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Memorial Day Community Celebration at Lakewood Cemetery

May 29 @ 10:30 am-4:00 pm


Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery
Join Lakewood For a Beautiful Ceremony And Activities That Help Honor and Bring Meaning
To a Day About Remembrance.
Monday, May 29

WHAT: Memorial Day Community Celebration at Lakewood Cemetery
Join us for this treasured tradition of commemoration at Lakewood Cemetery in person at the Soldiers Memorial, followed by a special celebration with activities and refreshments for the whole family. This event is free and all are welcome.
Ceremony 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Limited seating at the ceremony will be provided. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring chairs and blankets, especially for people who plan to arrive closer to the start of the ceremony as seats may fill up fast.
Ceremony Speaker | Kelly Grosklags
Traumatic loss as a young child motivated Kelly’s life-long quest to create a healing community that minimizes suffering and honors grief. She is the founder and CEO of “Conversations with Kelly,” executive producer of the documentary, “Dying is Not Giving Up,” Podcast Host, Author, International Public Speaker, and an End of Life and Grief Therapist. She is Board Certified in Clinical Social Work and has earned a Fellowship in Grief Counseling from the Association of Health Care Professionals and a Fellowship in Thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling.
Ceremony Musician | Tonia Hughes Kendrick
Tonia is a contemporary gospel singer, songwriter, recording artist, and musical theater actress. Notably among Minnesota’s most gifted artists, audiences are drawn to her passionate delivery.
Ceremony Band | Minnesota Freedom Band
The Minnesota Freedom Band is a Twin Cities-based, non-profit Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied concert, jazz, and marching band. They are committed to presenting quality performances, providing opportunities for their members to improve musicianship, and gathering to build relationships with each other and with their community.
Memorial Day Celebration | Noon – 4 PM
Various locations | Free and open to all
Activity and Refreshment Tents
Swing by the big tent near the Living Memory Tree for music, refreshments, and artist-inspired activities for the whole family. In the event of rain, the activities will be moved into the Garden Mausoleum, and the concert will move into Lakewood’s historic chapel.
Historic Memorial Chapel
Experience the historic Memorial Chapel, an architectural gem in the heart of the city – self-guided tours will be provided, or you can get a digital version of the self-guided chapel tour here.
Como-Harriet Streetcar
Take a ride on the historic Como-Harriet Streetcar Line and enjoy the scenic views between Lakewood and Lake Harriet ($3 per person, round trip. Children under 3 are free.) The streetcar runs from 9:30 am – 7:30 pm on Memorial Day.

WHEN: Monday, May 29th
Ceremony: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Tours & Activities: Noon – 4 pm

WHERE: Lakewood Cemetery
3600 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408

INFO: Including parking and transportation options: https://www.lakewoodcemetery.org/event/memorial-day/

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May 29
10:30 am-4:00 pm
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Lakewood Cemetery
3600 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States
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