Swimming, live music, and some great All-American food are Memorial Day favorites and Plano can check all those boxes! Order barbecue and save 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, however it is currently under renovation and is expected to re-open the end of June 2022. Learn more about the new Donor Recognition Plaza here.
Make a splash
City of Plano pools
Stay cool Memorial Day weekend by visiting one of Plano’s indoor and outdoor pool locations: Carpenter Park Recreation Center (indoor), Jack Carter Pool (outdoor), Liberty Recreation Center (outdoor), Oak Point Recreation Center* (indoor), Plano Aquatic Center (indoor pool and outdoor splash pad), and Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (indoor/outdoor). *Renovations to Oak Point Recreation Center’s outdoor pool are expected to be completed this summer with a targeted opening on July 4 (weather permitting). Admission to the pools is included in Plano Recreation Center memberships. Non-members and guests can pay a minimal daily admission fee at each pool. Outdoor pools will be open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Memorial Day Weekend Events
Summer Splash Pool Party at NYLO Plano
Kick off Memorial Day weekend with NYLO’s Summer Splash Pool Party on Saturday, May 28 from 12pm-6pm. Tickets are $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door; free for hotel guests when they show their room key. Outdoor lounge space available. Bring your beach towel and relax by the pool. Summer themed food & drink specials, yard games and more!
Boots & BBQ Fest at Legacy Hall
On Sunday, May 29 from 12pm-9:30pm, Legacy Hall is having FREE live country music all day, craft beer and darn good BBQ for their first-ever Boots & BBQ Fest! Spend your Sunday in one of the best backyards in Texas! Sip a craft beer from our on-site brewery, Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co,. and take a wild ride on our mechanical bull.
Brisket Love is taking things up a notch with a Brisket Love BBQ Plate [$20] available at this event only with smokey brisket, smoked jalapeño cheddar sausage, mouthwatering mac n’ cheese, warm buttery rolls, and crisp avocado slaw.
BOOT SCOOTIN’ LINEUP:
- 12:00 PM Shania Twain Tribute: Still The One
- 2:30 PM Chris Stapleton Tribute: Tennessee Whiskey
- 5:00 PM Straight Tequila Night (90s Country Covers)
- 7:30 PM George Strait Tribute: King George
Memorial Day at The Texas Pool
On Monday, May 30 from 12pm-6pm come celebrate freedom and honor America’s fallen heroes with a party at the Historic Texas Pool. Learn about Memorial Day with the National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm. Local performers, food trucks and snack bar, picnic areas and grills will be available. There will also be a raffle, traditional pool games, and a cannonball contest. Camp chairs, canopies, and coolers (non-alcoholic beverages) are welcome. Entry fee is $10/person; Texas Pool members get in FREE with no wait.
Sunset Memorial Day Ceremony
On Monday, May 30, let’s gather as a community for the Sunset at Memorial Park Memorial Day Ceremony, honoring military service members lost while serving our country. The 45-minute program begins at 7pm with the posting of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. After the invocation and proclamation, the names of the 42 Plano veterans lost in service will be read. Once the U.S. flag is folded and passed, a 21-gun salute and TAPS will close the ceremony. This free event is presented by American Legion Harding-Blaine Post 321 and Casey Joyce All-America VFW Post 4380. Please note: this year’s ceremony will be held at Hunters Glen Baptist Church since Memorial Park is under renovation.