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.
Memorial Day Music Fest
Dallas | May 26 @ 2 – 10PM
Calling all music lovers – Klyde Warren Park is hosting its inaugural Memorial Day Music Fest. This free concert series is sure to put a smile on your face as you enjoy a variety of music genres, vendor booths and food trucks featuring delicious bites! Visit https://bit.ly/2Jo3RWK for more information.
The Texas Pool
Plano | May 27 @ 12 – 6PM
Memorial Day marks opening day at the Historic Texas Pool, a massive 168,000-gallon saltwater pool in the shape of Texas! Get the family together and participate in fun pool games, a raffle and some delicious BBQ and hot dogs. Purchase tickets at https://bit.ly/2VvJGYH.
Carry the Load: Dallas Memorial March
Dallas | May 26 – May 27
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 at https://bit.ly/2qU0Fbe.
Memorial Day Splashtacular
Flower Mound | May 27 @ 1 – 5PM
Dallas-Fort Worth has seen an early preview of summer with higher temperatures, the perfect setting for a day at the waterpark. The CAC Outdoor Waterpark in Flower Mound has fun for all ages with activities and games throughout the day. The park features two large water slides, a 60-gallon dumping bucket, a lazy river and so much more! Visit https://bit.ly/2Hovpcp for more information.
Memorial Day March DFW
Irving | May 26 @ 8AM
For those who love themed runs, grab your walking or running buddy and register for Bodies Race Company – DFW’s Memorial Day March! With a 5K, 10K and one-mile race option, this event is a perfect for the whole family and includes costume opportunities, free photos and a kids dash. Sign up by visiting https://bit.ly/30p7YqW.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Memorial Day Concert
Dallas | May 27 @ 8:15PM
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 at https://bit.ly/2Jocv7D.
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.