National WWI Museum and Memorial for Veteran's Day in Kansas City

Veterans Day Events in Kansas City

From parades and performances to celebrations at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City celebrates and honors Veterans Day with a wide variety of regional events.

Veterans Day 2023

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National WWI Museum and Memorial - Veterans Day in Kansas City

Several events and discounts headline Veterans Day weekend at the National WWI Museum and Memorial:

  • Free admission for veterans and active duty military personnel; half-price admission for the general public (Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12)
  • Free public ceremony featuring several notable guests (Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.)
  • Plenty of other exhibits and experiences

Friday–Sunday, Nov. 10–12

Veterans Day Celebration

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Patriotic performances, exhibits and activities highlight this Overland Park festivity, including an air show, helicopters on display, food trucks and more.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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Independence is home to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, where visitors are welcome to attend a patriotic performance by The Spirit of Independence Concert Band, included with Museum admission.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 11–11:45 a.m.

Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade

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Travel less than 45 minutes northwest of Downtown KC to Leavenworth, Kan., where you’ll find the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi River—the oldest observance of the holiday in the country.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day 5K

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Lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement at English Landing Park to participate in this patriotic event honoring veterans.

Saturday, Nov. 11