Out In the Crossroads Street Festival, October 4 & 5, 2013


Out In the Crossroads exists to commemorate LGBT History month. It also serves as a precursor to National Coming Out Day (NCOD), traditionally held on October 11 each year. The date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, the date of the second march on Washington for gay and lesbian equality. While citywide PRIDE events tend to be large festivals, Out In the Crossroads seeks to be a smaller, more intimate block party showcasing the many facets of the KC LGBT community.

October 4

Held in conjunction with the October Crossroads First Friday Art Walk, Out In the Crossroads will see between 4,000-6,000 people at the event on the night of First Friday, October 4, 2013 alone. There is no charge to come out and participate in the event. All ages are welcome too. The evening begins at 5 p.m. and closes at midnight.

October 5

Saturday, October 5 will feature entertainment on stage all day long from Noon - 6 pm. Then the Hamburger Mary's doors open at 8 p.m. for Bear Bust. The vendor market will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and close at 6 p.m.

Out In the Crossroads will also have a full array of vendors featuring a wide variety of goods and services in the Baltimore Ave market. Participating merchants and restaurants in the Crossroads Arts District will also be offering specials, discounts and freebies all weekend long to those who have purchased age check bracelets at the event.

Don’t miss Out In the Crossroads 2013, the premier event for the Kansas City LGBT Community!


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