5 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend
Celebrate at the Station – Sunday, May 27
Enjoy a rousing patriotic concert put on by the Kansas City Symphony at Union Station. Celebration at the Station is the largest free Memorial Day weekend festival in the Midwest that culminates in one of the best firework displays in the country. Oh, and did I mention live cannons? That’s right, the symphony’s grand finale is Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever” with cannon fire. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. The event site opens at 3 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m. kcsymphony.org. If you can’t make it to Union Station you can see a live telecast of the event on KCPT-TV starting at 8 p.m. kcpt.org.
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Hit it out of the ballpark - The Royals play on Monday, May 28
Kick off summer by seeing a Royals game. On Memorial Day, the boys in blue take on the Twins at 6:15 p.m. Bring your appetite to try out the new food offerings at the K from the DogFather hot dogs that feature everything from jalapeno baked beans and mac-n-cheese weiners to K.C. Baking Company’s nitro ice cream sundaes. mlb.com/royals
See a blockbuster - Solo: A Stars War Story (Movie opened on Thursday, May 24.)
It’s going be a hot weekend (hello 90-degree weather) and what’s better than the AC blasting in the movie theatre as you settle back with a tub of popcorn to watch the latest film in the Stars Wars universe. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” time travels to the early years of Hans Solo and his furry sidekick and co-pilot Chewbacca. The current Rotten Tomatoes rating for the movie is at 71 percent.
Pay tribute to those who served
Visit the National World War I Museum and Memorial. From Friday May, 25 to Monday, May 28 admission to the museum and Memorial is free for veterans and active duty military personnel and general admission for the public is half-price all weekend. On Memorial Day at 10 a.m. former astronaut and space shuttle commander Jon McBride will speak at a free public ceremony. theworldwar.org
Almost every single public pool opens this weekend in Kansas City that means it’s time to jump off the diving board and make a splash. Oceans of Fun and Worlds of Fun have teamed up to offer complimentary admission on Monday, May 28 for any active duty military and veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. worldsoffun.com