Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember members of the U.S. Military who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country and those in need across the globe. This Memorial Day as you spend time with family and friends to start the summer, we urge you to take the time to remember those veterans who have paid the ultimate price. Families who are looking for things to do for Memorial Day this year may find the perfect fit with this guide to favorite 2023 Memorial Day events, services and activities in Tampa, FL by Brandon Ford.
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2023 Memorial Day Services and Ceremonies in the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater Area
No matter where you live in the United States - you will find Memorial Day services, ceremonies, processions, parades and commemorations at local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Posts, American Legion Posts and military cemeteries. Here is a look at a few Memorial Day services in the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area.
Memorial Day Ceremony at Largo Central Park - Monday, May 29 at 11 a.m. - Largo FL
American Legion U.S.S. Tampa Memorial Day Service - Sunday, May 28 at 8 p.m. - Tampa FL
25th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance at Veterans Memorial Park - TBA - Tampa FL
Memorial Day Service at Rest Haven Memorial Park - TBA - Tampa FL
Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park - Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. - Oldsmar FL
To Honor and Remember Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony - Monday, May 29 at 1:30 p.m. - Dunedin FL
U.S.S. Tampa Memorial Day Service
WHEN: Sunday, May 28 - Monday, May 29
WHERE: American Legion U.S.S. Tampa Post 5 - 3810 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609
The American Legion at U.S.S. Tampa Post 5 has hosted a Memorial Day service each year for more than 100 years and is proud to honor our veterans. The service will start on Sunday, May 28 at 8 p.m. with lit luminaries placed at the cemetery that promise a quiet and majestic atmosphere for reflection. A commemorative Memorial Day service with speakers, music and ceremonies will be held at the cemetery on Monday, May 29 at 11 a.m. Members of the community are invited to attend and honor our veterans with their presence and patriotism. Families can purchase a remembrance wreath for the Post Everlasting portion of the service.
Veteran Civilian Arts Ensemble Showcase
WHEN: Saturday, May 27 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Straz Center - 1010 Macinnes Pl. Tampa, FL 33602
Art is an incredible way for individuals to come together with shared interests and the Veteran Civilian Arts Ensemble Showcase at the Straz Center provides an opportunity for civilians to engage with military veterans and learn about their experiences via art. This event may be the perfect way to enjoy your Memorial Day this year.
Memorial FEST Stars, Stripes and Music
WHEN: Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Carrollwood Village Park - 4680 W. Village Dr. Tampa, FL 33624
Hop in the 2024 Ford Ranger this summer and join in the celebration at the Memorial FEST Stars, Stripes and Music event this year in Tampa, FL. The event will include live patriotic music by local favorites, food, refreshments and more. The event is hosted by Bay Area Legal Services and proceeds will be used to provide FREE legal services for veterans in the area. Festivities will continue after the festival with after-party events at Marlow’s Tavern and the Tampa Tap Room.
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Are you looking for ways to celebrate our veterans? We can help with a quick list of favorite 2023 Memorial Day events, services and activities in Tampa, FL created by Brandon Ford. Contact Brandon Ford today for more information on finance options and our lineup of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs!