Girls’ trip? Boys’ weekend? Family vacay? Whatever trip it is that you are planning this Memorial Day to Overland Park, KC | OP has got you covered for a weekend full of activities. With delicious eateries, shopping and breweries, the options are endless. As if that weren’t enough to fill your weekend, the Royals play at Kauffman Stadium on Memorial Day.
Overwhelmed with options to choose from? Allow me to create you your very own weekend itinerary.
And so your 4-day weekend adventure in KC | OP begins. Nothing beats a Friday night spent at Prairiefire. Head to the Museum at Prairiefire for the Modern Dinosaurs? exhibition. You’ll (hopefully) grow an appetite from all the exploring, so it’s a good thing you’re surrounded by delicious restaurants. Kick back and enjoy live music performed by Flashback at Pinstripes. Motown, Disco, R&B, dance party tunes – Flashback plays it all. Plot twist: it’s free. Now you (and your wallet) can really relax and listen to some great live music on the patio at Pinstripes. Tip: try their newest scratch kitchen entree… the 5-Course PB&J. It’s to die for.
Start your Saturday strolling through one of the 70+ vendors full of fresh produce at the Overland Park Farmers' Market. Spend some time browsing the unique and charming stores of Downtown OP. Save your voices so you can cheer on Sporting KC’s minor league team, the Swope Park Ranger’s, going head-to-head with Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday night. You’ll need to come prepared in order to successfully cheer on your team, so we suggest fueling up before the game at the Martin City Brewing Company’s newest location in Mission Farms.
Nothing says Sunday fun-day like a plate of B’s & G’s for brunch (see our recommendations of where to find the best biscuits and gravy in Overland Park). In the mood to exercise your brain a little this Memorial Day? The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is a must-see marvel in Overland Park. Next, tap into your inner history buff and journey to the National World War I Museum before heading to the Union Station for Celebration at the Station. This annual patriotic concert celebrates our veterans with music, food trucks, and an unforgettable fireworks display.
Become one with nature at the Overland Park Arboretum and delve into the 300-acres of breath-taking beauty. It is imperative that you stop to see the 18 –month-long kinetic art exhibit happening at the Arboretum: Whirlwind: Art in Motion. Looking for some more outdoor fun? Head to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and feed the goats or ride the ponies. A day full of exploring is bound to work up an appetite, so make your way to Q39 and fill up on their mouth-watering ribs before the Royals game. Stop by Made in KC before the game for a shirt or hat to cheer on the home team.
Of course, these are just a few ideas of what to do this Memorial Day weekend in KC | OP. Check out more things to do in Overland Park, and don’t forget to share your memories from the weekend with #visitop.