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6 Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day in Dallas

From outdoor celebrations with the family to 21+ brunches, Dallas has so much to offer for Memorial Day weekend.
By 6 Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day in Dallas Christine Odwesso |

Kelley Family Days

May 28 – 30 | Dallas Arboretum

Head to the Arboretum for a weekend of face painting, animal and botanical activities, live music and cooking demonstrations from Chastity Alexander of Dallas College. The Roy Meyers Children Adventure Garden will be open to guests. Don’t forget to get a family keepsake photo. Schedule of events.

Carry the Load 

May 29 – 30 | Reverchon Park

Honor the country’s fallen soliders at the memorial march. Hosted by Carry The Load, the march is a two-day celebration with musical performances, inspirational speeches from veterans and premiere of Transition: How A Memorial Day Journey Sparked Freedom. More info.

Symphony in the City

May 30, 8:15 p.m. | Flag Pole Hill Park

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra celebrates the nation’s armed forces with a concert of military classics. The program begins with a musical rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” and ends on “Stars and Stripes Forever March.” The concert is free to the public. Read more.

Movie Marathon at Klyde Warren Park

May 28, 3 – 9 p.m. | Klyde Warren Park

Get your picnic blanket for an afternoon of movies. This edition of Movies in the Park features Raya and the Last Dragon, Twilight, and La La Land. Showtimes.

Memorial Weekend Criteriums

May 29 – 30 | Fair Park

Bring your bicycle for a day of beginner and advanced racing around the Dos Equis Pavilion. The fairgrounds open at 4 p.m. for families to grab a bite to eat or catch a quick concert. The beginners’ race starts at 5 p.m., followed by the professional race at 9 p.m. RSVP.

Boots & BBQ Fest

May 29 | Legacy Hall

Shine your boots for a country celebration at the suburban food hall. The day begins with a Shania Twain tribute concert and proceeds into mechanical bull riding, brewery tours, and plates of smoked BBQ plates. Purchase tickets.

Concerts and Music Festivals

May 28, 29 | Around North Texas

Want to spend the day at a music festival? So What?! Music Fest takes over Choctaw Stadium in Arlington from May 27 through 29 while the Carne Asada Fest brings food, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall to Southside Ballroom on May 29. Find more concerts for the long weekend here.

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