April 2017 – What’s Kickin’ in Katy

By Cyd Wright –

There is no fooling around in April, because spring has sprung and so has the fun. There is something kickin’ in Katy for everyone this month!

April 1st

Katy Sip n Stroll

5 – 8 pm

Villagio Town Center

22762 Westheimer Parkway

Grab some friends and head over to the most anticipated culinary, wine and craft beer tasting event in Katy. Enjoy live music as you sip and nosh your way through a variety of vendor booths, craft beer tables and over 35 food and wine tasting stations. Presented by Kroger, the event benefits The Ballard House. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sipandstroll.com.

April 2nd

Katy Crawfish Festival

11:30 am

No Label Brewing Company

5351 1st Street

The mud-bug madness is in full swing at the 3rd Annual Historical Katy Crawfish Festival. This year’s event features live music, paintball, dessert trucks, kid-friendly games and much more. Visit www.nolabelbrew.com to purchase tickets.

April 8th

Baskets and Bunnies

9 am – Noon

Katy City Park

5720 Franz Road

The City of Katy presents Baskets and Bunnies just in time for Easter. Kids can enjoy games, activities, crafts and more while they anxiously await a visit from the Easter Bunny. Visit www.cityofkaty.com for more details.

April 8th and 9th

Home for the Holidays Spring Gift Market

Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm

Leonard E. Merrell Center

6301 South Stadium Lane

It’s never too soon to make that list and check it twice! Experience one of the largest gift markets in Texas featuring gifts, home goods and more from unique vendors. Visit www.homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com.

April 14th

Good Friday

Katy ISD Student and Staff Holiday

April 16th

Happy Easter!

April 21st and 22nd

Katy Jazz Festival

Katy High School Performing Arts Center

6331 Highway Boulevard

Experience the 9th Annual Katy Jazz Festival featuring world-renown ensembles and professional jazz artists, as well as a visual arts exhibit and sales showcase by ARTKATY.  Performances include The Buddy Rich Big Band, Eric Marienthal, JD Warren & The Rudiment, Horace Grigsby and many more. For tickets, visit www.katyjazzfestival.com or call 281-396-2270.

April 22nd

Color for a Cause 5K

8 – 11 am

James E. Taylor High School

20700 Kingsland Boulevard

Lace up your tennis shoes and come run for a cause! The Taylor High School National Honor Society is hosting this fun run benefiting The Arc of Katy, a non-profit group dedicated to supporting those with learning or developmental disabilities. For more information, email JETaylorNHS@gmail.com. Visit www.colorforacause.weebly.com/registration to  register.

April 29th and 30th

BP MS 150

Rhodes Stadium

1733 Katy Fort Bend Road

The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise money and bring hope to many who are affected by multiple sclerosis. For more details, visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org.