UMKC and Troost Market Collective are partnering to return the Troostapalooza celebration to an in-person format for 2021. Troostapalooza celebrates the local community by bringing together neighbors, small businesses, and entrepreneurs to engage with their community and highlight the Troost Corridor.
The free event will feature live music, over 75 local vendors from along the Troost Avenue Coordinador, food trucks, and representatives from UMKC's many entrepreneurial resources available to the community. Community youth will also have the opportunity to take on UMKC Student-Athletes in 3-3 tournaments.
UMKC's Our Healthy KC Eastside initiative will also host a vaccine clinic at the festival from 2:00-5:00. Individuals vaccinated at this event will be referred to Truman Medical Center walk-in vaccination sites for their second dose.
Troostapalooza is a free, family-friendly event located on Troost Ave between 30th and 31st Streets.