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Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse.

Land of the free because of the brave. While many of us look forward to the long weekend,  it’s important to remember that this holiday is a time to honor our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Memorial Day is always the last Monday in May, this year falling on Monday, May 29. Along with many exciting Memorial Day events and parades in Syracuse, there will also be a memorial service to gather and honor those who have so faithfully served our nation. If your travel plans include a stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we’ve listed a few of our top Memorial Day Weekend events in Syracuse for you to use as a guide while here.

If you’ll be spending Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse, you may want to check out:

  • Memorial Day Watchfire on Sunday, May 28 @ 8PM taking place in the Veterans Memorial Watchfire Park at the NYS Fairgrounds (located between Rt. 690, 695 & State Fair Blvd). Veterans and non-Veterans are encouraged to gather at the Watchfire, which comes from the military tradition that follows a battle or march. The large fire was started so those who were missing or lost could locate their comrades and rejoin them. The Watchfire and accompanying Memorial Day ceremony is a meaningful event in our community and an opportunity to pay our respects to our fallen heroes.
  • Sampling Syracuse Food Tours on Sunday, May 27 @ 12:00PM at Armory Square. This is a wonderful way to sample delicious bites from award-winning Syracuse restaurants. Eat your way through Syracuse during a three-hour walking tour, while learning about cultural and historical landmarks.
  • Eastwood Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29 @ 9:00AM. The Memorial Day parade in Syracuse takes place at the Eastwood American Legion Post 1276 and will be followed by a formal ceremony.
  • Fayetteville’s Memorial Day Parade on May 29 @ 9:00AM at the Village of Fayetteville. Beginning at Route 5 and Highbridge Street and ending at Beard Park, the parade will also include a brief memorial ceremony.

Skip the traffic and stay the night! We invite you to spend Memorial Day Weekend with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, not only conveniently located near the events and memorials taking place in and around Syracuse, but also the perfect place to rest your head after a long day.