Observe Memorial Day 2021 at ceremonies & events around Houston

Houston Heights World War II Memorial | Photo: 365 Houston

Commemorate those who sacrificed with celebrations, tributes, and more all over Houston for Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021.

Memorial Day 2021 Festivities & Events

  • Enjoy Responsibly & Drink Wiser This Memorial Day Make safety your number one priority as you honor and celebrate the sacrifices of our brave servicemen and women this Memorial Day, when Budweiser and Silver Eagle Distributors Houston encourage you to Enjoy Responsibly and Drink Wiser. Whether you designate a driver, use a ride-share service or take public transportation, driving under the influence is 100% preventable.
  • Memorial Day 10K, 5K, and Kids K at Houston Running Co. in Cypress | Virtual Option – The Memorial Day holiday race will send runners down the specialized course at Houston Running Co. at 10K, 5K, and Kids K lengths. Finishers medals and shirts are available for 10K and Kids K participants. Registration (in-person and virtual) is $40 for 5K; $50 for 10K; $20 for Kids K or Family Walk. 7:30am.
  • Memorial Day at Houston National Cemetery | FREE – Honor fallen war heroes at the Houston National Cemetery, operated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. 8am.
  • Remembering Our Fallen Memorial Ceremony at Bay Area Veterans Memorial in Seabrook | FREE – In honor of the fallen veterans that made the ultimate sacrifice, the City of Seabrook presents a memorial ceremony at Bay Area Veterans Memorial to remember those who lost their lives and reflect on their service. 9am to 10am.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony at Galveston Naval Museum | FREE – Pay tribute to fallen veterans with a ceremony that includes a bagpipes memorial, tolling the boats ceremony, Taps bugler, keynote speech by U.S. Representative Randy Weber, and veteran-guided tours of the USS Cavalla and USS Stewart. Free museum admission and included parking from 9am to noon.
  • City of Friendswood Memorial Day Celebration | FREE – The City of Friendswood presents a Memorial Day ceremony that includes patriotic music, a tribute to each branch of the military, a group photograph of Friendswood military veterans and active duty personnel. 10am to 11am.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony at Sugar Land Memorial Park | FREE – Observe Memorial Day with patriotic vendors and booths, an official ceremony commencement, and a raising of the flag when the City of Sugar Land hosts their 13th Annual Sugar Land Memorial Day Ceremony at Sugar Land Memorial Park. 10am to noon.
  • Memorial Day Observance & Park Dedication at Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park | FREE – Honor those who have served in the U.S. military when Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park in Conroe hosts an observance this Memorial Day Weekend. 11am.
  • Memorial Day at the Square at Memorial City | FREE – Memorial City Mall hosts a commemoration that features a patriotic presentation of colors and a flyover by the Commemorative Air Force. Afterward, enjoy live music, face painting, balloon art, and other surprises. 11am to 2pm.
  • Memorial Day Fest at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum | FREE – Commemorate fallen soldiers when Buffalo Soldiers National Museum hosts its Memorial Day Fest featuring veteran-owned vendors, kids activities, a BBQ food truck, photos with troopers and more. Noon to 4pm.
  • Memorial Day Backyard BBQ at B-52 Brewing | No Cover – Chow down on delicious BBQ with sides and more or participate in a sixteen-team cornhole tournament at B-52 Brewing’s beer garden in Conroe. Noon to 6pm.
  • Memorial Day Monday Celebration at Lincoln Bar Commemorate Memorial Day on Washington Ave when Lincoln Bar hosts a party featuring tasty BBQ, tacos, mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, contests, multiple DJs, and more. $10. 4pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.