Swimming, live music, and some great All-American food are Memorial Day favorites and Plano can check all those boxes! Bring restaurant-quality barbecue home and save your time and stress by picking up some juicy brisket and lip-licking ribs from one of these Plano BBQ joints. Most importantly, don’t lose sight of what Memorial Day is all about. Plano has a beautiful Veteran’s Memorial Park to visit and pay your respects.
Memorial Day weekend events
Legacy Hall & Box Garden
Legacy Hall is inviting you to party in their backyard for Memorial Day Weekend!
Celebrate all weekend long in their sprawling outdoor Box Garden with beer, BBQ and bands. They’ll be rockin’ nonstop with this live music lineup:
FRIDAY, MAY 28
8 PM – 10 PM – Live 80: The Ultimate 80s Night
SATURDAY, MAY 29
8 PM – 10 PM – Barefoot Nation: Kenny Chesney Tribute
10 PM – 1 AM – Late Night DJ Party [21+]
SUNDAY, MAY 30
2 PM – 3:45 PM Missi St. Thomas: Acoustic that rocks [FREE]
4 PM – 6 PM Chicago Tribute Authority, TX: Chicago Tribute [FREE]
8 PM – 10 PM Summer of ’69: Bryan Adams Tribute
There’s no need to pack a picnic – there are nearly 20 eateries and 5 bars at Legacy Hall. Try brisket nachos from Brisket Love with a craft beer bucket, or classic sliders from Son of A Butcher with one of their refreshing summer cocktails; the combinations are endless.
The Texas Pool
Join The Texas Pool on Monday, May 31 to kick off their 60th summer and celebrate Memorial Day!
The gates will be open from 12-6 p.m. Admission to the pool is free for members or $10 per person for visitors.
The snack bar will be open; they’ll also have a food truck parked on the street or you can bring your camp chairs and coolers (no glass or alcoholic beverages). Their grills will be ready for you to cook hot dogs and burgers.
Mrs. Collin County/Mrs. Texas and now reigning Mrs. America Brooklyn Rivera will be the MC for the National Moment of Remembrance ceremony in the afternoon. She’ll sing the national anthem following a flag ceremony presented by local scouts. (Did you know? The Miss Plano pageant was one of the first events held at the Texas Pool after it opened in 1961. Whoa!)
You can count on plenty of cannonballs, as well as games of water volleyball and sharks and minnows throughout the day.
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