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Crossroads Arts District

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TYPE: Festivals
ADDRESS: 19th & Main Streets Kansas City, MO 64108-
PHONE: 816-994-9325
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If you’re looking for an eclectic gathering place, head to the Crossroads! This area has recently undergone an amazing transformation. Once-vacant buildings now house unique shops, restaurants and a thriving art scene.

First Fridays are a local favorite with galleries and shops remaining open from 7-9 pm the first Friday of each month.

First Fridays - Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Fridays?
This FREE event is fast becoming a Kansas City favorite. "First Fridays" occur on the first Friday of every month year round, rain or shine. Art galleries, retailers and other participating art venues located in the Crossroads Art District showcase art from 7-9pm. With ample parking and an abundance of indoor and outdoor entertainment, there's no better way to spend a night than enjoying drinks or dining at an area restaurant, followed by a stroll through the galleries and shops of KC's heart of cultural activity.

When is First Fridays?
The first Friday of every month, year round.

Where do I park?
There is an abundance of on street parking and small lots throughout the area. Be prepared to walk between venues. It can be crowded.

Where can I eat?
In keeping with the eclecticism of the neighborhood, the Crossroads District is home to a variety of restaurants, bars and eateries including; fine dining, Italian, Mexican, Barbecue, Thai, Cajun, Seafood, Steaks, Burgers and more!

Can I bring my children?
Children are welcome! However, galleries and streets tend to become crowded and most galleries cannot accommodate strollers.


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