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Kings Dominion Memorial Weekend Salute

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For all my readers who are affiliated with the military, here’s a special offer just for you! Kings Dominion is offering FREE admission to the park for all active and retired military personnel during their Memorial Weekend Salute (May 28-30).


The Kings Dominion Memorial Weekend Salute is a full weekend of festivities to honor our nation’s heroes.

Memorial Weekend Salute Activities

Each day during Memorial Weekend, the park will open with a  live performance of the National Anthem by TRADOC Army Band or 380th Army Band. You can catch them both performing on International Street. If you visit on Memorial Day, you’ll also get a chance to watch a fife and drum performance.

Band Photo_small

Just past International Street at the Eiffel Tower, the USO will be set up to hand out information. I always love chatting with the people from the USO. They are so enthusiastic about helping military members and veterans and they’re some of the friendliest people around.

If you visit the park on Memorial Day, you’ll find Candice Smith from NBC12 under the Eiffel Tower. She’ll be greeting fans and signing autographs.

Candace Smith Photo

The entire park will be decorated in stars and stripes. Uncle Sam will be wandering around the park too so if you go, don’t miss your chance to get a picture with him.

Uncle Sam Photo_small

It wouldn’t be a Memorial Day celebration without fireworks. This year Kings Dominion has expanded their display, with even more fireworks than in previous years so even if you’ve visited in the past, it will be worth hanging around to watch.


Upcoming Events

In addition to the Memorial Weekend Salute, Kings Dominion has several other fun events planned this year:

Star Spangled Celebration – July 2 through July 4

KidsFest – July 16 through July 24

BBQ and Brewfest – August 6 through August 21

Great Pumpkin Festival – September 18 through October 30

Helpful Information For Your Visit

If you haven’t been to Kings Dominion before, you can read more about what there is to do and why everyone from my youngest child to my college-aged son loves going in this post.

Kings Dominion is an entirely different experience in the spring. Here are 5 significant reasons you'll want to make the time to go before summer.

Also, you might find this Amusement Park Checklist to be helpful, especially if you plan on spending a full day at the park.

Amusement Park Checklist



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