It is here already.

Final Friday in Dodge City takes place today with activities throughout downtown Dodge City.

Starting from 5 to 7 p.m., Carnegie Center for the Arts will feature the work of artist Michael Knutson who will be showing off his "retro" work. There will also be wine, beer and refreshments on hand.

Also from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eryn's Downtown Center, there will be a pop-up from city officials asking for the community's input on a master plan for Wright Park Zoo. The city will be asking residents for their ideas on reinventing the zoo.

Flowers By Irene will have meat and cheese munchies to go with a lucky leprechaun drink.

The Trail of Fame Museum will feature the live music of Rank Amateurs and Marisco's Restaurant will have refreshments and snacks out for guests, and Boot Hill Antiques will be open.

Rounding out the 5 to 7 p.m. schedule will be specials at Red Beard Coffee.

From 6 to 8 p.m., the return of the "Painted Ladies" can be seen at 2nd Ave. Art Guild wine and refreshments will also be available.

From  7 to 9 p.m., Dodge City Brewing will have the nature photography of Mike Umscheid while the Depot Theater will have a performance by John and Connie Chavez.

In celebration of Kansas Tiki Week, Boot Hill Distillery will have a full menu of tiki-inspired drinks from 8 to 10 p.m.

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