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What's up around ATX for Memorial Day Weekend...

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Click here for the history!! Here are a few sites where you can show support: -Wound Warrior Project   -USO -militaryfamily Service Branches:
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Memorial Day weekend is  the 'Unofficial Start' of Summer. Here's some ideas of 'What  to do in/around ATX for the big weekend  in no particular order 1.) Capital of Texas Triathlon- Monday 5/30 The Capital of Texas Triathlon has become an exciting event that happens downtown in the Capital of Austin, Texas. Attracting first timers, relay-ers, age groupers, and Professional triathletes from around the globe. One of the most exciting and spectator friendly races in the country! Race, Watch, Volunteer, or Sponsor today! Races include - First Timers Tri, Sprint Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon, ITU, and Sprint and Olympic Relay. 2.) Doggie Du Dash- Sunday 5/29 Dog Duathlon at Lady Bird Lake. The Doggie Du Dash is an exciting event that happens downtown in the Capital of Austin, Texas. Attracting all atheletic ability levels for both dog and human athlete. Texas' first Dog Duathlon. May 29, 2011 - 8:00 AM. Come Race, Watch, or Sponsor! 3.) Zilker Hillside Theater- Austin Shakespears Festivals 'Love's Labours Lost' Friday 5/27, Saturday 5/28 & Sunday 5/29 - All days 8pm start 4.) Austin Sketch Fest- Thursday 5/26- Sunday 5/29 The second annual Austin Sketch Fest is happening Memorial Day weekend 2011, and will showcase the very best scripted comedy America has to offer. Organized by ColdTowne Theater, the 2010 festival was a resounding success, with sell out shows all weekend and talent from across the country, and we intend to make things bigger and better in 2011. Ticket info here 5.) Picnic at one of the many beautiful area parks Click here to get a list of parks and find out fees, times and park rules.   6.)  Camping and boating areas Click here for the 411 7.) Six Flags Fiesta Texas   with White Water Bay opened Saturday 5/28-Monday/Memorial Day 5/30 Click Here for 411 8.) Sea World San Antonio Click here for 411 9.) Movies over the weekend Click here for the 411 10.) Live Music/shows over the weekend starting Thursday 5/26 Click here for the 411 from Do 512 11.) Schlitterbahn/ New Braunfels- Click here for the 411 and directions 12.) Round Rock Express vs Iowa Cubs Friday 5/27-Monday 5/30 Click here for the 411 and ticket info! 13.)The 2011 Austin Wine and Music Festival- Saturday 5/28  & Sunday 5/29 in the backyard of The Domain! Click here for the 411! 14.) Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival- Friday  5/27 thru Sunday 5/29 Click here for 411 More Fun to be found: Austin 360 Austin Chronicle DO512 More helpful Memorial Day Weekend tibits: -ABIA- make sure you arrive at your terminal early. Suggested 2 hours before  if you are flying before 8am and 90 minutes early if you are flying after 8am. TSA check points open at 4am!! - Click or Ticket- APD's finest will be handing out tickets with fines up to $250 for unbuckled seat belts for drivers & passengers LCRA- Info on lake levels, boat ramps and parks -Capital Metro- Memorial Day Schedule and street closures/detours due to 'Capital of Texas Triathlon' - Cab list- Don't drink and drive. Call a cab -TX DOT- Road conditions- 1-800-452-9292 -Weather- latest conditions - Restaurants- good eats from Food Hawk - APD- numbers you might need - 6th Street 411 -club, dining, retail, live music... -Shopping/Malls: Barton Creek Square Mall The Domain Round Rock Premium Outlets San Marcos Outlets
     
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