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How to Celebrate Memorial Day Across Dallas/Fort Worth

Where to celebrate Memorial Day across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

On the last Monday in May, Americans gather with loved ones to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our country. Honoring these brave servicemen and women during Memorial Day Weekend takes many forms including patriotic parades, family cookouts, lake outings and more. There are plenty of activities and events to attend this weekend, so here are some of our personal favorites across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

National Polka Festival

Ennis  |  May 27 – 29

Kick off Memorial Day Weekend by celebrating 55 years of Czech heritage and traditions at Ennis’s National Polka Festival. This incredible event offers an abundance of family-friendly activities in a small town atmosphere. Enjoy a weekend of polka dancing with 15 live polka bands plus the Wade Bowen Country Concert on Saturday Night. Learn more about the event here.

Memorial Weekend Crawfish Boil

Frisco  |  May 28

Hungry for a good time? Hosted by The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa, this Memorial Day Weekend Crawfish Boil includes crawfish, shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and garlic bread in their stunning outdoor space. Buy your tickets here.

Boots & BBQ Fest At Legacy HaLL

Plano  |  May 29

Spend your Sunday in one of the best backyards in Texas! Legacy Hall is going big for Memorial Day Weekend with live country music all day, craft beer and delicious BBQ. Purchase tickets here.

Carry the Load: Dallas Memorial March

Dallas  |  May 29 – May 30

If you’re looking to make a meaningful impact this weekend, stop by Reverchon Park and participate in part (or all!) of Carry the Load’s the 20-hour march. In addition to the commemorative march, listen to live music and captivating stories of our country’s heroes. The event is free and there is no need to register, so everyone is welcome to march for as much time as they please. Learn more here.

Fort Worth Runner’s Club Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk

Fort Worth  |  May 30

In the Fort Worth area on Memorial Day? Join local runners/walkers to run/walk in memory of servicemen and servicewomen who have given their lives to protect our freedom at the 12th Annual Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk. Register for the event here.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Grand Prairie  |  May 30

Join the City of Grand Prairie at their annual Memorial Day Ceremony as they honor the service of our veterans and their families who have sacrificed to protect and defend this country. Unable to make it in person? Watch the event live stream on the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Facebook Page. Read more here.


Flower Mound  |  May 30

Cool off this Memorial Day at Flower Mound’s Community Activity Center’s outdoor water park. Activities and games are spread throughout the day to encourage participation from patrons of all ages and abilities. All Splashtacular activities are free with paid admission. For more information, visit here.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Memorial Day Concert

Dallas  |  May 30

Spend a musical evening under the stars with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Flag Pole Hill Park! This free outdoor concert features patriotic tunes and closes with a stunning fireworks display. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair and/or your comfiest blanket. Learn more here.

Looking for another celebration closer to you? Be sure to check with your town hall or chamber of commerce for additional Memorial Day Weekend events. Wherever you are, we hope you have a memorable and safe weekend honoring America’s fallen heroes and their families.

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