Memorial Day Weekend is always a fantastic opportunity to connect with family and friends while taking some time to check out special events and attractions. You’ll find family events, art, wineries, restaurants, and plenty of things to do on Memorial Day and beyond.


Family-Friendly Events

The annual Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival returns to Downtown Marktplatz, Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2024. Enjoy Cajun food, shopping, live music, family activities, and more!

Fredericksburg, TX offers a wealth of family-friendly activities that will keep everyone entertained.

Live Music at Hondos

Live Music

Opportunities to enjoy live music abound in Fredericksburg. Wineries, restaurants, saloons, and other live music venues offer live entertainment seven days a week to create great vibes while you visit.

Enchanted Fredericksburg Ranch Glassblowing

Artsy Opportunities

The Purple Shack Makers Gallery invites you to the Enchanted Fredericksburg Ranch to try your hand at glassblowing. View a glassblowing demonstration at the Enchanted Fredericksburg Ranch both Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 from 1-3 p.m. There’s no admission charge to watch their resident glassblower turn molten glass into a beautiful work of art. 

Attend the 4th Annual Memorial Day Artfest at Fredericksburg Art Guild in downtown Fredericksburg. Here you can peruse and purchase original artwork from a variety of talented local artists in mediums such as watercolor and oil, mixed media, photography and more! May 25 and 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., free admission.

Memorial Garden Plaques

Memorial Day Events

Since Memorial Day Weekend is a time to reflect on those who gave their lives in the service of our country, you may also want to take some time to attend special activities at the National Museum of the Pacific War.

The museum will host a Battle Reenactment on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at both 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each demonstration tells the story of a specific World War II Medal of Honor recipient and includes simulated explosives, blank firing guns and a real flamethrower!

On Monday, May 27, 2024, the museum will remember those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. Doors open at 10 a.m. and a special Memorial Day service begins at 10:30. Free admission.

Insider Tip: The National Museum of the Pacific War is one of the most popular attractions in Fredericksburg, so be sure to plan ahead and book your tour. The museum is closed on Tuesdays. 

Outdoor Activities

Immerse yourself in history, nature, and sweet finds across Fredericksburg's parks and nature areas! 

Red truck with wooden "Peaches" sign and baskets of fresh peaches

The last weekend in May kicks off the Gillespie County peach season, and roadside stands and orchards will offer the sweet summertime fruit, along with lots of other local produce.

Enchanted Rock is one of the most popular outdoor attractions in Texas, so it’s no surprise that park passes may sell out for Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to make reservations as soon as possible. If you aren't able to snag a pass to Enchanted Rock, take a leisurely walk at one of these great outdoor parks in Fredericksburg.

Other must-visit parks include:

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site

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Cross Mountain Park

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Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park

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Wine tasting

Explore Texas Wine Country at the more than 60 wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms. Many of the wineries offer tastings, tours, live entertainment, wine by the bottle and wine by the glass. 

Messina Hof Winery

Insider Tip: Leave the planning and driving to someone else and book a wine tour. These experts can make suggestions, save you money and keep you safe on the roadways.

Main Street Shopping-19-Oct 2023Shopping

The 150 shops, boutiques, and art galleries along Main Street are fully stocked with all of your Fredericksburg favorites–from clothing to locally-made specialty foods, to local art and more.

Plan Ahead

Memorial Day Weekend books fast in Fredericksburg. Be sure to book lodging and reserve dining choices as early as possible. 

Hotels & Lodging

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Click here for a complete list of events taking place Memorial Day Weekend. If you can't make it to Fredericksburg on this Memorial Day Weekend, click below to plan a future trip. 

Family stopping to see the sites during their bike ride in Fredericksburg, TX

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