April 2018 – What’s Kickin’ in Katy

By Cyd Wright –

April is filled with everything from Easter blessings, spring gift markets, proms, fun runs, bike rides and more. Get out and experience all that is “kickin” in Katy this month, and have a wonderful April!    

April 1st – Happy Easter




April 7th – Katy Sip N Stroll

Villagio Town Center

22762 Westheimer Parkway

6 – 9 pm

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, all proceeds benefit The Ballard House. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sipandstroll.com

April 7th – 33rd Annual Katy Folk Life Festival

Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor

Learning Center

6301 South Stadium Lane

9 am – 4 pm

Check out what Texas was like in the 1800s while experiencing pioneer life including how people dressed, survived, types of foods that were prepared and even where children went to school. Tickets are $1. Concessions provided by Chick-fil-A Katy Mills. For more details, visit www.katyisd.org.

April 7th – 8th – 10th Annual Spring Gift Market

Leonard E. Merrell Center

6301 South Stadium Lane

Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm

The Leonard E. Merrell Center will once again host the Home for the Holidays Spring Gift Market.  Take this opportunity to shop over 180 plus vendors including jewelry, women’s fashions, home décor and much more!  There is something for everyone! For more information, visit www.merrellcenter.org.

April 14th – Tompkins High School

Cow Patty Classic 5K/10K

Tompkins High School

4400 Falcon Landing Boulevard

Registration/Check in at 6:30 am 

Race Starts at 7:30 am

Grab your best bovine attire and join the Tompkins FFA Booster club in this fun run benefiting the Tompkins High School FFA Student Chapter. For more information on race day, visit thedriven.net/cowpatty.

April 14th – 3rd Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

Benefiting Taylor High School FFA

American Shooting Center

16500 Westheimer Parkway

Registration Begins at 1:30 pm

Extra “Games by the Lake” at 2 pm

Tournament Begins at 3 pm

Teams of four from schools, family teams, local business teams and community teams will be competing. For more information, registration and payment options, visit www.taylorffaclaytournament.com.

April 15th – Sponsored Walk and Family Fun

Cri Du Chat/5P – Syndrome Fundraiser

Dewberry Farm

7705 FM 362, Brookshire

12 pm – 4 pm

Sponsored Walk Starts at 1:30 pm

Raffle prizes, food, snacks and drinks are available for purchase along with a playground, jumping pillows and more. Proceeds benefit 5P – Society.  Adult admission is $10, children ages 2-12 is $5 and free for children under 2. For more information, visit www.fivepminus.org or email EPMand5pminus@yahoo.com.

April 28th – 29th – BP MS 150

Rhodes Stadium

The BP MS150 is a 2-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.  Visit main.nationalmssociety.org for more details.