From multiple walking activities to Earth Day celebrations to the Kansas City Symphony, there’s a wide variety of things to do this weekend in Kansas City. Check out the featured list of events featured below, brought to you by Dani Beyer Real Estate, to get out and about the city.
Kansas City Events April 22 – 24
Friday, April 22
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with free admission to Powell Gardens this Friday! Explore Kansas City’s botanical garden to gather sustainable gardening ideas, get tips on how to choose plants that help the ecosystem and learn ways to cook fresh from the garden. You’ll also get the chance to meet Maureen Carroll, author of The Tree Who Walked Through Time, a tree identification story for children, who will be hosting a coloring station along with some of the artists who illustrated the book. Other activities such as a guided tours, make and take eco-friendly seed planting pots, a cooking demonstration by Chef Lisa Burgess, storytelling with Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus and much more will be going on throughout the day. Arrive early and take home a tree seedling!
1609 NW Hwy. 50,
Kingsville, MO 64061
Downtown Wine Walk
Saturday, April 23
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
General Admission: $30
Take a walk with your favorite wine all while enjoying the downtown atmosphere and beautiful weekend weather. Sip, taste and explore at the Downtown Wine Walk this Saturday afternoon in the Power & Light District. Enjoy live music on 14th Street, wine tastings and small plates at each of the seven participating venues. Proceeds benefit American Heart Association of Kansas City. With general admission tickets you’ll receive a souvenir tasting glass, wine tasting and small plate at each of the seven participating venues and a glass of your favorite varietal at one of the participating venues.
Kansas City Power & Light District
13th & Walnut Sts.,
Kansas City, MO 64106
Every Saturday & Sunday Year Round
Tours Start at 9 a.m.
$12 Per Tour
If the Wine Walk gets you inspired to do some more walking, check out the River Market Walking Tours. These weekend tours meander through the River Market neighborhood and tell the stories spanning from the city’s beginnings to present day. Discover patrons of the Pacific Hotel and their roles in the Civil War, hear the stories of the colorful Wyatt Earp, Jesse James and Wild Bill Cody. Discover performers at the old Gillis Opera House, stroll down the Town of Kansas Bridge for a breathtaking view of the Missouri River and hear the stories of the founding of Kansas City. Step inside historic buildings as the tour brings stories to life while covering nearly 200 years of history. You can book your tour online.
Saturday, April 23 & Sunday, April 24
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A great walk for the whole family to enjoy is also going on this weekend at the 9th annual Chalk Walk in Historic Northeast. Head to the Fountain at Concourse Park to check out and participate in chalk art for young and old, professional and amateur. This family-friendly event in the tradition of European 16th Century street painting transforms the dull, grey concrete of the sidewalks at the Concourse Park Fountain into colorful, pastel canvases. Watch four featured professional artists at work and play yourself with chalk provided. So come out to join local, amateur and practicing artists to create everything from temporary chalk “masterpieces” to some colorful games of Tic-Tac-Toe.
Sunday, April 24
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, then the Kansas City Symphony has something special for you this Sunday afternoon. Transport your family to the wizarding world of Harry Potter at the Kauffman Center as the KC Symphony performs Harry Potter and the Magic of Music. Led by associate conductor Aram Demirjian, this concert highlights the magical mood-setting music featured in the movies, complete with presentations by an illusionist. Even Muggles are sure to have fun!
We hope you have a wonderful weekend walking and exploring all of the fun Kansas City has to offer. If you’d like to find more events and activities going on near you, check here. And be sure to come back to the blog for weekly events updates.
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