Memorial Day in Houston
This Memorial Day, we hope you’ll find time to honor the men and women who have given their lives while serving our country. As with most holidays, Houstonians are great at celebrating and enjoying the day off. As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is filled with good bar-b-que, finding the nearest body of water for swimming and soaking in the sun. In and around Houston, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate. Whether you’re visiting Houston for a long weekend or enjoying a “staycation,” there’s an event for everyone.
HCP4 Memorial Day Ceremony
The war memorial at Bear Creek Park was built in 1985 to honor Harris County residents who lost their lives in World War I and subsequent wars. Each Memorial Day, the public is invited to a ceremony in honor of those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Come enjoy live Zydeco music, food, drinks and a good time at the Jumbo Zydeco Soul Festival to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend!
Monday, May 29, 2023
Museum tours, photos with troopers and, of course, BBQ, will all be available at the Memorial Day Festival at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.
Memorial Day Weekend at Lagoonfest
Kick off your summer at Lagoonfest Texas! Memorial Day Weekend at Lagoonfest is stacked with incredible musical performances, white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, engaging activities for all ages, and delicious food. To start the weekend Eli Young Band, with special guest Niko Moon, will be taking the floating stage on Saturday, May 27th. Come soak up the sun as you enjoy the concert on the floating stage in the crystal-clear lagoon! Next up, Lagoonfest Texas is hosting a Tribute to US Fest on Sunday and Monday, May 28 - 29. Paying homage to the amazing US Festival started in 1983 by Steve Wozniak, Lagoonfest is ready to take the stage back in time.
Where to Eat
Sazon Latin Food Festival in Houston Memorial Day Weekend
This free event will have a dozen different Latin food vendors, so you can taste all the best flavors from the Caribbean, Central and South America. Enjoy music and drinks, and bring your friends and family for a day of fun. Menus will feature a little something for everyone! Tickets are limited.
Memorial Day Party at Pier 6
On this remembrance day, Pier 6, which is usually closed Monday, will open to welcome service members and their families, as well as anyone seeking seafood and sunshine, for family-friendly carnival-inspired festivities, including a bounce castle, popcorn machine and snow cones, patriotic decorations and live music during the day. The event is sponsored by Blue Chair Bay rum with $4 Ocean Water specials. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations encouraged. Images here.
Monday Brunch & Daily Military Discount at Dish Society
In addition to the all-day café’s daily 20% discount for all military veterans, active military members, first responders, police and fire personnel (with valid ID), Dish Society will honor the national day of remembrance by hosting a Monday brunch from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at all locations. Treat your favorite service member to farm-fresh picks like Shrimp and smoky Gouda grits, fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, the Houston Hot Chicken Sandwich or 44 Farms Chimichurri Steak Tacos for dine-in, pick-up, curbside or delivery. PRO TIP: Mondays, all bottles of wine are a cool $15.