April in Kansas City: Top 5 Things You Can’t Miss

Your Kansas City mover will get you to your house, then it’s your job to get yourself out into the community. April in Kansas City is full of action, and you’ll want to be a part of it.

1. Celebrate Earth Day at Powell Gardens with activities for the whole family. Learn green gardening techniques, and if you arrive early enough you can take home a seedling. Chill out with some yoga taught by the Core Balance Yoga Center, and stay for a healthy food demonstration by a local chef. Sample treats from the Heartland Harvest Center, and enter a drawing to win a rain barrel. Takes place Saturday, April 21 from 9am-5pm.

2. Join the whole community at the Kansas City Easter Parade. This is a free event that draws families from all corners of the city. See the Easter bunny of course, enjoy family activities, and participate in a “best dressed” contest for the whole family. Takes place April 7 at 11am.

3. Take someone out for an extra special Easter Brunch at the Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza. Look forward to gourmet treats such as Vanilla Scented French Toast with Strawberries and Whipped Cream and Marinated Flank Steak with Button Mushrooms and Bacon Balsamic Glaze. Costs are $33.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors, $12.95 for children 5-12, and children five and under are free.

4. Take the kids out for a family concert at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Kansas City’s own entertainer, Jim Cosgrove, is often called the Jimmy Buffet for kids. He performs songs about laughing, dancing, singing, and having fun. His enduring messages about loving yourself and loving the Earth will be enriching for your children. Performance is Sunday, April 22.

5. If you are in the mood for a more adult music experience, attend the Kansas City Symphony’s “Dvorak’s New World Symphony” at Helzburg Hall. On this evening they will also celebrate a bronze medalist from the Indianapolis International Violin Competition, Benjamin Beilman. Performances are on April 13-15.

Once your Kansas City mover is gone, April will soon be upon you, and the events available in the community will be worth attending.

(Photo attributed to Flickr member @Jim, the Photographer via the creative common license)