As promised, I’m assembling daily lists of what’s going on in Wichita this Memorial Day weekend. Monday is always the hardest, as events are sometimes few and far between on the actual holiday.
Keep in mind, some places will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Among the places that will be closed: Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains Nature Center visitor center, CityArts, Old Cowtown Museum, Mid-America All-Indian Center, Wichita Art Museum, Animal Shelter, Brooks Landfill, Water Center and Environmental Health.
The city’s municipal golf courses, Riverside Tennis Center and O.J. Watson Park are open normal hours, as are the city’s other parks.
Here’s a short list of what’s going on this Memorial Day.
Attend a Memorial Day ceremony
Of course, no Memorial Day listing would be complete without making reference to the reason for the holiday. The Eagle’s Beccy Tanner has compiled a thorough listing of all Memorial Day ceremonies in the area, so click here to access that listing.
Paint downtown mural with Lupoli
Noon-6 p.m., Gallery Alley, 616 E. Douglas
Wichita mural-painting duo Lupoli (Josh Tripoli and Rebekah Lewis) need the public’s help this Memorial Day. A large-scale mural in Gallery Alley is going to be set up like a paint-by-numbers, and the public is needed to help them finish the mural. Paints and brushes are provided.
Memorial Day concert
2 p.m., Botanica, 701 N. Amidon
Looking to get out in the gardens this Memorial Day? If you go to Botanica, which is open during normal business hours on Monday, you’ll be in for a treat. The Delano Wind Ensemble will perform a patriotic concert in observance of Memorial Day at 2 p.m.
Regular admission applies: $7 ages 13-61, $6 ages 62 or older and military, $5 ages 3-12.
Swim at a Wichita pool
Wichita-area public pools open on Memorial Day, so get out and catch some sun while you can. Almost all of Wichita’s pools remain open for the 2017 season, except for McAdams Park’s pool. Public pools that will open include Aley, Boston, College Hill, Evergreen, Harvest, Linwood, Minisa and Orchard.
$3 for adults and $2 for ages 17 and under. A family rate of $8 covers admission for six people, one of whom must be an adult.
Wichita Wingnuts baseball
7:05 p.m., Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, 300 S. Sycamore
What better way to end your Memorial Day than with good old-fashioned American baseball? The Wingnuts are taking on the Salina Stockade at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on Monday evening.
$8-$15. www.selectaseat.com, 855-755-7328.