Spring has finally sprung in Kansas City.
The city is buzzing with excitement as the warmer weather brings a ton of events and activities you can enjoy with family and friends. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or just passing through, there’s something for everybody to enjoy. From farmer’s markets to Final Fridays, concerts to sporting events, Kansas City has it all.
So grab your calendar, mark off some dates, and get ready to experience the best spring offers. Get ready, Kansas City – it’s time to bloom!
Here is your complete guide to the events Kansas City has to offer this spring.
Spring Events in Kansas City
- Worlds of Fun Season Opener: Round up the family and check out KC’s most popular amusement park as it opens back up for the season. Enjoy rides like the MAMBA, Patriot and Timberwolf as you soak up the Kansas City sun. Celebrate as they welcome back Zambezi Zinger like you’ve never seen before! This beloved coaster was reimagined for 2023 as a thrilling new ride that dives deep into the heart of the African Serengeti.
- Kids Spring Jamboree: Shoal Creek Living History Museum is hosting a free family event featuring an old time egg hunt, 19th century games, fun crafts for the kids, and pictures with the bunny. This can be a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather with your family!
- Party for the Planet at the Zoo: Grab the family and head out to Kansas City Zoo and learn about conservation as they celebrate mother earth. Learn about conservation, pollinators, and the migration path of monarch butterflies by visiting booths from local organizations around the zoo. You can also learn how to attract pollinators to your garden by taking home a native plant seed packet to your plant garden.
- Fountain Day: Every year in early April, the city celebrates Greater Kansas City Fountain Day, when 48 publicly-operated fountains spring back to life. Check out some of KC’s most prestigious fountains as KC Parks and Rec celebrates the beginning of fountain season with a small festival in April.
- Country Roots Fest KC: Bust out your cowboy boots, KC! You don’t want to miss this all-new country music festival. Enjoy live performances from your favorite country music sensations at Legends Field, craft food, retail vendors and outdoor game experiences.
- Godsmack: Attention all rock fans in KC! Get ready to experience an electrifying night of music as the iconic American rock band makes its way to our city. Known for their heavy, driving sound and hard-hitting lyrics, Godsmack has been dominating the rock scene since the late ‘90s, and they show no signs of slowing down. Grab your friends and prepare to rock out to some greatest hits.
- Willie Nelson & Family: Get ready to experience the legendary sound of one of the most iconic voices in country music as Willie Nelson and Family make their way to KC. Fans can expect an unforgettable evening of classic hits and new favorites as Willie Nelson takes the stage. Don’t miss your chance to experience a true icon in person.
- Lainey Wilson: KC is about to get a taste of one of the hottest rising stars in country music as Lainey Wilson kicks off NFL Draft week with a bang! Her unique sound blends country with rock and roll, making her a fan favorite nationwide. Fans can expect an unforgettable night of music as Lainey takes the stage at the iconic Power and Light District in Downtown KC.
- NFL Draft Week: Get ready, football fans, because the NFL Draft is coming to KC! This highly anticipated event is the perfect opportunity for football enthusiasts to witness history as the best college players in the country are drafted into the NFL. With a city full of sports fans, the NFL Draft is sure to be a can’t-miss event. Grab your jerseys and get ready to experience the thrill of the Draft in the heart of Kansas City.
- NASCAR at Kansas Speedway: NASCAR fans can look forward to a thrilling event in May as the NASCAR Cup Series makes its way to KC. Kansas City Speedway has become a favorite among drivers and fans alike; with its wide, sweeping turns and long straightaways, the track is perfect for NASCAR’s top drivers to showcase their skills and battle it out for the checkered flag. Fans can expect a full day of fun and excitement, complete with pre-race festivities, tailgating, and a high-energy atmosphere that only NASCAR can provide.
- Royals: There’s no better way to welcome springtime than by catching a Royals game at Kauffman Stadium. With the warm sun shining and the smell of fresh grass in the air, the stadium comes alive with energy and excitement as baseball season begins. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for a fun way to spend a sunny afternoon, a Royals game can be the perfect choice for you. Get ready for a day of fun and unforgettable memories at the ballpark.
- Sporting KC: With the start of the MLS season, Sporting KC fans are gearing up for an exciting season of soccer. Soccer fans from all over the city come together at Children’s Mercy Park to watch their favorite team in action. There’s no denying that a Sporting KC game is the perfect way to kick off the spring season in Kansas City. So grab your scarves and get ready to cheer on your favorite team to victory.
Whether you’re a sports or a music fan, there’s something out there for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant and bustling city. From attending a Royals game to watching your favorite artists perform, there are countless ways to make the most out of the warmer weather. So get out there and experience everything Kansas City offers this spring.