17 Ideas to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with the Family

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Coca-Cola Family Track Walk
Listen to high energy music and join other families including the Coca-Cola racing family for a walk around the track. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord.

Coca-Cola Speed Street
Explore uptown Charlotte with lots of family fun activities for the next three days. Come with an empty stomach to explore the variety of food trucks. Stick around for live perfomances by musical artists. Uptown Charlotte.

Homeschool Day
Watch an Imax film, wander through the Van Gogh exhibit with more than 3,000 images all for a discounted admission fee. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.

Kids Boogie
Using instruments, let the kids bounce and sing to live music. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St.

Mint Hill Madness
Celebrate America’s Veterans the next three days with live music, family activities and food. Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park, 8850 Fairview Road, Mint Hill.

10th Annual Family Fun Day
Play games on the lawn, make crafts in the museum and participate in the new storytelling demonstrations using different cultural styles. Gaston County Museum, 131 W. Main St., Dallas, NC.

Be a Hero for Relay for Life
Dress up as your favorite super hero and help fight the battle for cancer. The entire family can enjoy games, crafts and raffle prizes. Talbert Recreation Center, 210 Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville.

Matthews Summer Concert and Movie Series
Relax and listen to some good ol’ country music. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St.

USNWC River Jam
The whole family can rock out to live music and enjoy food. Participate in rafting and wall climbing activities, too! USNWC, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.

Specimen of the Day: Snakes and Turtles
Go on a short hike and discover what may lie in the trails. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road.

Coca-Cola 600
Watch the battle in stock car racing and honor those in the military with a special tribute and loads of activity. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord.

HFFA Kids Triathlon Series
Watch the kids participate in a fun run, a bike race and swim to the finish line. Each participant receives an award at the end of the race. Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville.

Phenomenal Fireflies
Make a craft to take home and find out interesting facts about these insects. McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road.

USNWC Celebrates Memorial Day
Watch the fireworks, eat some great food and enjoy the trails and live music. USNWC, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.

Memorial Day
Honor all the active men in duty and participate in activities like Militia Muster, Children’s Military Drills, Musket Firing, Cooking Demonstrations and House Tours. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Hang out with the family and celebrate our Veterans all over the world through music.  Birkdale Village, 6805 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville.

Patriot Festival “Go the Extra Mile”
Give tribute to our military heroes by starting the day off with a 5K run. Symphony Park at Southpark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.

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