There are so many sayings that float around this time of year. ‘March came in like a lion and out like a lamb’ or ‘April showers bring May flowers’. ‘Out with the March, in with the April!’ I’m not sure that’s quite how that saying goes but nonetheless, I’m excited to be another month deeper into Spring and closer to Summer! If I stop writing this and look out the window from my desk I can see a beautiful flowering tree covered in purple blooms. I love this time of year because most of Edmond starts to look this way too! The grass begins to green and you start to see tulips popping up all over the place! The Edmond/OKC area is great this season for many reasons, like the fun community events happening! We’ve rounded up a couple of engaging occasions you’ll definitely want to be a part of this April!
Arcadia Lake Sweep – Saturday, April 7th (8-11am)
BYOG (bring your own gloves) to this fun event! Help clean up your city with your community and receive a tshirt and hotdog lunch in the meantime! Great event to try volunteering with the kiddos and teach the importance of community! Help keep our lake beautiful!
‘Covered In Color’: Sidewalk Chalk Competition & Art Festival – Saturday, April 7th (11am – 4pm)
This event features great entertainment, food trucks, art vendors, in addition to this fun and colorful competition! You’d hate to see rain on a day like this!
Open Streets OKC (Uptown 23rd & Paseo District) – Sunday, April 8th (12- 4pm)
Take to the streets of OKC for this awesome event that promotes getting moving and getting healthy! Grab your bike, skates, tennis shoes (you name it!) and check out the food trucks and healthy ideas being promoted here!
Movie Night At The Park- Friday, April 13th (Starts At Dark)
Grab a blanket, load up on snacks, and head down to the Mitch Park Amphitheater for a showing of “Ferdinand”. Snuggle up with the family for this cute movie and enjoy a night under the stars!
First Saturday Farmers Market – Saturday, April 14th (8am-1pm)
Grab your reusable bag and a little cash and stop by the farmers market! Load up on fresh fruits and vegetables and support your local farmers too! There’s plenty of baked goodies or handmade items as well. Something for everyone here.
Earth Day Festival – Sunday, April 22nd (12- 5pm)
This free event at Reaves Park is a great opportunity to teach the kids the importance of keeping the environment clean! There will be plenty of fun and hands on activities to help illustrate this not to mention, animal adoptions for those who love furry friends!
Mutts & More 5k Dog Walk – Sunday, April 22nd (Starts At 2pm)
Speaking of furry friends, they deserve a little fun too! Take them and the kiddos out for a nice 5k walk at Mitch Park. Dogs must be leashed and all proceeds will go towards aiding sick and abused animals.