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There are a bunch events in the Tampa Bay area for Memorial Day. Here we are highlighting five of them. If you are looking for a way to honor those that gave it all for our country this weekend then these are a way to do so.

Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start of summer. Kids are getting out of school and it is nice and warm outside. Memorial Day is really a national holiday for honoring the military members who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The first time Memorial Day was observed was on May 30, 1868. It was known as Decoration Day. It was celebrated every May 30th until 1970. In 1971, Congress named it Memorial Day. It is now celebrated on the last Monday in May.

The Tampa Bay area has many Memorial Day events. The Tampa Bay Times has a list of 32 of them from small to large events. If you are looking for something to do to honor those that gave it all for our country then there is likely to be something near you.

Finally, if you getting together with family and friends to enjoy this weekend just remember the reason why we have this holiday. Below is a list of five Tampa Bay area events.

  • Hiking With Heroes at Weedon Island

    This is happening Friday, May 26 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center in St. Pete. It will cost you $3 to explore the island with other members of the veteran community.

    Weedon Island walkway

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  • Memorial Music and Motor Fest in Brooksville

    This is happening Saturday, May 27th from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Lead Foot City in Brooksville. This is an outdoor family festival and just like the name of it will have music and a car show. There will also be monster truck rides. The cost is $15 and $5 for kids.

    Canopy road, Brooksville Ave, Hernando County Florida

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  • Memorial Day Beach Run on Indian Shores

    Happening on Monday, May 29th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Caddy’s on Indian Shores. This is a 5K and benefits Finish Lines for Scholarships. The cost is $45.

    Thatch umbrella at Indian Rocks beach

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  • Largo Memorial Day Ceremony

    Happening on Monday, May 29th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Largo Central Park. This event is free and will have live music and a presentation of the colors by the City of Largo Fire Department and Police Department Honor Guard.

    A beautiful day for a walk and the view of the wood bridge to the island at John S. Taylor Park in Largo, Florida.

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  • Dunedin Remembrance Ceremony

    It is happening on Monday, May 29th at 1:30 p.m. at VFW Post 2550. The event is free. There will be a parade of military vehicles and anyone dressed in holiday clothing is invited to join the parade.

    Good Morning Dunedin Causeway

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