Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer across the country, but it’s also a time for reflection and remembrance. Several locations throughout the valley are celebrating and honoring the day with a variety of ceremonies and celebrations. There isn’t a better day to pack a picnic lunch, or take advantage of free hot dogs, head to the park, and enjoy all that our city has to offer. Here are a few choices for an incredible Memorial Day kick-off to summer for you and your family.
The Salt Lake City Mission is hosting a picnic in Pioneer Park with live entertainment, hot dogs, baked beans and traditional holiday fare. This free event is open to the public and feeds many of the homeless and needy in Salt Lake City on this very special day. The park is located at 400 West 300 South in Salt Lake City. For more information, please contact the Salt Lake City Mission at 801-355-6310. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the mission, which services the homeless community of Salt Lake City. The picnic is free, but you can find out how to make a donation by calling the mission.
Holladay Memorial Park
Holladay Memorial Park, located at 4900 South Memory Lane in Holladay, plans an event every year that starts with a flag-raising. Past performances have included the Utah Scottish Pipe Band and Highland Dancers. They also offer free hot dogs and drinks to those who visit the park on Memorial Day. Free to the public. Call 801-278-2803 for more details. The day starts with a flag raising ceremony in honor of those who have sacrificed.
Home to Tracy Aviary, the Chase Home Folk Art Museum, and acres of lush lawns, huge shade trees, and playground equipment for the children, Liberty Park (600 East 900 South) is a popular destination on Memorial Day for many Salt Lakers. The park also has an amusement park with mini-rides for the younger children, tables and pavilions, as well as independent entertainment on Memorial Day. Pack a lunch, or take advantage of their many barbeque stations, and spend the day relaxing with the family over an extreme game of horseshoes.
Salt Lake City Mission
Holladay Memorial Park
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