Memorial Day activities traditionally include watching a parade or attending a ceremony, but there are many more things to do to fill your holiday weekend with fun and excitement. Attend the famous National Memorial Day Concert on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington DC, a popular free Memorial Day event. Go biking along the waterfront on Memorial Day in Chicago. Party all night at the Urban Beach Party in Miami, Florida. Spend a day at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta and be wowed by the spectacular laser and fireworks show on Memorial Day weekend. No matter what your interests are, there are such a huge variety of things to do on Memorial Day 2016 that your only problem will be finding the time to do them all.
The National Memorial Day Concert in Washington DC is, along with the Memorial Day parade, the best free Memorial Day event in Washington DC on that weekend. The concert features popular singers, music groups and bands, in performances that are at times rousing and at others moving and reflective. The performances are interspersed with stories, testimonies, and readings that bring the meaning of Memorial Day to life for the listeners, and honor veterans who have served in past conflicts and wars. This family-friendly event located on the lawn of the Capitol is one of the most memorable things to do on Memorial Day.
If you happen to be in Atlanta on Memorial Day weekend, one of the most crowd-pleasing Memorial Day activities possible would be a visit to Stone Mountain Park. A visit to this theme park is one of the best Memorial Day kids activities, as children can enjoy the rides and attractions. At night, the sky is lit up with an amazing laser and fireworks show, along with light projections depicting patriotic events and symbols, which is a truly festive way to celebrate Memorial Day.
If you're in New York, one of the most interesting things to do on Memorial Day is to tour the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, and join in the Memorial Day ceremony held on the USS Intrepid, which is a free Memorial Day event with your admission fee. Children can tour the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, and explore the museum, which has many interactive exhibits and activities on display. There is even a flight simulator and submarine that will interest the whole family. The ceremony held on the flight deck is one of the most famous Memorial Day activities, with the unfurling of a huge 100-foot American flag, salutes and a flyover.
On the Memorial Day long weekend, one of the most quintessential activities is to view one of the many 2016 Memorial Day parades being held in cities across the nation. To commemorate soldiers who have fallen in battle, there are many Memorial Day ceremonies and services that provide a more solemn tone to the day. The weekend is also a great opportunity to spend time with your family at the park or at the beach, picnicking, taking in a free music concert, or just hanging out.