Celebrate the holiday with these fun things to do for Memorial Day weekend. We’re sharing ways you can pay your respects, enjoy quality family time, and make meaningful memories. These Memorial Day activities are fun, inexpensive, and perfect for the whole family.

Have Dinner Outside 

Family having dinner outside

Gather for a casual dinner outside to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Keep the dishes and decor simple; bunches of fresh-from-the-garden blooms star on this summer table. Serve up dishes that showcase in-season produce like berries, asparagus, and greens.

Play Yard Games 

Two kids playing bags in yard

Get the family outside with a yard game competition. Set out fun, classic things to do for Memorial Day weekend, like bags, ring toss, and horseshoes. Plan a friendly competition and take turns rotating through the games.

Host a Family Pizza Party 

People making personal pizzas outside

The secret to a summer pizza party? Your grill! Head outside with all the fixings for pizza, and cook them up on the grill. Let each kid customize their own and serve up easy sides like salad and a charcuterie board.

Have a Picnic 

Basket filled with picnic supplies

One of the best things to do for Memorial Day weekend is to head to a local park and eat outside. Pack up ready-to-go recipes and toss a picnic blanket in the car. Bring games, Memorial Day decor, and more for a fun day of family activities.

Watch a Movie Outside 

An outdoor movie setup in yard

Memorial Day weekend is no time to be inside! Gather the family and set up an outdoor movie screen. It’s easier than you think and is a fun thing to do for Memorial Day weekend. Keep the screen up to use all summer long! Don’t forget the popcorn.

Pay Respects 

Cemetery with trees

Pay tribute to those who served by visiting a nearby cemetery. Place flags and flowers on the graves and honor those who have fought for our country. It’s a great way to spend quality time with family and honor the meaning and history of the holiday.

Check out Better Homes & Gardens for more ways to celebrate Memorial Day this weekend!