First Fridays in the West Bottoms: Your Guide to Shopping

Looking for fun family events this weekend? We’ve all heard of First Fridays in the Crossroads, but there’s a second event in the West Bottoms.

Every first Friday- Sunday, head over to the West Bottoms for First Fridays Weekend. Every first weekend of the month the doors to local shops located in the beautiful brick warehouses located in the West Bottoms are open for you and your family to see what hidden gems they have to offer. There will also be food trucks and street vendors as well.

Never been to the West Bottoms? It is really easy to find!

Where is the West Bottoms?

The West Bottoms are located right near the heart of downtown Kansas City, MO (roughly 5 minutes from Power and Light) surrounding the 12th Street bridge. There is easy access to the West Bottoms whether you are coming from Kansas or Missouri.

West Bottom Shops & Business

With over 30+ businesses to support, you will be able to find anything from jewelry, clothing, decor, furniture, delicious foods and more. There are many  antique shops, artsy shops and local makers that will be available for you to explore.

Most shops and eateries will be open from 9:00am – 6:00pm Friday and Saturday and 11:00am- 4:00pm on Sunday. Please note that store hours may change at the owner’s discretion. Each month, the West Bottoms First Friday will host a different theme to celebrate too.

A few favorites that will be open and offering special deals are:

To see a full list of shops that will be open during the West Bottoms First Friday and to see their locations, visit the West Bottoms First Fridays site.

Parking in the West Bottoms

 Not sure where to park? Well it can be tricky.

Parking is very limited in the West Bottoms, especially during First Fridays. Should no parking be available, there are several places that will have parking available for only $10 and they are just a short walk from the epicenter of the month’s event. Make sure you have comfortable shoes and carpool with friends if you can!

The Historic West Bottoms First Fridays is going to be a great, FREE event in KC that the whole family will love to attend. Make sure you mark your calendars each month for this opportunity to shop small and local.

You can find the 2021 dates below:

West Bottoms First Fridays Dates:

July 2nd – 4th

Bravo in the Bottoms

August 6th – 8th

Barks in the Bottoms

September 3rd – 5th

Theme TBA

October 1st – 3rd

Boo in the Bottoms

November 5th – 7th

Blessings in the Bottoms

December Holiday weekends

Bows in the Bottoms

No matter which weekend your family chooses to go to, you’re sure to find treasures!

From our family to yours, iFamilyKC