It’s finally Memorial Day weekend! For most families, it’s a time to spend together and enjoy the warmer weather as a kick-off to the summer season.  For those still looking for ideas on how to spend Memorial Day weekend, we’ve got you covered!

Pay tribute to the troops
On Memorial Day it’s important to remember the real reason we have the luxury of a long weekend. It’s a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Most towns have Memorial Day parades or Memorial Day services to honor those who have lost their lives while in service. Besides attending these events, a special way to honor them is to buy flowers and float them down the town’s river. If a river is not an option, visit your local cemetery and place flowers on soldiers’ graves.

Whether it’s for music, food, or art, nothing says summer like going to a festival. If you are a music enthusiast, no other place on earth can match the atmosphere created by tens of thousands of music fans joining up for a weekend of unhindered fun.

Enter a race
This Memorial Day, honor the men and women who’ve served in the U.S. military by staying active and celebrating the freedom they fought for. Many Memorial Day races also benefit local charities or current military members and their families. There are a variety of races this weekend ranging from 5K’s to marathons to glow in the dark runs. If you don’t want to actually partake in the race, show your support by cheering on the runners.

Throw a party
Memorial-Day-PartyIt’s time to celebrate the beginning of summer and what better way to do that than to throw a party! Of course since it is Memorial Day, the go-to theme is red, white, and blue. Don’t be afraid to go all out and have fun decorative food. It will be the topic of conversation! There are some great food ideas on Pinterest ranging from cookies to cakes to pizza flags. String some lights across the yard to gain a festive ambiance and you’re good to go!

Spend time outside
Memorial weekend is the perfect time to bask in the sun and enjoy warmer weather. Since the yard is typically where you will spend most of your time during the summer, take advantage of the long weekend and make sure it is ready for all your summer festivities. Don’t feel like working this weekend? How about visiting a national park instead? It’s a great time to get out and explore nature, while spending time with friends and families. If nature just doesn’t sound exciting enough, plan a trip to a water or adventure park.

With the help of these five ideas you are sure to have an amazing and memorable Memorial Day weekend. Search your local community website for events and activities near you this weekend.

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