This Weekend IN Kansas City: May 26-29

Looking for ways to spend this three-day weekend? We’ve got you covered with five happenings around town.

2023 Memorial Day Weekend at the WWI Museum May 26-29
The National World War I Museum and Memorial has a packed lineup of Memorial Day events all weekend long, including research stations to the Flags of Forgotten Soldiers Display, the Memorial Day ceremony, and other special activities and displays. Admission is half-price for the public and free for veterans and active military members.

Chicago at Starlight May 26
The band Chicago has made 38 records and sold 100 million albums worldwide over the last 50 years. The American rock band still includes three founding members and is one of the longest-running best-selling music groups of all time.

Oceans of Fun Opening Day May 27
Would it be the unofficial start of summer without Oceans of Fun? The water park is opening for its 41st season with all the usual fan-favorite activities—Riptide Raceway, Caribbean Cooler, Surfs Up Food Pavilion, kid-friendly Splash Island, and more.

Tower-Con 2023 May 27
If you’re into comic books and other collectibles you won’t want to miss this mini-con at Tower Tavern. Swing by and grab a drink, food, pick up a new comic or two, and mingle with other comic book fans.

Celebration at the Station May 28
Watch the Kansas City sky light up during the city’s biggest Memorial Day celebration. The Kansas City Symphony is returning for the Bank of America Celebration at the Station for a free concert on the South Plaza of Union Station and the North Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial. The symphony will play at 8 p.m., but you’ll want to arrive earlier than that. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with food trucks, live pre-concert entertainment, plus local vendors and booths.