How and Where to Celebrate

Memorial Day
2020 Memorial Day Weekend will have a different look and feel to it with social distancing in mind to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It will not keep us from honoring, remembering and showing thanks for the service and bravery of all who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. As we welcome the coming of summer reopening with the hope to Take Texas Forward having thoughtfulness in mind for each other. United we stand ... 6 feet apart ... together! 

Memorial Day / Weekend Remember, Honor & Show Thanks Events :

VLB Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony  Monday, May 25 at 10am. Facebook Live wreath- laying ceremony remembering Texas' fallen heroes is happening from the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Featuring Keynote speaker Ret. 4-Star Admiral William McRaven and VLB chairman George P. Bush. All VA national cemeteries will be open Memorial Day weekend from dawn to dusk for public visitation. Visitors must follow the health and safety guidelines and maintaining social distancing. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday expected to be less of a crowd. Families are allowed to place flowers / flags at veteran's graves. Wreath laying ceremonies closed to the public. VA National and Texas State Veterans Cemetery locations.

Memorial Day / Weekend Social Distancing Fun

BBQ for a Tasty Memorial Day Weekend

DO512 Guide to Memorial Day in Austin


2020 Memorial Day Deals / Offers

25 of the Best Memorial Day Furniture Sales  Staying home more TLC's Get out of the House in Austin and still be socially distant Townsquares, Hill Country drive, picnic spots, street art, strolls and more

Back to the barbecue fun new grilling tips  Grilling fun with your family / stay at home buddies

EDM Train ATX   Live streaming shows all through Memorial Day weekend / May

Kids Out and About 1000 Virtual Things to Do  Daily live events, 24/7 experiences, classes, and more! 

Open for Business  Greater Austin restaurants, shopping, amusement and family entertainment. Supporting local businesses to help #TakeTexasForward

Pick Your Own Fruit from Free Fun in Austin  Sweet Berry Farms / Marble Falls  Sweet Eats Fruit Farm / Georgetown  Punkin Center Berry Farm / OglesbyRun For The Medal   Monday, May 25. A virtual run on a specially designed course on your own time and pace, get cool swag and a large medal! Austin route. 5K, 10K, or 13.1 Half Marathon. Spaces limited.  

Texas Parks and Wildlife  Parks open for day use and limited camping following health and safety guidelines.

Travis County Parks  Some open for day use from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm for walking, hiking, biking and other permitted activities. Some will require day passes. 

Texas Beaches

Corpus Christi  Beaches are open. Visits limited to swimming, jogging, fishing, surfing or walking. Social distance of at least 6 feet. Masks recommended. Bayfront webcams

Galveston Beaches  Open to the public. The parks – including East Beach, Stewart Beach, Dellanera RV Park, Seawall beaches and west-end beaches are open. Must maintain social distancing of staying at least six feet apart from others not in your family, not gather in large groups and wearing face coverings when possible. Live webcams

Port Aransas  Officially open for fun! All facilities will strictly adhere to State and Federal guidelines to help ensure you and your family stay safe. Live webcams

South Padre Island Beaches are now open with some specific guidelines. Groups can be no larger than 5, masks are recommended while on the beach (not in the water), social distancing of 6 feet mandatory, and shade structures must be 10 feet apart. Live webcams

More Live looks at newly reopened beaches