Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Things To Do In Abilene on Memorial Day

Alex Wong, Getty Images

Whether it’s a day at the lake, or a backyard party, here are some things to do in Abilene on Memorial Day.

 


1

Honor The Fallen

 
 

While hanging out with your family and friends is nice, remember what this day is really for – remembering those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that our lives are better. Whether it’s a family, a friend, or even someone random, visit a fallen soldier’s resting place and honor them.

 
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
2

BBQ at Your House

 
 

Having a Memorial Day party at your house can not only be fun, but inexpensive and safe as well. You don’t have to worry about traveling anywhere, you’re in the comfort of your own home, and you can have a few beverages and not have worry about getting back home. You can also rent an air castle or put a Slip ‘N Slide in the yard for the kiddos. So throw some meat on the grill, and fill the cooler up for one heck of a Memorial Day party.

 
memorial-day-grilling
Johannes Simon/Getty Images
3

Go To A Park

 
 

There is definitely no shortage of parks to choose from in Abilene to have a little shindig at. Plus, you don’t have to worry about all those people trashing your house. One park that may peek your interest is Nelson Park, which has a cool little place you can rent called Festival Gardens. This facility will hold up to 160 people with kitchen facilities, volleyball, horseshoes, large BBQ grill and more. Check out some notable parks in the links below.

 
Chris Hondros, Getty Images
Chris Hondros, Getty Images
4

Go Out To The Lake

 
 

There are several lakes in and around Abilene including the historic Lake Fort Phantom. Abilene has two other lakes besides Lake Fort Phantom including Lake Kirby, which has excellent fishing, and Lake Abilene which is at the Abilene State Park. Lake Abilene offers scenic camping, hiking, nature study and more. There are several other lakes around Abilene that are awesome, as well, including Possum Kingdom Lake and Hubbard Creek Resevoir. So grab some camping gear, the grill and your family and friends and find a lake and chill out this Memorial Day weekend.

 
Majid Saeedi, Getty Images
Majid Saeedi, Getty Images
5

Visit Fort Griffin

 
 

Fort Griffin State Historic Site is not actually in Abilene, however, it’s only a short 40 mile drive northeast of Abilene and is definitely a place the whole family can check out with slew of activities to last the entire summer. So, if you’re wanting to do something a little different this Memorial Day, check out Fort Griffin’s website and Facebook page with the links below.

 
Fort Griffin Facebook
Fort Griffin Facebook

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://keanradio.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KEAN A-List quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KEAN A-List contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.