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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Red Friday celebrates the weekend of the Chiefs first home game and festivities are going on all day.

The Greatest Show on Earth recently wrapped up a short time ago at the Power and Light District.

Red Friday has been going on in Kansas City for 21 years, but this was the first year the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus wanted to help celebrate the greatest time on earth.

Grand Street was shut down for the clowns doing their silly moves, beautiful dancers with elaborate costumes and the amazing dog tricks. The circus is going on at the Sprint Center Friday through Sunday, and its performers took a time out from practice to help Chiefs fans celebrate.

"I think it's great. Very exciting. I could watch it all day," said 10-year-old Jackson Chu.

Friday afternoon the circus brought out their star performer, Asian elephant Kelly-Ann. Kelly-Ann showed off her skills punting the football and catching it too.

Sandy Kohrs brought her grandson out to pass down her love of the Chiefs.

"I have been a Chiefs fan all my life, which I won't say how long that is. I'm the No. 1 fan. I root for them, win or lose," she said.

Even Chiefs mascot and star, Warpaint the horse, made an appearance, letting fans pet her.

And fans had their predictions for how the season will go.

"I think they are going to be a lot better than last year since they have a new quarterback in Alex Smith, a lot better this year," said 10-year-old John Merfen. "I know a lot about sports."

There will also be a pep rally Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the KC Live! Stage at the Power and Light District with the Chiefs' home opener being Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

There are also many other Red Friday events taking place.

The Chiefs Arrowhead logo has been painted in several locations throughout the metro, including the Liberty Memorial, KCI airport and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

The city's fountains will also be red Friday.

While people were on their way to work in the morning, they probably also saw Chiefs players, cheerleaders, executives and volunteers selling copies of the Red Friday magazine to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. The charity is working to raise about $700,000 for a third Ronald McDonald house in the city.

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