Local Holiday Fun
Looking for something fun and local to do this Memorial Day? We’ve got you covered! Connecticut is the best place to be for the holiday, with unique and meaningful events all weekend. Whether you take advantage of the summer season beginning, attend a memorial or parade, or engage with your community, there’s something for everyone. Here are some local events you may want to consider attending this Memorial Day Weekend:
Travel Back In Time
Memorial Day was originally instituted by the US government to honor the fallen veterans of the Civil War. This Memorial Day weekend, you can take a trip back to the 1800s to participate in Civil War reenactments, celebrate the heritage of Connecticut, and more.
May 25, 2019:
Memorial ceremony and boat procession to honor the fallen members of the US military that were lost at sea.
- Revolutionary War Encampment at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Interact with the 5th Connecticut Regiment in full colonial dress, and enjoy entertaining demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing, music, and more.
May 27, 2019:
- Ridgefield Memorial Day Parade: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join civic organizations, marching bands, and veteran’s groups to pay tribute to our veterans.
- Decoration Day at the Mystic Seaport: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
The day will include tending and decorating the graves of the fallen, church services, solemn processions, and a community dinner.
Spend Time Outdoors
Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of the summer season, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by getting outdoors! Consider spending time at one of Connecticut’s vast parks or forests, spending time on the water, or racing into the weekend with the TransAm Memorial Day Classic.
May 25 2019:
- Yoga Benefit Class with The Veterans Yoga Project at Fairfield Museum: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
An all-level class which will conclude with a candle lighting ceremony in honor of our service members. Bring your yoga supplies or a towel.
- Weston Memorial Day 5k Road Race: 8 a.m.
The race will begin and finish at Weston High School, and is the school’s largest fundraiser, funding school enhancements and educational initiatives.
May 24 – 27, 2019:
Hours of operation may vary.
- TransAm Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m
New in 2019, the Trans Am Series by Pirelli and the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) will headline the track’s 2019 season opening event, with new events each day of the weekend.
May 25 – 26, 2019:
- Town of Hartford 12th Annual David Childs Memorial Fishing Derby: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cast your line for a chance at the $1,000 top prize or one of many other adult and youth prizes!
Celebrate With Your Community
Attend a Memorial Day Parade or festival in your area to celebrate with your community! For local parades across Connecticut, be sure to check your town’s local listings.
- Greenwich Town Party: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
A day of music, food, fun, family, and friendship for the Greenwich community.
May 25 – 27, 2019:
- Milford Food Truck Festival & Open Air Market: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Featuring the area’s top food trucks and shops from over 50 local vendors.
May 27, 2019:
- Westport Memorial Day Parade: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Memorial Day Picnic at the Fairfield Museum and History Center: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
An afternoon of food, games, crafts, and fun activities for everyone!
A substance-free event for teens, young adults, prevention and the recovery community.
For more events, explore Connecticut.
From all of us at Landmark, we hope you have a happy Memorial Day weekend with your friends and family!
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