Memorial weekend is almost here! Many of us are looking forward to having an extended weekend to kick off the summer! Memorial Day is a day to pay tribute to the military service men and women that have lost their lives protecting our country along with our current troops serving our country. Maybe you have plans to get some deep cleaning done around the house, hang out with some friends, host a family BBQ, or make a trip out of town! If you’re sticking around town though, there will be a Memorial Day celebration in The Woodlands.

This Memorial Day, The Woodlands will be hosting their annual Memorial Day Festival at Town Green Park on Sunday, May 26th. The festival will feature strolling entertainers, live music, and activities for kids. Food will be available for purchase at this event as well. To end the Memorial Day Festival, there will be a fireworks show to a patriotic soundtrack. The Memorial Day festival will run from 5 PM to 9 PM. At 5 PM the Memorial Day Festival will begin with their opening announcements and the National Anthem. Following the opening of the festival there will be live music until Brig. Gen. Henry Ostermann delivers the Keynote Speech. More live music will be performed until the fireworks show begins at 8:55.

Aside from all of the Memorial Day festivities that will take place at the Memorial Day Festival, there will be a drop-off station for care packages. These care packages will be sent to troops. The list of recommended items for the care pages can be found on the link below! Memorial Day is a nice day to enjoy a day off of work and the warm summer weather, but it is important to remember the reason behind this holiday. Take a moment this Memorial Day to help support and honor our troops and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country and the citizens within it!