In case you are searching for something to do this weekend, we have chosen a few events to highlight. We have organized them by area.
If you are closer to downtown KC, you might enjoy:
The Derby Party – May 6th from 3 to 7 pm at the Kansas City Museum. Live music, southern food, Best Hat and Best dressed contests, and yard games! Details and tickets here!
Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser at Bier Station in Brookside – May 7th from 12 to 8 pm. 100% of the proceeds that night will go to #BBBS. Enjoy some craft beer from Odell Brewing Company while supporting a great cause. Details here.
Billy Bob Thorton and the Boxmasters at Knuckleheads Saloon – May 7th from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Who knew Billy Bob Thorton was in a band? If you are ready to shake your tail feather, you can purchase tickets here.
For more live music, the Middle of the Map festival is also going on this weekend. Local and national bands from all over will be playing downtown, Crossroads, Westport, etc! Here is the link for the line up, tickets, and schedule!
For more establishments participating in celebrating the Kentucky Derby in KC, check out this article here.
If you are in the Shawnee/Overland Park/Olathe area, you could check out:
Family Fun – Spring Starts here in Downtown Shawnee – May 6th from 10 AM to 3 PM! Food trucks, the farmers’ market, carnival games, and a scavenger hunt! Free admission!
11110 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, Kansas 66203
Arts and Crafts celebrating Cinco de Mayo at A Touch of Fun art studio – May 5th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Paint a margarita glass or a painting to go in your bar or kitchen. A few snacks provided and BYOB.
11712 W 95th street, Overland Park, Kansas 66214
Have you ever wanted to learn salsa? Salsa Classes and Dance Party at Melange Dance Studio – May 5th from 7 to 11 PM. Information here on the classes offered that evening and cost!
Blue Valley Recreation Food Truck Fest – May 7th from 4 to 7 PM. Covered shelters, playground, and music for your enjoyment! Picnic blankets welcome! Link to more info here.
For those tying the knot soon! Perfect Wedding Guide Show – May 7th from 12 to 5 pm. Prizes, samples, savings, and INSPIRATION! Tickets available here!
Further South? You could stop by here:
All You Can Eat 3rd Annual Shrimp Boil at Martin City Brewery – May 6th from 5 to 9 pm. Live music and rare beer tappings benefiting multiple charities! Click here for tickets and more info.
Enjoy and be safe out there!
Know of something fun happening this weekend? Tell us about it in the comments section! We love to hear what our community is up to! For more to do, be sure to browse through your Events tab in Facebook or check out VisitKC.com.