Memorial Day Weekend Atlanta


Summer fun is just around the corner! Try these festivals and other special events during your Memorial three-day weekend. Also check out our list of 250 Fun Things To Do in Atlanta With Kids for more ideas.

Marietta Memorial Day Ceremony

The National Memorial Day Association of Georgia hosts this annual event at the Marietta National Cemetery. Veterans, who served as well as those who gave their life are honored with patriotic music, posting of the colors, prayers, a gun salute and speakers.

Norcross Memorial Day Remembrance

Gather at Thrasher Park for entertainment by the 116th Army Band and speaker Tyler Reiss, a Norcross police employee and Army Ranger.

Duluth Memorial Day Service

The city will honor fallen heroes with the Duluth ROTC, presentation of colors, guest speakers, music and more.

Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute

This annual event includes music, posting of colors, a performance of the national anthem, keynote speaker, laying of the wreath, rifle salute and more.

Roswell Remembers

Ceremony to honor military members with live music, a picnic and more at Roswell City Hall.

Saluting Service Members at the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Service members will receive free admission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; accompanying family members will receive 20% off regular admission. Current exhibits include the American Civil Rights Movement and the Global Civil Rights Movement.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Artist demonstrations, juggling, fire show, jousting, a hypnotist, parrot show, acrobatics and more. Games, rides and festival foods. Here is our guide to the festival with kids.

The Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair at Jim R. Miller Park

Watch high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats or hop on carnival rides and play midway games.

Summer Bash at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Beach ball and boogie board bonanza relay, limbo luau game, build a sandcastle, make popsicle art and more.

Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park

A weekend of jazz performances, children’s activity area, face painting, children’s concerts and games.

Decatur Arts Festival in Downtown Decatur

Artist market, musical performances, dance and literary arts, Children’s Art Festival on Saturday with jugglers, a gaming truck and more.

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park

Arts and crafts, children’s area, local food and live music on the lawn.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest in Historic Downtown Alpharetta

Artist market, children’s arts and crafts area, live music and more.

Memorial Day River Canoe Trip at Chattahoochee Nature Center 

Take advantage of the day off with a trip down the river. Join a naturalist for a morning paddle and be back in time for cookouts.

Stone Mountain Memorial Day Weekend

Enjoy Stone Mountain’s daily family attractions, special events and Lasershow; each night ends with a patriotic fireworks event honoring our armed forces.

Callaway Gardens Memorial Day Weekend

Watch the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament full of skiing and wakeboarding tricks then enjoy live music, a children’s area, a movie on the beach, fireworks shows and more.

Take an Easy Hike 

Step outside and experience nature –there are so many beautiful places for easy hikes near Atlanta. Try these next time you’re looking for free and cheap fun with the kids.

Visit Playgrounds and Parks 

Our top playgrounds in Atlanta include everything from generational swings for both parent and child and large shaded areas to cushioned rubber matting and sculpture-like playspaces. We rounded up the top playgrounds and play places around metro Atlanta for every type of play.

Visit a Water Park

Celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend by visiting a water park – the parks on our list are open for the holiday!

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