Weekend's Best Bets, May 24 - 26

      The Watchfire is already collecting old flags, to dispose of properly. It's a CNY Memorial Day tradition

      Here are some suggestions for this Memorial Day Weekend:

      ***Watchfire tribute to Veterans

      State Fairgrounds Upper Lot

      Vietnam Veterans of America, CNY Chapter

      building the log/pallet 'pyre' starting Friday morning

      collecting old flags for disposal until they light it

      Sunday 9pm (events beforehand, free)

      ***Waterloo's Celebrate/Commemorate

      Memorial Day tribute to Civil War

      Village-wide events, Thursday - Monday

      ***Memorial Day Mass & Troop Comfort Items Drive

      Fairmount: Holy Family Church (off Genesee St.)

      Saturday 5pm, includes Police Color Guard

      dropoff items for troops (snacks, small personal items)

      at the church, Saturday & Sunday

      ***Memorial Parades

      mostly on Monday

      check our special page,

      ***Veterans' Cemetery Memorial

      Howlett Hill Cemetery

      Sunday 10:30am

      ***Syracuse's Memorial Day Concert

      Eastwood Palace Theatre

      Sunday 2:30pm (free)

      ***Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall

      New Haven Fire Station

      open 24x7 until Monday evening

      ***Colonial camping expo

      Rome Ft. Stanwix

      Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm (free)

      ***NY Breeders' Horse Show, Division 2

      State Fairgrounds Coliseum

      Thursday - Sunday, free to watch

      ***Whippet (dog) specialty show

      Freeville: 930 West Dryden Rd.

      Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm (free to watch)

      ***North Syracuse Family Festival

      Lonergan Park

      Saturday11am - 5pm

      ***Onondaga County Beaches Open for season!

      Jamesville Beach, Oneida Shores

      Saturday 10am - 6pm

      For more events, check our online events calendar: