Outdoor event with attendees seated watching a speaker at dusk, surrounded by palm trees and a dramatic sunset, with city buildings in the background.

Free Events

Memorial Day Gathering

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Steele Auditorium

On Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country with a day of art, music, and remembrance. Start your day at the Heard’s American Indian Veterans National Memorial – the first in the nation – then explore museum exhibitions, film, and sculpture gardens before you head into Steele Auditorium to enjoy live music, engaging activities for families, and Veteran artists demonstrating and sharing about their work.

All Veterans and Active Duty members of the U.S. armed forces will receive free admission throughout the day, including for one guest.