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Memorial Day Weekend Events Guide

Memorial Day Weekend Events Guide
Posted at 12:14 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 19:58:38-04

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and there's plenty of things going on across the state.

From parades to baseball to farmers markets, here's your official guide to help kick off your long weekend right!  

You can find a list of activities by clicking the "NEXT" button at the bottom of the page, or scrolling down. 

Have a safe and fun weekend!

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1) REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED - MEMORIAL DAY PARADES

Attend a Memorial Day Parade on May 30 to honor those who died in the line of duty while serving our country.

CHECK THE LATEST STORM TEAM 4CAST, BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT...

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MEMORIAL DAY EXTRA: Traveling Far With The Kids? 

Lucky for you, we’ve scouted 10 apps every parent should download before buckling in. From playing the best audio books to scouting engaging pit stops, these apps will fend off any whispers of, “Are we there yet?”

Click here for the story from Roadtrippers.com.

 

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2) FARMER'S MARKETS ARE BACK

Farmer's market season is heating up! Check out these Farmer's Markets this weekend. 

Ask The Expert: Getting Ready For Gardening Season

 

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3) SHOP & SAVE AT SIDEWALK SALES

Nearby outlet malls have extended their hours for their Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

GALLERY: Grand Avenue Mall Renderings

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MEMORIAL DAY EXTRA11 Historical Locations For a Memorial Day Trip

The United States has a fascinating past, which, thankfully, the government has been careful to preserve.
 
More than likely, you can drive just a few hours to visit a national monument or memorial. Whether you're looking to entertain kids or looking to spend some time doing something a little different, each of these historic sites are like a puzzle piece that help tell the sometimes somber story of America, and why it's such a unique place.
 
Click here for the full list.

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4) GET THAT RUSH OF ADRENALINE AT AN AMUSEMENT PARK

Nearby Amusement parks are open! Check out their Memorial Day weekend hours below:

  • Bay Beach - Green Bay 
    • May 27 to May 30 - Open: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Little Amerricka - Marshall
    • May 28 to May 30 - Open: Noon to 5p.m. (Closed: May 27)
  • Mt. Olympus - Wisconsin Dells
    • May 27 - Open: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (for non-resort guests)
    • May 28 & 29 - Open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (for non-resort guests)
    • May 30 - Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (for non-resort guests)
  • Noah's Ark - Wisconsin Dells
    • May 28 & 30 - Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • May 29 - Open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
    • (Closed: May 27)
  • Six Flags Great America - Gurnee, IL 
    • May 27 - Theme park open: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Water park closed)
    • May 28 & 29 - Theme park open: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Water park open: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • May 30 - Theme park open: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Water park open: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

GALLERY: 12th Annual Milwaukee Pug Fest

 

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5) KEEP COOL & GO SWIMMING

Local outdoor community pools will start opening their doors for the summer.

GALLERY: Bradford Beach Opening Weekend

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MEMORIAL DAY EXTRA: 13 Memorial Day Trip Deals For Military Families

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time for military families to create some happy memories.
 
The best part of a Memorial Day road trip? Military families can take advantage of some major savings thanks to the numerous special discounts offered to recognize the holiday.
 
Click here for the full list.

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6) GO SIGHTSEEING! EXPLORE YOUR COMMUNITY

Whether it's on foot, boat, or even segway...there are plenty of ways to explore the city.

Did You Know They Support the Green and Gold?

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7) RELAX & ENJOY A BEER

Whether it's going on a brewery tour, going to a beer festival or having one at home...enjoy the start of the summer. 

GALLERY: Sprecher Traveling Beer Garden Opening Day

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MEMORIAL DAY EXTRA5 Must-Have Memorial Day Grilling Tools

Memorial Day weekend usually means the first cookouts of the year. 
 
Are you equipped to be a holiday barbecue master? Check out some of the latest innovations that can help any cook feel and look like a professional.
 
Click here for the list. 

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8) THE BREWERS ARE HOME, ALL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

The Brewers are in town all Memorial Day weekend and will have "Spring Madness" promotions at each game.

  • May 27 - BREWERS VS. REDS at 7:10 p.m.
    • Spring Madness Promotion - Select seats 50% off.
    • Spring Madness Promotion - Special "414" concession pricing with $4-16oz beers, $1-hot dogs & small sodas, and $4-nachos.
    • Student Night - special ticket pricing for high school and college students.
  • May 28 - BREWERS VS. REDS at 3:10 p.m.
    • Spring Madness Promotion - Select seats 50% off.
    • Spring Madness Promotion - Special "414" concession pricing with $4-16oz beers, $1-hot dogs & small sodas, and $4-nachos.
    • Brewers Pennant Promotion - First 10,000 fans - 21 years-old and younger receive special pennant.
  •  May 29 - BREWERS VS. REDS at 1:10 p.m.
    • Spring Madness Promotion - Select seats 50% off.
    • Spring Madness Promotion - Special "414" concession pricing with $4-16oz beers, $1-hot dogs & small sodas, and $4-nachos.
    • Kids Base Run - Kids under 17 years-old can run the bases after the game.
    • Kids Eat Free - Kids under 15 years-old will receive a voucher for a free meal.
    • Kids Paint-Your-Own Bernie Brewer Bobble Head - For all kids under 15 years-old.
  • May 30 - BREWERS VS. CARDINALS at 1:10 p.m.
    • Spring Madness Promotion - Select seats 50% off.
    • Spring Madness Promotion - Special "414" concession pricing with $4-16oz beers, $1-hot dogs & small sodas, and $4-nachos.
    • Kids & Senior Citizen Discount Days - Kids under 15 years-old and seniors citizens 60 years-old and older will save 50% on tickets.

Speaking of baseball, there will be Baseball Card Show heading to Milwaukee!

Scenes from "Weather Day" at Miller Park

 

Making a cloud! #brewersweatherday

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9) LET YOUR CREATIVE SIDE OUT, EXPLORE ART

Whether it's going to an art show, running through colorful powder or creating your own masterpiece, there are plenty of art events happening around town.

Inside The Milwaukee Art Museum Coloring Book

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MEMORIAL DAY EXTRAHow Did Memorial Day Get Started?

American holidays for military veterans sometimes can be confusing.
 
Several holidays commemorate specific military victories, while Memorial Day and Veterans Day are two distinct holidays that have separate beginnings.
 
Memorial Day’s true origin is difficult to decipher, but communities started what has become Memorial Day after the Civil War.
 
Read more by clicking here.

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10) BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN STATE, VISIT A FAMOUS WISCONSIN ATTRACTION

With the extended weekend and warmer weather approaching, have fun at one of these famous Wisconsin attractions.