Make Memorial Day Weekend Memorable

624 Bookmarks and 5K Views

Make Memorial Day Weekend Memorable

624 Bookmarks and 5K Views

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, so what better way to kick off the season than with an epic three-day holiday? We've pulled together a list of events and active excursions to make sure you enjoy your time off!

CAN'T-MISS EVENTS
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Feel Like You Can Fly at Freedom Balloon Festival

Free
Fleming Loop Recreational Park
Today

The WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival brings over 30 hot air balloons for four days of spectacular shows! Note: Balloon flights happen only during the first two hours after sunrise and just before sunset.

This experience has 774 Bookmarks and 6848 Views
Photo via @aeolusyang

Grub Out at the Memorial Day Fish Fry

$45
Crook's Corner
Next Monday 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Crook's Corner is teaming up with Al's to bring you the ultimate Memorial Day celebration—an outdoor fish fry! Grub out on shrimp, oysters, hush puppies and more and grab a drink at the cash bar.

This experience has 7 Bookmarks and 244 Views
Photo via @fordsherri

Get Your Hands Dirty at the Memorial Day Weekend Litter Cleanup

Free
10918 Wilkins Rd
Today 9:00am - 12:00pm

Do good this Memorial Day Weekend and join Keep Durham Beautiful for a cleanup mission in rural Rougemont!

This experience has 12 Bookmarks and 82 Views
Photo via @doughman_durham

Eat, Run & Swim at The Doughman

$37.50
Motorco Music Hall
Today 7:00am - 2:00pm

Looking for something completely out of the ordinary this Memorial Day Weekend? The Doughman is a feat of the muscles and the gut. Gather a team of four to run, eat, swim and get weird while supporting a local cause, or just stick around and enjoy the show!

This experience has 21 Bookmarks and 990 Views
Photo via @djlonnieb

Jam Out at The Art Of Noise

$10+
Motorco Music Hall
Today 9:00pm

Shake your hips (and burn some cookout calories) this Memorial Day! Head to Motorco for Art of Cool Project's Memorial Day edition of The Art of Noise, a night of DJ beats that'll have you swaying into the early morning.

This experience has 19 Bookmarks and 195 Views
Photo via @from url

Sip on Sangria & Mead Slushies for Memorial Day Weekend

$
Starrlight Mead
Today

Starrlight Mead is celebrating the unofficial beginning of summer with sangria, signature mead slushies, limited edition mead releases, door prizes and more.

This experience has 18 Bookmarks and 242 Views
Photo via @masher1423

Saturday Markets & Music in Saxapahaw

Free
Rivermill Village
Today , 5:00p - 8:00p
Weekly on Saturdays

Travel along the Haw River to the renovated Saxapahaw riverfront every Saturday for live music, a farmer's market and family fun.

This experience has 477 Bookmarks and 5231 Views
Photo via @donnie.vegas

Grub & Sip at DDD's Mickey's Memorial Monday

$
Drink Drank Drunk
Next Monday 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Drink Drank Drunk is hosting Mickey's Memorial Monday this Memorial Day, featuring a patio party, cookout (free burgers and dogs while supplies last!) and $1 Mickey's.

This experience has 6 Bookmarks and 137 Views

Do Memorial Day at Boxcar

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Boxcar Bar + Arcade
Next Monday 12:00am

Boxcar is throwing down this Memorial Day with a day party, including extended open hours, drink specials, a free air hockey tourney and more.

This experience has 19 Bookmarks and 210 Views
Photo via @martinsher

Salute the Best of Broadway at Koka Booth

$16
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Tomorrow 7:30pm

The Triangle Wind Ensemble is tipping its hat to one of America's best musical traditions—Broadway! Lounge at Koka Booth with a picnic and listen to live tunes from Les Miserables, Hamilton and more!

This experience has 14 Bookmarks and 141 Views
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Explore the Beauty of Jordan Lake

Free
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Jordan Lake is the perfect day trip. Just minutes outside of the main Triangle area, this natural space provides stunning views and activities for all, from camping to swimming to fishing and more.

This experience has 241 Bookmarks and 1754 Views
Photo via @kristenwhite74

Local Escape: Bask in the Glory of the Eno

Free
Eno River State Park

Minutes from Durham and Chapel Hill, the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity and sounds of the river. Take a break from civilization and march into the wild.

This experience has 3695 Bookmarks and 16212 Views
Photo via @curlyhairedchix

Explore the Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Free
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Often spoken of as "the crown jewel of Duke University," Duke Gardens are pure, natural bliss. Come take a stroll, revel in its beauty and appreciate gorgeous grounds.

This experience has 514 Bookmarks and 2376 Views
Photo via @gain3r

Wander the Wilderness at William B. Umstead State Park

Free
William B. Umstead State Park

Tucked away between the RDU airport and the town of Cary lays a beautiful little park where you can spend hours getting lost in nature. And by little, we mean over five-thousand and a half acres.

This experience has 1219 Bookmarks and 5217 Views

Get Outdoors & Explore the Neuse River Trail

Free
Neuse River Trail

The Neuse River Trail is a 27.5 mile adventure course that will never leave you bored!

This experience has 1220 Bookmarks and 5929 Views
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Sit Under the Stars at the Flashback Friday Movie Series

Free
City Plaza
Past: Mrs. Doubtfire

Bring a blanket and sit under the stars and the Raleigh skyline for the free Flashback Friday movie series in City Plaza, accompanied by food trucks and vendors!

The opening movie is Mrs. Doubtfire, screened on May 26! Fun begins at 5p, movie starts at sundown.

This experience has 1094 Bookmarks and 11872 Views
Photo via @northgatedurham

Listen to Music on the Plaza at Northgate

Free
Northgate Mall
Past: Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos with John Dee Holeman

Northgate Plaza comes alive on select Fridays this summer with free live tunes, plus food and craft beer from Bull City Burger & Brewery! Kick back on your lawn chair and enjoy the breeze.

This experience has 5 Bookmarks and 101 Views