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List of 2021 Memorial Day Events and Activities in the Herrin Area

Things To Do for Memorial Day 2021 Herrin IL 

Memorial Day is just around the corner and families are making their weekend plans. Plan ahead with a quick list of things to do for Memorial Day 2021 in Herrin, IL, celebrate with your family and honor our fallen heroes this holiday weekend. Add to your Memorial Day excitement this year and get behind the wheel of a brand-new 2021 Ram 1500 at Auffenberg Chrysler of Herrin.



HerrinFesta Italiana 

WHEN: May 24 – May 31 

WHERE: Downtown Herrin 

HerrinFesta Italiana is a tradition in Herrin and a great way to celebrate Memorial Day with family and friends. This family-friendly event promises plenty to do for family members of all ages with attractions that include the all-new Mega-Carnival, a beer garden, a bocce ball tournament, a Jeep poker run, the Festa Duathalon, a golf tournament, a 5K road race, the HerrinFesta Grand Parade and much more. Events will include a Memorial Day service with music and prayer for the fallen. 

Memorial Day Service at the Herrin Doughboy Memorial 

WHEN: Monday, May 31 at 9 a.m. 

WHERE: Herrin Doughboy Memorial 

The Herrin Doughboy Statue is a landmark in the heart of Herrin that celebrates American soldiers who fought and died in World War I. This Memorial Day, a service will be held at the statue to honor our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in that conflict. The service is expected to include patriotic music, brief remarks and a memorial ceremony. Do not miss this Memorial Day service.  

Memorial Day Camping in the Herrin Area 

Are you looking for a fun way to get away and enjoy Memorial Day Weekend? A family camping trip may be the perfect way to celebrate the extended weekend. Here is a list of a few campgrounds you may want to consider for your Memorial Day getaway.

  • Four Seasons Campground – Herrin IL 
  • Marion Campground and RV Park – Marion IL 
  • Crab Orchard Campground – Carbondale IL 
  • Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge – Carbondale IL 
  • Little Grassy Lake Campground and Marina – Makanda IL 
  • Giant City Class A Campground – Makanda IL 
  • Arrowhead Lake Campground – Johnson City IL 
Hand Holding an American Flag in the Sun

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Check out our list of things to do for Memorial Day 2021 in Herrin, IL and enjoy Memorial Day Weekend this year. Schedule a test drive in a brand-new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram today at Auffenberg Chrysler of Herrin – you will not be disappointed.