Minneapolis is a great place to celebrate a patriotic holiday.  This special day designed as a remembrance of American soldiers who have died in military service is also a day our country takes time out for fun, BBQ and celebration of friends and family.  However you honor the day, Minneapolis Memorial Day Events offer plenty of activities to choose from.

Memorial Day Celebrations in Minneapolis 2019

There are special opportunities to honor our veterans and their sacrifice to our great country.  This notable mention begins in the mornings to kick off Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery. The day begins at 10:30 am with a ceremony at the cemetery, continues with music, exhibits, and free history tours.  Don’t miss this free event!

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Memorial Day Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling is hosting a Memorial Day event all weekend (including May 27) and costs $6-$12. The event features opportunities to learn about the fort’s history during the civil war and will include demonstrations like blacksmithing, hearth cooking, and cannon firings.

Go to a Music Festival

Join in the fun! Soundset is Minneapolis’s biggest annual hip-hop music festival and will be held at the State Fair Grounds on Sunday, May 26. The music begins at 11:00 am continues all day until 9:30 pm. This event has over 40 different artists performing this year, so be sure to get your tickets online to enjoy the music!

Minneapolis Food Events

Minneapolis sports fantastic breweries – some of which you can even bring the family and your furry friends!  Insight Brewing and 612Brew are some notable favorites that welcome pets and have fun activities and games for adults and kids alike to keep time lively.  

Planning a Memorial Day feast?  Check out the Lyndale Farmer’s Market open daily 6am-1pm for fresh ingredients to make your table vibrant and festive!

Night on the town

If you’re really in the mood to let loose for a while, head to the Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel.  With no shortage of activities, this casino features slots machines, card tables, and some enticing food options to keep you fueled for fun!  You can party all night and sleep like a baby in the hotel, keeping all the fun in one place!

Stay at Home and BBQ!

Go check out our blog about the best Minneapolis BBQ recipes. We’ve got all the traditional favorites to get you started with your Memorial Day BBQ planning.