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Photo by The Kansas City Star
Photo by The Kansas City Star

Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City May 26-28


Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival

Friday kicks off a three-day festival featuring performances by a number of talented musicians, from singer Brandy to John Scofield and Lalah Hathaway. The day begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Blue Room and continues throughout the day at various venues in the 18th and Vine Jazz District. See the full lineup and schedule here.


Turtle Fest

Bring your kids to Sea Life Aquarium Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to learn all about turtles. From their migration story to their diet, your little ones will discover a whole new aquatic world through educational talks about turtles. Visitors will also be able to meet Gertrude, a rescued green sea turtle who lives at the aquarium. All Turtle Fest activities are included in the price of regular admission. Tickets can be purchased here.


Celebration at the Station

The Kansas City Symphony’s 15th annual concert event at Union Station begins at 3 p.m. with pre-concert musical acts, food trucks, the Lee Jeans Family Zone, activities inside Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial and a fireworks display in honor of Memorial Day. The festivities are free to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Westport Block Party

Head to Westport Saturday for the area’s 6th annual Block Party, starting at 8 p.m. Ticket holders can enjoy an outdoor bar and a free beer and koozie with the purchase of a ticket. Early bird tickets are available until May 29 and include quick entrance into the party at McCoy’s Public House. Click here to get your $5-$10 ticket now.