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.

Make Graffiti Art: Barrington Art Festival

Dazzle your little Picasso with the work of 125 artists from all over the country. Whether your child is captivated by ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, watercolors or wood, this festival has something for them. Young ones can even leave their mark on the red, white and blue chalk-graffiti wall. Don’t forget to commemorate your day in the photo booth. Also, a few lucky festival-goers will win Art Bucks, which can be used on amazing commission just for you.

Held on May 24-25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. Cook Street and Station Street, Downtown Barrington (847-926-4300 or amdurproductions.com).

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

— Natasha Davis

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