The Memorial Day holiday is a time to remember those who have fought and died serving the United States. Check out some of these observances during this three-day weekend, along with some fun events:
Memorial Day Observance – May 26
The veteran-based organization pays tribute to the armed forces this Memorial Day. Food, raffles and a dunk tank will be provided.
Free. American Legion Pat Tillman Post 117. 3230 E Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix. 2 PM – 8 PM.
Flags For Our Fallen 13th Annual Memorial Day Rally – May 27
Patriotic biker group Riders USA will line up their bikes and flags at the entrance of this Valley cemetery to honor veterans and their families. Event pins will be given to the first 300 attendees.
Free. National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. 23029 N Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. 6 AM – 9 AM.
Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony – May 27
Arizona’s “Hip Historian” Marshall Shore emcees Pioneer Cemetery’s 36th annual Memorial Day observance. Historical groups like First Families and Buffalo Soldiers will attend as well in remembrance of the nation’s military past. The event starts at 9:00 AM.
Free. Pioneer and Military Memorial Park. 1313 W Jefferson St., Phoenix.
Memorial Day Weekend Super Hero Pool Party – May 25
Kick off the summer with some poolside lounging – perhaps in an Aquaman suit? The artsy downtown Phoenix hotel FOUND:RE is offering giveaways, live entertainment, and food and drink specials to whet your ears, eyes and appetite. All you need to do is suit up. Expect some mimosas in exchange for the entrance fee.
$25. FOUND:RE Hotel. 1100 N Central Ave., Phoenix. (602) 875-8000.
Phoenix Fan Fusion – May 23-26
Geek out this weekend and meet pop culture celebs like George Takei, Jeff Goldblum, Elijah Wood and more. The comic convention features local artists, fan-favorite merchandise and a slew of cosplayers from every niche fanbase imaginable.
$40-$95. Phoenix Convention Center. 100 N 3rd St., Phoenix. phoenixfanfusion.com.