Memorial Day weekend events happening across Alabama

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On Memorial Day, May 25, Americans will honor and remember all of those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. In recognition of the holiday’s rich history, Alabama Today put together a list of Memorial Day weekend events occurring across the state:


Bluegrass On The Plains
Monday, May 25
6 p.m.
Price: tickets start $15 online, $20 at the gate

Featuring a long list of performers, arts and crafts, horse-and-carriage rides, along with food and music vendors. For information visit:


Honoring Those Who Have Served Our Country
Sunday, May 24
3 p.m.
Price: Free

The Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation in partnership with the Vulcan District Boy Scouts will honor veterans in the annual Remembrance Ceremony. The Foundation will dedicate StepStones to more than 30 veterans, living and deceased and from many states. Come early to view the Blue Star Salute Foundation’s Memorial Exhibit, “Faces of the Price of Freedom” which shows the faces of Alabama’s fallen heroes since the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. For information visit:


Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival
Saturday, May 23 through Sunday, May 24
6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Price: Free

One of the largest free balloon gatherings in the Southeast, featuring more than 60 balloons, balloon races, kite flying, musical entertainment, a car show, food and a children’s area.  For information visit:

Gulf Shores

Memorial Day Tribute
Saturday, May 23
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00, Seniors (65 and older) $5.00, Child (ages 6-12) $4.00

Historical interpreters dressed in U.S. Army uniforms from different eras of the forts’ occupation will conduct special guided tours throughout the day. For more information visit:


North Alabama “Down Home” Soul & Blues Festival
Saturday, May 23 to  Sunday, May 24
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $75

For information visit: here.


Alabama National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 25
9 a.m.
Price: Free

Memorial Day observance  will include a wreath-laying presentation and cannon salute. For more information visit:

A Salute to Our Veterans
Monday, May 25
10 a.m. opening; special ceremony from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Price: Free

A full day of activities planned, including historical vignettes, musical salutes, re-enactments, games, ceremonies, a Gold Star Salute to the Fallen, and a wreath laying at the Veterans Shrine. For more information visit: here.


Montgomery Symphony Orchestra’s Jubilee Pops Concert
Friday, May 22
7 p.m.
Price: Free

Pack your picnic basket and cooler and get ready to kick-off Memorial Day weekend on the lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. For information visit:


Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 25
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Price: Free

Presented by the Veterans Memorial Park Association at the Veterans Memorial Park. For information visit

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