Memorial Day weekend is well underway and as the unofficial start to summer, you can bet it’s more than an excuse for a long, three-day weekend — especially for the stars.
While the U.S. holiday is a chance to recognize and honor the sacrifices made by those who have given their lives in the name of our great nation, it is also a time embracing love, peace and familial values that allow us to enjoy the weekend with our family, friends and freedom.
Some of Hollywood’s hottest are making sure to uphold the day’s honor, while embracing the fun and relaxation that comes with it, like Mindy Kaling who shared a sweet snap of herself in beachy gear with a book and some fruit.
Barbecues, swimming and fireworks are just some of the ways we celebrate, but check out how our favorites are spending the long weekend. From frolicking under the hot, sunny sun to spending time with loved ones, enjoy this summer holiday and feel inspired.
Neil Patrick Harris is enjoying the long weekend with his family. On Saturday, he took his son Gideon out to a ball game, with the pair cheering on the New York Yankees.
But they also, most adorably, danced to “Whoomp There It Is” and honestly, how can you resist that?
HGTV star, Christina El Moussa kicked off the weekend by spending time with her two children. Taking to Instagram just days after her youngest fell into a pool and child services was on call, El Moussa shared an image with a caption that read, “My loves.”
Elle Fanning was busy working this past week and off promoting her latest film, The Beguiled in Cannes, but when she got back home, she immediately hit the beach. Well, sort of.
Fanning took to Instagram to share an image of herself relaxing on the beach with the caption, “Not tanning.”
Actress, Diane Kruger knows how to celebrate Memorial Day with style and of course, a good glass of rosé. The 40-year-old took to Instagram to share a fabulous snap we can all approve of.
Enjoying the sunny weather and classy as ever, Kruger captioned the image, “Hanging on to the last glasses of Rosé in the sun.”
Reese Witherspoon is in real “vacation mode” this long weekend. The Legally Blonde star has been sharing snaps on Snapchat this weekend of her preparing for Memorial Day.
Early Sunday, she took to Instagram to share how she’s been relaxing with a Boomerang of her somewhere on the beach. Um, we’re envious!
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon are proving they are real bromance goals. Timberlake took to Instagram Saturday to share with fans how he is celebrating Memorial Day weekend and we’re completely in love with this.
Sharing footage of him biking around the Hamptons with Fallon, the two are adorable as they ride together on a tandem bike and shout, “Bro-biking!”
Priyanka Chopra is celebrating Memorial Day weekend exactly the way we would want to — relaxing in a nice, cozy hot tub. The Quantico actress took to Instagram to share her indulgent moment while donning a black bikini.
Chris Hemsworth might not be in the States to celebrate Memorial Day, but he and his American buddy, Matt Damon are celebrating the long weekend together by attending the Monaco Grand Prix.
Hemsworth took to Instagram to share an image of the two and their wives boating together on a beautiful, sunny day.
Olympic gold medal gymnast, Aly Raisman is celebrating the long weekend in Cape Cod and kicked off the fun Memorial Day celebrations with a dance party with family and neighbors. Raisman shared footage to her Instagram of herself in lip syncing to Michael Jackson’s, “Pretty Young Thing.”
Kelly Ripa is celebrating Memorial Day Weekend by looking back at some of her family’s most precious moments. Sharing several images via the carousel feature on Instagram, Ripa reveals the photos are from almost 10 years ago and show her kids, enjoying the start of summer most sweetly.
Tamera Mowry knows how to celebrate by indulging in the beautiful, countryside views of the Napa Valley. Mowry took to Instagram to share an image of the California vineyards with the caption, “Views like these in Napa never get old.” She went on to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day.
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