Memorial Day Weekend Events in Washington 2024

From patriotic parades to music festivals and more, kick off summer with a bang at one of the following Memorial Day weekend events in Washington.

May 23: 27th Annual Memorial Day Parade at Historic Downtown Chelan


In collaboration with The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and Veterans Foreign Wars Post 6853, the 27th Annual Memorial Day Parade will take place in Historic Downtown Chelan from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as the city honors those who served our country. This exciting celebration will begin with speeches and a moment of silence before taking to the streets. 
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May 24 to May 27: Memorial Day Weekend Golf Special at White Horse Golf Club


Tee off into summer with a round of golf with White Horse Golf Club’s Memorial Day Weekend Golf Special. The Kingston golf course will offer specials all weekend long, with rounds of golf before noon at $97, $87 from noon to 3 p.m. and $57 after 3 p.m. In addition to a day spent on the greens, these deals include a golf cart for convenient travel around the courses and a sleeve of golf balls. 
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53rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival

May 24 to May 27: 53rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival


Derived from the Greek values of Meraki–meaning to do something with passion, soul and love–the 53rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival is the third chapter in a five-year-long focus on different cultural festivals hosted by Northwest Folklife, an independent art organization celebrating different cultures and traditions. With this season’s event showcasing aspects of Greek traditions, this fest will feature a wide variety of fun, including traditional music, dancing, food and fresh perspectives on the culture’s heritage and origin at the Seattle Center. A fashion show, Threads of the People, will also take place during the immersive event, showcasing traditional clothing. 
Cost: Free; donations are encouraged to help future festivals and programming. 
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May 24 to May 27: Packwood Flea Market


Explore a treasure trove of antiques, collectibles and unique finds at the Packwood Flea Market’s Memorial Day weekend event in Washington. Browse through rows of vendors offering everything from vintage clothing to handmade crafts, making it the perfect destination for bargain hunters. This market event only occurs during Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend from 9 a.m. to noon, so be sure not to miss it. 
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May 26: Sync Seattle Presents: Memorial Day Sunday Funday


Join Sync Seattle for a Memorial Day Sunday Funday featuring music, drinks, games and good vibes. Dance the day away with friends as local DJs spin the hottest tracks, creating a lively atmosphere to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in Washington. This event aims to support and connect with Black-led nonprofits and businesses from 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost: Early bird tickets are $30 per person and $40 the day of the event. 

May 27: 9th Annual Memorial Day Hijinks with Desert Hearts


Get ready to dance the night away at the 9th Annual Memorial Day Hijinks with Desert Hearts in Seattle, a Memorial Day weekend event in Washington taking place from 2 to 10 p.m. This thrilling event will feature three stages for live music performances, with artists including Mikey Lion, Porky, Tony H, Griffingrrl, Jen Woolfe, Tek Jones, Julie Herrera and many more. Handcrafted sips will be available to fuel the evening, and the music fest is 21-plus only. 
Cost: $40 per person. 


May 28: Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery


Honor the courage and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes at the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Seattle. The ceremony will pay tribute to fallen servicemen and women with patriotic speeches, musical performances, refreshments and a moment of silence to reflect on their bravery.
Cost: Free. 
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