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As the summer begins to unfold the food trucks and people come out! This Friday, May 3rd was the start to many First Fridays.

First Fridays take place on the first Friday of every month throughout the summer. Located in Kansas City, these events hold a plethora of entertainment. There are delicious food trucks, talented street musicians/performers, beautiful art displays, and so much more.

We had the great opportunity to make our way downtown last weekend to experience this for ourselves.

Taking a handful of people we explored all that there was to offer for the evening.

Ai: “I really liked just walking around and seeing different kinds of arts, food, and people! I also enjoyed spending time with everyone.”

The first thing that we encountered was a talented swordfighter. It was $2 to duel and if you won you got your money back! Tak was the only brave soul from the group to try his hand at victory. He put up a great fight, but unfortunately had to concede defeat.

Several different art booths were on display and we had such a great time exploring through all of them. The amount of time the artists put into their work was clearly seen as we sorted through their paintings or drawings.

One booth had artwork that when put under a black light glowed even brighter! There were also glasses for people to put on that caused the artwork to become 3D in appearance.

The grumbling in our bellies called for a few stops at different food trucks. Gyros and delicious fruit made their way into our hands and empty stomachs.

 

Tak: “I loved everything! The sword fight was fun, the art gallery was good, singing the worship song was great too. Hanging out with everyone was a blast!”

Throughout the night we were blessed by the guitar that Martin brought along. We had so much fun fiddling around with it and even got a chance to sing on the street corner. A lady in the area asked for a song to be played and Martin began strumming the worship song “Reckless Love” as the crowds passed by.

Taking the evening to explore the wonders of First Fridays was well worth it. What a great night spent in downtown Kansas City.

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