Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those who have given their lives for our country. While we cherish their memory, we celebrate their lives and our freedom through various events and bonding activities over the long weekend. If you feel like you’re having trouble deciding how to make the most of this short holiday, this article has a few suggestions to get you started on the path to an exciting and fun weekend.


Grill out in the backyard!Happy Memorial Day

Most summer holidays host a backyard scene filled with great comfort food and chill time with the whole family. This year, add Memorial Day as your backyard BBQ date and set up a menu that will knock the socks off your guests. It’s hard to go wrong food-wise in this sunny atmosphere. You could be classic and grill hamburgers and hotdogs, or take things up a notch with juicy smoked barbecue, ribs, and steak. If you’re wanting to be on the lighter side, consider taking vegetables to the next level with colorful kebabs and refreshing salads.


Don’t forget the drinks! Homemade lemonade is a great summer treat. You can create your very own recipe by adding in your favorite fruits like strawberries, kiwis, blueberries, and more. Make something colorful and refreshing with little to no effort. Since you’re going all out with the food, give yourself a break in the drink department. Lemonade and punch will keep up your handmade appearance, but sodas are always an acceptable fallback that everyone enjoys. If you’re hosting a party without kids, bring out the beer and set the stage for a relaxing afternoon.


Spend a day on the lake.

As a local Midtown resident, you know that summers are meant to be spent at Lake Lanier. Pack a lunch and bring the whole family out for a refreshing day out on the water. Visit the cliffs, go tubing, or hang out on the shore. Unplug and enjoy the outdoors with your loved ones! Hanging out in nature has never been so refreshing. In the Georgia summer heat, this is a great way to cool off. Remember to always wear sunscreen and watch out for water hazards!


Go out with your friends!

Spend the evening with your buddies at a local bar and enjoy the downtown atmosphere. McCray’s Tavern in Midtown has a full bar featuring craft and classic brews, and impressive cocktails. Our lunch and dinner menu has a variety of items that your whole crew can enjoy. The second level of our building holds a private event space that you can reserve for your own personal Memorial Day party. Visit your local Midtown bar and get the party started this holiday weekend! Reserve you spot now! 404.937.6444


With these activities, it looks like you’re booked for a Memorial Day weekend full of carefree activities and relaxing moments. Remember those who have fought to make all of this possible, and celebrate our wonderful country by making the most out of this holiday. Enjoy your weekend with friends and family, and remember to always drink responsibly!