On Memorial Day, May 28, 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:
RXR Festival in Alexander City
When: Friday May 25- Sunday May 27, starting at 6 p.m. nightly
Where: The Town Green at Russell Crossroads
Attendees can enjoy local and regional musical acts. Cooler, kids, chair or blanket, pup (on a leash please) are all welcome.
Memorial Day Ceremony
When: Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m.
Where: Held at the Covington Veterans Memorial behind Andalusia City Hall
When: May 25 at 6 p.m.
Where: Railroad Park
When: Friday, May 25 – Saturday, May 26
Where: Various locations throughout downtown
LuLu Palooza in Gulf Shores
When: Saturday, May 26 from 12 noon – 10 p.m.
Where: Outdoor boat stage at the Homeport Marina
Enjoy all-day live music.
Living History Memorial Day Tribute
When: Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Price: See website (varies depending on age)
Living History staff will be dressed in uniforms from various periods of Fort Morgan’s occupation. Demonstrations will interpret and remember the lives of those who served at Fort Morgan.
When: May 25 at 6p.m.
Where: East Dock: Lowe Mill, 2211 Seminole Dr.
Price: Free, $5 parking
Performances by Bobby Blount (fun melodic, hooky rock ‘n’ roll), Kirsta Channell (soulful, jazzy folk), Jim Cavendar (blusey and dark on bass) and others guarantee a diverse sample of Huntsville’s incredible music scene— from jazz to rock to soulful ballads— all on one stage for an incredible variety of homegrown talent with something for everyone.
Montgomery Symphony Jubilee Pops Concert
When: Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: On the lawn of the Alabama Archives and History Building across from the State Capitol
Pepsi Beach Ball Drop
When: Friday, May 25 at 5 p.m.
Where: The Wharf: 23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach
The Wharf will celebrate the start of the summer with a concert by country star Craig Campbell, live entertainment, children’s activities, and rides. 5,000 beach balls will be released. Admission is free.
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