EVENT DATE : April 29, 9:00AM - April 29, 2:00PM

Bring the family out and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property during this free event. Visitors can explore and picnic on the 158-acre site. Arts and craft activities for the kids will take place in the main barn. Catch-and-release fishing in any or all of the seven ponds will also be offered, so bring your own bait and tackle. 

EVENT DATE : April 29, 9:00AM - April 29, 3:00PM

Choose from several activities: canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, hiking, BB gun shooting and archery. All ages are welcome to participate in the Family Fun Treasure Hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Catch-and-release fishing also available. However, participants age 16 and older are required to have Kansas fishing license. For more information, contact Lysa Holladay at 913.856.8849.

EVENT DATE : April 29, 10:00AM - April 29, 4:00PM

It's spring on the Mahaffie Farm! Watch the farmers shear the sheep, help wash and skirt the wool. Help in the garden and see what is cooking on the cookstove. Visitors may also enjoy wool dyeing demonstrations, blacksmith demonstrations and stagecoach rides. Adults-$7, children ages 5-11-$5 and children 4 and under are free.   

EVENT DATE : May 4, 5:30PM - May 4, 8:30PM

Affinity Enterprise Group is sponsoring an art auction to benefit Cottey College. Register at Event-Imagineers.TicketLeap.com/Art-Auction/. AffinityEnterpriseGroup.com

EVENT DATE : May 5-6

There's no better way to support the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens than to shop the spring plant sale. Special emphasis on native, butterfly and pollinator plants with knowledgeable gardeners on hand to assist shoppers. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 5 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6.

EVENT DATE : May 6, 8:00AM - May 6, 11:00AM

This event supports Water for People, a nonprofit that works to provide clean and safe drinking water to countries who need it most. If you're up to the challenge, don your best costume to be eligible for the best dressed award! The route takes participants from WaterOne's water tower, south on Renner to the city's north tower and back. Tower2Tower5K.org

EVENT DATE : May 6, 5:00PM - May 6, 9:00PM

Battle4KC combines the annual Star Wars celebration “May the 4th Be With You” and Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month for a day of fun. Guinness Book of World Records will officiate as attendees raise their lightsabers in an epic “Life Saver” battle.  Enjoy a concert by the Phantastics, costume contest, live broadcast from SciFi4Me.com, collectible museum, and much more. Tickets $10

EVENT DATE : May 6-7

Come enjoy hundreds of handmade and vintage vendors, food trucks, live music, kids crafts, photo booth and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6 and 7. TheStrawberrySwing.org

EVENT DATE : May 13, 10:00AM - May 13, 7:00PM

The Lenexa Art Fair is a one day, outdoor, juried art fair featuring about 50 fine artists from the region, live jazz music throughout the day, food trucks and a wine and craft beer tasting featuring local wineries and breweries in the evening. Free admission for art fair, event shuttles and parking. Wine and beer tasting tickets are $20. Lenexa.com/ArtFair

EVENT DATE : May 20, 10:00AM - May 20, 4:00PM

Bring the family to beautiful Antioch Park to enjoy a day of fun! Activities include a petting zoo, delicious food and unique craft vendors, music, giant inflatables and more.

EVENT DATE : May 21, 8:30AM - May 21, 1:30PM

Unleash your inner beast and get ready for obstacles including giant monkey bars, 80-foot vertical bluff climbs, ravines, 3-story hay bales, rappelling, mud pits, cargo nets, zip lines stretching over 300 feet, yeti hurdles, mud galore and much more.