7 Fun in the Sun Memorial Day Weekend Ideas

Looking for things to do on Memorial Day in Atlanta?
  • Toast to summer with your friends during Brew at the Zoo.
    Toast to summer with your friends during Brew at the Zoo.
  • The annual Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament at Callaway Gardens is a splash.
    The annual Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament at Callaway Gardens is a splash.

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer and what better way to spend it than outdoors with your family? We’ve compiled this list of things to do for fun in the sun. For a more complete list of Memorial Day happenings in Atlanta, visit our Memorial Day page.

  1. Enjoy new thrills at the DC Super Friends Opening Day at Six Flags, Saturday. Be the first to experience five new super attractions at Six Flags Over Georgia, including the SUPERMAN Tower of Power where you can unleash your inner daredevil and The Batcopters, where you can help keep Gotham safe, along with Batman himself.

  2. On Saturday,  adults 21+ can head over to Zoo Atlanta for the Memorial Day tradition, Brew at the Zoo . With a sampling of more than 70 beers and wines and music throughout the zoo, it's sure to be a fun time.

  3. For a weekend of music, art, a children's festival and parade, and more, check out Decatur Square this Saturday and Sunday for the Decatur Arts Festival .

  4. Spend Memorial Day Weekend at Callaway Gardens. Splash around with family water activities like paddle boats and aqua island, and kids' activities including the spider jump and rock climbing. Watch the annual Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament. After dark, enjoy music, movies and fireworks.  

  5. The Chattahoochee Nature Center has two refreshing events planned for Memorial Day Weekend. On Saturday, families can participate in Family Canoe Day at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, and on Monday guests can participate in the Memorial Day River Canoe Trip on the Chattahoochee

  6. Sunday is Peanut Free Day at Turner Field, where the Braves are excited to provide a safe environment for people with peanut allergies to come out and enjoy the ballpark as the Atlanta Braves face the Miami Marlins. On Memorial Day at Turner Field, it's the Braves vs. Giants .

  7. Memorial Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park takes place Saturday through Monday. All active and retired military personnel will receive one free Adventure Pass with valid ID and will save up to 30 percent per person for immediate family members. This special Memorial Day Weekend event will include a salute to the troops, extended fireworks finale and the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision, with all new effects. 

Joleen Pete is a Southern California transplant, living and loving it in the ‘burbs outside Atlanta, with her husband and their 3-year-old son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography and lifestyle/family blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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