This Friday, millions of men and women will swap their suits for t-shirts and blackberrys for a handful of hot dogs, hamburgers and Americana. Over the long weekend, Americans will remember and commemorate the members of the United States military who died while serving their country. Unofficially, however, Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of the summer vacation season, which means it's time to get outside. Hundreds of cities across America have created a lineup of concerts, parades, festivals and other events that are sure to keep you busy till you drag your sunburnt face back into the office next Tuesday.

Click Start for a look at some Memorial Day events happening around the nation.