Your guide to Memorial Day weekend events in and around Johnson County

Each year on Memorial Day, the Kansas City Symphony performs at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo. Photo via VisitKC.

The long Memorial Day weekend is upon us.

There are a range of things to do around Johnson County and the wider Kansas City metro area, from commemorations for those who gave their lives for their country to more traditional start-of-summer activities, like pool openings and Kansas City’s marquee Memorial Day gathering at Union Station.