Memorial Day Weekend 2013

A day set aside to honor our armed forces and the men and women who have died in combat, Memorial Day fittingly falls on the last Monday in May each year, when the nice weather provides just the right atmosphere for commemoration and celebration. Since there are so many, many different ways to spend a three-day weekend, we thought we’d lend a hand, and offer our own event expertise to help you narrow down this year’s fun-fueled choices.

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To that end, we’ve compiled a list of the top things to do this Memorial Day weekend. We’ve broken the offerings up into three categories: Music Festivals, Events By City and Memorial Day Weekend Sporting Events. We’ve hit 13 major cities so far, but will be updating with more soon, so if you don’t see your town check back later! We’ve also included ticket links where available. Feel free to scroll through our list of picks, and don’t be shy about voicing your opinion and letting us know if we’ve missed anything by sounding off in the comments section below!

Memorial Day Ticket Sweepstakes

We’ve decided to celebrate Memorial Day by holding a sweepstakes for $100 of tickets to the event of your choice! Think of all the awesome Summer activities you can get into with $100 of tickets! You could go to baseball games, outdoor concerts, music festivals, and more! If you haven’t already entered, all you have to do is enter your email address below. Make sure you enter by the end of the long weekend (Midnight on Monday nigh) to be eligible to win! We’ll draw a winner next week and give the them instructions on how to redeem their prize via email! Good luck, and have an awesome Memorial Day Weekend everyone!

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Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Music Festivals

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Memorial Day Weekend 2013 By City

Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in New York City

Event Category Date City
The Book of Mormon – New York Musical 5/24-26/13 New York
Matilda – The Musical – New York Musical 5/24-25/13 New York
Motown – The Musical – New York Musical 5/24-25/13 New York
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Concert 5/25-26/13 New York
Chelsea FC at Manchester City FC Soccer 5/25/13 Bronx
Lucky Guy – New York Musical 5/25/13 New York
James Murphy with The Juan Maclean and Tim Sweeney and The Rapture and Still Going Concert 5/25/13 Brooklyn
Eastern Conf Finals: Miami Heat at New York Knicks – Home Game 1 (Date TBA) NBA 5/26/13 New York
Hardwell Concert 5/26/13 New York
Eastern Conf Semifinals: Boston Bruins at New York Rangers – Home Game 3 NHL 5/27/13 New York

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Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Boston

Event Category Date City
Make it go Live Concert 5/24/13 Boston
Roy Haynes Concert 5/24/13 Boston
Boston Ballet – Boston Theater 5/24/13 Boston
Blue Man Group – Boston Musical 5/24/13 Boston
Sidewalk Driver Concert 5/24/13 Cambridge
Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox MLB 5/24/13 Boston
Boston Calling Music Festival (Weekend Pass) with The Shins, The National, Andrew Bird Music Festival 5/25-26/13 Boston
Eastern Conf Semifinals: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins – Home Game 3 NHL 5/25/13 Boston
Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox MLB 5/25-26/13 Boston
Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox MLB 5/27/13 Boston

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Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Chicago

Event Category Date City
Miami Marlins at Chicago White Sox MLB 5/24-26/13 Chicago
The Book of Mormon – Chicago Musical 5/24-26/13 Chicago
Juicy J Concert 5/24/13 Chicago
Cirque Shanghai – Chicago Theater 5/24/13 Chicago
Western Conf Semifinals: Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks – Home Game 3 NHL 5/25/13 Chicago
Chance the Rapper with Sir Michael Rocks and Rockie Fresh Concert 5/25-26/13 Chicago
Blue Man Group – Chicago Musical 5/25/13 Chicago
The Riv Reunion Concert 5/25/13 Chicago
Million Dollar Quartet – Chicago Musical 5/26/13 Chicago
Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox MLB 5/27/13 Chicago

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Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Philadelphia Area

Event Category Date City
2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships (Divisions 1, 2 and 3) Lacrosse 5/25-27/2013 Philadelphia
El Zol Fest with Prince Royce Music Festival 5/24-27/2013 Philadelphia
Grease – Philadelphia Musical 5/26/13 Philadelphia
Wisin y Yandel Concert 5/24/13 Philadelphia
Boy Wonder Concert 5/24/13 Philadelphia
Tim Sweeney Concert 5/24/13 Philadelphia
York Revolution at Camden Riversharks Minor League Baseball 5/24/13 Camden
Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle Concert 5/25/13 Philadelphia
Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers Band Concert 5/24/13 Philadelphia
Total Control with The UV Race Concert 5/24/13 Philadelphia

Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Dallas Area

Event Category Date City
Crowne Plaza Invitational Friday Competition PGA 5/24-26/13 Fort Worth
Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Dallas Musical 5/24/13 Dallas
Aruna Concert 5/24/13 Dallas
Walt Wilkins Concert 5/24/13 Plano
Avion Roe with The Background Concert 5/24/13 Dallas
Reckless Kelly Concert 5/24/13 Dallas
Delta Rae Concert 5/24/13 Arlington
Jambalaya Festival with Big Boi, Tyler, The Creator, Killer Mike Music Festival 5/25/13 Dallas
Taylor Swift with Ed Sheeran Concert 5/25/13 Arlington
Soundgarden Concert 5/26/13 Dallas

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Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Atlanta

Event Category Date City
Hardwell Concert 5/24/13 Atlanta
Tulsa Shock at Atlanta Dream WNBA 5/25/13 Atlanta
Michael Feinstein – Atlanta Concert 5/24-25/2013 Atlanta
The Features Concert 5/25/13 Atlanta
Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics Concert 5/24/13 Atlanta
Kirk Whalum Concert 5/24/13 Atlanta
Spoken Word Night – Atlanta Theater 5/25/13 Atlanta
Bad Veins Concert 5/24/13 Atlanta
Sunday Live – Lav Luv Hosting Comedy 5/26/13 Atlanta
Sonen Concert 5/24/13 Atlanta

Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Los Angeles Area

Event Category Date City
Fleetwood Mac Concert 5/25/13 Los Angeles
St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB 5/24-26/2013 Los Angeles
Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB 5/27/13 Los Angeles
Juanes Concert 5/25/13 Los Angeles
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Dudamel Conducts Mozart and Mendelssohn – Los Angeles Orchestra 5/26/13 Los Angeles
Up In Smoke Tour with War, Tower of Power, Cheech & Chong Music Festival 5/25/13 Los Angeles
Raphael Concert 5/26/13 Los Angeles
Cold War Kids with Superhumanoids Concert 5/24/13 Los Angeles
The Neighbourhood with Lovelife Concert 5/24/13 Santa Ana
Lupillo Rivera Concert 5/24/13 Los Angeles

Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Las Vegas

Event Category Date City
UFC 160 – Antonio Silva vs Cain Velasquez MMA 5/25/13 Las Vegas
Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE – Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil 5/25/13 Las Vegas
Shania Twain Concert 5/25/13 Las Vegas
R. Kelly with 2 Chainz and Ashanti and Young Jeezy Concert 5/25/13 Las Vegas
Sebastian Ingrosso Concert 5/25/13 Las Vegas
Steve Angello Concert 5/25/13 Las Vegas
Billy Idol Concert 5/25/13 Las Vegas
Axwell Concert 5/25/13 Las Vegas
Fleetwood Mac Concert 5/26/13 Las Vegas
Avicii Concert 5/26/13 Las Vegas
Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE – Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil 5/26/13 Las Vegas

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Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Miami

Event Category Date City
Eastern Conf Finals: Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat – Home Game 2 NBA 5/24/13 Miami
Alexander Abreu Concert 5/24/13 Miami
Beebs and Her Money Makers Concert 5/24/13 Miami
Deuces Wild Concert 5/24/13 Miami
Yngwie Malmsteen Concert 5/25/13 Miami
Suenalo Concert 5/25/13 Miami
Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami – Miami Beach Dance 5/25/13 Miami Beach
Bachaco Concert 5/25/13 Miami
Bruce Bruce with Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival Comedy 5/26/13 Miami
Manno, Farah, Jesifra & More Concert 5/26/13 Miami

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Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Seattle Area

Event Category Date City
Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners MLB 5/24-26/2013 Seattle
San Diego Padres at Seattle Mariners MLB 5/27/13 Seattle
The Piano Guys – Seattle Classical 5/24/13 Seattle
Essex Junction Band Concert 5/24/13 Seattle
Kids Concert 5/24/13 Seattle
The West with Tomten Concert 5/24/13 Seattle
Brett Hamil Comedy 5/25/13 Tacoma
Grey Gardens – Seattle Theater 5/24-27/2013 Seattle
Kill Paris Concert 5/25/13 Seattle
Stone Iris Concert 5/24/13 Seattle

Top Memorial Day Weekend Events in DC

Event Category Date City
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals MLB 5/24/13 DC
Knife Party with Des McMahon and Jack Beats Concert 5/24/13 DC
Washington National Opera: Show Boat – Washington Broadway 5/24/13 DC
Company – Arlington Broadway 5/24/13 Arlington
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals MLB 5/25/13 DC
Portland Timbers at DC United MLS 5/25/13 DC
Washington National Opera: Show Boat – Washington Broadway 5/25/13 DC
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals MLB 5/26/13 DC
Kelly Rowland with The Dream and The-Dream Concert 5/26/13 DC
2 Chainz with Backyard Band Concert 5/26/13 DC
Show Boat – Washington Broadway 5/26/13 DC
Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals MLB 5/27/13 DC
Eastern Conf Semifinals: TBD at Washington Capitals – Home Game 3 (Date TBA) NHL 5/27/13 DC

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Top Memorial Day Weekend Events in Kansas City

Event Category Date City
St. Louis Cardinals at Kansas City Royals MLB 5/27/13 Kansas City
Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals MLB 5/24-26/2013 Kansas City
Cheap Trick Concert 5/25/13 Kansas City
Deadstring Brothers Concert 5/24/13 Kansas City
Peter Karp Concert 5/24/13 Kansas City
Brunt of It Concert 5/26/13 Kansas City
Lipriddle Concert 5/24/13 Kansas City
Deadstring Brothers Concert 5/24/13 Kansas City
Dead Girl Roller Derby Roller Derby 5/25/13 Kansas City
Deals Gone Bad Concert 5/24/13 Kansas City

Top Memorial Day Weekend Events in Houston

Event Category Date City
Soundgarden Concert 5/24/13 Houston
Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros MLB 5/24-26/2013 Houston
Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros MLB 5/27/13 Houston
Hall and Oates Concert 5/25/13 Houston
Monty Python’s Spamalot – Houston Musical 5/24-27/2013 Houston
Kenny Babyface Edmonds with Babyface Concert 5/26/13 Houston
Pink Martini with Houston Symphony Concert 5/24-26/2013 Houston
Clutch with The Sword Concert 5/25/13 Houston
The Black Angels with Pure X Concert 5/24/13 Houston
Dale Watson Concert 5/24/13 Houston

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