Dedicated to honoring our fallen soldiers, each year we remember that we live in the land of the free, because of the brave! From ceremonies & concerts to pool parties & red, white, & blue BBQs, we've rounded up the best ways to let freedom ring in Dallas!
Updated May 2023
Image courtesy of Carry The Load
Honor Memorial Day with a two-day march at Reverchon Park, hosted by Carry The Load! This event continues a tradition that started in 2011 when veteran U.S. Navy SEALs Stephen Holley and Clint Bruce completed a 20-hour, 11-minute Memorial March around White Rock Lake. Today, the Memorial March combines both education and fun to honor our fallen heroes and teach the community how to celebrate Memorial Day respectfully. Attendees can enjoy live music, food trucks, kid zones, and more starting at Noon on May 28th and 29th. All are welcome, it’s free and family-friendly!
Oak Lawn | Directions
Honor our heroes through a benefit concert! Local musicians will play from 1pm to 6pm at Opening Bell Coffee on May 29th. Attendees are suggested to make a donation of $10 per person – all proceeds benefit National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
South Dallas | Directions
Enjoy fun for the whole family all weekend long at the Dallas Arboretum! The gardens will be open from 9am to 5pm, with a petting zoo from 10am to 2pm. Plus, catch storytimes featuring the Great Contributors statues throughout the garden!
White Rock | Directions
Celebrate all weekend with epic entertainment and happenings running Friday through Sunday! The Pool Club will feature Soundwave Sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm to 8pm, Sunrise Salutation on Saturday at 9am, plus Skyline Cinema showings of Mamma Mia and Jaws on Saturday and Sunday at 8:30pm. Plus, head to Commons Club on Sunday at noon and 2pm for a Drag Brunch!
Design District | Directions
Head to Painting with a Twist to celebrate Memorial Day with a few hours of fun art! Their artist will walk you through this painting step-by-step, so you'll get to take home your own completed and dried custom work of art! Admission is $40-$48 per person.
Grapevine | Directions
Celebrate all weekend long with the Historic Granburt Merchants Assosiation! The celebration features street vendors and food trucks, hot dog and pie eating contests, a balloon clown, a dog pageant, and a Kid Zone. Each day will have a unique event, like karaoke on Friday, street dances on Saturday, and the Patriotic Pooch Parade on Sunday!
Granbury | Directions
Image courtesy of The Texas Pool
The iconic Texas-shaped pool opens for the summer this weekend! Bring the whole fam for summer fun like swimming with the mermaids and a cannonball contest! Plus, they'll be serving up a poolside classic, grilled hot dogs, all day long.
Plano | Directions