Got any plans for Memorial Day? A poll found most of us do, 75% of Americans plan to celebrate in one way or another. Here are the top things we’re planning to do, buy, and drink this weekend.
1. Backyard barbecues are the top activity we’ve got planned. 59% of people celebrating Memorial Day say they’ll grill this weekend. 43% will also be going to a party, or hosting one. That’s up 9% from last year. We’re also planning to watch more fireworks this year.
2. The top things on our shopping list this weekend are food, booze, non-alcoholic drinks, and party supplies.
3. Beer is still the top choice for drinkers by far. 70% will buy beer, 43% will buy wine, 30% will buy hard seltzers, and 30% will buy hard liquor.
4. Here are a few more things we’ve been buying in the lead-up to Memorial Day. In the past month, sales of sunscreen are up 109%, pool floats and pool noodles, 81%, and new grills, 54%.
(If you’re looking for Memorial Day sales, People.com has the 100 best deals on Amazon.)