Memorial Day Tributes, Celebrations & Events in Greater Houston

Red and white fireworks explode over a crowd of onlookers at a public park
A fireworks display caps off the Memorial Day celebration in the Woodlands | Courtesy of The Woodlands Township

Honor those who sacrificed with celebrations, tributes, and more all over Houston for Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023.

With Memorial Day approaching, you’ll find plenty of ways to get out and celebrate those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, as well as a slate of other events to get into on the day off.

Memorial Day Events in Greater Houston

All Weekend Long

  • Run to Remember at Memorial Park | Friday to Monday | FREE – A flag-lined Seymour Lieberman Trail in Memorial Park offers all Houstonians a chance to run or walk one mile (or more, if you choose) to commemorate loved ones who have served in the armed forces. This is free and open to all who wish to participate; registration helps the Memorial Park Conservancy tally the total number of miles from all participants. Park hours are 6am to 11pm daily.
  • Memorial Day Weekend at Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday & Monday – On the weekend, you can take off to Lone Star Flight Museum for a paper airplane contest, a chance to explore the new Space Gallery with NASA Rover tours, and an opportunity to gain insights into Space Shuttle astronaut training during a captivating hangar talk. Open again on Memorial Day, LSFM will host morning and afternoon aircraft and spacecraft tours. $18; $15 for ages 12 to 17; $12 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. Times vary.

Discover more things happening all Memorial Day Weekend long in the 365Houston Weekend Guide.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Sunday, May 28, 2023

  • Memorial Day Golf Cart Procession in Downtown Galveston | FREE – VFW Post 880 leads this golf cart procession that honors fallen veterans through the streets of downtown Galveston, followed by a flag presentation and ceremonial playing of “Taps.” 11am to 1pm.
  • Memorial Day at Town Green Park in the Woodlands | FREE – Kick off summer with this annual patriotic celebration that honors the military service of those who sacrificed most for the United States. This evening celebration features a commemoration ceremony, live music and crowd favorites from Rapture, children’s activities, strolling entertainment and a fireworks show. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Patriotic Concert at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – In honor of fallen servicemembers, this free concert in Sugar Land offers a program of music that salutes a love for America. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023

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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.


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