Memorial Day 2018 Activities
The year has been flying by so far and the unofficial start of summer is here - Memorial Day Weekend! Many people take this weekend to have BBQs, go on family vacation, or just enjoy their three day weekend. Charlotte’s Best Nanny has found a few awesome ideas to celebrate the holiday with the whole family and honor what the holiday is all about!
Here’s a super cute craft idea for you and your kiddos to make for Memorial Day. You can make a popsicle stick flag to celebrate our American heritage and freedom that the red, white and blue represent. You can add your own embellishments such as glitter paint, stickers and gems or create a simple American flag using just paint and the popsicle sticks. This makes a great activity to have ready for your family BBQ, just put the supplies out on a table and let the kids have fun making their own U.S.A. flag.
This article lists really cool activities you can try to celebrate Memorial Day. There’s ideas on making patriotic pizzas, tie-dye shirts, writing letters to oversea soldiers and more!
Memorial Day goes hand-in-hand with parades. Find one in your local area and bring a flag to wave (you could use one you made with your popsicle sticks)! Here’s are some family-friendly events going on in Charlotte this weekend:
Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians: Friday May 25 at 7:04 p.m., BB&T BallPark, 324 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28202. Start your Memorial Day Weekend with a bang with Friday Night Fireworks after the game. The Knights and the Indians face off again at the same time on May 26 and May 27.
Charlotte’s Big Block Party: noon- 6 p.m., VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, 920 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206. Charlotte’s biggest block party is fun for the whole family and includes local bands, DJs, games, vendors, food and drink spread out in the VBGB parking lot and back patio. Tickets are just $5 and support the American Kidney Fund. BYO chair.
Mint Hill Madness: Friday through Sunday. This festival features a parade, carnival, live music and kids’ activities. Admission is free. Rides, and some other activities, do have costs.
Circle K Speed Street Presented by Coca-Cola: Thursday, May 24th through Saturday, May 26th, in Uptown Charlotte. Live music, drivers’ appearances, kids activities, and much more. Note: The headlining concerts, in Romare Bearden Park, on Friday and Saturday night are not free this year. It’ll cost $15/night. But there are free concerts on the Mello Yello Stage.
Memorial Day Celebration at the National Whitewater Center: Sat., 8am-7pm, and Sun., 9am-10pm. U.S. National Whitewater Center: 5000 Whitewater Center Pwy. Spend your holiday weekend with friends and family at the USNWC for the Memorial Day Celebration. The festivities include 5 and 8-mile trail races, yoga, as well as live music on Sunday afternoon and evening. Stick around to enjoy our fireworks display at dusk.
We hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend celebrating Memorial Day!
Written by Elizabeth