Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate Memorial Day and kick off the summer? Well, you don't have look too far! There are plenty of exciting options right here in metro Atlanta. Whether you’re celebrating the holiday’s significance or just a summer kick off, you’ll be sure to find something to get into this weekend. Here are just a few of the celebratory festivities happening this weekend.
Atlanta Jazz Festival
When: May 23rd - 25th
Where: Piedmont Park
What: This Atlanta tradition features performances by both jazz legends and up-and-coming artists on three stages over the course of the weekend. As one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals, the Atlanta Jazz Festival brings unbelievable talent to one of the city’s most beautiful parks. Jazz fans should plan to grab a blanket and head to Piedmont Park to celebrate part of the Memorial Day Weekend with music, food vendors, and artist markets.
Memorial Day Weekend Salute to the Troops
When: May 24th - May 26th
Where: Stone Mountain Park
Admission: Adults - $29.95, children - $24.95, free admission for active and retired military with valid ID
What: Stone Mountain Park will host Atlanta’s largest three-day Salute to the Troops this Memorial Day Weekend. In addition to Stone Mountain’s regular attractions, like rides to the top of the mountain on the Summit Skyride, Crossroads, and kid-friendly Geyser Towers, the park will also stage a Salute to the Troops Laserlight Show Spectacular in Mountainvision. This special fireworks finale is just one of many patriotic activities taking place during the course of the weekend.
Memorial Day Weekend at Callaway Gardens
When: May 23rd - 26th
Where: Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens
Admission: Daily admission starts at $12.95, overnight and weekend packages starting at $169
What: Robin Lake Beach is the place to be during the Memorial Day Weekend Festival at Callaway Gardens. With over a mile of white sand beach surrounding the 65-acre lake, Robin Lake Beach will host the 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, live music, and the Callaway Gardens Farmers Market. Great food and lots of fun will be on hand, as well as a floating playground, paddle boats, miniature golf course, shuffleboard, table tennis, and more.
Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies
When: May 23rd at 7:35pm, May 24th at 4:10pm, May 25th at 5:10pm
Where: Turner Field
Admission: Tickets starting at $10
What: Spend Memorial Day Weekend at The Ted watching the Atlanta Braves battle the Colorado Rockies. The Friday night game will be followed by Friday Night Fireworks and Sunday is Kids Run the Bases day.
Brew at the Zoo
When: Saturday, May 24th at 5:30pm
Where: Zoo Atlanta
Admission: Tickets starting at $38 include access to all exhibits, special animal encounters, and unlimited beer and wine sampling
What: Brew at the Zoo is an annual beer and wine tasting held at Zoo Atlanta. The event is for adults, 21+ only, so it's a great time to explore the zoo sans-children. In addition to all-you-can-drink beer and wine sampling and access to the zoo exhibits, event attendees can also enjoy live music and food vendors.