2013 Memorial Day events | Events
View a list of Memorial Day weekend events for the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
Annual Veterans Town Hall hosted by Congressman John Barrow
WHEN: May 27, 5-6 p.m.
WHERE: RJ's Seafood & Steaks, 434 South Main Street, Statesboro
Memorial Day Weekend Festival on River Street
WHEN: May 24 – May 27, All weekend long
WHERE: River Street, Rousakis Plaza, downtown Savannah
Tybee Arts Association Memorial Day Weekend Art Show and Sale
WHEN: May 24, 6-9 p.m.; May 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; May 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Tybee Arts Association building, #7 Cedarwood, near the lighthouse.
Memorial Day Observance at Bonaventure Cemetery
Hosted this year by American Legion Post 154, Tybee Island.
WHEN: May 27, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt
Marine Rescue Squad Barbecue Butt Sale
WHEN: May 24, noon-8 p.m.; May 25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
WHERE: Tybee Marine Rescue HQ, 1 Old U.S. Hwy 80 at Lazaretto Creek
Chatham Area Transit Authority will operate on a holiday schedule for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. The holiday schedule is included on each of the printed route schedules. CAT's administrative offices will be closed for business. Telephone schedule information will not be available. Bus passes and Teleride tickets will not be available. The Savannah Belles Ferry will operate on a regular schedule. Normal route schedules will resume on Tuesday.
Tybee city offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. They will resume normal operating hours Tuesday.
Veterans Freedom Park ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony
Congressman Jack Kingston is guest speaker. The event is open to the public.
WHEN: May 27, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Veterans Freedom Park, 1 West Highway 80 and Cherry Street, Bloomingdale.
The public is invited to join the 3rd Infantry Division, and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield tenant units, in supporting local communities' observance of Memorial Day at the following events:
- Savannah Memorial Day Festival (sponsored by the 165th Airlift Wing, GA Air NG) 11 a.m. 24 May, Rousakis Plaza, Savannah
- Sun City Veterans Association Memorial Day Softball Tournament, 9 a.m. May 25 in Bluffton, SC, supported by 3-160 SOAR
- Savannah Memorial Day Ceremony, hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671, 6:30 p.m. May 26 at Emmet Park, supported by the 3rd CAB
- Chatham County Memorial Day Ceremony, hosted by the American Legion, 9 a.m. May 27, at Bonaventure Cemetery, supported by 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID
- Sun City Memorial Day, 10 a.m. May 27, in Bluffton, SC, supported by the 3rd CAB
- Liberty County Memorial Day, 11 a.m. May 27, at the American Legion Post 168, 1121 W. Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville, supported by DHHB 3rd ID
- Richmond Hill Memorial Day, 11 a.m. May 27, at JF Gregory Park, supported by the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID
- Glennville Memorial Day, 11:30 a.m. May 27, at 8819 US Highway 301, supported by 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID
- Vidalia Memorial Day, 3-4 p.m., May 27, at Southern Technical College, Vidalia, Ga., supported by 4th IBCT, 3rd ID
The Savannah Mile Run
Event is part of The 200 Club's 2013 Legacy of Service Series.
WHEN: May 25
WHERE: Forsyth Park, Savannah
6th annual Memorial Day Ceremony for the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Veterans along with their families and the general public are invited.
WHEN: May 27, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 8819 US Hwy 301, Glennville
Shoney's will treat all veterans and active duty troops to a free All-American Burger at the Shoney's on Lyons Way.
WHEN: May 27, ALL DAY (during Shoney's business hours)
WHERE: Shoney's restaurant, 2505 Lyons Way, Vidalia
Beaufort National Cemetery Memorial Day Program
A Memorial Day Program to remember and honor all military members who have served or are currently serving our Nation. Keynote Speaker: Rev. E. Terri LaVelle.
WHEN: May 27, 12 p.m.
WHERE: Beaufort National Cemetery
Beaufort Memorial Day Parade
A ceremony will follow at noon in Beaufort National Cemetery.
WHEN: May 27, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Bay, Street, Downtown Beaufort
All Beaufort County Government offices, including all county library branches and all solid waste convenience centers will be closed Monday May 27, 2013 for the Memorial Day Holiday. These offices will resume normal operating hours Tuesday May 28th.
5th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Art Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour
WHEN: May 25 - 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Shelter Cove Harbour, 1 Harbourside Ln., Hilton Head Island
*AAA and Budweiser are continuing their "Tow To Go" program for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. If you need a ride home, get a flat, need a jump or gas, just call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) and AAA will tow you wherever you need to go free of charge. The best part is, you don't even have to be a AAA member. Take advantage of the "Tow To Go" program anytime between Friday and Monday.
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