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Celebrate Memorial Day by honoring the fallen at events throughout Tampa Bay

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Memorial Day Events in Tampa Bay Area

As Memorial Day approaches, the Tampa Bay area is gearing up to honor and celebrate the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. From community festivals to solemn ceremonies, there are plenty of events happening in the area to pay tribute to our fallen heroes.

One of the highlights of the weekend is the Memorial Day Community Fest in Seffner, FL. This event will feature live music, free food, and fun activities for the whole family. It will take place on Monday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6912 Williams Road. Admission and parking are free, and there will be complimentary food from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For those looking for a more traditional Memorial Day observance, the Hillsborough County 26th Annual Memorial Day Observance at Veterans Memorial Park in Tampa is a must-attend event. The ceremony will include keynote speakers, a fallen hero name-reading, a JROTC rifle salute, taps, and patriotic music. The park will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the ceremony starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 28.

Other events in the area include the Clearwater Memorial Day Ceremony at Crest Lake Park, the Sarasota Flag Placement and Ceremony at Sarasota National Cemetery, and the Sarasota Memorial Day Parade on Main Street and Osprey Avenue.

Whether you’re looking for a solemn ceremony or a fun-filled festival, there are plenty of ways to honor and celebrate our servicemen and women this Memorial Day weekend in the Tampa Bay area.

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