Your guide to Memorial Day weekend in Austin

Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day service Monday morning at the cemetery. The event included the placing of wreaths at a memorial plot; guest speaker Ken Wallingford, veteran liaison of the Texas Veterans Land Board; and a 21-gun salute by the Camp Mabry and VFW District 28 honor guards. Pictured: Dane and Austin Alvarez of Pflugerville play with American flags during the event. MARCIAL GUAJARDO/PFLUGERVILLE PFLAG

Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day service Monday morning at the cemetery. The event included the placing of wreaths at a memorial plot; guest speaker Ken Wallingford, veteran liaison of the Texas Veterans Land Board; and a 21-gun salute by the Camp Mabry and VFW District 28 honor guards. Pictured: Dane and Austin Alvarez of Pflugerville play with American flags during the event. MARCIAL GUAJARDO/PFLUGERVILLE PFLAG

There’s nothing standing between you and what could be the best Memorial Day weekend ever. A day set aside to honor the men and women who have died serving our country, it also serves as a pre-summer celebration of our country’s freedom. If you’ll be in Austin this upcoming (unfortunately, possibly rainy) weekend, check out some of the possible activities below:

Not sure what you’re going to eat this weekend, and weather dampening your grill plans? Here are a few tasty options and tips:

No matter what you find yourself doing this weekend, be sure to wear sunscreen, watch the kids around the pool and celebrate the sacrifices others have made to keep America free.