BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — As some people consider Memorial Day as the start of the summer, others recognize it as a day to honor and celebrate United States soldiers who have fought for our country.

Some local residents decide to celebrate by traveling to visit other family members, pulling out their BBQ grills and enjoying the company of others, volunteering in local communities, or even attending ceremonies for military soldiers.

This Memorial Day weekend, Baton Rouge will have a few events for you and your family to enjoy leading up to Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 29.

Friday, May 26

Live After Five music concert

Who: Press 1 for English Band

Where: Rhorer Plaza, Downtown Baton Rouge

When: From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, May 26

Saturday, May 27

Memorial Day Ceremony and Garden of Flags

What: A local organization presents flags for fallen soldiers.

Who: Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana and For Our Fallen

Where: State Capitol Gardens

When: 9 a.m.

Local Pop-Up Shop

What: A local pop-up shop with vendors, artists, and food trucks

Who: The Local Pop Up

Where: Electric Depot, 1509 Government Street

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Groovin’ on the Grass immediately follows

Groovin’ on the Grass Music Festival

What: Music festival with live music, food, and drinks to celebrate Memorial Day.

Where: Red Stick Social, 1503 Government Street

When: Doors open at 11 a.m., music begins at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, May 29

Baton Rouge Concert Band Memorial Day Concert

What: The Baton Rouge Concert band is set to perform patriotic selections in honor of our soldiers

Where: Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Boulevard

When: The show begins at 7 p.m.