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Fresh Fridays in the City Market greets 2nd season with extended hours, more artists

Fresh Fridays kicks off in the River Market on May 5 and runs every first Friday of the month through September. This year, it has extended hours.

Photo of the City Market with the skyline

Art with a view — you can’t lose.

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You’ve probably heard about First Fridays in KC. Now, let’s talk about Fresh Fridays. Think of it like an additional celebration of artists — this time in the City Market.

Fresh Fridays begins today, May 5, and runs every first Friday of the month through September from 5 to 10 p.m. This is the event’s second year, and it has an even bigger lineup than before.

The artists

Fresh Fridays is an event in collaboration with Art Garden KC. You might know that name from the Sunday makers market that used to be in City Market Park last year (Pssst — they’re down at Berkley Riverfront this year). This local artist collective coordinates creatives and small businesses to provide a variety of vendors.

“Art Garden KC brings more than vendors to the series; they have live music, children’s activities, and other interactive features that make each Fresh Friday an engaging, fun, unique experience,” Sue Patterson with the City Market told us.

The music lineup features five musicians, each performing one-hour sets. The jams are presented by The Garden KC DIY, a group that organizes local musicians and books them shows. Genres include acoustic pop, country blues, and indie folk.

Photo of the City Market with twinkle lights and a sunset

When the sun goes down, the twinkle lights come out.

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Join the fun

Getting there: The KC Streetcar has multiple nearby stops. If you’re driving directly there, several pay lots are available nearby for $2 minimum. Other parking options include free street parking, a small number of free spaces within City Market off of Walnut Street, or a free lot at 7th Street + Main Street (next to the North Loop streetcar stop). RideKC also has several bus routes connecting with the City Market.

Make a night of it: Check out our River Market neighborhood guide for recommendations on food, drink, and entertainment options nearby.

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