Upcoming Events

 
Family Night at the Lenexa Public Market
Wednesday, January 10th to Wednesday, December 11th
 
A place to eat, have conversation and let the kids be kids. While the Lenexa Public Market is a family-friendly location every day of the week, Wednesdays are Family Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Best part? It's free, no tickets or registration required (except for special events). 
 
Here's what you can expect: 
 
- activities that you can play at your table like coloring pages and classic board games including Connect4, checkers, tic-tac-toe and Jenga® 

- Outdoor yard games such as sidewalk chalk and cornhole (summer and fall)

- Balloon artist who can create twisted balloon decorations of favorite characters and animals

- Dinner specials from select merchants 

- Rotating activities like donut and cupcake decorating that may require pre-registration and purchase of tickets (view Public Market calendar for special Family Night events)
 
We have partnered with the Johnson County Library on campus to have Storytime on the second Wednesday each month at the Public Market from 6 to 6:45 p.m. during Family Night. Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them foster a love of reading. Storytime may feature stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities.
 
Food specials for Family Night:
 
- Get a free 6" kid's pizza with the purchase of at least a small pizza from Topp'd Pizza + Salads. 

- The pickiest of eaters can get a Kid Burger: a single burger: meat, cheese and bun from Cosmo Burger.

- Buy a Butter Chicken entrée from Sohaila's Kitchen and get a free mango lassi drink.
 
 
 
Black History Month
Thursday, February 1st to Thursday, February 29th
 
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.
Travel Showcase
Wednesday, February 28th
 
Did you miss the Shawnee Mission Trips Travel Showcase last week? The next trip is coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The destination: Kansas City's own Roasterie Café. Visitors will take a tour of the landmark and learn more about its history. Afterwards, enjoy a group lunch at Andre's downtown and tour the chocolatier Bizz & Weezy's. Tickets are $93. Click here to register.
Lenexa Rec Center Diaper Drive
Friday, March 1st to Friday, March 29th
 
Have some extra diapers lying around? Lenexa's We Care Committee will collect diapers March 1–29 and the Rec Center is a drop-off location. All diapers collected will benefit Happy Bottoms, a local diaper agency that helps low-income families in the area. They will gladly accept loose and unpackaged diapers. You can also give virtual diapers by scanning the QR code on the drop-off bin. This allows Happy Bottoms to buy in bulk and get more bang for your buck. 
Gum Springs Park Reopening
Saturday, March 2nd, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 67th and Flint Streets
 
We're excited to reopen Gum Springs Park, located at 67th and Flint Street. Join us for a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, March 2 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
 
The Park includes a new playground, improved ball fields, and an upgraded walking trail.
The highlight is Lunia, a hot air balloon that stands over 30 feet tall.
City of Shawnee St. Patrick's Day Countdown
Saturday, March 2nd, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at See Website
 
Downtown Shawnee will celebrate St. Patrick's on March 10th. There are many ways to get involved:
 
Attend/Enter the Parade (1:00 p.m. starting at Johnson and Monrovia)
 
Visit the Shamrock O'Market (12:00 - 3:00 p.m. in City Hall Parking Lot)
 
Buy a Duck Race ticket (3:30, Herman Laird Parking Lot)
 
We hope to see you at the festivities. 

Check out our website for the latest information.
City Center Live - Kansas City Ballet Second Company
Saturday, March 9th, 6:30 p.m at Lenexa City Hall
 
Saturday, March 9, 2024

6:30 p.m.  

Lenexa City Hall, Community Forum (indoors), 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219 

The Kansas City Ballet Second Company is an emerging professionals program that gives extraordinarily talented young dancers a professional company experience as a prelude to their joining a professional company.
30th Annual Shawnee Duck Race
Sunday, March 10th, 3:30 p.m.
 
Tickets are now available online for the Shawnee Duck Race. A $5 ticket gives you a chance to win $1,500 cash or dozens of prizes, including gift certificates to Shawnee restaurants and businesses. 
 
The Duck Race will be held Sunday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m. It's one many St. Patrick's festivities in Shawnee. For a complete rundown of the day's events, click here.
Lenexa Rec Center: Get In On the Basketball Spirit!
Tuesday, March 19th to Sunday, March 31st
 
Get in on basketball spirit

Stop by the Rec during the NCAA basketball tournament for some fun competition, cool prizes and sweet treats.

March 19–20
Sunflower Shirt Tally

Show off your school spirit. We're tallying Jayhawks and Wildcats. Wear your KU or K-State shirt to the Rec and get a purple or red Gatorade.

March 21–22
Pop-A-Shot

Shoot a few hoops in the lobby and enter your name for a chance to win snacks and a free day pass for a friend.

March 22
Half-Court Buzzer Beater

Stop by between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to take a half-court shot. Make it and you'll get a Rec Center t-shirt.
 
March 28–29
Sweet 16

Enjoy sweet treats—chocolate and suckers—in the lobby.
 
March 30–31

Eight is Great

Stop by the welcome desk on your way in or out and put your name in a drawing to win 8-day passes and a water bottle. 
Winters Farmers Market
Saturday, March 30th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall
 
Saturday, March 30, 2024  |  10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219

Free admission

Free, covered parking on-site

Support local growers and makers at Lenexa's annual Winter Farmers Market. Get your favorite goodies and keep in touch with vendors on the last Saturday of the month from January through March. Expect cool season vegetables (like onions, garlic and greens), eggs, cheese, butter, honey and beeswax body products, BBQ sauces and rubs, wine, various meats and bakery items.  
 
SNAP benefits accepted. A Double Up Food Bucks match program.
Black Hoof Open
Friday, April 12th to Saturday, April 13th
 
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Welcome to the 2024 Black Hoof Open! 
 
Saturday's event will be a flex-start PDGA XC-Tier with an approved waiver from the PDGA for a trophy-only event. There are no payouts and all proceeds will go to the Lenexa Scholarship Program. Current PDGA members will receive a rating for their round while non-PDGA members are still invited and encouraged to compete and play.
 
About the Lenexa Scholarship Program:

The City of Lenexa is committed to providing quality recreational opportunities to all residents. The Lenexa Parks and Recreation Department Scholarship Program helps to make LPRD activities and programs, including membership to the Lenexa Recreation Center, more affordable to families or individuals with demonstrated financial needs.

Refund policy
City of Lenexa is responsible for all refunds/cancellations.
 
Friday Night Sound Bytes
Friday, April 26th to Friday, October 25th, 7 p.m to 10 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Starting April 26, the Lenexa Public Market’s Friday Night Sound Bites series is coming back for the outdoor season! Grab a friend, get some grub and groove into the weekend. Join us for free, live music and flavorful food options from our merchants and rotating food trucks every Friday night (April 26-October 25) from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Lower Commons.
 
Patio seating is available, but we encourage BYOC—bring your own chair.
 
Outside alcohol is not allowed. You may purchase alcoholic beverages from Public Market merchants.
 
No tickets necessary. Come and go or stay until close. Grab a friend, get some grub and groove into the weekend.
 
Lenexa Farmers Market
Saturday, April 27th to Saturday, October 26th, 8 a.m. to noon at Lenexa Rec Center Parking Garage
 
Fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, baked goods, flowers, body care products and more! The Lenexa Farmers Market sells only products that are locally grown, raised or made within 250 miles or throughout Kansas. Each Saturday and Tuesday during the Market season, you can expect a great selection of products from vendors who care about providing you the very best.
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Community Garage Sale
Friday, May 3rd to Saturday, May 4th, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
The annual Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Garage Sale has been scheduled for the weekend of May 3rd and May 4th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Banners and signs will be placed at the primary entrances to each subdivision during the week prior to the Garage Sale. 
Lenexa Art Fair
Saturday, May 11th, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lenexa Civic Campus
 
The Lenexa Art Fair is the perfect outing to celebrate all things artisan. This one-day, outdoor, juried art fair features about 50 fine artists from the region; live jazz music throughout the day; children's art activities; food trucks; Lenexa Farmers Market vendors; and tasting featuring local wine, craft beer and spirits.