From outdoor music to virtual events, here are a list of things to do in Kansas City this April.
Men of Men at Lemonade Park
Jazz-punk band Men of Men is set to headline opening day for the second season of recordBar’s outdoor venue Lemonade Park. They are accompanied by openers nu-soul electro-rock group Various Blonde and DJ Stevie Cruz.
Panic Film Fest
This local film festival focuses on horror, thriller and sci-fi flicks and has grown to include more than sixty movies, winning it national acclaim from cinema magazines. This year’s festival is a hybrid of sorts, offering both in-person screenings and a virtual program lineup.
The Freedom Affair
6–10 pm. Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St., KCMO. $15 per ticket. (Bring your own chair), $25 per lawn ticket (full table service with multiple seating options)
April 22, 23 and 24
Mavericks vs. Wichita Thunder
The Covid-delayed minor league hockey season is just heating up, as is the Maverick’s rivalry with the Wichita Thunder. The Mavericks became the longest-tenured professional hockey team in Kansas City this season, surpassing the eleven-year run of the Blades. This contest is the start of a three-match homestand for the Mavericks.
April 24–May 9
Parade of Homes
The housing market is exploding right now, and you can start your search at the Spring Parade of Homes, which returns from April 24 to May 9. KC has the second-largest such showcase in the country. This year’s version will feature hundreds of homes built by a variety of builders across the area and range from modestly priced new builds to opulent million-dollar-plus stunners.
Start your tour at any home listed on kcparadeofhomes.com. Brochure detailing the other homes available at each location.