Memorial Day Weekend 2024 in Plano, Texas

Memorial Day at The Texas Pool

Updated: 05/21/24

As Memorial Day approaches, many of us are thinking about ways to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country. If you’re planning to commemorate this significant day, consider spending it in Plano, Texas, a city that combines heartfelt tributes with family-friendly events, making it an ideal destination for both reflection and recreation. In this blog post, we’ll explore the unique blend of activities that Plano offers for Memorial Day—from solemn memorials and veteran ceremonies to vibrant community gatherings and outdoor fun. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor looking to experience Memorial Day in a meaningful way, Plano provides a perfect backdrop to pay homage to our heroes while enjoying time with loved ones. Join us as we delve into the many ways you can make your Memorial Day memorable in Plano, TX.

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 and outdoor), Plano Aquatic Center (indoor pool and outdoor splash pad), and Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (indoor and outdoor). 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 Sunday, May 25 through August 6. Check individual rec center pages for hours of operation.

Lux Resort-style pool and cabanas

The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West’s third floor oasis includes a heated rooftop swimming pool + spa, with large, resort-style umbrellas along the perimeter. Complete with a bar and grill, it’s easy to lose track of time. Looking for more fun? Secure your space with a cabana rental. Available for reservations through Resort Pass or directly at the hotel, these cabanas allow you to stay shady all summer.

Memorial Day at The Texas Pool

On Monday, May 27 from 12pm-6pm come celebrate freedom and honor America’s fallen heroes with a celebration at the Historic Texas Pool with a National Moment of Remembrance ceremony at 3pm. Local performers, food trucks and snack bar, picnic areas and grills will be available. There will also be 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. Active-duty military and veterans swim free with ID.

Memorial Day Weekend Events

Boots & BBQ at Legacy Hall

Boots, BBQ and brews on May 26th! Join Legacy Hall for Memorial Day Weekend with ALL DAY country music, craft beer and darn good BBQ that is proudly sponsored by Lexus. Spend your Sunday in one of the best backyards in Texas! Sip a craft beer from our on-site brewery, Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co! GA Tickets only include access to the Lexus Box Garden located on the 1st floor. This is a first come, first served basis with seating. If you take your BBQ seriously, purchase a VIP Balcony [21+] ticket to receive:

  • Access to the 2nd Floor VIP Balcony overlooking the Lexus Box Garden (seating first come, first served).
  • [1] BBQ Preset Plate from our very own Dry Rub eatery. This plate includes: Sliced Brisket, Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage, Four Cheese Mac and Fried Okra. Served with Pickles, Onions, BBQ Sauce, and Sliced Bread.
  • Complimentary glass of our NEW Legacy Ultimate Light Lager served from our in-house brewery, Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co.

Sunset at Memorial Park

On Monday, May 27th at 7pm, join the American Legion Harding-Blaine Post 321 and Casey Joyce All-America VFW 4380 for a Memorial Day Ceremony at Plano Veterans Memorial Park. Program highlights include: a Posting of the Colors, the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, an invocation, a proclamation, roll call, passing of the folded flag, a 21-Gun Salute, and TAPS.

For more events in Plano, click here. Find Plano summer hotel discounts here.

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