Union Station and Liberty Memorial, May 25
Two of our city’s most beloved landmarks are on display during Bank of America Celebration at the Station, the largest free Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest. But when Kansas City Symphony’s Music Director Michael Stern strikes up the band, all eyes are on the stage. The station’s handsome façade will display colorful stars and stripes while the symphony performs patriotic favorites, including a heart-pounding 1812 Overture, complete with cannons.
The event officially starts at 8 p.m., but you’ll want to arrive early to scope out the best spot for a picnic (no glass containers or pets, please) and to enjoy the pre-show live performances. The concert concludes with a thrilling fireworks display over the Liberty Memorial.