First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District

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  • Mark your calendar! On the First Friday of every month, thousands of residents and visitors fill the sidewalks of the Crossroads in Kansas City, enjoying what has become the city’s liveliest and most popular event. Arts organizations, galleries, studios, and a wide variety of local businesses feature regional and national artists as well as live entertainment starting at 5 p.m. Best explored on foot, the First Friday tradition continues to grow with up to 10,000 attendees. Most make it an evening, with dinner and drinks from a colorful array of restaurants and entertainment venues. Food trucks, street music, aerial performances, sidewalk vendors, buskers, live theater, traditional and avant-garde art exhibits, and more…

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