Top 7 Things to Do This Weekend

From primates to pool time, Kansas City is serving up fantastic ways to celebrate the three-day weekend.


Clips Beer & Film Tour
Thursday, May 21
7 pm – 9 pm
Frank A. Theis Park

We know Thursday isn’t exactly the weekend but hey, why not kick things off a little early? New Belgium Brewing Company has taken their love of beer and love of film and combined them into a unique event featuring 16 varieties of New Belgium beer paired with short films created by fans. This is a free event but don’t leave your wallets at home—100% of beer sale proceeds benefit BikeWalkKC.


Orangutan Canopy Opens
Friday, May 22
9:30 am
Kansas City Zoo

Be one of the first to see the Kansas City Zoo orangutans in the brand new, 3,400-square foot, outdoor Orangutan Canopy!


AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall
Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

To many of us, Memorial Day weekend is all about pool time and barbecues, but the National World War I Museum and Memorial is hosting more than 10 events throughout the weekend to remind us of the holiday’s true purpose. The AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall, an 80 percent replica of the memorial in Washington, DC, helps us remember and recognize the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country.


Schlitterbahn Opening Day
Friday, May 22
11 am – 6 pm
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City

Get your Boogie Bahn on or chill under a private cabana this weekend when Schlitterbahn opens its doors for the summer season.


A Fair to Remember
Friday, May 22 – Saturday, May 23

Be transported to the 1860s during Lee’s Summit’s state fair-style festival featuring live theatre, re-enactments, a petting zoo, antique tractors and more.


Gridiron Glory
Saturday, May 23 – September 7
Union Station, Bank of America Gallery

The largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibit on America’s favorite sport kicks off this weekend at Union Station. Walk through more than 20,000-square feet of pro football artifacts, photos and rare documents from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Oceans of Fun Opening Day
Saturday, May 23
Oceans of Fun/Worlds of Fun

Check out the new, 4,200-square foot, interactive water attraction—Splash Island—during Oceans of Fun’s opening weekend!





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