27 May Memorial Day 2019: Picnics, Tributes, Arts And More GA Events
Solemn ceremonies, parades, a food festival and more will mark Memorial Day weekend in the Atlanta metro. (Image via Shutterstock)
ATLANTA, GA — The weather should be sunny on Memorial Day, and communities across Georgia have plenty of arts fests, picnics, solemn ceremonies and more planned to mark the holiday. There will be a bounty of celebrations both solemn — honoring Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan DeArvis Toney, who was killed in the line of duty last year, at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville — and fun, from yoga and pilates in the park, plus a Street Artsfest in Alpharetta to .
Also set are Milton’s roll call of fallen veterans, a service at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth to recognize the American Legion’s legacy over the last 100 years, and Roswell Remembers, the state’s largest Memorial Day event with a wreath laying, 21-gun salute, picnic on the grounds, and live music.
Read more about these and other activities available to mark the holiday, plus a reminder on the best and worst times to travel. Patch has a list of Memorial Day ceremonies throughout the state planned to honor those who have served and sacrificed.