Activities for Memorial Day weekend
School is out and a long weekend is in store. If you’re staying around there is plenty to keep you entertained.
The Yaarab Shrine Circus is taking place at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. This is the last weekend to see an old-fashioned circus. There is plenty for the whole family to do. Ride tickets are available and admission funds go to the great causes the Shriners support. For more info visit www.yaarabshrine.net.
Also in Marietta there is the Veterans Memorial 5k run on the square at 7:30am and the Marietta Square Military Appreciation Celebration on at 10:30am. This event has the presentation of the Colors, a POW/MIA Ceremony, performances by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Flag Retirement.
In Alpharetta there is the 13th Annual Alpharetta Arts Streetfest from 10am to 5pm in Downtown Alpharetta. This event has more than 90 artists, live music and activities for the kids. Of course there will be plenty of food as well.
On Memorial Day try the Chattahoochee Nature Center for a Memorial Day River Canoe trip. Hosted by the Chattahoochee Nature Center, CNC naturalists will take you on a morning paddle along the Chattahoochee River. www.chattnaturecenter.org.
In Roswell there is the largest Memorial Day ceremony in Georgia at City Hall. This traditional ceremony will include the Presentation of the Colors, singing of the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, POW/MIA presentation, Laying of the Wreath, special guest speakers, Benediction, a 21-Gun Salute and playing of Taps. For more info visit www.roswellmemorialday.com.