Memorial Day might be a little different this year, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate MDW here at 1305! We’ve gathered this list of some of our favorite ideas to make the holiday special from home.
While Memorial Day is a great time to lounge, eat some BBQ, and enjoy the day off from work, there is also important historical significance to the holiday. While the exact origins of this holiday are unknown, it started after the Civil War as a way to honor soldiers. Since then, it is observed as a day to remember past and current service members.
We might not be able to travel right now, but taking advantage of online opportunities is a great way to celebrate. You can take a virtual tour of the White House through Google Arts and Culture to “visit” safely.
For some live entertainment, check out PBS’s virtual Memorial Day concert on Sunday, May 25, and for live performances by Trace Adkins, the National Symphony Orchestra and more!
Try A DIY
Embrace your creative side and test out a new craft for MDW! Create these red, white and blue decor items and add a festive touch to your apartment.
Another DIY is tissue paper red poppies, which are often worn on Memorial Day. Just follow this guide!
Want to get outside? Take advantage of this gorgeous weather and create patriotic chalk art.
Nearby in Canton
If you want to get out, there’s plenty to do in nearby Canton for Memorial Day. Pay a visit to the Korean War Memorial at the Canton Waterfront Park for a great way to get outdoors and honor the day.
You can also honor service members by donating flowers through Memorial Day Flowers, a foundation that recognizes fallen soldiers by putting a flower on their grave.
Support Local BBQ Biz
May is National BBQ Month and Memorial Day Weekend wouldn’t be complete without some delicious barbeque! You can still treat yourself to some takeout from a local Baltimore restaurant this year—there are lots of places open for take out, delivery or curbside pickup:
Mission Barbeque has take out and delivery on their delicious brisket, ribs, sammies, and more!
Chaps Pit Beef offers famous Baltimore-style BBQ, and they’re filling orders for takeout. Try a classic favorite like Pit Beef Sandwich, or try something new like the Gus with corned beef, ham and turkey.
Blue Pit and Woodrow’s are both open for delivery and curbside. Just call ahead to place your order! Blue Pit is also offering alcohol for pick up, and they are hosting a t-shirt sale as a fundraiser for their staff.
If you’re super hungry or looking for leftovers, “Meat Sweats” from Southern Provisions is a great option to get a fixing of all the BBQ classics. An order includes brisket, crispy pork belly, sausage, pulled pork, wings and meatloaf! Yum!
As seen on the Food Network, the Smoking Swine has an awesome array of BBQ faves like sandwiches, ribs and sides. Make sure to call or check out the social media pages to see what’s on the menu—new delicious specials are added daily.
If you try any of these activities, or celebrate in your own way, share photos with us on our social media pages. We hope you all have a safe, healthy and happy Memorial Day Weekend!