Memorial Day is not simply a moniker for a long-weekend, there is actually a deeper meaning that can often get looked over. Memorial Day is a national holiday set aside every last Monday of May to honor and remember those who have fallen in battle while serving with the United States Armed Services. Many of those who died while serving in the military did it to preserve the liberty we enjoy here in the United States the great state of and Texas. For that very reason Memorial Day is not just a solemn day of remembering, it’s also a day of celebrating the freedom our brave men and women fought to preserve for us today, and if there is any state that knows how to celebrate freedom it’s Texas. Below are a list of Memorial Day events happening around Texas, so while you’re out an about don’t forget to Let Freedom Ring!
Kerrville Folk Festival: The Kerrville Folk Festival is an annual music festival that lasts 18 days. The festival has been around since 1972, it’s one of the longest running continuous music festivals in the United States. The Kerrville Folk Festival is held every year at Quiet Valley Ranch, which is just south of Kerrville, TX. The Kerrville Folk festival has seen artists like: Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Michelle Shocked, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Robert Earl Keen, Lucinda Williams, and Nancy Griffith, Peter Paul & Mary, Judy Collins, Janis Ian and Arlo Guthrie. This year the Kerrville Folk Festival runs from May 23 to June 9, 2013… so bring your family out for fun, music, and Texas heritage.
Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival: Nothing says Memorial Day celebration like cajun food and music surrounded by the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country. And you know while in Fredericksburg there will also be plenty of the German food. The Crawfish Festival will include a gumbo cook-off, carnival, arts & crafts show, and a washer pitching contest to round out the festivities. The Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival is held in historic downtown Fredericksburg on the Downtown Marketplatz (100 block of West Main Street). Admission is: Adults – $6 per day, $10 for two-day pass, $15 for three-day pass; kids 12 and under – $1. Admission is $10 starting @ 7 p.m. Saturday.
Check out the Texas Travel section of About.com to see all the fun events happening around Texas on Memorial Day weekend. Also, don’t forget to visit Texas Treats for all your Texas Themed Gifts, Snacks, and Sweets!