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With COVID-19 cases subsiding thanks to vaccines and other efforts, Wauwatosa and the rest of the country are ready to get out and enjoy the upcoming summer. And the unofficial kickoff weekend of summer, Memorial Day weekend, is right in front of us. 

For 2021, some more traditional Wauwatosa Memorial Day activities are returning. While it is exciting to get back out into the world, we do want to remember that Memorial Day exists as a time of remembrance for those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The three-day weekend is great, but please remember to take some time to reflect. 

As for what’s planned, here are some of the activities that you can enjoy over the long holiday weekend in Wauwatosa and the surrounding communities. 

Memorial Day Activities in Wauwatosa 2021

Memorial Day Observance

The traditional Wauwatosa Memorial Day Observance Program is back for 2021. It will be held Friday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Longfellow Middle School, located at 7800 W. North Avenue. 

Memorial Day Weekend Block Party

BB’s Memorial Day Weekend Block Party will be taking place on Sunday, May 30 at 2 p.m. This will be located at BB’s on North, at 7237 W. North Ave. 

2021 Memorial Day Murph + Grillout

A day to pay tribute to Lt. Michael P. Murphy will take place during the annual Memorial Day Murph WOD. All CrossFit members are invited to participate in the workout that will take place on Monday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Badger CrossFit in Wauwatosa. 

Memorial Day Presentation Waukesha

A Memorial Day parade will not be held in Waukesha this year, but they will be holding a presentation of “The Moving Wall,” which is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that is located in Washington D.C. Services will take place on Monday, May 31 at 10 a.m. at Frame Park and at 11 a.m. at the Frame Park Amphitheater. 

Memorial Day Parade Hartland

For those looking for a Memorial Day parade, the Merton Fire Department will be holding a parade on Monday, May 31 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Merton Fireman’s Park in Hartland. 

Whatever you are doing this Memorial Day weekend, make sure to reflect on the reason for the holiday – and be safe! We hope to see you out and about.

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