10 Memorial Day-themed events and ceremonies taking place around the Austin area this weekend

Memorial Day is May 27.

Memorial Day is May 27.

Memorial Day is May 27, and many groups in the Austin area are honoring those who have served in the U.S. armed forces with events and services over the holiday weekend.

Check out our list of local events below, as well as this Memorial Day quiz to test yourself on the holiday's history.

May 23
Military Appreciation Night at the Round Rock Express game
The Round Rock express recognize those who currently serve and have served in the U.S. armed forces during Military Appreciation Night against the San Antonio Mission. 7:05 p.m. $8-$35. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. www.milb.com/round-rock

May 24
City of Lakeway Memorial Day commemoration
The city of Lakeway commemorates Memorial Day on Friday with a service at the Emmaus Catholic Parish. Guest speakers at the service include retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Frederick A. “Rick” Zehrer III. Those in the area can also visit Lakeway’s Freedom Monument at the Heritage Center Park, located down the road from the church at 963 Lohmans Crossing Road. 11 a.m. Free. Emmaus Catholic Parish, 1718 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway. 512-314-7500. https://tx-lakeway3.civicplus.com/452/heritage-center-events

May 25
Heroes Night Out Annual Military Appreciation BBQ in Georgetown
The annual event provides an opportunity for active-duty military, veterans, first responders and their families to gather and enjoy food, live music and a car show, among other activities. There will also be veteran service organization and business vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 850 CR 225, Georgetown. 512-986-7660. www.heroesnightout.org

Travis High School Memorial Day Ceremony
The fifth annual ceremony will remember the Travis High School alumni who lost their lives serving the country. It will include laying of wreaths and flowers at a monument on campus, and a reception will follow in the cafeteria. 10 a.m. Free. Travis Early College High School, 1211 E. Oltorf St. 512-414-2527.

May 25-26
“Close Assault 1968” at Camp Mabry
This Vietnam War re-enactment of an attack on a small bunker from members of the Texas Military Forces Living History Department will feature firing demonstrations as well as the uniform and equipment worn by American soldiers during the war. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free. 2200 W. 35th St., Austin. 512-782-5659. www.texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org

May 26
Pre-Memorial Day evening band concert at Sun City
The 36th Infantry Division Band from Camp Mabry performs a variety of big band sounds and patriotic "flag waving" tunes. 7-8 p.m. Free. Sun City Texas Community Association, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown. 512-948-7700. www.facebook.com/events/426485637914026/

May 27
Round Rock Memorial Day ceremony
The city of Round Rock hosts an annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park. The event is organized by VFW Post 9078 near the area’s Veterans Memorial. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Veterans Park, 600 Pecan Ave., Round Rock. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/memorial-day-ceremony-at-veterans-park/

'Beer for the Fallen, BBQ for the Brave' event at Family Business Beer Company
The Dripping Springs brewery is donating $1 to the Blue Star Mothers Orgnization for every pint sold at the event. The family-friendly barbecue will include food and live entertainment while honoring those who have served or died in the U.S. armed forces. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free entry ($10 per plate of food; beer prices vary). Family Business Beer Company, 19510 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs. www.familybusinessbeerco.com

Sun City Memorial Day Ceremony
The annual Memorial Day ceremony honors the men and women of the armed forces. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is the guest speaker. The program also includes a presentation of the colors, singing of the national anthem and presentation of wreaths at both Memorial Walls. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Sun City Texas Community Association, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown. 512-948-7700. www.sctexas.org

Poolapalooza in Cedar Park
Located at the city’s Veterans Memorial Pool, Cedar Park’s annual Memorial Day event is a day of swimming, live music, food concessions and face painting. Noon-6 p.m. Regular pool fees apply. Veterans Memorial Pool, 2525 W. New Hope Drive., Cedar Park. 512-401-5000. www.cedarparktexas.gov



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