Haute Top 5: How to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Boston 2017

Memorial Day honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice in wars defending our country and our freedom, so there is no better way for us to show our support, honor and respect for the nation’s fallen this Memorial Day weekend than by attending a few events in their memory.

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes is hosting its second annual Patriot Week (a 10-day series of events honoring the fallen, Gold Star families and families of local veterans) in honor of Memorial Day with a big kickoff this Saturday. At 4 p.m. at The Lawn on D, they will be hosting Patriot Fest featuring country music stars Tyler Farr and Eric Paslay.(The concert is a celebration of service on Armed Forces Day).

This Sunday, Boston’s Wounded Vet Motorcycle Run is hosting its seventh annual 25-mile motorcycle ride to honor five local veterans who sustained serious injuries while serving. This year’s honorees include SSG Brie Sullivan, SSG Kenny Butler, SSG Brandon Boyd, SGT Joshua Bouchard and CPL Paul Skarinka.

The seventh annual Memorial Dinner will be held next Tuesday where Gold Star families, veterans, and patriotic supporters are invited honor the fallen at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. The evening will honor Bob Rivers of Eastern Bank with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News serving as the dinner’s keynote speaker.

In support of Patriot Week 2017, participating Boston landmarks and buildings will also join Mass Fallen Heroes in supporting the fallen and Gold Star families by illuminating the exterior of their properties gold throughout Patriot Week.

Here’s a look at five haute ways to honor the fallen this Memorial Day weekend in Boston.