Memorial Day Weekend Events - Friday May 24 to Monday May 27 2013
-- you may also be interested in Fourth of July celebrations--
- New York City
During Fleet Week, families can tour ships, watch ships parade in the harbor, see competitions and musical performances by sailors; the Memorial Day service is a highlight. Other events in the Big Apple, too.
- Queens, NY
The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade is billed as the largest in the nation.
- Washington DC: The many pecial events in the nation's capital include a major parade, flags at Arlington National Cemetary, and wreath-laying ceremonies.
- Chicago: one of the largest parades in the country begins with a wreath-laying ceremony.
- Colonial Williamsburg
A Commemorative Program in Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area includes procession with Fifes and Drums and a service at the Governor's Palace, honoring the Revolutionary War dead. Also, during this weekend Colonial Williamsburg offers admission passes to active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their families.
- Southeast US
Dozens of events, such as free outdoor concert and fireworks in Vienna, in northern Virginia; affordable Freedom Weekend Aloft in South Carolina, with 100 hot-air balloons, amusement rides and games; patriotic laser and fireworks show at Stone Mountain Park; and more.
- Milwaukee, WI: Parade: the 148th consecutive Memorial Day Parade here happens on Monday May 27 2013.
- Texas: check out folk festivals, a Polka Festival, Crawfish Festival, and more.
- Seattle, WA: Northwest Folklife Festival
This giant event -- with music and dance at over 25 stages and other venues-- continues all weekend at the Seattle Center, and admission is free. Focus is on ethnic arts and cultures and visitors will find crafts, food, etc.
- San Francisco
Traditional Memorial Day ceremonies include a parade at the Presidio and observances at the USS San Francisco Memorial, and the WWII submarine the USS Pampanito (located at popular tourist spot Fisherman's Wharf)has a ceremony to remember veterans and boats lost at war. Also on this weekend is the Caribbean-themed Carnaval San Francisco Festival and Grand Parade.
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