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Family-Friendly Activities For Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2018 10:46AM ● By Ashley Madonna

Take advantage of the extra-long weekend by spending some quality time with your loved ones. If you are looking to get out of the house and try something new, here are a few family-friendly activities going on this weekend.   

Movies at The Marq

Enjoy the latest Pixar Animation film with your family by heading over to Aria Amphitheater for Movies at The Marq. Starting on Friday at 8 p.m., kids and parents alike can come together to see "Coco" while enjoying complimentary popcorn and refreshments. Bring out your own blankets and chairs, so you can sit back and relax during the show.  

Grapevine’s SummerBlast

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, guests can come out and enjoy Grapevine’s SummerBlast. The whole family will find something to get excited about – whether it be outdoor activities, water parks, dining or the spectacular fireworks shows held every Friday night. The amazing display will occur over Lake Grapevine on May 25 at 9:30 p.m., so make sure you are settled before the show starts.  

Memorial Day Weekend at Dallas Arboretum

Enjoy a rocking concert in a beautiful environment by heading over to the Dallas Arboretum’s Memorial Day Weekend. In honor of the holiday, the space will offer free admission into the main garden for active duty members and veterans of the United States military and first responders with a valid photo ID. Once you’re in, the weekend’s events will include face painting, a petting zoo, $2 hot dogs, special root beer floats and live music. The Grooves will take the stage Friday at 2 p.m., Squeezebox Bandits will perform on Saturday at 2 p.m., The Empty Pockets will perform on Sunday at 2 p.m., Eddie Coker will perform on Monday at 11 a.m. and Corey Breedlove will perform at 12 p.m., so there's plenty to look forward to.

Safari Nights

Get wild with the whole family at the Dallas Zoo’s Safari Nights concert series. From April 28 to July 14, the zoo will host different local bands on their grounds every Saturday. This week will feature Memphis Soul, a lively Motown band. It’s a great way to introduce your kids to a new kind of music while also teaching them about exotic animals. Different food and drink options will be available for purchase, but feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets to relax during the show.

In Memorial: A Memorial Day Dedication By The New American Quartet

To enjoy some live music while also teaching your kids about the importance of Memorial Day, head over to In Memorial: A Memorial Day Dedication By the New American Quartet at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church: Grace Chapel. The principal musicians of the Dallas Symphony will play an inspiring program to honor those who died defending our country’s freedom. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors and APEX members.