Family Night

Family of four eating pizza during Family Night at the Public MarketLibrarian from Lenexa City Center Library reading book during Family Night at the Public MarketYoung girl smiling and coloring the sidewalk with chalk outside the Lenexa Public MarketYoung girl and mom playing with balloon art at Family NightDonut decorating and connect 4 at Family Night

A place to eat, have conversation and let the kids be kids. While the Lenexa Public Market is a family-friendly location every day of the week, Wednesdays are Family Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Best part? It's free, no tickets or registration required (except for special events). 

Here's what you can expect: 

  • activities that you can play at your table like coloring pages and classic board games including Connect4, checkers, tic-tac-toe and Jenga® 
  • outdoor yard games such as sidewalk chalk and cornhole (summer and fall)
  • balloon artist who can create twisted balloon decorations of favorite characters and animals
  • dinner specials from select merchants 
  • rotating activities like donut and cupcake decorating that may require pre-registration and purchase of tickets (view Public Market calendar for special Family Night events)

Food specials for Family Night:

  • Get a free 6" kid's pizza with the purchase of at least a small pizza from Topp'd Pizza + Salads

  • The pickiest of eaters can get a Kid Burger: a single burger: meat, cheese and bun from Cosmo Burger.

  • Buy a Butter Chicken entrée from Sohaila's Kitchen and get a free mango lassi drink.

Become a sponsor
Family night is sponsored by Mainstreet Credit Union. Make a difference by sponsoring a special activity for Family Night. Check out our sponsorship page

Upcoming Special Events at Family Night 

Young woman reading a book to a group of kids outside the Lenexa Public Market.Storytime with Lenexa City Center Library on second Wednesday of each month

2023 Dates: June 14; July 12; Aug. 9; Sept. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 8 and Dec. 13

We have partnered with the Johnson County Library on campus to have Storytime on the second Wednesday each month at the Public Market from 6 to 6:30 p.m. during Family Night. Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them foster a love of reading. Storytime may feature stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities.





Young girl with chocolate frosting on her face holding a decorated donut. Donut Decorating (several dates this summer) 
June: 7 & 21; July: 5 & 19; and Aug. 2 

Mr. D’s Coffee is bringing donuts for you and your family to decorate from 5 to 6 p.m.

Register ahead of time to guarantee you have donuts to decorate, or purchase tickets at the door during the event before they are sold out.

Prices are listed below (does not include Eventbrite fees):

  • $5.50 for a box of three cake donuts to decorate
  • $11 for a box of six cake donuts to decorate
  • $22 for a dozen cake donuts to decorate
Buy tickets for donut decorating

Two kids posing on a Lenexa Fire Department truck. Meet and Greet with Lenexa Firefighters 
June 28, 5-6 p.m. 

This week, we’ve got a Meet and Greet with firefighters from the Lenexa Fire Department from 5 to 6 p.m.! Check out the inside of a firetruck or play yard games with the fire fighters.

This event is free to attend, no registration or tickets required.

Left photo shows little boy posing on top of a Lenexa fire truck. Right photo shows young boy with a Lenexa police officer. Heroes at Family Night
July 26, 5-7 p.m. 

This week, meet your local community heroes — Lenexa police officers and Lenexa firefighters! Check out the inside of a police car or fire truck, watch demos and even play yard games with the people who are dedicated to making the community a safer place. You can even wear your favorite superhero costume!

Lenexa Police Department will be in attendance from 5 to 7 p.m. and Lenexa Fire Department will be around from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

This event is free to attend, no tickets or registration required.