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.

Have a Campfire Cookout: Emily Oaks Nature Center

Krazy Kabob or Coffee Can Cake, anyone? It’s time to get creative and culinary with this fun outdoor activity. Get immersed in a resourceful cooking experience with a three-course lunch prepared over a campfire. You and your kiddos will learn to use a variety of cooking techniques. All food and equipment is provided. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

Held on May 24, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Admission is $10/non-residents and $8/residents. Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St., Skokie (847-677-7001 or skokieparks.org).

Photo: CJ Sort via Flickr creative commons

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

— Natasha Davis

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