Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday of May. The day is both a national reminder of the sacrifices that members of the United States Armed Forces have made and a welcome opportunity to indulge in summer-related activities. If you haven’t finalized plans for Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27), here are a few suggestions.
Visit the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Fifteen recently purchased photographs form the centerpiece of With the Help of Friends, which runs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art through June 2. The dynamic images date from the 1930s to the present day and feature works by Joaquin Trujillo, Margaret Bourke-White and others.
Danni & Kris
Twilite Lounge is a microcosm of life’s joys. Top-notch Cajun cuisine, a full-service bar, sprawling patio space and live music can all be found within the confines of this cozy Near Southside bar. Indie-pop/soul duo Danni and Kris with be providing the live entertainment.
Panther Island Pavilion will be hosting a festive evening of geocaching. The hi-tech hobby involves using a GPS receiver to hide and seek special geocaches. It’s kinda like Pokémon Go minus the cute critters. The free event features live music. Gotta Geocach them all!
Beer and Yoga at Martin House Brewing Company
Beer yoga is no mere fad. I tried a similar event at HopFusion and found it to be a great start to my day. Martin House Brewing Company offers a lovely view of downtown Fort Worth. Roll out your mat and roll into a downward dog and other fun twists and poses from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The $20 session includes an hour-long yoga session taught by Alli Carpenter and four small pours of beer.
Charles Schwab Challenge
The longest-running tournament on the PGA Tour still being played at its original site returns to Fort Worth for the 73rd year May 20-26. The prestigious Colonial Country Club will open its doors to thousands of locals and visitors as the world watches the top players compete for the iconic plaid jacket and Leonard Trophy.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Rummage Sale
The last Sunday of every month has grown a sizable following at Lola’s Trailer Park. The monthly Rock ‘n’ Roll Rummage Sale offers original art, vinyl records, handmade goods and quirky odds and ends. Add in food trucks, libations from Lola’s two bars and live music, and you have the makings of a great start to Sunday Funday. The event is kid- and animal-friendly.
91st Annual Mount Olivet Memorial Day Service
The Mount Olivet Memorial Day Service has been held every year since 1930. This year’s keynote address will be provided by Naval Air Station JRB Commander Captain JT Townsend.
Music will be provided by the Moslah Shrine Band, Bagpiper Steve Creed and Bugler Kyle Hantz. Event is free.
2019 Memorial Day 5K
The 9th annual Memorial Day 5K hosted by the Fort Worth Runner's Club kicks off at 8 a.m. The run/walk is intended to honor the memory of fall servicemen and servicewoman. Entry fee is $20.