Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. To find commemorative ceremonies near where you are staying, call the closest Vet Center
The long Memorial Day Weekend is also considered to be the official start of summer, so there are many festivals that take advantage of the three day weekend.
The Smokes’ Memorial Day BBQ Blowout @ UCB Theater
A beer & brats salute to our nation’s veteran improvisers! The Smokes will be turning the UCBT stage into a live backyard cookout for a fully improvised BBQ monoscene. Hot dogs, potato salad, demented characters and more! Read more.
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
On its golden anniversary this festival takes a look back at a half-century filled with redheads, record-breaking strawberry shortcake, star-studded parades, helicopter rides and even a circus and rodeo. May 28-31. Read More
JazzReggae Festival @ UCLA
With an annual attendance of over 30,000 and performances from legendary artists such as Erykah Badu, the Marley Brothers, and Jill Scott, the JazzReggae Festival has secured its place as the largest student-run event in the nation. May 30-31. Read more.
Memorial Day Street Fair @ Alvarado St.
Honoring Americans who died in service more than 30,000 locals will enjoy foods, free health screenings, carnival rides games, live musical groups and a variety of services of exhibitors in a classic LA street fair. May 29-30. Read More
Pack For Paws Party @ 5325 West 102nd Street, Los Angeles, CA
Pets and their owners are invited to be photographed in a patriotic setting and will have an opportunity to attach an appreciation note inside the boxes sent overseas giving these very special teams a smile. May 31 Read More
Memorial Day Mini-Cruise & BBQ @ Marina Del Rey
SoCal’s Favorite Summer Kickoff Party is BACK for its 8th Year! Featuring 4 levels of Sun & Fun with a Game, BBQ, Club & Sun Deck on the 400 person Mega-Yacht in Marina del Rey! May 31. Read More.
Be close to all the Festivities during this holiday weekend. Stay and play with us this Memorial Day weekend by booking our Family Staycation Package and receive half off your second room. Make your reservation today! http://bit.ly/HUCReservations