Your guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Birmingham, May 27-31

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Fans at the SEC Baseball Tournament. (SEC Baseball Tournament)

A long Memorial Day Weekend is coming up soon and as always, Birmingham has a packed schedule. With cookouts, memorial services and outdoor fun, you have plenty of ways to spend the long weekend. Keep reading to find your weekend plans.

Honoring those who served

Alabama Veterans 10 Your guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Birmingham, May 27-31
Entrance at the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity to commemorate the sacrifices made by veterans and the men and women serving in the armed services. There are many ways to honor those who have fought the good fight here in Birmingham:

Alabama National Cemetery

  • When: Monday, May 30
  • Time: 9AM
  • Where: Alabama National Cemetery
  • Ceremony will include a flyover, patriotic music, ceremonial wreath Laying, rifle salute and taps.

American Village

  • When: Monday, May 30
  • Time: 11AM
  • Where: American Village
  • Following the free service, wreath-laying, tours and family-friendly activities will go on until 4PM.

Alabama Veterans Memorial Park

Sports

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Scenes from the Birmingham Stallions v. New Jersey Generals inaugural USFL game. (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

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USFL games

Family-friendly activities

market at pepper place200 Your guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Birmingham, May 27-31
Get an early morning start at Pepper Place. (The Market at Pepper Place / Facebook)

Family Fun Friday at Railroad Park

  • When: Friday, May 27
  • Time: 6PM
  • Where: Railroad Park
  • FREE to all—arrive 15 minutes early to register

The Market at Pepper Place

Memorial Day at The Zoo

  • When: Saturday, May 28-Monday, May 30
  • Time: 9AM-5PM
  • Where: The Birmingham Zoo
  • FREE admission for veterans, active and retired military, including their dependents

Food & drink

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Best served with an ice cold beer. (Full Moon / Facebook)

What better way to kick off the season than enjoying BBQ and cold beer? Sounds like summer to me. Don’t forget to check out our favorite breweries and BBQ spots to help you celebrate this weekend.

So Birmingham, how are you spending the weekend? Tag us and let us know @bhamnow!

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