2012 Memorial Day Events in Atlanta: Guide to Events, Festivals and Discount for Memorial Day in Atlanta

Memorial Day Events In Atlanta: Guide to 2012 Memorial Day Weekend Fun in Atlanta

Memorial Day weekend is almost here. There are many fun and family-friendly events including Memorial Day Ceremony, festivals, parade, and discounts during the Memorial Day weekend. We have compiled the list of 2012 Memorial Day Events in Atlanta for you.

2012 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Atlanta


Atlanta: 2012 Atlanta Jazz Festival Memorial Day Weekend @ Piedmont Park

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the Country’s largest FREE jazz festivals.  It is an annual musical showcase, celebrates jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz greats in venues throughout metropolitan Atlanta during the entire month of May.   Culminating during each Memorial Day weekend, the festival features show-stopping performances at Piedmont Park.

There are several activities that are designed for children 10 and under; there are face painters and balloon art next to the playground near the international stage. The Festival is produced by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, and it is FREE and open to the public.

Place: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia

Date: May 26-28, 2012

Time: 11 AM – 11 PM

Cost: FREE

More Info: See website.


Atlanta: 5th Annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival @ Park Tavern

Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with lots of beer, music, and barbecue. The is no better place to find that than the fifth annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival at Park Tavern.

Enjoy great live Bands, Beer, and Southern BBQ under the big air conditioned tent.

Place:Park Tavern, 500 10th St NE Corner of 10th and Monroe, Atlanta, GA 30309

Date: May 27, 2012

Time: 2 PM – 11 PM

Cost: $20. Military free admission / Show ID

More Info: See website.


Atlanta: Celebrate Memorial Day @ Atlanta Braves vs St Louis Cardinals

Pregame special patriotic ceremonies will pay tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. First 50,000 fans will receive an MLB Network Drawstring Bag

Place: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

Date: May 28, 2012

Time: 1:10 PM

Cost: From $6 and up.

More Info: See website.


Atlanta: Brew at the Zoo @ Zoo Atlanta

Do you enjoy sampling beer and wine, but don’t so much enjoy doing it on a crowded concrete parking lot, follow your nature – surrounded by our nature! Do your brew in an exotic outdoor destination that’s home to more than 1,500 animals from around the world.

Tickets include Zoo admission, plus: Unlimited sampling of a variety of beers and wines, Up-close-and-personal encounters with our animals, Free rides on the train and carousel, Live Music featuring Arrested Development And much more!

This event is rain or shine.

Place: Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, Georgia

Date: May 26, 2012

Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Cost: ADVANCE TICKET: Member – $38, Non Member – $43 and Day of ticket   $48

More Info: See website.


Atlanta: Veteran Remembrance Day @ Atlanta History Center

Spend a day in the company of veterans and hear their stories of wartime through personal accounts and memorabilia.  Living history interpreters represent soldiers of previous wars, including World War I and the Civil War, by showing authentic dress, equipment, and vehicles.

This program is free to members; included in the cost of general admission for nonmembers.

Place: Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Date: May 27, 2012

Time: Noon – 5 PM

Cost: Free with general admission.

More Info: See website.


Dacula: 2012 Memorial Day @ Dacula

Celebrate 2012 Memorial Day in Dacula with parade, 5K run and Arts, Crafts and Music festival.

The parade begins at Hebron Baptist Church and proceeds down Dacula Road, turns right on Second Ave, crosses Broad Street and ends at Dacula High School.  Families begin to line Dacula Road and Second Avenue long before the parade begins.  There are 8,000 – 10,000 parade watchers lining the parade route as the parade steps off at 10:00 AM.

Place: Downtown Dacula, Dacalu, Georgia

Date: May 28, 2012

Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

Cost: FREE

More Info: See website.


Decatur: 2012 Decatur Arts Festival @ Downtown Decatur

Join us for the largest arts event in Decatur, Georgia, May 3 through June 3, highlighted by the Artists Market May 26 and 27 in downtown Decatur. Every event is free and open to the public!

The Decatur Kids Arts Festival returns again this year to the spacious front lawn of the Decatur First Baptist Church on Clairemont. Children ages 0-13 can enjoy activities that include arts and crafts, a rock wall, inflatables, balloon designs, music and more!

In true Decatur tradition, the day starts with a Wacky Parade. Lineup begins at 9:40 am at the corner of Commerce Drive and Church Street. Decorate your stroller, wagon, bike, and your family, and join us to show off your creative spirit!

Place: Downtown Decatur, Decatur, Georgia

Date: May 26-27, 2012

Time: 10 AM – 6 PM

Cost: FREE

More Info: See website.


Dunwoody: Memorial Day Ceremony @ Brook Run Park

Dunwoody will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 28th at Brook Run Park.All citizens of Dunwoody are invited to attend this ceremony and help us honor those who gave their life in service to their country.

Place: Brook Run Park, Dunwoody, Georgia

Date: May 28, 2012

Time: 10 AM

Cost: FREE

More Info: See website.


Gainesville: Memorial Day Craft Week @ INK

Celebrate this patriotic holiday by doing some red, white, and blue crafts!

Place: Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut Street, Gainesville, Georgia

Date: May 28-31, 2012

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Cost: $1 with paid admission. INK Members are FREE.

More Info: See website.


Lawrenceville: Memorial Day Weekend Special @ Medieval Times

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with special discount from Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Atlanta Castle.

Place: Medieval Times Atlanta Castle, 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Date: May 25-28, 2012

Cost: Adults: $34.95, Kids: $24.95. Must mention or enter ‘MDWWEB’ code. Some restriction apply.

More Info: See website.


Milton: Memorial Day Ceremony @ City of Milton

Honoring those who will never be forgotten: It is a pledge to reflect upon the sacrifices made by our brave servicemen and women who served their country valiantly throughout this nation’s history. Please start your Memorial Day by joining the City of Milton in remembering those who have served the cause of freedom to their last breath.

Place: Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107, Milton Georgia

Date: May 28, 2012

Time: 10 AM

Cost: FREE

More Info: See website.


Pine Mountain: Memorial Day Weekend @ Callaway Gardens

Kick off Summer 2012 with a splash! Our Memorial Day Weekend Festival at Robin Lake Beach is better than ever, with events and activities including: 53rd Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, Live Music, Specialty Food Vendors, Lowline Customs Car Show, Silver Wings Night Pyrotechnic Parachute Team, Farmers Market, Special FSU Flying High Circus performances, Beach activities, including swimming, Aqua Island, Blaster Boats and Light Striker Laser Tag, Kids Zone, featuring giant waterslide, rock wall and spider jump, Admission to Callaway Gardens and its many attractions including the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Birds of Prey shows and more

Place: Callaway Gardens, 5887 Georgia 354, Pine Mountain, Georgia

Date: May 25-28, 2012

Time: 8:30 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $25 per adult, $20 per senior, $12.50 per child ages 6-12, free for children ages 5 and younger.

More Info: See website.


Roswell: Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony

The Largest Memorial Day Ceremony in Georgia – In 1997, twelve patriotic individuals came together to create a truly unique Memorial Day event; a non-political, non-commercial ceremony honoring veterans and the sacrifices they made in protecting our freedom.

That first ceremony attracted approximately 1,800 individuals. From that humble beginning, came the Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony, an event which attracts approximately 6,000-7,000 people from throughout Georgia and the southeast.

Place: City Hall complex, Hill Street, Roswell, Georgia

Date: May 28, 2012

Time: 10 AM – 12:45 PM.

Cost: FREE

More Info: See website.


Smyrna: Memorial Day Ceremony @ 20th Century Veterans Memorial

Join the City of Smyrna for Memorial Day at 20th Century Veterans Memorial on May 28, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. The Smyrna ceremony is organized by members of the community and it is those members of the community who officiate. Join us on this day to honor and appreciate our commitment to peace through strength and sacrifice.

Seating will start after 8:00 a.m. and pre-ceremony/ceremony activities will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.  In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Smyrna Community Center (200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, 30080).

The ceremony is sponsored and coordinated by the Smyrna Veterans Committee, an organization composed of the City of Smyrna, The Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna, and American Legion Post 160. The ceremony is a public event and all are invited to attend and participate in this memorial service to honor those who have sacrificed in defense of our nation.

Place: 20th Century Veterans Memorial, 2800 King Street, Smyrna, Georgia 30080

Date: May 28, 2012

Time: 9 AM

Cost: FREE

More Info: See website.


Stone Mountain: Memorial Day Weekend 2012 @ Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain park honors our troops and their families, in a three-day celebration of American spirit at Atlanta’s largest Memorial Day Weekend celebration.

Salute our troops during the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision with a special, extended fireworks finale all three nights. Marvel as the skies above light up in a specially choreographed musical tribute honoring the brave men and women who protect our country. The special fireworks display can be seen Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Weekend.

Place: Memorial Lawn, Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, Georgia

Date: May 26-28, 2012

Time: 10:30 AM – 8 PM. Laser show at 9:30 PM

Cost: All active and retired military personnel will receive one FREE Adventure Pass with valid ID and will save up to $10 off per person for immediate family members, and will receive 20% off food and merchandise.*

More Info: See website.


Suwanee: Gwinnett Daily Post Memorial Day Concert @ Suwanee

Featuring live music. This is a free event but attendees are encouraged to bring canned food donations.

Place: Town Center Park, Suwanee, Georgia

Date: May 25, 2012

Time: 7 PM

Cost: FREE. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food donations.

More Info: See website.

Also check out Atlanta Moms for more Memorial Day events.