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Hill Country Happenings: Memorial Day Weekend 2016

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Memorial Day isn’t just about a long weekend. Sure, it’s nice to take the day off to relax and BBQ, but taking stock in what this day is all about should be at the top of our list. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for all the men and women who have died fighting to defend our country.

It originated in 1868 as Decoration Day, where family and friends of those who died in the Civil War would go to the graves of their loved ones and decorate it with flowers. Today, we not only take the time to remember those who have paid the ultimate price in battle, but we also celebrate the freedoms that these brave soldiers who have protected them.

This Memorial Day Weekend, there is a lot going on in the Hill Country. Thank you to everyone in the armed forces for all that you do!

Friday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day WeekendPhoto: 11th Street Cowboy Bar

Bandera Stompede Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Blow-out Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at 11th Street Cowboy Bar with live Country Music at its best all weekend! Tonight features Jake Penrod, Johnny Lee and the Roadrunners, and Jeannie Seely. $35 Day Pass, $100 Weekend Pass. Fun starts at 5 p.m. 11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St., Bandera, Texas. 11thstreetcowboybar.com

Fredericksburg Jaycees Crawfish Festival Get your hands on some mouthwatering helpings of red beans and rice, boudin, gumbo, and, of course, crawfish. For those who don’t like (or can’t have) crawfish, the festival will offer hamburgers, corn dogs, and plenty of German sausage – what Fredericksburg is known for. Food and fun for all ages. Children’s area for kids of all ages and arts and crafts of all kinds. Plus, there is a rock-climbing wall to challenge the young and the old. $5-$25. May 27 – 29, 2016 from 11 a.m. – midnight. Marktplatz, 126 W Main St, Fredericksburg, Texas. fbgcrawfish.com

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