Memorial Day Events and Activities in Jupiter

By Amanda Roland
American flag waving in sky

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, we have put together a list of Jupiter Memorial Day events and activities!

Town of Jupiter Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27
9 a.m.
The Town’s Municipal Complex

This Jupiter Memorial Day event honors those who served and gave their life for their country. Listen to a speech by keynote speaker Congress Brian Mast, enjoy a performance by the Jupiter High School Choir, see the unveiling of the second installment of the Veterans Memorial bricks and more. Read more.

Teach your family about the holiday

Memorial Day is more than just a day off from school or work. It is about showing respect and remembrance for those who have lost their lives defending our county. While this topic could be heavy for your kiddos, it is an important lesson to teach. Depending on the age of your kids, explain the holiday in a way they will understand, and remind them that it is a day of celebrating and remembering heroes.

Hyundai Air & Sea Show®

Saturday, May 25 –
Sunday, May 26

Noon – 6 p.m.
Lummus Park

The Hyundai Air & Sea Show® showcases the men, women, technology and equipment from all branches of the United States Military as well as local police, firefighters and their first responder agencies. There will be U.S. military aerial demonstrations, military parachute team demonstrations and more. Read more.

Go to the beach for the day

Pack up beach towels, chairs, beach umbrella, a cooler with food and water, and most importantly, sunscreen!

26th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival

Saturday, May 25 –
Sunday, May 26

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Delray Beach Tennis Center

The 26th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival in Delray Beach will have displays of paintings, jewelry, glasswork, pottery and other kinds of art for you to explore. There will also be a Green Market with gourmet sauces, handmade soaps, live orchids and more. Learn more.

Make Patriotic fruit salad

In a large bowl, cut up red fruits (like watermelon, strawberries or raspberries), cut up bananas and add in blueberries. In a small bowl, mix together honey, lime juice and a teaspoon of poppy seeds, and pour this mixture all over your fruit. Mix up your fruit salad, and serve as a refreshing treat! Make sure to let the kiddos help, but always supervise children while using a knife.

Write letters

Sit down with your kiddos and write thoughtful letters to those who may have lost someone in the service, who have a family member currently in the service or even to a soldier! Include words of thankfulness, kindness and hope, as this holiday could be hard for a lot for people. After you write your letter, find out the addresses of the recipients, stamp them and send them! This is also a great opportunity to teach your kids how to write and send a letter.

Face painting

This messy activity could create a lot of laughs. Get some non-toxic, washable paint or face paint, and go to town with different patriotic designs on your kiddos! Paint American flags, stars or fireworks. If you are brave, let the kiddos have a turn by painting on mom and dad! Don’t forget to take selfies of your painted faces before you wash it off!

Picnic in the park

The perfect memorial day weekend activity! Get a cooler or picnic basket, and pack a lunch for you and the family. Include things like pre-made sandwiches or wraps, chips or pretzels, fruit salad and juice boxes. Don’t forget napkins, hand sanitizers, wet wipes and bug spray to make sure that your Memorial Day picnic goes on without a hitch.

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