Top Memorial Day Activities for the Family

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Memorial Day is a great day to spend time with your family. You have the day off of work, the kids don't have school, and the almost-summer weather is gorgeous.

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But what are some fun ways to celebrate the holiday weekend? Let’s take a look at some of the best ways you and your family can enjoy the weekend.



Go to a Local Parade

When you're looking for things to do for Memorial Day, don't forget why we celebrate this holiday in the first place. Memorial Day is a day when we honor the brave men and women who died while serving in our military. 

A popular way to spend time with your whole family while also paying tribute to fallen soldiers is by going to your local parade. Going to a local parade is a fantastic way to remember our fallen soldiers with your family. It’s a chance to have some snacks, enjoy good food, and take part in fun activities for all ages, all while honoring our heroes.


Go Boating

As the unofficial kickoff to summer, Memorial Day weekend is the ideal time to take the family on a boating adventure. You can rent a boat and head to Siesta Key Big Pass Sandbar or Fort Myers Beach for a day out on the water.

The kids can swim around in the water, fish for a big catch of the day, and soak up the sun. The perfect way to end a beautiful day out on the water is to watch the sunset together.


Listen to Patriotic Tunes at an Outdoor Concert

Celebrate the long weekend with your family at an outdoor concert. Many local venues near Sarasota host music festivals during Memorial Day weekend.

Head to Phillippi Estate Park for the Sarasota Concert Band Memorial Day Concert, where you and your family can sit back and listen to patriotic songs. At Madeira Beach, groove to DJ jams and live music while enjoying grilled food at Caddy's Madeira Beach


Have a Picnic at the Beach

Nothing says Memorial Day like a family picnic on the beach! Pack up some sandwiches, chips, popsicles, watermelon, and oversized towels, and head to the beach. 

The beach has something for everyone. You can sit back, relax, and lay out in the sun or start a game of beach volleyball. The thrill-seekers can go parasailing, or you can grill up some hotdogs and hamburgers and enjoy a beach day feast.

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Play Mini Golf

Celebrate Memorial Day with a family mini golf outing! Laugh as your ball hits the obstacle again or up the stakes by playing for ice cream sundaes. Our 18-hole adventure mini golf course offers fun for the whole family with easy to challenging holes, refreshing beers for adults, and a live alligator feeding exhibition.

Score a free coupon and experience the "Best Mini Golf in Florida" this Memorial Day! Swing by any of our 5 Smugglers Cove locations for a round of fun!

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