5 Ideas for This Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2017

1. Honor Our Fallen Soldiers

Memorial Day is the remembrance of those men and women who served our nation and paid the ultimate sacrifice. While we enjoy the 3-day weekend, let us not forget the reason it exists.

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2. Shop Local
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Gallatin offers a tremendous offering a local shops, but a great way to kick off the unofficial start of summner is with the Gallatin Farmers Market! Fresh produce is in abundance in Sumner County and unique artisans also sell their products at the market. 

Nearby the Farmers Market is the historic downtown Gallatin Square, which offers a variety of shopportunities from one-of-a-kind clothing boutiques like The Velvet Antler, Tennessee Honey, Sassy and Brassy, and Southern Gypsies Boutique; don't forget the stores like Revamp Furniture, Decor, and More and Daisy A Day Vintage Marketplace that have pieces that are perfect for your home!

3. Go Outside
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Take in breathtaking Old Hickory Lake as you walk the trails of Bledsoe Creek State Park! The park has over 6 miles of scenic hiking trails that meander through both the forest and lakeshore. One trail is paved, making is accessible for those with disabilities.

Golfers can tee off in Portland  on Memorial Day at Dogwood Hills Country Club's annual Memorial Day Scramble! The entry fee is $25, and prizes are given for a variety of categories. No need for a membership to play...this scramble is open to the public and is family-friendly!

The new Tommy Garrott Aquatics Facility will be having their grand opening celebration on Saturday at 9:30am! Enjoy Gallatin's first zero depth entry pool, splash pad, and 3 vortex slides!

4. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
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Awedaddy's is a great hangout for outdoor seating on the lake, great food, and great live entertainment. Brunch is served from 10am-1pm and includes favorites like the Powdered Beignets, Strawberry-Stuffed French Toast, and their Ultimate Breakfast Burger! Don't miss out on the Bloody Mary bar on Sunday!

In the mood for a new wine? Partake in a free fun wine tasting at Pour Vous! in Hendersonville, where they will be sampling a variety of wines from around the world! The tasting is on Saturday from 1pm-5pm.

The Rudder at Anchor High Marina will have live music all weekend long on their outdoor decks floating right on the water! They will also host a shrimp boil from 11am-2pm on Monday!

5. Brush Up on History
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Sumner County has a plethora of fantastic historic sites to choose from that demonstrate what life was like for Sumner Countians throughout the ages! There are many unique facts about the area stored in our historic sites, so go visit in person to see what you can uncover!

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