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How to Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend on a Budget


There are a variety of ways you can celebrate this holiday without blowing your budget. Read on for some fun and cheap ways to enjoy Memorial day weekend!


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Host a beach party. A day spent at the beach doesn’t require much money, if any. Just pack some towels, sunscreen, and possibly an umbrella for shade. As most public beaches provide grills, bring along some hot dogs and hamburger patties and create your own barbecue!



Have a Stay-cation. There is a good chance that there will be a variety of community activities going on in your town throughout Memorial Day weekend. Whether it is a street fair, parade, fireworks or a town barbecue, these events are usually free or at a very low cost. Consider checking your local newspaper or looking online for a listing of nearby events. And it also helps to ask around- sometimes, your friends and family can tell you more about what’s going on than the newspapers!


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Have a garage sale. Memorial Day Weekend is typically the first weekend of the year for garage sales. What better way to celebrate this holiday than by earning some extra money? Here are some tips to guarantee a successful Memorial Day sale!



Take a personal trip. Consider using Memorial Day Weekend as an excuse to get away. You can pack up the car with some snacks and head to the Adirondack Park for a hike, or sit by the river and enjoy a picnic while bird watching.






Enjoy some backyard fun. Take out the badminton set, lawn darts or even sit by the fire pit and tell scary stories. Having fun in your own backyard with friends and family shouldn’t cost you anything – it’s priceless! For more fun backyard game ideas, click here.


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Memorial Day is celebrated to pay respects and reflect with gratitude on the sacrifice so many have made. Click here for 7 ways to honor soldiers on this very special day.

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