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Memorial Day Weekend Salute to the Troops
Dates: May 25-May 27
Where: Stone Mountain Park
Time: All-day

Stone Mountain Park is honoring troops and their families with a three-day Memorial Day event featuring free concerts, the Lasershow Spectacular, special fireworks finale, and other patriotic activities. Active and retired military personnel get a free Adventure Pass plus discounts for their family.


Memorial Day at Callaway Gardens
Dates: May 25-May 27
Where: Callaway Gardens
Time: All-day

Callaway Gardens is kicking off summer 2013 with a special Memorial Day Weekend Festival featuring the 54th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament and a lot of other fun attractions including live music, beach activities, a circus performance, a pyrotechnic night jump by the U.S. Army Silver Wings parachute Team, a custom car show, and the Callaway Gardens Farmers Market. Active and retired military receive 50% off gate pricing for themselves and 5 passengers.

Veteran's Remembrance Day
Date: Saturday, May 25
Time: 11-4:00 pm
Where: Atlanta History Center

Spend a day in the company of veterans and hear their stories of wartime through personal accounts and memorabilia. This program is free for members of the History Center, and included in general admissions for non-members.


Memorial Day Weekend Concert
Date: Friday, May 24
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Town Center Park
Suwanee, GA

The Town Center Park will be featuring live music and this event is free, although attendees are encouraged to bring canned food for donations.


Atlanta Dream vs. Tulsa Shock  
Philips Arena
5/25/2013 - 5/25/2013 at 7pm
Ticket Prices: $15.30 to $46.85

The two-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream compete in WNBA action during its sixth season at Philips Arena. The Dream qualified for the playoffs in each of the past four seasons, including back-to-back conference titles in 2010 and 2011.

Season tickets and single-game tickets for the 2013 season are now available and can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting The complete 2013 schedule can be found at 

Atlanta Jazz Festival : Free
Piedmont Park
5/25/2013 - 5/27/2013
Atlanta Jazz Festival
May 25-27, 2013 11AM to 11PM

Don't miss the fun and excitement at the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park, one of the country's largest FREE jazz festivals. During the entire month of May, more than 100 of the best jazz performers showcase their talents in venues throughout the metro area before coming together in a huge weekend celebration at Piedmont Park. The festival showcases local and national jazz greats, a neighborhood jazz series, youth jazz band competition, a kids zone and many other family-friendly activities.

East Point Parade to Honor Tuskegee Airmen
Camp Creek Marketplace
Monday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m.
Price: $7.50 - admission price benefits the airmen's nonprofit youth foundation.

The Tuskegee Airmen will be honored in an all-day event featuring fireworks, a parade, ribbon cutting, and movies throughout the day.

Memorial Day Service to Honor Our Military
Heritage Park -  McDonough, Ga
101 Lake Dow Road
McDonough, GA 30253

A Memorial Day Service will be held at the Veterans Wall of Honor at Heritage Park, on Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. to honor and remember the men and women in our military who paid the ultimate price for America's freedom.
This year's service is being hosted by Detachment 1339 Marine Corps League. For more information, visit:

Brew at the Zoo
Atlanta Zoo
Saturday, May 25, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$38 Zoo Atlanta Member
$43 Non member
$85 VIP*

Do you enjoy sampling beer and wine, but you don't so much enjoy doing it on a crowded concrete parking lot? Follow your nature - surrounded by our nature! Do your brew in an exotic outdoor destination that's home to more than 1,500 animals from around the world, including sightings of our new gorilla and orangutan babies.  

Brew at the Zoo is open to guests ages 21 and up; guests under 21 will not be admitted.
This event is rain or shine.

Lake Lanier
Memorial Day Weekend
There's so much going on this weekend! Live entertainment, a Big Beach Party, a Full Moon Party, fireworks, fire-breathers, Boardwalk entertainment, and MORE!

Live entertainment schedule below:
Friday: DJ at Sunset Cove (5pm-9pm)
Live music at Gianni's - Don Law (5-9pm)
The Jesse & Aaron Show
Saturday: Live music at Gianni's - Johnny Summers (12-4pm)
Big Beach Party featuring the American Flyers (5-9pm)
The Jesse & Aaron Show - Pre-Dive-In interactive games and songs by the wave pool (6-8:30pm)
Dive-In Movie - Flipper (8:30-11pm)
Sunday: Live Music at Gianni's - John Amoroso (12-4pm)
Sunset Stage Band - Bama Gamblers (2-6pm)
Live Music at Gianni's - Don Law (5-9pm)
Full Moon Party - 7pm-fireworks after dark
Monday: Live Music at Gianni's - Riley Biederer (12-4pm)
Live Music at Sunset Cove - Johnny Summers (1-5pm)
The Fun Time Players and the Fun Patrol will be performing daily for fun family entertainment as well!

The Decatur Arts Festival
Dates: May 24-26
Where: Decatur Square  
When: 10am to 6pm

The 25th Annual Decatur Arts Festival will be held in the Old Courthouse Square and surrounding streets in Downtown Decatur, Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2013. With more than 165 artists displaying their work and musical entertainment, there is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy. The festival has been named a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society since 2004. The event is free to the public.

Peach State Memorial Bike Rally
Dates: Saturday, May 25, Sunday May 26 and Monday (Memorial Day) May 27
Where: 4766 W. Hwy 34
Newnan, Georgia 30263
When: Opening times for Powers Pavilion - Outdoor 54 area are
Sat 25th May - 9am till 10pm
Sun 26th May - 9am till 10pm
Mon 27th May - 9am till 5pm

The Peach State Memorial Bike Rally is a fun family and bikers weekend with bike shows, bands, rides, biker games and most of all is in honor of those who have given so much for this country.

Peach State Memorial Bike Rally is proud to be certified as an official donator to "The Wounded Warrior Project". In addition to "The Wounded Warrior Project" five local non-profit organizations will also receive proceeds from this event, they are the Newnan-Coweta Art Association, Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, Newnan-Coweta Jaycees, Coweta County 4-H Clubs and the Pilot Club of Newnan

A single day pass is $15-$20 and three-day pass is $30-$35.

Clayton County International Park Memorial Day Celebration
When: Saturday, May 25 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Clayton County International Park Lakeview Amphitheater
Price: $10 per car

The band Contagious will perform at an outdoor concert at Lakeview Amphitheater and fireworks will light up the sky at dusk.

24th Annual Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Mas and Music at Sweet Auburn
When: Sunday, May 26 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Auburn Avenue and Fort Street, Atlanta 
Price: $15 entry to Festival Village; free ages 10 and younger

The Caribbean celebration will feature arts and crafts and Caribbean food vendors.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Veterans' Uniform and Memorabilia Display
Now through Monday, May 27
Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 427-4686

A large display of historical memorabilia and military uniforms is now on display at the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park.  This free event allows attendees to take a step back in time, also with a cannon demonstration taking place daily at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

City of Dacula 20th Annual Memorial Day Bash
Monday, May 27 
Fun run at 8:00 a.m., 5K at 8:30 a.m., Parade at 10:00 a.m., Festival from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Dacula, at the intersection of Harbins Rd and Winder Hwy
Free admission

The 20th Annual Arts, Crafts and Music Festival celebrating Memorial Day will bring out family and friends, food and craft vendors in Dacula.

Duluth's Annual Veterans Memorial Service
When: Saturday, May 25
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Duluth Town Green, 3167 Main St., Duluth

The City of Duluth will commemorate those who served and paid the ultimate price for our nation's freedom with a special tribute to the 50th anniversary of Vietnam.

Gwinnett County's Memorial Day - Fallen Heroes Memorial
When: Monday, May 27 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Dr., Lawrenceville

Gwinnett County will honor those who have served at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville.

Ride for America
When: Monday, May 27 - Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., Ride begins at 9:30 a.m.
Where: American Legion Post 233, 4635 Atlanta Hwy, Loganville
Cost: $10 per rider, $5 per passenger

Loganville's American Legion Post 233 will host its annual Ride for America to raise money for the Legacy Fund, which provides scholarships for children of fallen soldiers since September 11.

Greater Atlanta Christian School Jazz Band Concert
When: Monday, May 27 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Thrasher Park, 93 Park Drive, Norcross
Cost: Free

Head out to Thrasher Park in Norcross to enjoy a free jazz performance on the lawn.

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