The sun is shining, the mercury is skyrocketing toward 70° and we’re itching to shed our winter layers to get our daily dose of vitamin D.
From tulip bulbs to bustling patios, Kansas City seems to be springing to life in celebration of the fine weather. But with so many things happening this weekend, the options can be a little overwhelming. Whether you decide to have a picnic in your neighborhood park, catch a live performance or go shopping for a new spring wardrobe, you really can’t go wrong.
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To help you draft your weekend calendar, we’ve put together a list of the top 7 events we’re most excited about.
1. Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship Although we must admit that we’re not huge sports fanatics, we do love supporting our KU and K-State boys as they battle it out at the Sprint Center.
1407 Grand Blvd
2. Planet Comicon Get your ‘nerd’ on! Kansas City’s largest pop culture and comic book convention will feature special guests such as Cary Elwes from The Princess Bride, Michael Rooker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Karen Gillan of Doctor Who.
Bartle Hall Convention Center
301 W. 13th St
3. Out of the Blue: Morphos in March We can’t wait to see the magnificent iridescence of tropical Blue Morphos butterflies as they flutter around the Powell Gardens’ conservatory throughout the month. Join them this weekend for their special event Where Tech and Nature Meet.
1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50
Kingsville, MO 64061
4. 10th Annual Emerald Isle Parade Join more than 1,000 parade participants and thousands of spectators for this year’s pre-St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Lee’s Summit. Stop by Mingle before the parade to enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast or the Blarney Brew Off—a home-brew competition and public tasting.
Breakfast from 8 to 11 am; Blarney Brew Off at 11 am; Parade begins at noon
Downtown Lee’s Summit
5. KC Brew Fest This inaugural craft beer fest will feature an impressive number of local breweries as well as some of the best craft breweries from around the country. Ummm, is it Saturday yet??
General admission, 2-5 pm
30 W Pershing Rd
6. The Mosaic Project The American Jazz Museum is celebrating women in jazz throughout the month of March. This special event features Grammy Award-winning drummer and composer, Terri Lyne Carrington, along with some of the most prominent female vocalists and instrumentalists in jazz.
March 14, 8 – 10 pm
1615 E 18th St
7. Spring Garden Party Donna’s Dress Shop will transform into a garden, complete with astroturf and live plants, as they debut their new spring collection at this staff-favorite annual event.
March 15, noon-5 pm
Donna’s Dress Shop
1410 W 39th St