Memorial Day

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Tasha's KRLD To Do List May 24-28, 2018

Tasha Stevens
May 24, 2018 - 6:49 am

As summer unofficially kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has summer-themed science activities and a totally transformed Being Human Hall to fill your three-day weekend.  From May 25-28, guests can enjoy daily activities involving summertime sand slime, erupting watermelons, fireflies, shark dissections, ocean waves and more. Children 5 and under can get hands on with patriotic discovery bottles, hurricane exploration and art activities in the Moody Family Children’s Museum, plus all visitors can take advantage of extended hours through Sept. 3.

DISCOUNTS! From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day (May 25-Sept. 3), veterans, active and retired U.S. military personnel, and first responders will receive complimentary general admission plus $3 off general admission for their immediate family members (up to six people). In addition, the Community Partners Ticket Program returns to provide greater access to lower-income families, offering $1 general admission for guests who qualify based on need.

To fit in all the fun, the Perot Museum will stay open until 6 p.m. beginning Friday (May 25).

The Allen Community Band (ACB), under the direction of Craig Logan, will honor those we have lost in accordance with the Memorial Day Holiday by opening the concert with Semper Fidelis ("always faithful" or "always loyal") by John Phillip Sousa, followed by On A Hymn Song Philip Bliss by David Holsinger at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Allen Public Library Civic Auditorium, 300 N. Allen Dr.  Free. Call 214-509-4911.

Celebrate Memorial Day at the Dallas Arboretum this weekend. (May 25-28) In honor of our armed forces the Arboretum offers free admission into the main garden all four days for active duty members and veterans of the United States military, and first responders with a valid photo ID. On Memorial Day, the celebration continues with face painting and a petting zoo in the Pecan Grove. Enjoy $2 hot dogs and $2 root beer floats at the Terrace Café. There will also be plenty of music.

Live Music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn:

The Grooves May 25, 2-4 p.m. One of Dallas' Premiere Party Bands - Top 40 Hits & Classic Rock

Squeezebox Bandits May 26, 2-4 p.m. Country, Texas Blues, Zydeco and TexMex

Empty Pockets Band, May 27, 2-4 p.m. Top 40 Hits of Classic Country, New Country, Texas Country and Classic Rock

Eddie Coker Concert, May 28, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sponsored by DallasChild

Corey Breedlove, May 28, 12-3 p.m. Adult Contemporary

The National Polka Festival is happening in Downtown Ennis this weekend. (5/25-27)

The Con of Thrones is at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Friday through Sunday. (5/25-27) Con of Thrones returns to bring together the biggest fans, actors, and creators to celebrate Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the epic worlds of fantasy author George R. R. Martin.Join thousands of fans for three days of theories, debates, discussion, cosplay, performances, and much more.

Check out the Strange and Unusual Mustache and Beard Contest at Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Grand Prairie Saturday May 26.

If you have the stomach for it, check out Grossology and Animal Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, a science-in-disguise exhibition where kids get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body. It is happening at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History beginning Saturday May 26.

This weekend is the final weekend of Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Celebrate all things Renaissance period Saturday through Monday (May 26-28).

On Memorial Day Monday, May 28, Scarborough Renaissance Festival will pay tribute to our Servicemen and women by inviting all current and retired Military Service members to march in Scarborough’s Grande Parade at 1pm. Each service member will receive a complimentary yellow sash so that everyone can recognize their service to our Country. 

Immediately following the Parade, there will be a special memorial and tribute ceremony for our fallen Servicemen and women at the Festival’s Chess Field. As always, active duty Military members are offered an admission discount of $4 off adult admission when they show their military ID at the Festival ticket booth.

There is a Memorial Day Program Monday at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery (May 28)

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Memorial Day Concert and Fireworks Display at Flagpole Hill is Monday (May 28)

The Dallas Memorial March/Carry the Load is Sunday and Monday at Reverchon Park. (May 27-28)

The Irving Memorial Day Ceremony is Sunday May 27 at Veterans Memorial Park.

The Grand Prairie Memorial Day Observance is Monday May 28 at Grand Prairie Veterans Memorial

Sunset at Plano Veteran's Memorial is Monday May 28

See Grapevine’s Friday Night Fireworks light up the North Texas sky as part of the City’s 10th Annual SummerBlast. Starting Friday May 25, fireworks will blast off every Friday night at 9:30 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.  Download the music to accompany the show at

Viewing locations are: Acorn Woods Park - The field next to Scott's Landing Marina - Horseshoe Trails Park - Oak Grove Park (baseball, soccer and softball fields) - Katie's Woods Park - Lakeview Park - Rockledge Park - $5/ Car

Running with Bonnie and Clyde is at Hall of State Monday May 28. Join the Dallas Historical Society on Memorial Day Monday from 9 AM to 2 PM, and uncover the lives of those famous outlaw lovers from Dallas - Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Bus tour will be guided by author John Neal Phillips and will include stops in West Dallas, Oak Cliff, Dallas, as well as the cemeteries where they were each buried. Lunch is included in the ticket price.

See Stone Temple Pilots at the Dos Equis Pavilion Saturday. (May 26)

Justin Timberlake's "The Man of the Woods" Tour is Sunday and Monday night at the AAC. (May 27, 28)

Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers are at Toyota Music Factory Friday night. (5/25)

Take a trip back to the 80's at Lava Cantina Sunday with Firehouse and Winger. (May 27)