City NotesExplore your taste at Lenexa Art Fair on May 9
Attend free outdoor concerts in May and June
Don’t miss the second annual Lenexa Art Fair
on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This free event is held at Central Green Park at City Center. The art fair features dozens of fine artists who will exhibit 2-D and 3-D works. Listen to live jazz music and sample fare from food truck vendors. A wine and craft beer tasting
ticketed event will take place from 4-8 p.m.
Movie in the Park features "Annie" on May 15
Enjoy free, live concerts on Sunday evenings during May and June at our new Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series
. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner. All concerts start at 6 p.m., and most take place at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. Concert schedule
Enter "Why I Like Lenexa" kids art contest
A favorite way to ring in spring is at Lenexa's free Movie in the Park
event, held on May 15 at Electric Park. Arrive early to stake out ground for a blanket or lawn chair. Live music and lawn games begin at 5:30 p.m. The original movie musical version of "Annie" starts around 8:30.
Apply now for Youth Police Academy
Does your kid love to color or draw? Have them enter the "Why I Like Lenexa" art contest! We'll choose a handful of winners and invite those children to be part of the Lenexa Civic Center Project groundbreaking on June 12. Entries are due by May 15. Contest details
Are you ready for pool season?
The Lenexa Police Department is accepting applications for its popular summer Youth Police Academy
for teens age 13 to 17. Session one is June 1–5 (apply by May 18) and session two is Aug. 3–7 (apply by July 20).
Get funds to install rain garden, grow native plants
Summer is creeping ever closer! Indian Trails Aquatic Center opens for the season on May 23. Ad Astra and Flat Rock Creek pools open May 30. Sign up now for kids' aquatics programs
, such as swimming lessons or swim and dive teams. Buy or renew your pool pass
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Thinking about building a rain garden, growing native plants or installing a rain barrel in your yard? The city's Stormwater Cost-Share Program has grant funds to reimburse residents for 75% of project costs. Learn more or apply for reimbursement