Say hello to May Day by spending the weekend out and about getting to know your city and neighbors through all of the fun, family-friendly events and activities the area has to offer. From beer and bbq fests to film and craft fairs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Just check out the featured list below, brought to you by Dani Beyer Real Estate.
Kansas City Events April 28 – May 1
A Spring Evening in the Bottoms
Thursday, April 28
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Take part in the second annual West Bottoms Heritage Week, going on all this week April 24 – 30. Explore the Historic West Bottoms during this weeklong celebration, while learning about its mission to promote and advocate for public and private improvements of business and industry in this historic location. A Spring Evening in the Bottoms, co-hosted by VisitKC and MARC, will focus on regional history and culture at a gathering to roll out new initiatives around regional tourism, quality of life and neighborhoods as destinations. And while you’re in the area, be sure to check out the area’s newest attractions, The Screaming Eagle restaurant and Bill’s Stockyards Brewery.
1009 West 8th Street
Kansas City, MO 64101
13th Annual Parkville Microbrew Fest
Saturday, April 30
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission Starts at 11 a.m.
Gates Open at 1 p.m.
Celebrate the coming of summer by spending your Saturday afternoon with handcrafted ales from more than 60 breweries and home brew clubs at beautiful English Landing Park in Parkville. At the 13th Annual Parkville Microbrew Fest, you’ll enjoy unlimited sampling, a commemorative logo tasting glass, tasting notes and live music. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 the day of the event. So come out to Historic Downtown Parkville and further your beer education, enjoy outdoor grilled foods, music and a great spring day.
English Landing Park
8701 Clark Ave.,
Parkville, MO 64152
Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair’s Spring Swing
Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
If local arts and crafts are more your thing, then you won’t want to miss the 2nd annual Spring Swing hosted by the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair, going on all day Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Come check out more than 95 handmade and vintage vendors and see why Buzzfeed voted the fair one of the Top 35 Indie Craft Fairs in the World. Local artists and vendors will be selling all sorts of goodies from clothing, purses and accessories to prints, ceramics, paintings and more. The festivities will also include a variety of food trucks, live music, kids’ crafts, a photo booth and tons of fun. Get there early, as the first 50 guests each day who donate to the fair’s non-profits will receive a Swag Bag filled with all kinds of goodies from the fabulous makers.
Alexander Majors Historical House
8145 State Line Rd,
Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest – Film
April 28 – May 1
Single Day Ticket: $15
Film Fest Pass: $35
This weekend also kicks off the beginning of Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest, an 11-day cultural explosion of discovery and one of Kansas City’s most well known cultural festivals. And this year? Expect more music, more film and more ideas than ever before. Starting things off is the film portion, with over 25 films to experience at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet throughout the weekend. Also featured as part of Middle of the Map Fest this weekend are a performance by Fred Armisen at the Folly Theater on April 30th and a special concert featuring Peelander-Z on April 28.
Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet
1400 Main St.,
Kansas City, MO 64105
All American BBQ & Brew Festival
Weekends of April 29 – May 1, and May 6 – 8
Fridays: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Park Admission & Event Ticket: $59.99
Event Ticket Only: $25
If you missed opening weekend at Worlds of Fun, now is the time to go to partake in the All American BBQ & Brew Festival. Sample the best craft beers from Kansas City and around the midwest paired with real Kansas City barbecue from Worlds of Funs Executive Chef, Kevin Williams. Taste small plates of Kansas City style ribs, wings, grilled desserts and more while enjoying beer from participating breweries such as Cinder Block, KC Bier, Bur Oak, Tallgrass, Defiance and Nebraska. Hear the stories that inspired these brewmasters to create their own unique blends of hops, wheat and barley. Chef Kevin’s sample size BBQ Menu includes grilled shrimp, BBQ chicken and waffles, smoked BBQ pork, smoked ribs, BBQ spiced chicken wings and bananas foster.
Worlds of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave.,
Kansas City, MO 64161
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