Let’s remember the people that do our country proud … and have fun, while we’re at it! Whether you’re looking for something patriotic, artistic or downright bouncy to do this Memorial Day weekend, you’ll find it. Get ready for a parade, outdoor festivals, a campfire cookout and more. Click through our album for the scoop on our nine favorite events.

Do Big Top Stunts: Circus Zirkus

Welcome ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages to the greatest little show on earth! This interactive circus exhibition is perfect for the mini Ringling brothers in your life. There are several fantastic stations where children can pretend they are flying high on the trapeze, spinning inside a giant hoop and balancing on the tightrope. What circus would be complete without a dress-up extravaganza? There are also light, sound and concession stations for those who are more comfortable behind the scenes.

Open through July 31, Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5p.m. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-8p.m. Included in museum general admission ($14/children; $14/children; free for children under 1). Chicago Children’s Museum, 700 E. Grand Ave., Navy Pier (312-527-1000 or chicagochildrensmuseum.org).

What are you up to this Memorial Day? Let us know in the Comments!

— Natasha Davis

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