10 things to do in Atlanta for Memorial Day

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All fall, winter and spring you’ve been praying for summer to begin. Well, this weekend marks the traditional start of your favorite season, and what are you going to do about it? While your packed list of Memorial Day weekend festivities may be filled with tons of merriment Saturday and Sunday, don’t run out of steam Monday. There’s lots to do. Get out there and explore.

See 10 cool things to do in Atlanta this Memorial Day below.

1. Atlanta Jazz Festival

Piedmont Park
1320 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
As Anthony David advises in his ATL anthem “ATL Sunshine,” “Get [your] blanket and [your] lady” and head over to Piedmont Park Monday afternoon to enjoy the last bit of live music closing out the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Performances include local, international, and popular acts. Free and open to the public.

2. Memorial Day Weekend at the Beach
Clayton County International Park
2300 Highway 138, SE
Jonesboro, GA 30236
If it’s getting a little too hot for you, drive out to the Beach for a little bit of family fun. For $10, you’ll enjoy live entertainment and fireworks at the waterpark.

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3.Ciroc Presents Memorial Day Grand Finale
Tongue and Groove
565 Main St NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 261-2325
If you feel the turn up in your heart and want to celebrate by getting down on the dance floor, a night out at Tongue and Groove might be the best bet. Open bar for the ladies. The fun starts at 10pm.

4. Field Day
Grant Park
840 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 521-0938
Get in touch with your inner child at this fun activity day that includes group games: tug-a-war, relay races, obstacles courses, kickball, dodge ball, cards, and much more. General admission is $20. Proceeds will be donated to the Atlanta Homeless Shelter. The fun starts at 8am. Get there early to sign up.


5. Rooftop Day Party 
Suite Lounge
375 Luckie Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
Summer means day party fun. Kick back at Suite Lounge and celebrate with good music and great drinks. The events begins at 3pm. Entry free with RSVP. Text names to (404)-436-2224.

6. Memorial Day Weekend: Salute the Troops
Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(800) 401-2407
This park will be swarming with families cooking out, boating, camping, and enjoying the many attractions. At sundown, visitors will enjoy the laser show and fireworks tribute.

Photo credit @amberrose via Instagram
Photo credit @amberrose via Instagram

7. 5th Annual Memorial Day Party
Compound/SOHO Gardens
1008 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 898-1703
The celebs will be in the building at what will be the hottest day party in the city. Come out to party with Amber Rose and Fabolous. Avoid the long lines and horrible parking by getting there early. Doors open at 3pm.

8. Gwinnett Braves
Coolray Field
2500 Buford Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(678) 277-0300
Baseball! Be a little patriotic and come out to root for the home team. Monday, the Gwinnett Braves will close their game with fireworks to honor the troops. The game starts at 6:05pm. Tickets for most games start as low as $9.

Photo Credit: Jermaine Dupri's Twitter (@jermainedupri)
Photo Credit: Jermaine Dupri’s Twitter (@jermainedupri)

9. The Memorial Day Weekend Parties Grand Finale
Halo Lounge
817 West Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, Ga 30308
Shake your tail feather and do the wop at the closing Memorial Day weekend party featuring ATL’s Jermaine Dupri. This affair is guaranteed to be lit! Doors open at 9pm, but you may want to get there a little early.

10. Ceremony at Marietta National Cemetery
Marietta National Cemetery
500 Washington Ave. N.E.
Marietta, Ga 30060
(866) 236-8159
More than 10,000 veterans are buried at the Marietta National Cemetery. Gather for the annual ceremony featuring keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Edison E. Scholes and patriotic music. The event begins at noon.

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