Memorial Day Weekend Activities Guide

Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave soldiers who lost their lives while serving our country in the armed forces. To many people, the long Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer, with lots of summer-themed activities taking place around the country. If you’re stuck for ideas on what to do- our top picks will help you to make the most of the long weekend.

Memorial Day Parade

Attending a Memorial Day parade is a no-brainer. If you can’t make it to the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC, there are plenty of parades going on around the country. It’s a great way to honour to the fallen soldiers while you spend quality time with your friends and family. If you fancy taking a trip this Memorial Day weekend, some of the top parades around the country include:

  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • New York City, New York
  • Commerce City, Colorado
  • Chicago, Illinois

Throw a Memorial Day BBQ

Kick off the summer with your closest friends and family with a super-relaxed Memorial Day BBQ. Throwing a BBQ is fool proof- all you need is; plenty of food to grill, salad, sauces and drinks, some chilled out tunes and you’re good to go- just make sure you cook everything thoroughly and everyone will remember your BBQ for the right reasons.

Hit The Beach

There’s no better way to spend a long Memorial Day weekend than lounging on the beach with your closest friends. Not only will you feel refreshed and relaxed after the long weekend, but you’ll also have a gorgeous summer glow. Make sure you care for your skin in the sun with plenty of sunscreen- the La Roche Posay My UV Patch* will help you to ensure you’re staying safe in the sun.
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Attend a Fireworks Display

There’s no better way to spend your Memorial Day weekend than catching up with friends and family as the gorgeous fireworks illuminate the skies above you. With plenty of fireworks displays taking place across the country; you’ll be sure to find one near you. Our top pick is the fireworks display at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire for a fun-filled Memorial Day evening.


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