By Delaney Gilbride

Need a fun date idea for Memorial Day weekend? Cupid’s got you covered! While everyone’s celebrating the best of May with friends and family, there are still plenty of places for you and your boo to couple up. And even if you’re single…

Memorial Day weekend is full of gatherings and festivities that make it easy to have fun with friends and find sparks with someone new:

This time of year is a great to catch the very beginning of summer movies. This year the buzz is centered around Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. But hey, there’s no reason to stay inside when the weather is so nice! Grab a blanket and head to see a movie in the park or at a drive in for the perfect date night.

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It goes without saying that the weekend is also full of barbecues and parties, and while a family gathering might not be the best place to find a mate, hosting your own festivities could be just the way to do it! Food (and especially drinks) always make for a good time. Want some love advice? Invite other singles over and ask everyone to bring a platonic date and set off your own fireworks for finding love.

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In the Chicagoland area?  Check out the Movies in the Park series at the city parks.

What are you doing to celebrate the weekend?  Comment below and share with our other readers.