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blackBizFest 2025


  by Marsha Willis

Become a 2025 Partner

“Empowering Dreams, Elevating Communities: BlackBizFest – Where Excellence Thrives!”


welcome to BlackBizBizFest

BlackBizFest is a week-long, city-wide transformative gathering that empowers African American business owners across Kansas City. Delve into cutting-edge resources, engage with impactful speakers, forge life-changing connections with experts, and cultivate a vibrant community of like-minded individuals.

​​​BlackBizFest provides tangible guidance, mentorship, and inclusive spaces for black business owners, in addition to intentional economic support of black businesses within the community. The culmination of the week features our signature events—the Kansas City Black Expo, Black Ball & Honors—at the Kansas City Convention Center.



Catapult your brand into the spotlight at the Black Expo's Vendors Marketplace! Showcase your hustle, innovation, and success in a vibrant community that thrives on culture. Connect with a diverse audience, weave your brand into the cultural tapestry, and let your business shine. Join us, secure your spot now, and be the driving force behind a culture-driven revolution for your brand. Don't miss out—this is your moment!

Get Involved


Becoming a part of the BlackBizFest committee is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of this annual celebration of African American culture, business, and community. As a committee member, you will play a vital role in planning, organizing, and executing various aspects of the festival, from business seminars and cultural events to community outreach and marketing. Your unique skills and perspectives will help ensure that BlackBizFest continues to be a transformative experience for all attendees. Join us in fostering collaboration, inclusivity, and sustainable growth by lending your talents and passion to our dynamic team. Together, we can make BlackBizFest an unforgettable event that empowers and uplifts the Kansas City community. 

BlackBizFest is the ultimate playground for ambitious entrepreneurs, offering a roadmap to transform your dreams into a thriving business.

"Empower Future Leaders: Let's Shape Tomorrow Together!"

Youth Pavilion

Calling all changemakers and supporters of youth empowerment!

Are you ready to make a real difference in the lives of young entrepreneurs, performers, and innovators? Join us in supporting the Black Expo Youth Pavilion and help us create opportunities for growth, creativity, and success.

Here's the challenge: donate today to the Black Expo Youth Pavilion and be a catalyst for change! Your contribution will directly impact the lives of young individuals, providing them with the resources and support they need to thrive.

Whether it's $10, $50, or more, every donation counts! Let's come together as a community to uplift and empower the next generation. Together, we can make a lasting impact and create a brighter future for our youth.

Are you up for the challenge? Click the link below to donate and share this post to spread the word! Let's show the world the power of our collective generosity.

​Let's do this!

Upcoming Event LineUp

See what's happening and join the festivities!

Check back for event lineUp. 

Keep in the loop with the newest updates on BlackBizFest!