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Monday, May 29, 2017 Memorial Day

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ALAMEDA: USS Hornet Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor Veterans. Pier 3 Alameda, CA Memorial admission is $20,

ALHAMBRA: Alhambra Memorial Day with Keynote Speaker LTC Marc Breslow, US Army, Retired at Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary SkyRose Chapel Courtyard 

ALTADENA: The Bunny Museum Memorial Day Hours Monday, May 29th, 2017 12pm-6pm. Hop on over to The Bunny Museum in new location: 2605 N. Lake Avenue Altadena, CA. Ten times bigger than the original location! World's only museum devoted to bunnies with over 34,000 artifacts— Guinness World Record certified. No purses, bags, coats, nor hats are allowed inside.  $8, Members free, Kids 4 & under free. Lockers available $1. Street parking.

AMERICAN CANYON: American Canyon Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, 2801 Broadway

ANAHEIM: Memorial Ceremony at Anaheim Cemetery,
1400 E. Sycamore St.

APPLE VALLEY: Apple Valley Memorial Day Service at  Sunset Hills Memorial Park 24000 Waalew Rd. Apple Valley, CA. 

ARCATA: Kinetic Sculpture Race Arcata - Ferndale, CA May 27 -29, 2017 . It has gone by various names during its 40+ year history but the Triathlon of the Art World-- the Great Arcata to Ferndale World Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race-- is a 3-day race that travels 42 miles along land, sand, water and mud, to compete for nothing more than glory.

BENICIA: Memorial Day at Benicia Arsenal Post Cemetery.
Military East to Hospital Road to Buchanan Street and follow the signs.

BIG BEAR: Big Bear Astronomy Expo May 25-29, 2017 RTMC Astronomy Expo Camp Oakes Big Bear Lake, CA $25-60 approx.,

BISHOP: Taatsawano Traditional Gathering May 27-29, 2017.
Native Crafts & Food Booths, Live Music & Cultural Performances. Location: Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center, 2300 West Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514. Phone: (760) 873-8844. | pow wow

BRADLEY: Lightning in a Bottle May 24-29, 2017. Lightning In A Bottle Is A Celebration Of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability And Life. Location: San Antonio Recreation Area 2091 New Pleyto Rd. Bradley, CA Tickets: $215-up,

CALISTOGA: Memorial Day Ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery. Foothill Boulevard between High Street and Petrified Forest Road Calistoga, CA

CANOGA PARK: Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade, the largest event of the year for the Valley. Time: 11 a.m. Location: Sherman Way/Owensmouth to Sherman Way & Cozycroft, Canoga Park, CA  

CAPISTRANO BEACH: Capistrano Beach Memorial Day Ceremony presented by VFW Post 9934 at Pines Park 34941 Camino Capistrano Capistrano Beach, CA

CARMEL BY THE SEA: Carmel by the Sea Memorial Day with ringing of the bell in the WWI Memorial Arch at Devendorf Park

CERRITOS: Memorial Day Ceremony at Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue near the Veterans Memorial. Prelude music begins at 9:45 a.m.

CHULA VISTA: Chula Vista Remembers on Memorial Day at Glenn Abbey Memorial Park. Ceremony at 10:45 a.m. approx.

COALINGA: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby May 26-29, 2017

COLUMBIA: Columbia Memorial Day Salute at Columbia Cemetery. The ceremonies are conducted by the Columbia Foot Dragoons and the Columbia Grenadine Belles.

CORONADO: Memorial Day Commemoration, 10 a.m. at Star Park Coronado, CA. The Memorial Day ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. and last about an hour.

DAVIS: Davis Memorial Day Ceremony.  The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the Davis Cemetery District hosts this special Memorial Day Ceremony.

EL MONTE: Memorial Day Ceremony 9 a.m. Tony Arceo Memorial Park 3125 N. Tyler Ave. El Monte, CA

FERNDALE: Ferndale Memorial Day Parade. Enjoy the small town Victorian village's charming and patriotic parade to celebrate and commemorate those who have served.

GARDEN GROVE: Strawberry Festival & Parade May 26-29, 2017 "A Tradition Since 1958", enjoy four fun filled days of festivities with the largest community parade on the West Coast. Parade starts Saturday at 10 a.m. on Chapman at 9th Street, heads toward Euclid, where it turns and goes just past Lampson. Location: Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street Streets in downtown Garden Grove, CA

GILROY: Gilroy Memorial Day Parade & Car Show May 29, 2017, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Gilroy, California

GRAEAGLE: Graeagle Shop-Hop May 28-29, 2017 More fun for Memorial Day Weekend. All shops open each day! Graeagle Downtown Graegle, California

GRASS VALLEY: Strawberry Music Festival May 25-29, 2017. Location:Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, California

HAWAIIAN GARDENS: Hawaiian Gardens Memorial Day Ceremony at Hawaiian Gardens City Hall 21815 Pioneer Blvd. Hawaiian Gardens, CA

HERMOSA BEACH: Fiesta Hermosa May 27-29, 2017. The largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California features 270 artists and crafters, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters. The festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in downtown Hermosa Beach. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Info:

HILLSBOROUGH: Hillsborough Memorial Day Celebration with a Parade, Carnival and Music Festival 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Huntington Beach Memorial Day Ceremony at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza overlooking the HB Pier and Pacific Ocean. Main & Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA

IRVINE: City of Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony. Held in the Formal Garden.

KERNVILLE: Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival May 27-29, 2017, 9 a.m. Circle Park Kernville Rd. & Tobias St. Kernville, CA Free admission

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE: Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days May 26-29, 2017 Produced by La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association. Includes parade, fun run, picnic, concerts and fireworks.

LA JOLLA: Memorial Day Veterans Ceremony May 29, 2017 at 2-3 p.m. Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive Flyover: San Diego Performance Formation Team, led by John "Flipper" Flippen

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead Free Summer Concerts

LAKEWOOD: Lakewood Memorial Day Ceremony at Del Valle Park, Woodruff Avenue and Henrilee Street Lakewood, CA. Free, public invited

LA PALMA: La Palma Memorial Day Ceremony at Civic Center, Eternal Flame. La Palma, CA Walker Street closed between Thelma Avenue and La Palma Avenue 8:45-11 a.m.

MILL VALLEY: Mill Valley Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade 9:45 a.m. | 10:30 a.m Parade

MISSION VIEJO: Memorial Day Ceremony at Mission Viejo Civic Center 200 Civic Center Mission Viejo, CA

MONTEREY PARK: Monterey Park Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2017, 10 - 11 a.m. City of Monterey Park City Hall 320 W. Newmark Ave., Monterey Park, CA

MORENO VALLEY: Moreno Valley Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony at Moreno Valley Veteran's Memorial, Civic Center 14177 Frederick St., Moreno Valley CA

NEWPORT BEACH: John Wayne Birthday Brunch Cruise. Prices start at $69.95.

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Field of Honor May 19-29, 2017 Dedication Ceremony May 20, 2017, 12 p.m. Noon and May 28, 2017, 1 p.m. Castaways Park 900 Dover Drive at 16th Street Newport Beach, CA

NORTHRIDGE: Valley Greek Festival Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29, 2017 St. Nicholas Valley Greek Festival location: 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA | greek

OAKLAND: Oakland Memorial Day Ceremony. Commemoration includes Presentation of Colors, salute to the fallen, and guest speakers. Mountain View Cemetery 5000 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA

OJAI: Ojai Memorial Day at Libbey Bowl in downtown Ojai. The Ojai Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 11461 present their annual Memorial Day Community Celebration, featuring the Ventura British Brass.

ONTARIO: Ontario Concerts

PALM SPRINGS: Palm Springs Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair. Time: 10 a.m. Palm Springs Air Museum 745 North Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, CA

PASO ROBLES: Great Western Bicycle Rally May 26-29, 2017. The Great Western Bicycle Rally annual Memorial Day weekend event includes supported and unsupported Rides. The Rally offers heavenly roads to all levels of cyclists. Included in the event is Great Western 100 Century and Metric Century. Camping, social events, kids bicycle rodeo, vendor marketplace and other cycling activities take place over the weekend.

POINT REYES: Point Reyes Seashore Memorial Day Commemorative at Historic Life-Saving Service Cemetery honoring surfmen who died serving their country as part of the lifesaving crew that operated on the Point Reyes Headlands.

POTTER VALLEY: Potter Valley Rodeo May 26-29, 2017 Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds FREE; Saturday 11 a.m. Main Street Parade; Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ Main Street, Potter Valley Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds. Competitions, Junior Rodeo Performance, Team Roping, Starlight Dance. See Full Schedule:

REDDING: Redding Memorial Ceremony at McDonald's Chapel and Redding Memorial Park. Location: 1201 Continental Street

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Music Festival, May 26-29, 2017. Bands, locations, times vary.

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento County Fair May 25-29, 2017. Bullriding May 28, 2017.

SAN DIEGO: Memorial Day Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Cabrillo Memorial Drive San Diego, CA 92106. Time: 10 a.m. (Rostrum)

SAN DIEGO: USS Midway Legacy Week May 27-29, 2017 Honoring Our Heroes - Memorial Day Weekend The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego.

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Memorial Day Commemoration. Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon. Location: Presidio Officers Club 50 Moraga Avenue San Francisco, CA

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Veterans Remembrance Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: San Luis Cemetery, Lower Higuera St. San Luis Obispo, CA.93401 25 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 441-1405 Free

SAN RAFAEL: San Rafael Memorial Day Ceremony at Marin County Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, CA

SAN RAMON: Art and Wind Festival May 28-29, 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. San Ramon Central Park 12501 Alcosta Blvd San Ramon, CA | kites

SANTA CLARITA: Memorial Day Celebration at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, 23287 N. Sierra Hwy. Newhall, Santa Clarita, CA.

SOLANA BEACH: Memorial Day Ceremony. Time: 11 a.m. La Colonia Community Park  715 Valley Ave. Solana Beach, CA (858) 720-2453

TOPANGA: Annual Topanga Days May 27-29, 2017 Topanga Community House Fair Grounds 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga LA's largest, longest running and most anticipated bohemian festival and country fair returns this Memorial Day Weekend with live music.

VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 25-29, 2017. Enjoy the Fiesta Days Parade on Saturday, beauty pageant, Carnival, concerts, vendor booths and a full week of entertainment.

VACAVILLE: Vacaville Memorial Day Ceremony 11 a.m. Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery 522 Elmira Road Vacaville, CA Free, public invited

VICTORVILLE: San Bernardino County Fair May 20-29, 2017

YUCCA VALLEY: Grubstake Days May 26-29, 2017 Parade Saturday, May 27, 2017, Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce,

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