Memorial Day is a time to spend with friends and family, enjoying the summer weather and each others' company, as well as a chance to commemorate and honor our nation's veterans for their service to our country. Here are some special holiday weekend events going on in Athens, GA this weekend to help you and yours celebrate and enjoy the Memorial Day holiday!

Kick the Memorial Day holiday off with a concert at the Morton Theatre by the Classic City Band honoring all veterans. The Athens' Classic City Band is the oldest functioning community band in Georgia, and is comprised of musicians of all ages. Come out to hear this traditional American Concert Band as they honor the men and women who have served our country. The concert will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, and the cost is free. 

Bring the family and head out to Memorial Park and the Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail to celebrate Memorial Day and the official start to the summer season!  From noon to 3 p.m., attendees can enjoy music, children's activities and games, and more. Admission is free, and concessions will be available for purchase. From 1-5:30 p.m., the Memorial Park pool will be open. Admission to the pool is $1 a person, so bring the kids over to swim and cool-off after enjoying the festivities in the park!

All day long, on Monday, May 28, all firemen, policemen, emergency responders, armed forces, and veterans dressed in uniform will receive a free salad, sandwich, wrap, panini, or potato from Sweet Peppers Deli on West Broad Street. Come out to enjoy lunch or dinner, and help say "thank you" to all those who selflessly serve our country!

Pump It Up! of Athens is hosting a special Memorial Day Pop-In playtime not regularly offered, on Monday, May 28 from 3:30-5 p.m. Bring the kids to enjoy an hour and a half of bouncing, sliding, climbing, and jumping! Admission is $6 per child, and all ages 11 and under are welcome.

For more information and other exciting event listings, be sure to check out our Visit Athens, GA calendar of events. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

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