It’s not often that you can catch a free Kansas City Symphony show, even rarer that it’d be outdoors. But the treasured orchestra pulls out all the stops for Memorial Day Weekend with Bank of America Celebration at the Station, a concert now in its 17th year.
Celebrate the holiday with special guests, additional musical performances and a grand fireworks show that’s sure to wow onlookers of all ages. Be sure to arrive early: the event site opens at 3 p.m. while the concert begins at 8 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
Up the hill, you’ll find the National WWI Museum and Memorial, the country’s only such institution dedicated to the Great War. Veterans and active-duty members of the military receive free admission—while the public only pays half-price—during Memorial Day Weekend, with special exhibits and displays to commemorate the holiday.
After you’ve toured the inside of the museum—which spans the entirety of the war in a state-of-the-art, multi-sensory experience—travel up the tower for an incredible view of the city. Count on an array of activities fit for all ages as well, including a performance by the USAF of Mid-America Hot Brass Band, a display of vintage military vehicles, and plenty more.