Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Kansas City! Looking for ways to spend the long weekend? We have a few ideas.
Lawrence Busker Festival May 27-30
The Busker Festival comes to Lawrence once a year with unusual entertainment throughout Lawrence’s historic downtown. Join in on the fun as the festival makes its comeback with a roster of street performers from all around the world. Magicians, jugglers, musicians, acrobats, and more will perform. It’s a full-on festival with food, libations, and fun around every corner.
Memorial Day is honored all weekend long at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. Active members and veterans of the U.S. military get into the museum free, and tickets for the public are half price through the weekend. During your visit, check out the American Veterans Traveling Tribute’s Vietnam Wall, the Flags of Forgotten Soldiers display, and more.
Opening Weekend at Oceans of Fun May 28-30
Memorial Day weekend ushers in the unofficial start of summer, and Kansas City’s biggest water park is opening with a splash. During opening weekend experience special summertime attractions like an on-site radio DJ, a live chalk muralist, and a limited time 40th Birthday Smoothie available for purchase. The first 700 guests will receive a special giveaway!
Curious George: Let’s Get Curious Hands-On Exhibit Opens May 28
Crown Center’s latest children’s exhibit takes families into the world of Curious George. Based on the familiar characters in the classic children’s books and PBS Kids animated television series, this interactive exhibit presents early science, math, and engineering concepts through hands-on interactive play.
After a two-year hiatus, Kansas City’s classic Memorial Day celebration is back with a free performance from The Kansas City Symphony on the grounds of Union Station and the National World War I Museum. There will be food trucks, vendors, Kansas City’s largest fireworks display, and more.