It’s finally here – the three-day weekend that symbolizes the beginning of summer. As long as the rain doesn’t dampen the celebrations, the days should be full of barbecue, fresh air, and thoughts of those who have died serving in the armed forces. Find something to do from the list below or in the Austin360 app.
Chili Chow Down. Start the weekend with a chili cook-off. You’ll help decide the winner. 12 p.m. Saturday. Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive. wholefoodsmarket.com.
Memorial Day Lunch. Enjoy live music from the Texassippitwo Band will playing lawn games. All the while, award-winning wine flows from the tasting room. 12 – 5 p.m. Monday. Duchman Winery, 13308 FM 150 West (Driftwood). www.eventbrite.com.
Veterans Park Grand Opening/Monument Dedication Ceremony. Celebrate the newly reviatlized Veterans Park with hot dogs, refreshments and a dedication of the new six-column monument. 12 p.m. Monday. Veterans Park, 611 Pecan Dr. (Round Rock). roundrocktexas.gov.
Memorial Day Farmer’s Market. The fourth annual market will have fresh local produce, wine tastings, food trucks, artwork, and face painting for kids. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday. Walker Honey Farm, 8060 HWY 190 (Rogers). walkerhoneyfarm.com.
1,000 Man Float. Help break a Guinness World Record that will be featured in an upcoming documentary entitled “Float” that follows Pastor Billey Dorsey as he immerses himself in the river party culture to reach it with the Gospel. 12-6 p.m. Monday. New Braunfels, TX. More info here.
Memorial Day Cookout. Smokey Denmark’s Smoked Meats will provide beer brats, pulled pork and more to pair with live music and ABGB’s beer on tap. 4 p.m. Monday. ABGB, 1305 West Oltorf. theabgb.com.