Upcoming Events

City of Lenexa Closure and Cancellation App
Wednesday, November 23rd to Monday, May 1st
When winter weather approaches, make sure you check for Lenexa Parks & Recreation event and program cancellations or facility closures before you leave home. 
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Lenexa Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, January 28th to Saturday, March 25th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023  |  10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023  |  10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Saturday, March 25, 2023  |  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.
Family Night at the Lenexa Public Market
Thursday, February 2nd to Friday, March 31st
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)

NEW: Storytime with Lenexa City Center Library on second Wednesday of each month 
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.
Women's History Month
Wednesday, March 1st to Friday, March 31st
Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.
Get Egged With Shawnee Parks & Rec
Thursday, March 16th to Tuesday, March 28th
Get Egged by Shawnee Parks & Recreation, we'll bring the Egg Hunt to you! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the Easter magic from your front porch! Shawnee Parks & Recreation staff will hide 25-100 eggs in your front yard early on Saturday, April 1st. All eggs will be hidden by 7:00am.

Space is limited and this event is only available for Shawnee residents. Each set of 25 eggs includes two dozen Easter eggs and one larger, special gift egg.

25 Eggs- $20
50 Eggs- $40
75 Eggs- $60
100 Eggs- $80

Call (913) 631-5200 or visit us online to register!
Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, March 25th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall
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.
April Fool's Day
Saturday, April 1st
April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is an annual celebration on April 1, commemorated by practical jokes and hoaxes. The player(s) of the joke(s) or hoax(es) often exposes their action by shouting "April fool(s)" at the recipient(s). The recipients of these actions are called April fools. Mass media can be involved in these pranks that the following day are reported as such. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.
City of Lenexa Dumpster Days
Saturday, April 1st to Sunday, April 2nd
If you are a Lenexa resident, you can also dispose of bulky items at our Dumpster Days event, which is held two weekends each year. You will be asked to show proof of residency (such as a driver’s license or utility bill showing a current Lenexa address).
**Trash haulers in Lenexa are required to offer their customers one curbside collection of bulky items each calendar year. Contact your trash hauler to schedule this pickup.**
The Service Center is located across from Mill Creek Elementary School, between Lackman and Pflumm, with access from 79th Street.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: -Appliances (those containing Freon cost $75 each) -Ballasts -Cardboard -Electronics ($20 per monitor or $35 per TV) -Furniture -Lamps -Lawn mowers -Light fixtures -Mattresses -Smoke detectors -Styrofoam -Tires ($5 per tire) -Yard waste
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: -Chemicals -Commercial or industrial waste -Fluorescent tubes -Fuel tanks -Household trash -Hazardous waste (e.g., batteries, waste oil, paint) -Liquids -Propane bottles
Passport to Adventure Launch
Saturday, April 1st, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Legler Barn Museum & Depot
Date and Time 
April 1 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Legler Barn Museum & Depot, 14907 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66215
Does your family like adventure, history and nature? We’re partnering with the Greater Kansas City Interpretive Site Coalition for Kansas City’s Passport to Adventure program.
Each attendee at this kickoff event will receive a free Passport to Adventure booklet. Explore the metro area through the year and receive stamps at participating sites for a chance to win a prize.
Drop in throughout the day to take part in engaging activities for the whole family! No registration. Free event admission.
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 2nd
Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels. Palm Sunday marks the first day of Holy Week. For adherents of Nicene Christianity, it is the last week of the Christian solemn season of Lent that precedes the arrival of Eastertide.
Wednesday, April 5th
Passover or Pesach is a major Jewish holiday and one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. Together with Shavuotand Sukkot, Passover was one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals (Shalosh Regalim) during which the entire population of the kingdom of Judah made a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. Samaritans still make this pilgrimage to Mount Gerizim, but only men participate in public worship.
Good Friday
Friday, April 7th
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, April 7th, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lenexa Rec Center
Dive in and join us in collecting eggs of all sizes from the top of the water and the bottom of the pool.

Egg hunters will be organized into two 45min sessions: ages 0-6 at 5:15 p.m. and ages 7-12 at 6:15 p.m. 

Once all of the eggs are collected, participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the pool for the remainder of the hour.
Eggs are snatched up quick, so don’t be late! 
Cost $8 / participating child (0-12 years old), $6 for members
**One adult (14+) may enter the water to assist any non-swimmers**
Resident of Lenexa
Charge When Not Billed:
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt Fee (Standard Fee): $8.00
Non Resident
Charge When Not Billed:
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt Fee (Standard Fee): $8.00
Sunday, April 9th
Easter, also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
Lenexa Public Market Closed Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 9th
The Lenexa Public Market will be closed Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 10th
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and a public holiday in some countries. It is the second day of Eastertide. In Western Christianity, it is also the second day of the Octave of Easter, and in Eastern Christianity, it is also the second day of Bright Week.
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, April 16th
The Eastern Orthodox Church, also called the Orthodox Church, is the second-largest Christian church, with approximately 220 million baptised members. It operates as a communion of autocephalous churches, each governed by its bishops in local synods. The church has no central doctrinal or governmental authority analogous to the bishop of Rome (Pope), but the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople is recognised by all bishops as primus inter pares ("first among equals") and regarded as the representative and spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians.As one of the oldest surviving religious institutions in the world, the Eastern Orthodox Church has played a prominent role in the history and culture of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and the Near East.The Eastern Orthodox Church officially calls itself the Orthodox Catholic Church.
Tax Day
Tuesday, April 18th
In the United States, Tax Day is the day on which individual income tax returns are due to be submitted to the federal government. Since 1955, Tax Day has typically fallen on or just after April 15. Tax Day was first introduced in 1913, when the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified.
Eid al-Fitr
Friday, April 21st
Eid al-Fitr (/ˌiːd əl ˈfɪtər, -trə/ EED əl FIT-ər, -⁠rə; Arabic: عيد الفطر‎, romanized: ʿĪd al-Fiṭr, lit. 'Feast of Breaking the Fast', IPA: [ʕiːd al ˈfitˤr]), is the earlier of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Adha). The religious holiday is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. It falls on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar; this does not always fall on the same Gregorian day, as the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities. The holiday is known under various other names in different languages and countries around the world. The day is also called Lesser Eid, or simply Eid.
Earth Day
Saturday, April 22nd
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.
BRBV Board Meeting
Monday, April 24th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Clubhouse - 21315 West 82nd Street
The quarterly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at 21315 West 82nd Street. All community members are invited to attend.
National Drug Take Back Day
Thursday, April 27th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lenexa Police Department Parking Lot - 12500 West 87th Street
Clean out your medicine cabinet and dispose of old, unused, or expired prescription medications at the Lenexa Police Department for the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. According to the DEA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
For your convenience, this event will be a drive-thru format in front of the police station. Stay in your vehicle. When you pull through the designated lane, you can dispose of medication in a collection bin.
Please follow these steps when coming to dispose of your medications:
Dump pills/patches from their original container into a resealable zipper storage bag. Different pills can be mixed together in the same bag. Empty medication containers can then be disposed of with your regular garbage.
Bring your resealable zipper storage bag(s) of medication to the police station and you will be directed to the appropriate drive-thru lane to dispose of your medication. No appointment is necessary.
For safety reasons, we cannot accept the following types of medications:
Inhalers and liquids
Medical needles/sharps
The Lenexa Police Department also offers year-round prescription drug disposal inside the lobby of our police station.
Create Your Own Moss Art
Thursday, April 27th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
Make your own moss art wall hanging or tablescape. Grab a friend and join us upstairs at the Lenexa Public Market April 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For $57 you will come away with your own framed moss art and the know-how to make more. 
Friday Night Sound Bytes
Friday, April 28th to Friday, October 27th, Lenexa Public Market at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Grab a friend, get some grub and groove into the weekend. Join us for free live music and rotating local food trucks on the patio every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. April 28-October 27 on the Lower Commons. Watch for special themed Sound Bites, starting with our first event of the season. 
Cook With Chef Sohaila
Sunday, April 30th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
Owner/Chef Sohaila, of Sohaila's Kitchen, is excited to host a cooking class in The Kitchen at the Public Market on April 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. Participants will learn how to make Chicken Handi, a delectable chicken curry dish with a creamy and nutty base, a tomato-onion gravy, and freshly ground spices. Attendees will also learn how to make samosas from scratch.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Monday, May 1st
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (as of 2009, officially changed from Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month) is a period for the duration of the month of May for recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
Cinco de Mayo
Friday, May 5th
Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko̞ ðe̞ ˈma̠ʝo̞] in Mexico, Spanish for "Fifth of May") is an annual celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico'svictory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, the victory of a smaller, poorly equipped Mexican force against the larger and better-armed French army was a morale boost for the Mexicans. Zaragoza died months after the battle from an illness, and a larger French force ultimately defeated the Mexican army at the Second Battle of Puebla and occupied Mexico City.
Mother's Day Yoga
Friday, May 12th, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lenexa Rec Center
Search "Mother's Day Yoga" at Lenexa.com/Reccenter for more details.
Lenexa Arts Fair
Saturday, May 13th, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lenexa Civic Campus
Search lenexa.com/artfair for more information.
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 14th
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.
Memorial Day - Federal Holiday
Monday, May 29th
Memorial Day (previously but now seldom called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.
LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Thursday, June 1st
LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. As of 2020, LGBT History Month is a month-long celebration that is specific to Hungary, the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Greenland, and the city of Berlin.
Flag Day
Wednesday, June 14th
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army birthday on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
Father's Day
Sunday, June 18th
Father's Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on 19 March as Saint Joseph's Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father's Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, and celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910. The day is held on various dates across the world and different regions maintain their own traditions of honoring fatherhood.
Monday, June 19th
 Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day and also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation DJuneteenthay, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture.Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. Juneteenth's commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas,[9] which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery.
Thursday, June 29th
Eid al-Adha also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice", is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. But, before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives.
Independence Day - Federal Holiday
Tuesday, July 4th
Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July or July 4th) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.
Friday, July 28th
Ashura (Arabic: عَاشُورَاء‎, romanized: ʿĀshūrāʾ [ʕaːʃuːˈraːʔ]) is an Islamic holiday that occurs on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic lunar calendar. For Muslims, Ashura marks the day in which the Islamic prophet Musa was saved by Allah when He parted the Sea while leading the children of Israel to the land of Israel. Furthermore, for Muslims, it marks the day on which the Battle of Karbala took place, resulting in the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a member of the Household of Muhammad (Ahl al-Bayt).
BRBV Board Meeting
Monday, July 31st, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Clubhouse - 21315 West 82nd Street
The quarterly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at 21315 West 82nd Street. All community members are invited to attend.
Labor Day
Monday, September 4th
Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Friday, September 15th
Hispanic Heritage Month heritage began as Hispanic Heritage Week. Hispanic Week was established by legislation sponsored by Rep. Edward R. Roybal of Los Angeles and was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968.In 1988, the commemorative week was expanded to a month (September 15 to October 15) by legislation sponsored by Rep. Esteban Edward Torres (D–Pico Rivera), amended by Senator Paul Simon, and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of the Cry of Dolores (early morning, 16 September 1810), which marked the start of the Mexican War of Independence and thus resulted (in 1821) in independence for the New Spain Colony (now Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua).
Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 16th
Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה‎), literally meaning "head [of] the year", is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah (יוֹם תְּרוּעָה‎), literally "day of shouting or blasting." It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days (יָמִים נוֹרָאִים‎ Yamim Nora'im. "Days of Awe"), as specified by Leviticus 23:23–25, that occur in the late summer/early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere.
BRBV Board Meeting
Monday, October 30th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Clubhouse - 21315 West 82nd Street
The quarterly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at 21315 West 82nd Street. All community members are invited to attend.
BRBV Annual Meeting
Monday, November 13th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Clubhouse - 21315 West 82nd Street
The annual meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at 21315 West 82nd Street. All community members are invited to attend.