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Your guide to 2023 NFL Draft events in Kansas City

From the Draft grounds to local businesses, there will be no shortage of things to do in KC for the big NFL Draft weekend.

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Welcome to the 2023 NFL Draft Week. Buckle in, because this week is filled with football fun for everyone.

We’ll share more about what you will see at the actual NFL Draft (Union Station and the WWI Memorial grounds) later, but for now we’re focusing on events you can check out all across the metro all week long.

NFL Draft Watch Party | PH Coffee, 2200 Lexington Ave., KCMO | Thursday, April 27 | 5-11 p.m. | Free admission | Kick off the Draft weekend with a tasting from Union Horse Distillery and a large projector screen to watch the action.

2023 Kansas City NFL Draft Experience | Westport Ale House, 4128 Broadway Blvd., KCMO | Thursday, April 27 | 6 p.m. | $10 | Celebrate the kickoff of Draft weekend with current players, sports agents, and fellow music lovers.

KC Draft Fest | City Barrel Brewery + Kitchen, 1740 Holmes St., KCMO | Friday, April 28 | 1-6 p.m. | $12.50-$25 | Enjoy local brews + live music before heading to the Draft.

More than Friends Drafter Party Edition | The Ship, 1221 Union Ave., KCMO | Friday, April 28 | 9 p.m. | $10-$15 | Dance the Draft away with local sounds by Dom Chronicles and Casio McCombs.

NFL Draft Smoke Show | North Lawn | Saturday, April 29 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Free | Watch the premiere KC pitmasters face off in various showdowns, competitions, and demonstrations.

Chiefs Fan Draft Party | One Riverboat Dr., North Kansas City, MO | Saturday, April 29 | 4-11 p.m. | $50-$245 | The first 500 tickets sold will receive a Neil Smith autographed photo.

KC Draft Fashion Show | Operation Breakthrough, 3039 Troost Ave., KCMO | Saturday, April 29 | 6-10 p.m. | $25-$60 | Kansas City Fashion is teaming up with Operation Breakthrough for a night featuring models, designers, and performers — all for a good cause.

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