Fun Summer Activities
As the weather warms up and the days get longer, there are plenty of reasons to get outside! If you’re looking for inexpensive and unique activities in Kansas City this summer, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of fun and creative things to do this Memorial Day and beyond so you can start making your very own summer bucket list!
1. Host a potluck
If you want to host a Memorial Day gathering, but aren’t excited about all the prep work or footing the entire bill, ask your guests to bring a dish of their own. This way, everyone will get to try some unique dishes and you won’t be stuck preparing or paying for it all! So fire up that grill and break out the lawn games for a fun day in the sun!
2. Go camping
Get away from the noise and lights of the city and get in touch with nature for the weekend. There are plenty of campgrounds less than an hour from Kansas City, like Lake Jacomo and Blue Springs Lake, which boast plenty of natural beauty without having to drive very far. Bring your tent, sleeping bags and your outdoor cooking skills for a weekend to remember! Many campgrounds even offer boat or canoe rentals so you can get out on the water and fell like you’re a world away from the city life!
3. Watch the firework display
Nothing says Memorial Day like a fireworks show! Catch the action at this free event at Union Station at 8 p.m. Bring your picnic blankets and snacks and enjoy a lively patriotic concert put on by the Kansas City Symphony followed by Kansas City’s largest fireworks display! There’s a reason it’s known as the best Memorial Day weekend event in the Midwest!
4. Make a splash
If a day of fun in the sun is what you’re after, you are in luck! Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are offering admission to both parks for the price of one this Memorial Day weekend. So throw on that swimsuit and pack some sunscreen because you’re about to splash your way into summer! If you’d rather enjoy the sun in your own backyard, fill up some water balloons and invite friends over for a cheap waterpark alternative!
5. Watch a movie under the stars
This summer, host an outdoor movie night that’ll have you reminiscing about the drive in theaters of your youth! Rent or borrow a movie projector (sometimes they can be found at your local library), and rig up a white sheet for a movie screen. Fill your lawn with pillows, air mattresses and even pool floaties for seating, and don’t forget the popcorn!
6. Lawn game competition
Invite your friends or neighbors over for a fun-filled day that may just turn into an annual event. Create a competition bracket and have teams compete in a variety of games, such as ladder golf, corn hole and giant Jenga. You can even create your own obstacle course style game and make up rules to fit. The options are endless! Don’t forget to set out some post-game snacks and beverages!
7. Get lucky at Isle of Capri
Join in the fun for Memorial Day Madness at Isle of Capri Casino® Kansas City where we’ll have lots of excitement going on! Choose from your favorite slot games, play on live action tables and enter for your chance to win up to $1,000! We’re drawing one lucky guest every 20 minutes to pick a flag and win big from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to win big! While you’re at Isle of Capri Casino, don’t forget to indulge in a delicious meal at one of our onsite restaurants. It’ll be a Memorial Day to remember!
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