All Weekend Long:
Atlanta Jazz Festival
This annual three-day festival, help this year in Piedmont Park, is regarded as one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals. The event features world renowned jazz artists in a multi-cultural celebration. The festival is free. No outside food allowed, but there will be plenty of vendors onsite.
Memorial Day Weekend Salute to the Troops
Stone Mountain Park
This three-day celebration of American spirit, which salutes our troops and their families, is Atlanta's largest Memorial Day weekend celebration.
Memorial Day at Callaway Gardens
Enjoy sun and fun with the opening of Robin Lake Beach and activities including including Light Striker Laser Tag, Blaster Boats and Aqua Island, an expansive floating playground.
Friday, May 24, 2013:
Memorial Day Weekend Concert
Town Center Park, Suwannee
Featuring live music. This is a free event but attendees are encouraged to bring canned food donations. 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 25, 2013:
Veteran's Remembrance Day
Atlanta History Center
Throughout the day, visitors to the History Center interact with both veterans and living history interpreters who represent the various branches of the United States Armed Forces. Both share stories about battles and military strategies of the various wars through displays of authentic dress, equipment, and vehicles. Free with History Center admission.
Brew at the Zoo
800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta
Monday, May 27, 2013:
Memorial Day National Moment of Remembrance
A National Moment of Remembrance takes place every year at 3 p.m. local time. The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans wherever they are on Memorial Day to pause in an act of national unity for one minute to remember what Memorial Day is really about.
This non-political, non-commercial ceremony honoring veterans and the sacrifices they made is Georgia's largest Memorial Day Ceremony. Draws over 6,000 people to honor the troops. Food vendors and music in addition to the traditional military program. Located at the City Hall complex just one mile from the Roswell Square.
Smyrna Memorial Day Celebration
20th Century Veterans Memorial
2800 King Street, Smyrna
Join the City of Smyrna for Memorial Day at 20th Century Veterans Memorial to honor and appreciate a commitment to peace through strength and sacrifice. Seating will start at 8:00 a.m. and pre-ceremony/ceremony activities will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.