Memorial Day Weekend Atlanta


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


Memorial Day Weekend at Lanier Islands

This Georgia lakeside resort features accommodation packages, themed nightly buffets, poolside activities, fireworks and more. May 26-28.

Memorial Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park

Join in a special salute to the troops with an extended fireworks finale following the brand new Summer Light Show. This new technology boasts ten times more lumens, ten times larger video projection and ten times more laser beams for a bigger show with new music tracks and 250 color-changing drones. May 26-29.

Memorial Day Ceremony at Cauble Park at Patriots Point

Honor those who have given their lives in service to the country. May 27.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest

Browse unique art finds and other hand-crafted products from regional and national artisans, locally produced goods from Georgia Grown members and sponsors. May 27-28.

Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute at Alpharetta City Hall

The City of Alpharetta and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta hosts a tribute with an invocation, a keynote speaker and more. May 29.

Memorial Day Family Canoe Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Enjoy a relaxing paddle on CNC’s Beaver Pond with canoe guides, races and practice games. May 29.

Memorial Day Ceremony at The Park at City Center

The City of Woodstock, American Legion Post 316, Marine Corps League Detachment 1311 and other local veteran’s groups honor those who served with a memorial wreath, dove release, performances and more. May 29.

Memorial Day Remembrance at Thrasher Park

Honor and remember the sacrifice of those who have fallen in the line of duty. May 29.

The Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair at Cumming Fairgrounds

See somersaulting acrobats, jugglers, clowns, motorcycling daredevils and more, while the midway has carnival rides and attractions for all ages. Through May 29.

Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn

Watch knights joust, sample foods and beverages, shop the artisan marketplace and more at this themed festival. Through June 4.


View Animals at Zoo Atlanta

See amazing animals from all over the world; advance ticket purchase required.

See Flowers at Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s newest exhibit is on view through Sept. 17.

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.

Travel to a Georgia State Park

Enjoy time outdoors and in nature at Georgia State Parks with these kid-friendly hikes.

Go Strawberry Picking

These strawberry farms near Atlanta have strawberry picking and pickup options for strawberries, jams, pastries, ice cream and more.

Play Putt-Putt Golf

There are a variety of mini golf courses around Atlanta for an exciting family challenge.

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