While planning for all of the summer events, make sure not to overlook all the great events around town for Memorial Day. Atlanta is stocked full of amazing tributes, parades, and family fun to kick off the summer.
Atlanta Memorial Day Events
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park Honors Our Troops and Their Families at Atlanta’s Largest Four-Day Memorial Weekend Event! Join us for a special salute to the troops with an extended fireworks finale following the NEW Music Across America Light Show! FOUR NIGHTS IN A ROW!
The Air National Guard Band of the South will perform during the evenings May 27 – 29 including a flag folding ceremony.
Military Discounts: Active duty, veterans, and retired military personnel will receive one free Attractions Ticket with a valid ID and will save up to 35% per person for immediate family members at the ticket plaza inside the park.
Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the largest FREE jazz festivals in the country. An annual celebration of the music, culture, and art of jazz begins in April and culminates each Memorial Day weekend, with an outdoor festival featuring jazz artists from all over the world.
The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to expose and entertain a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts, and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of Jazz as an authentic form of American music.
Atlanta Jazz Festival is produced by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (www.ocaatlanta.com).
Brooke Street Park
Bring the macarons and don your berets for an evening in the park! The dusky beauty of French music will be combined with patriotic favorites in honor of our US veterans for the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra’s 2nd annual Memorial Day concert. Be transported to the banks of the Seine River with French classical favorites, including enchanting solos featuring AlphaSO musicians, concertmaster Earl Hough and principal flutist Kelly Meholic. Well-known patriotic music is also on display, ending with the 1812 Overture, a revolutionary Russian piece that has become a true American staple.
The Carnival started in 2005 to promote a broader understanding and deeper appreciation for Caribbean culture by seeking the interest of Atlanta Caribbean carnival groups and using the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival as a vehicle for the promotion of Caribbean culture among the broader Metro Atlanta community.
Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens
Kick-start summer with an exciting weekend full of sun and surf during the 63rd annual Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament. Held exclusively on Memorial Day Weekend at Callaway Resort & Gardens, this elite competition is renowned as the world’s most prestigious watersports tournament. Grab a front-row seat on the shores of Robin Lake Beach to watch world-class athletes compete to become the next Masters Champions. The celebrations continue all weekend with beach activities for the whole family, fireworks, and more
Spivey Hall – Clayton State University
Georgia’s most gifted young musicians will compete in the esteemed Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition on May 28, 2023. The Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition and Awards Concert are both free, family-friendly, and open to the public. The live final round of the Competition begins Sunday late morning, and the Awards Concert begins at 4 p.m.
Cauble Park – Acworth
The ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country will be held on Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. in Cauble Park at Patriots Point. Veterans and current servicemen will pay tribute to brave men and women who have fought and died for our nation. Engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces that have been purchased since the previous Veterans Day will be presented at the event.
Alpharetta City Hall
The City of Alpharetta and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta will host a Memorial Day Tribute on Monday, May 29, 2023.
The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and will include:
- National Anthem
- Pledge of Allegiance
Peachtree Corners Town Center
A celebration to honor the veterans with speeches and music. More details will be released soon. Check their website for more information.
Thrasher Park – Norcross
Join us on Monday, May 29th as we honor and remember this sacrifice with special Memorial Day Remembrance that will occur in Thrasher Park from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This event is a very special occasion where we have the opportunity, as a nation and community, to honor those fallen in the line of duty. Those who stood up to defend and protect us, and paid the ultimate sacrifice for it.
Roswell City Hall
The 24th Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday, May 29th at 11:00 A.M. at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street.
A joint effort with the City of Roswell, grounds open at 10:00 A.M. with displays and music provided by Roswell New Horizons Band. The program will include a military ceremony, presentation of colors, the national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, POW/MIA tribute, and laying of the wreath.