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: