Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy a long weekend with the people you love. Fortunately, the Pacific Northwest will play host to a number of fun, summer-centric activities this year. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in Washington.

Lynnwood is expected to host its Annual Memorial Day Celebration at Purdy & Walters on Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m., and the event will act as a celebration of those who have both served and are currently serving this country.

White Horse Golf Club is also offering a fun Memorial Day weekend golf special that’s sure to get you outside and engaged with your family and friends. The club’s Golf Special is unique to this weekend alone, and starts at $40 for a round of golf from Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31. The offering is priced at $79 before noon, $69 noon to 3 p.m., and includes green fee, cart and a sleeve of golf balls.

The Northwest Folklife Festival & Kindiependent Showcase might have been moved to a virtual platform, but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of unique things to see, do, or eat for that matter, at the 48th annual festival event. As one of the largest free folk festivals in the country, the event will feature over 6,000 unique performers and participatory dances on 26 different stages.

Who says Memorial Day weekend celebrations are reserved only for on-land fun? The official Memorial Day Boat Party of 2021 returns to the greater Seattle area this year, and boat aficionados (and non-boaters, alike) will be sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience celebrating our nation’s brave heroes on the water. Boat cruise rentals for the celebration come with a full bar, two floors and a view of Lake Washington and Lake Union! 

If full-on boat parties aren’t your style, consider renting a kayak from REI Boathouse Paddle and hike up to Enatai Beach Park for their grand opening celebration—and can’t-miss Memorial Day weekend deals. In addition to checking out the brand-new REI Boathouse, enjoy food, music and fun family activities on both Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 9 a.m. 

From boat ride to train ride, the Memorial Day weekend fun truly knows no bounds. If you and the kiddos are itching to get out of the city for the day, head east to Snoqualmie and celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with a scenic train ride. This special 75-minute train run is in addition to the railroad’s usual weekend train schedule and will take you through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. As a bonus, the Northwest Railway Museum will be offering $5 round-trip train fare from Saturday through Monday to members of the military, including active duty, guard, reserve and retired and their dependent family members, with current military ID. 

Memorial Day weekend will also double as opening weekend for Remlinger Farms Fun Park this year. Remlinger Farms is back open on Saturdays and Sunday and would be a fabulous addition to any family’s Snoqualmie excursions. Visitors can ride the half-sized steam train along the Tolt River, pet the farm animals (think: goats, horses, piggies, cows, alpaca, sheep, bunnies and donkeys) or take a pony ride and jump in the hay maze, spin on the mini roller coaster or “fly” on the pumpkins. Plus, go ’round and ’round in the pedal cars and enjoy a day full of farm fun. 

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