An ongoing series, we’re highlighting some of the most important events, exhibits and can’t-miss activities each month of the year. 

Spring has arrived, which means festival season is gearing up—and the boys in blue make their return to The K. For more ideas for your KC calendar, check out our Events Guide

Royal Return

Moviegoers Rejoice

Kansas City FilmFest

Watch, share and repeat at this year’s Kansas City FilmFest, a five-day annual event quickly becoming a KC tradition. See anything from feature-length films to award-winning documentary shorts.

Cinemark on the Plaza, April 5-9

Iconic Alt Band


Only playing nine shows on its North American tour, the iconic and massively influential alternative rock band stops by Kansas City for a sold-out concert sure to make a lasting impression.

Sprint Center, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

First Friday at the Library

Art Starts at the Library

Spend part of your First Friday this month on the Rooftop Terrace at the Central Library! Enjoy an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, listen to live music and learn about the architecture that surrounds the beautiful building.

Central Library, Friday, April 7, 5:30 p.m.

Baseball's Back!

Kansas City Royals Home Opener

Welcome the boys in blue back to the ballpark as the Kansas City Royals gear up to make another run at the playoffs on their quest to bring a third World Series title home to Kansas City.

Kauffman Stadium, Monday, April 10, 3:15 p.m.

City of Fountains

Fountain Day

Because KC isn’t called the City of Fountains for nothing. With more fountains than any other city in the world (aside from Rome), there’s always a reason to celebrate our beautiful founts. Usher in spring and summer seasons with food trucks, lawn games and live music.

The Concourse Fountain in Kessler Park, Wednesday, April 12, 5-7 p.m.

Boulevard Beer

Hops-Filled History

Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland

Discuss one of the city’s most beloved—and recently revitalized—pastimes with local author Pete Dulin. Hear from the author about his latest book, Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland, which covers KC’s 150-plus-year-old beer heritage, while Stockyards Brewing Co. will be providing free samples of its craft brew.

Central Library, Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m.

Power & Light District Stop on KC Streetcar

Citywide Exhibition Kickoff

Kickoff: 2017 Art in the Loops Project

Curated alongside the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the KC Streetcar, join the Library for a kickoff celebration of this citywide exhibition, which features 25 temporary artworks and performances situated along the streetcar route, as well as in the City Market and at the Central Library.

Central Library, Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.

Fan-Filled Weekend

Planet Comicon 2017

Comics, sci-fi stars and cosplayers unite for one action-packed weekend in KC. Meet iconic celebrities and check out the latest in entertainment all in Downtown Kansas City.

Kansas City Convention Center, April 28-30

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