Memorial Day weekend is here – the unofficial kickoff to summer! Parades, picnics, BBQs… what are you planning for the holiday weekend?
If you’re not traveling, Dockside is a great place to celebrate… at the pool, enjoying the views on our outdoor terrace, or maybe a nice walk along the Delaware.
And of course, Philly has plenty of activities lined up for the holiday weekend – whatever your interest! For a complete list of activities, visit:
Here are a few events that sound fun to us:
Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens: Saturday, May 25 at 9:15 p.m. The Memorial Day event marks the first in the summer series of fireworks. The show is coordinated to music by Elton John (including Philadelphia Freedom). Tickets available online and also include all-day access to Longwood Gardens.
Memorial Day Weekend at Franklin Square in Old City: Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27. Family-friendly festivities for all to enjoy. Train rides around the park for kids, rides on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, mini golf, food
Memorial Day in Historic Philadelphia: The Historic Philadelphia Center has several events planned Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27. Each day at 3:45 p.m. listen to a live reading of the Declaration of Independence located behind Independence Hall. At 10 benches throughout the historic district, listen to stories about America’s history from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children are invited to march to a militant drum at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. where they will learn marching and musket etiquette at the Signers’ Garden. Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell will also be open all weekend long for visitors.
Memorial Day Parade, Service, and Reception at Laurel Hill Cemetery: May 26. The traditional Decoration Day service of the Grand Army Meade Post #1 will be recreated at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, the site of the first Memorial Day Observance in Philadelphia in 1868. A wreath-laying, speeches and honor guards will enhance the ceremony. Complimentary beer and refreshments will be served after the service. FREE and open to the public.
Whatever you do, wherever you go… enjoy, have fun and be safe!