What is there to do Memorial Day weekend 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia? Plenty! TRACE Atlanta gets your Summer started with what’s hot and where to chill. Cruise the Midtown Mile, experience the sites and sounds in town and make the W Atlanta-Midtown your base camp to be close to all the action in town.

W Atlanta-Midtown 
Spend Memorial Day weekend at the W Atlanta-Midtown where you can walk, bike or take a short ride to all the in-town action. Grab some fresh air with a walk to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, or bicycle through Piedmont Park right next to the hotel on our complimentary bikes. Make the most of your weekend at the W where you can cool off at WET Deck in your private cabana, fresh farm-to-table Southern dining at TRACE, relax at BLISS Spa, play at Whiskey park, and enjoy libations in the Living Room. This and more welcomes you with plenty to do. 

Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks are hot and True to Atlanta! Get your tickets to see the Hawks play at Philips Arena for game 2 of the NBA Playoffs, Friday, May 22. Watch the Atlanta Hawks on TNT, Sunday, May 24, 8:30 PM for game 3 of the NBA Playoffs.

Atlanta Braves
On Friday, May 22, 2015, it’s Friday Night Fireworks. Following the game, fans will be treated to the sights and sounds of the #1 rated fireworks show in the Southeast. This week's show will feature a School's Out Theme! The Atlanta Braves vs Milwaukee Brewers this week in a four game series. View the Braves website for other promotions all this week.
Like Beer and Baseball?  Check out Southern Beer Tours Brewery and Baseball Memorial Day Weekend tradition. A private 2 hour pre-party at SweetWater Brewing then off to Turner Field to see the Atlanta Braves play. Round trip transportation on a luxury charter bus is included.

Atlanta Jazz Festival
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country. An annual celebration of the music, culture and art of jazz begins in April and culminates each Memorial Day weekend, with an outdoor festival featuring jazz artists from all over the world. 

Atlanta Symphony Hall
Music of the Mad Men Era. Grab a cocktail shaker and head back in time — the music was hot, skirts were short, and dance music was on everyone’s hi-fi. Conductor Steven Reineke leads the ASO on a nostalgic trip back to the 50s and 60s, featuring vocalists Nikki Renée Daniels and Ryan Silverman singing everything from old standards by Mancini and Berlin, to music by Bacharach and Amy Winehouse.

Brew at the Zoo...and Wine too
Looking for the festival that swallows all the other festivals whole? Go ahead, shed your skin! Brew at the Zoo is back with more brews, more bubbly and more bands to add to your favorite Memorial Day weekend tradition.

Stone Mountain Park
An Atlanta Memorial day tradition. A special salute to the troops, extended fireworks finale, and the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision with all-new breathtaking fire effects. Three flame cannons add a punch to the show by sending a trio of flames nearly one-hundred feet into the air. Plus, special new fireworks spray multi-colored bursts and dance on the water at the base of the mountain. Marvel as the skies above light up in a specially choreographed musical tribute honoring the brave men and women who protect our country.

Callaway Gardens
Kick off Summer 2015 with a splash! Memorial Day Weekend Festival features the 56th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament and a host of other fun attractions at Robin Lake Beach including live music, the Callaway Gardens Farmers Market, beach activities, kids zones, great food, drink specials and so much more.

Georgia Renaissance Festival
The Georgia Renaissance Festival is an art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater, circus-style entertainment, and an arts and crafts marketplace, set in a recreation of a 16th-Century European village. Renaissance festivals are one of the most interactive entertainment shows ever created with wonderful amusements and antics ongoing all around you! Join them for their 30th season.

LanierWorld at Lake Lanier
Whether you are looking for the coolest lakeside spot for day play and nightlife, a sandy area to bask in the sun, or a place to let loose and let your inner child out, LanierWorld has it all. At the Family Fun Park, enjoy Wild Waves, the South's largest wave pool, as well as Raging River, carnival rides and TAD'S Lakeside Grille. A short walk through the tunnel takes you from the Family Fun Park to Big Beach, home of the largest collection of rides, slides and dining options at LanierWorld. Across the sand and over the Boardwalk, lies Sunset Cove, the spot on Lake Lanier for music, entertainment, dining & nightlife!

Bone Lick BBQ
Celebrate the unofficial start to summer at Bone Lick BBQ during its annual Memorial Day cook-out. On Sunday, May 24, 2015 join award-winning pitmaster Mike LaSage and the Bone Lick crew in the restaurant, on the patio and its expansive sidewalk for a daylong party featuring live bands, DJs, plenty of barbecue, local brews and then some.

Roswell Remembers
The Largest Memorial Day Ceremony in Georgia. Military exhibits and displays begin at 10 a.m. The military ceremony follows at 11 a.m., and a concert on the lawn follows the ceremony. http://www.roswellmemorialday.com/2015-program

Atlanta is a wonderful city and has a plethora to offer residents and tourist during the Memorial Day weekend. Spend your holiday poolside, in dining rooms or on patios, fresh air outdoors, listening to concerts, attending festivals, visiting parks, watching parades and of course rememberance and tribute to those who gave all. Enjoy your stay at the W Atlanta-Midtown where holidays are memorable.

Memorial Day Tradition
On Memorial Day, tradition is to fly the flag of the United States at half mast from dawn until noon. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. The flag is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.

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