Many consider Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of Summer and of course while we are enjoying time with our family and friends, remember all the Veterans that make it possible.  Get ready for a weekend of fun and remembrance, here are 5 things to do this long weekend.


Flickr user pegwinn

If you haven't done so yet, now is a great time to do your first BBQ of the summer.  You can grill some steaks, burgers, ribs, brats or dogs. So, fire up the grill and enjoy!

Visit War Memorial or Veterans Cemetery user REUAHNESIE

Stop and pay your respect to the many Vets from the Northland at either the Duluth Vietnam War Memorial or the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

The Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery will have a ceremony on Saturday starting at 1pm, get directions and more information here.

The Duluth Vietnam War Memorial will also have activities on Monday afternoon.

Duluth Memorial Day Parade

Flickr user chefranden

The yearly Duluth Memorial Day Parade will be Monday in West Duluth.  The parade is held at 59th Avenue West and Grand Avenue and starts at 12:30, with plenty of floats, bands and military groups from the area.


Flickr user chefranden

It may be a great weekend to pack up the family and go for a camping trip.  There are several great camping sites and State Parks within an hours drive of the Twin Ports.

For a list of State Parks in Minnesota visit here.

For a list of Wisconsin Parks visit here.

Road Trip

Flickr user breahn

Load up the car or SUV for a weekend or a day road trip.  There are several destinations to choose from, but might we suggest the Twin Cities, where by the way it will be in the 70's or 80's this weekend vs. the mid 50's, that's reason enough, a road trip to find WARM weather, even if it's just for the day.

Plenty to do in the Cities; Valleyfair, Mall of America or the Minnesota or Como Zoo's will all provide a day's worth of entertainment.