to join one of the four work groups, please let Cindy Miller know at (816) 228-2300.

'Shortest and Smallest' St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 17 starting at 9 a.m.

Parade starts at the Soda Fountain

1112 W. Main Street

Join us for the 35th year of the 'Shortest and Smallest' St. Patrick's Day Parade in the nation!  The parade route starts at the Soda Fountain and crosses the street to the Keg. 

The whole parade is 66 feet in distance. Pre-parade festivities begin at 8 a.m. at the Soda Fountain.

Scheduled Events


Chili Lunch Fundraiser

[down] Town Hall Meeting

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Upcoming Events

Blue Springs Art & Antique Show

April 28

Spring Fling - Fashion Stroll & Home Tour of the Brownfield House

April 30, 5-8 p.m.

To see a complete list of events, check out the Downtown Alive! calendar by clicking here.

Contact Information


Cindy Miller, President

(816) 228-2300