This Weekend In Kansas City: April 29-May 1

As Kansas City springs into May, hopefully, the warm weather is here to stay—and you know what that means, weekends spent out and about around the city. Here are some ideas for your weekend plans.

2022 Brookside Art Annual April 29-May 1

Whether you’re looking for a new accessory to wear, a chic accent for your home, or an eye-catching painting to adorn your wall, there’s something for everyone at Brookside Art Annual. The Brookside tradition is back in full force with booths from over 180 artists. In addition to the art, the weekend will offer fun for the family with face painting, arts and crafts, balloon animals, and more.

Northeast Artists Open Studio Tour April 30

Take this self-guided tour to discover local artists in the Northeast Kansas City community. With a total of eight stops—all within a ten-minute drive—you’ll meet four artists in their studios and stop by four gallery spaces hosting Northeast artists. Plus, each stop includes beer tastings from Crane Brewing Co.

Bubbles and Broadway April 30

Show your support for the Music Heritage Theater while sipping on bubbly cocktails and immersing yourself in bubbly art installations. From The Grand Bubble Walk, The Champagne Bubble Fountain, The Secret Bubble Mirror Room, and more, there will be lots of photo opportunities and great entertainment from local musicians.

Language of Flowers & Flower Pressing Art April 30

Love. Sorrow. Patience. What does that bouquet of flowers you’re sending really symbolize? Learn about the meanings of different flowers and colors, and then make pressed flower artwork to take home. Plus, your ticket includes admission to Powell Gardens’ Painted Garden Festival.

Waldo Spring Fling with The Strawberry Swing April 30

Searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, your next favorite T-shirt, or something one of a kind for a loved one’s birthday? You’re bound to find something at Waldo’s inaugural Spring Fling Festival with The Strawberry Swing. Local makers from around the metro, along with local Waldo businesses, will be setting up shop in a pop-up market.