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Celebrate Memorial Day this Monday, May 27

On Memorial Day, we remember those who have served in the United States military. In honoring those who have served, and in keeping with #BikeEverywhereMonth, perhaps try riding your bicycle to visit the many events being held over Memorial Day Weekend.


Here are some great Memorial Day events around Seattle.


Garden of Remembrance honors military at Benaroya in Seattle

The Garden of Remembrance at Benaroya Hall is an official state memorial to Washington State citizens to honor the memory of Washington State residents who were killed in service in World War II and the conflicts of Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, the Persian Gulf, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. Visit and get FREE entry from Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27.


Free Memorial Day remembrance & coffee in Enumclaw

The Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park will host a gun salute, fly military flags, and serve coffee and cookies over the weekend from Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27.


Free Memorial Day ceremony in West Seattle

The American Legion Post 160 and the Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery are hosting a free Memorial Day ceremony in West Seattle from 2 – 3 PM on Monday, May 27.



It’s a beautiful weekend for some biking!


The Emerald City Ride is this Sunday, May 26 at 7 AM! Join riders as they bike around Seattle, including through the new SR 99 tunnel and along I-5 express lanes.


Take your bike to the Northwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center and enjoy music, arts, and heritage from Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27.


For a safe ride into downtown for Memorial Day Weekend activities, join others in the Seattle Bike Blog’s Weekday Commute Bike Train on Friday, May 24 beginning at 7:30 AM. This event has a few separate departure times and locations, including from Columbia City, Othello, and Ravenna.


Or, ride your bike for part of your trip and attach your bike to a bus for the rest! To see tips for doing this, check out Metro’s helpful tips for loading and unloading a bike on a bus here.



Don’t forget: City of Seattle offices are closed on Monday.


City of Seattle offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. On-street parking is free in Seattle on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday. Please review Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Memorial Day closures and open facilities in preparation for the weekend, and plan ahead and prepare for travel impacts in and around Seattle this weekend using WSDOT’s Driver Tips for Memorial Day Weekend.


Enjoy the weekend!