Memorial Day events and deals throughout Tampa Bay

Posted at 8:27 AM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-29 06:43:07-04

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and throughout the weekend, events and ceremonies will be held to honor those who died in active military service. 

Here is a list of events happening this weekend. Do you have an event you want to share with us? Send it to 

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sunday, May, 28, 2017

  • The Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance's Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Crest Lake Park in Clearwater from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Get more info here
  • "A Tribute to Heroes" Memorial Day Parade will happen on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. Get more info here
  • Light Up Tampa Bay Memorial Day Weekend Celebration will be held in the Channelside Bay Plaza in Tampa from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring live music. Get more info here

Monday, May 29, 2017

  • The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg. Get more info here
  • The Florida National Cemetery will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Get more info here
  • The Curlew Hills Memory Gardens will hold a Memorial Day Service starting at 9:30 a.m. It will take place at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens located at 1750 Curlew Road. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Get more info here
  • Members of the military can ride for FREE on the Pirate Water Taxi with the purchase of one full-paid Pirate Water Taxi ticket (adult or child). Offer includes active duty, veteran, retired or drilling reservist or National Guardsman and must be redeemed with a valid military ID at the time of boarding. Get more info here
  • Frankie's Patriot BBQ in Clearwater is honoring families of the fallen by offering a complimentary meal to them on Memorial Day. Get more info here
  • A Memorial Day Sunset Ceremony will be held at Largo Central Park. The event is free and begins at 7 p.m. Get more info here
  • The Carry the Load Tampa Rally 5K starts at 8 a.m. as the Tampa community walks down scenic Bayshore Blvd. A Memorial Rally will be held at Ferg's Live after the 5K. Get more info here
  • The Manatee County Veterans' Council will present the 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans' Monument Park located directly behind the Manatee Memorial Hospital near U.S. 41 and the Bradenton Riverwalk in Bradenton starting at 9 a.m. Get more info here
  • The Annual Venice Area Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Patriots Park. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. Get more info here
  • The Annual Memorial Day Concert in Philippi Estate Park featuring Sarasota concert band from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Get more info here
  • The Annual Memorial Day Parade in downtown Sarasota will begin at 10 a.m. at Main Street and Osprey Avenue. Get more info here

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

  • Active and retired service members can attend a FREE screening of "Megan Leavey," courtesy of AT&T THANKS, Regal Cinemas and The film will be shown at Regal Citrus Park Stadium 20 in Tampa and Regal Park Place Stadium 16 & RPX in Pinellas Park at 7 p.m. on May 30. Watch the trailer here. Military members can access tickets here: 

The Tampa Bay History Center is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museums Program to offer free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017. Get more info here