Looking for a way to pay tribute to our military, here are some local events

Cary -The American Legion A Memorial Day Service at Hillcrest Cemetery.Guest speaker is U.S. Army retired Brigadier General Warmack. 10 AM with a reception at American Legion Post 67 afterward. Open to all

Cary- Remembrance Event at Veterans Freedom Park Sunday, 2:30

Saturday May 26- Cary The Cary Theater  Andy Griffith in the comedy “No Time for Sergeants” 7 PM

Sunday May 27- Cary Theater – “Flags of Our Fathers” starts at 2pm


Fuquay Varina Not to be missed! Freedom Balloon Fest Fuquay Varina’s Fleming Loop Park. Over 30 hot air balloon. Yes, there will be food, and people selling stuff for you to sell at a yard sale later in life,lol, live music too. Free

Durham-Bennett Place State Historic Site on Sat and Sunday 10 AM. Military History Event $3 for adults and $2 for children.

Raleigh- Heartland Hospice and Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh on Memorial Day. They are starting with a flag ceremony, and will have a celebration of music to pay tribute. 11 AM Start.

Zebulon-Carolina Mudcats baseball game at Five County Stadium. All weekend, call for times.The Mudcats vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans Fireworks after the Sunday’s. game to celebrate Memorial Day. On Monday the team will wear patriotic-themed jerseys and the net proceeds from the game benefit Hire Heroes USA.

Other Events this weekend

Tonight at 7:30 Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR and Lance Skiiiwalker at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Sugarland at PNC Arena tonight (Saturday) 7pm

 Animazement is at Raleigh Convention Center all weekend. Featuring artists,fan and guest panels, J-pop/rock concerts,videos,  craft classes, martial arts demos,  vendors. 

If you just want to do your ‘own thing’ try a walk downtown, catch a cup of coffee from Krispy Kreme (and a hot donut) and walk around, taking in the North Carolina State CapitolNorth Carolina Museum of Natural SciencesNorth Carolina Museum of History (timely current exhibit, North Carolina and World War I!), head to Pullen Park with the kids. Downtown Raleigh has some fine places to eat.

And finally cap the weekend off with some sweets. The first Memorial Day weekend all-dessert food truck rodeo, is on Sunday from 1-5 at the 200 block of E Martin St (City Market) downtown Raleith NC Sugar Rush There will be 20 dessert vendors, with sugar coated sweets like Italian ice, cheesecake, doughnuts, cupcakes Sweet! 

Whatever you do, please do take some time to thank a Veteran or pay tribute. Freedom is a privilege.