Memorial Day

Things to do on Memorial Day in Atlanta

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Atlanta Memorial Day activities are about family fun, memorable moments and nightlife. Honor America’s troops with the Salute to the Troops Lasershow Spectacular at Stone Mountain Park. And see electrifying artists perform at the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park. An extra long weekend awaits for you and your family this Memorial Day in Atlanta.

Things to do on Memorial Day in Atlanta

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Live Performances at Zoo Atlanta

Sample frosty beers and enjoy live music at Zoo Atlanta’s Brew at the Zoo, all while taking in a cornucopia of the world’s most exotic wildlife.

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Celebrate at one of the Largest Free Jazz Festivals

The festival anticipates moving to fall 2021. Celebrate with Free Virtual Jazz Series during Jazz Appreciation month. Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta draws guests to Piedmont Park for the Atlanta Jazz Festival, celebrating over 40 years of inspiring live performances from the biggest names in the industry.

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Escape the City with some Outdoor Fun

Try scenic hiking trails, the shores of Lake Lanier, the idyllic grounds of Callaway Gardens, the serene beauty of Serenbe or a 363-acre lake, Salute to the Troops and Lasershow. There are a number of ways to enjoy the city (or get away without going far) for the warm welcome of summer.

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