Usher in the sunny season with several Memorial Day Weekend openings and events. Cool off in the summer sun at Oceans of Fun, a tremendous waterpark that opens during the long weekend and features wave pools, slides, lazy rivers and more—perfect for full family outings.
Spend a day at The K as the Kansas City Royals hit the ballpark—and stick around after the game on Friday for fireworks, a summer tradition. Keep an eye on the Kansas City Zoo as well, as the perennial favorite always has something fun afoot. This year, you can celebrate baby gorilla Masika’s birthday, as well as chat with zookeepers during a special spotlight on apes of all kinds.
If you’re in search of a different kind of celebration, head to Westport—one of KC’s predominant nightlife destinations—to revel in your extended weekend at the Westport Block Party. Open only to those 21 years and older, this all-out party is fast becoming one of the city’s most beloved Memorial Day Weekend festivities.
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