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Freebie Friday: Memorial Day weekend edition

Memorial Day is Monday, and that means a three-day weekend for most people.

You can start your holiday weekend Friday with an outdoor ceremony for the entire family. Stars and Stripes on the Lawn starts at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial City. You can hear American classics from a trumpeter, military and first-responders in a 30-minute ceremony. 

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Saturday is the Funomenal Family Festival at Discovery Green from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be rides, games and live entertainment. You can even enjoy a Nerf blasting zone and inflatables.

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The Commemorative Air Force Wing Museum and Hangar on Groeschke Road in west Houston is free this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can explore World War II aircraft, up close.

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Art-Mix moves to a brand new location on Times Boulevard in Rice Village. Everyone is invited from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for free treats and ice cream.

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On Monday, it’s all about our nation’s heroes. You can give thanks at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake in Cypress at a free lantern lighting at 7:30 p.m.

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Start the holiday with the 2018 Memorial Day ceremony at the Houston National Cemetery on Veterans Memorial Drive. Everyone is invited at 9:30 a.m. to pay tribute to the men and women who have given their lives for our country.

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