Friday/Saturday nights from 11 pm – 3 am
Westport is the best place in the metro for nightlife. Expect crowds, especially after 11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
Since 2018, weekend nights require a safety scan for weapons for anyone entering the pedestrian-only area of Westport.
The scans will follow the accepted practices used by most arenas, public buildings, stadiums, and concert venues to prohibit weapons. However, Westport allows handbags, which do not need to be clear.
The entrances are only open to pedestrian traffic on weekend evenings. The City of Kansas City’s safety regulations prohibits any vehicular traffic inside the pedestrian area to allow the large crowds to spread out beyond the narrow historic sidewalks. Parking is plentiful around the perimeter of the pedestrian area, and the ParkMobile app is available to find close in spots. The majority of visitors choose to use taxis and ride-sharing options. Mill Street entrances have been the busiest entrances.
Enhanced security screening involves patrons emptying their pockets, opening their purses or bags, and walking through a metal detector. Once cleared by the metal detector and shown a valid ID reflecting the age of 21 or older, they are free to enter and enjoy the food, music, and fun with thousands of others who make Westport their entertainment destination each evening. If the metal detector goes off, the visitor can submit to security wanding or elect to exit the pedestrian area if a metal is detected and return without the banned item.
In response to today’s world – Westport follows these safety practices. Westport has been the metro area’s favorite district for entertainment for almost 200 years.
List of Screened items prohibited to enter on Friday and Saturday nights between 11 pm and 3 am, during most of the warm weather months.