Your 2018 guide to Memorial Day weekend events happening across Alabama

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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:

Alexander City

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
Price: Free

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
Price: Free



Gulf Shores

LuLu Palooza in Gulf Shores
When: Saturday, May 26 from 12 noon – 10 p.m.
Where: Outdoor boat stage at the Homeport Marina
Price: Free

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 
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.



Montgomery Symphony Jubilee Pops Concert
Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: On the lawn of the Alabama Archives and History Building across from the State Capitol
Price: Free

Orange Beach

Pepsi Beach Ball Drop
When: Friday, May 25 at 5 p.m.
Where: The Wharf: 23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach
Price: Free

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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