3 Unexpected Ways to Spend Memorial Day Weekend

When you think memorial day weekend, you usually think barbeques, beach time, and long weekends! (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!) But, if you are looking for something a little different, we’ve got you covered.


  1. Sometimes we forget why we actually have the day off. Memorial day is a holiday about celebrating and remembering those who gave their lives to our country in military service. If you want to express your gratitude with the extra time, volunteer with your local veterans’ organization.


  1. Normally Memorial Day weekend is associated with good weather and beach time. The weekend is oddly also a huge “inside” holiday, marking the official start of summer blockbusters and TV marathons. This Memorial Day we are super excited for the release of the new X-Men movie, and nostalgic for our childhood with Disney Channel’s Disney Channel original movie marathon.


  1. When we think of holiday parades we usually think the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, but a lot of major cities and towns host Memorial Day parades. Check your local newspaper to take in a patriotic parade this weekend!