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There are plenty of great ways to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in and around Syracuse!

Interesting Activities on Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in Syracuse

Celebrate Memorial Day in Syracuse at the Memorial Watchfire 2018. This annual event is rain or shine and stems from the military tradition that after a battle, a large fire would be started to help guide those missing or lost back to their comrades. The Watchfire is a way to continue that tradition and also honor those who have served our country. The lighting of the pyre begins at dusk, but it is recommended that you get there early to get good seats and also have the chance to enjoy the many on-site food and drink vendors.

Another celebration taking place over the weekend is the New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. The festival runs from 5:30 PM to 11 PM and will highlight Chinese culture through food, music, live performances, artisan crafts, and elegant lanterns.

Tree Frogs and Peepers is an exciting event for young folks and the young at heart. Head to the Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus for a nighttime hike to the pond. Bring a flashlight to look for the spring tree frogs and peepers. The rainy nighttime weather in late May is perfect for this activity.

Plan Your Trip to Downtown Syracuse

If you’re planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse, consider staying with us at Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The historic downtown area is the perfect place to spend your relaxing Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in Syracuse. At Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we offer spacious rooms with fine furniture and many amenities to make the most of your stay.