Staying in Baltimore for Memorial Day Weekend in 2011? You’re joining a large number who take advantage of the great things our city has to offer.

So, if you’re not traveling, and looking for some fun, what do you do?

Here are some Memorial Day weekend events in Baltimore:

  • Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too is Saturday and Sunday at the Baltimore Zoo. Beer and wine tastings, plus animals, exhibits, and a kids play area!
  • Visit Fort McHenry in Downtown Baltimore on Monday from 10am-4:30pm for a day long observance for Memorial Day. There will be wreath laying, a flag demonstration at noon, the National Moment of Silence at 3pm, plus speeches and information about the history of Memorial Day. Here is the Fort’s website with more information.
  • The pools are open! If you don’t have a membership, you can sometimes get a day pass, or find a public pool to visit!
  • The Oregon Ridge beach in Hunt Valley opens this weekend. The beach at Oregon Ridge is a well kept secret, so many people don’t even know about it! Admission this holiday weekend is $8 for adults (over age 12) and $4 for children under 12. They will be open all weekend from 10am-either 6 or 7pm. The water closes 1/2 hour earlier. Here is more information from the Baltimore County Government site.
  • CANSTRUCTION at Harborplace in Downtown Baltimore sculptures are on display until Tuesday. See what the artists designed and built!
  • Memorial Day is a time to remember those servicemen and women who have died while serving our country. Locally, you can visit Dulaney Valley Memorial Garden in Timonium where many local heroes have been laid to rest. Monday there is a ceremony at 10am with a performance by the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band and a keynote speaker to honor those fallen heroes.

We must not forget the true spirit behind the holiday. Without our servicemen and servicewomen, our country would not be safe.

THANK YOU to our servicemen and servicewomen, current, past, alive, and fallen. We appreciate you.