Looking for something fun to do over the holiday weekend? Make Memorial Day memories in Kansas City with outdoor festivals, live entertainment, sporting events and more. Below are my top five picks of events taking place across the KC area Memorial Day Weekend 2014.
Tony Bennett at Kauffman Center – Friday Night
Tony Bennett is a legend who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his soothing vocals and radiant charm. He has been crooning to us for over 60 years and doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon. Come spend the evening with this Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO Event Listings
Westport Roots Festival- Saturday
If you are a fan of Americana, Bluegrass, Roots, Rockabilly, Punk and Folk music then this Festival is for you. In the heart of Kansas City on Saturday May 24th the inaugural Westport Roots Festival will kick off at Noon. There will be live music all day, inside and outside, rain or shine. Over 25 bands will be performing through 2:00 a.m. Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO Ticket Information
Oceans of Fun Opening Day – Saturday
Take the kids for a day of fun at the water park. Temperatures are expected to be in the 80’s, the perfect time to get started on your tan while the kids have fun in the water. Oceans of Fun opens for its 33rd season on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Plus, Season Pass holders can bring up to four friends for just $17.99 plus tax each on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday of Memorial Day weekend! Oceans of Fun, 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, MO Website
Bank of America Celebration at the Station – Sunday 8 p.m.
Bank of America’s Celebration at the Station is the largest FREE Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest. The Kansas City Symphony performs patriotic favorites against the backdrop of Kansas City’s historic Union Station. The event concludes with the most blazing fireworks display of the year! Union Station Kansas City, 30 W Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO Website
Royals take on the Astros at the K – Monday
What holiday weekend is complete without attending a ball game? Come out to the ballpark and help the Kansas City Royals celebrate their 41st anniversary season at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals will take on the Houston Astros at 7:10 on Monday night. Tickets start at only $8.00. MLB