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ALAMEDA: USS Hornet Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor Veterans Monday, May 29, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 Alameda, CA $20 and free for veterans with ID,

ALHAMBRA: Rose Hills 101st Memorial Day Observance & Celebration May 29, 2023, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary SkyRose Chapel Courtyard 3888 Workman Mill Rd. Whittier, CA 90601 |

AMERICAN CANYON: Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Honoring the Fallen Veterans Memorial Park 2801 Broadway American Canyon, California 94503

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Memorial Ceremony May 29, 2023, 11 a.m. - Noon Anaheim Cemetery 1400 E. Sycamore St. Anaheim, 92805

APPLE VALLEY: Apple Valley Memorial Day Service May 29, 2023, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Civic Center Park 14999 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley, CA 92307 Free, (760) 240-7880, volunteering or sponsoring

ARCATA: Kinetic Sculpture Race May 27-29, 2023.  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.

ATASCADERO: Atascadero Memorial Day Ceremony  May 29, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Faces of Freedom, 8038 Portola Rd. (corner of Morro Road and Portola Road) Atascadero, CA 93422 Atascadero Veterans Memorial Foundation is hosting the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and the public is welcome to attend.

BAKERSFIELD: Lightning in a Bottle May 24-29, 2023 at Buena Vista Lake. Lightning In A Bottle Is A Celebration Of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability And Life. Location: Kern County, CA Tickets,

BAY POINT: 2023 Memorial Day Service and Parade Remember and Honor! 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ambrose Recreation and Park District Service is 9-10 a.m.  Parade is 11 a.m.-2 p.m.   Everyone is welcome to join us to commemorate this special day. To march in the parade or sponsor the event, please contact us at Bay Point Community All -N-One Inc. Location: 3105 Willow Pass Road,  Bay Point, CA 94565 (Contra Coast County).   Contact: ​ Delano Johnoson at 925-812-2939 or  Irving Joe at 925-858-2675

BISHOP: Bishop Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Fair May 26-29, 2023, 9 a.m. Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show runs in conjunction with the Mule Days celebration, which brings an estimated 30,000 people to Bishop each year. The show features quality handcrafted items and fine arts from approx. 100 artists. Location: Bishop City Park, 690 N. Main Street Bishop. Free,

BONITA: Bonita Memorial Day Ceremony   May 29, 2023 at  The Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary 3838 Bonita Road Bonita, CA Free,

CANOGA PARK: Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade  May 29, 2023, 11 a.m.  Saluting the Price of Freedom, 2023 theme. Location: 7248 Owensmouth Avenue, Canoga Park, CA

CAPISTRANO BEACH: Capistrano Beach Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 a.m. at Pines Park features VFW {pst Boots and Rifle Ceremony. Location: 34941 Camino Capistrano, Capistrano Beach, CA Free,

CARMEL BY THE SEA: Carmel by the Sea Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 11 a.m. Downtown in Devendorf Park. Carmel, CA Free,

CHICO: Butte County Silver Dollar Fair, May 25-29, 2023. Join Jack Spareribs, The Birdman, Juggler, Corny Crow, All Alaskan Racing Pigs, Hypnotist, Carnival/Midway, Concerts and more. Location: 2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA.  $15,

COACHELLA: Memorial Day Ceremony 9 a.m. at Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District. Coordinated in partnership with the American Legion Post 739 Indio, ceremonies include an invocation and National Anthem performance, plus Pass and Review by the American Legion Riders, as well as a presentation of wreaths and a salute (riffle volley) by the Post 739 Honor Guard.  Location: 82-925 Avenue 52 Coachella, CA 92236 Free,

COALINGA: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby May 26-29, 2023.

CORONA:  Koroneburg Old World Festival May 27-29, 2023 and weekends in June at Crossroads Riverview Park. Food, fun, shopping, jousting, entertainment, come in costume. Location: 14600 Baron Rd, Corona, CA $30, $60 season pass, $120 VIP,  | Renfairs

CORONADO: Coronado Memorial Day Commemoration May 29, 2023, 10 a.m. at Star Park Coronado, CA (619) 435-6917 Free,

DEL MAR: Del Mar Community Memorial Day Service May 29, 2023, 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Location: 334 14th St., Del Mar, CA. Free,

DINUBA: Dinuba Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 10 a.m. Smith Mountain Cemetery 2 miles east of Dinuba on Avenue 416 Dinuba, CA

EL MONTE: El Monte Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 29, 2023, 9 a.m. Tony Arceo Memorial Park 3125 N. Tyler Ave. El Monte, CA

EL TORO: El Toro Memorial Day Program May 29, 2023, 11 a.m. at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Rd., Lake Forest, CA. The public is invited,

FERNDALE: Ferndale Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony May 29, 2023, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.  The Memorial Day Parade launches the event at 10 a.m. proceeding to a  ceremony at Ferndale Cemetery. Following the ceremony, there's a return parade which proceeds to Veterans Memorial Building.

GARDEN GROVE: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Memorial Weekend May 26-29, 2023.  Strawberry Festival Parade Saturday. Free festival takes place on the Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street Streets, Garden Grove, CA

GRASS VALLEY: Strawberry Music Festival May 25-29, 2023 at Nevada County Fairgrounds. Lineup: Yonder Mountain String Band, North Mississippi Allstars... Location: 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, California

HAWAIIAN GARDENS: Hawaiian Gardens Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 8 a.m. Hawaiian Gardens City Hall 21815 Pioneer Blvd. Hawaiian Gardens, CA

HERMOSA BEACH: Fiesta Hermosa May 27-29, 2023 at Pier Plaza & Strand, Pier Avenue at Beach Drive. Free admission with vendors, art, entertainment and beach concerts.

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

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Huntington Beach Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 11 a.m. Huntington Beach Pier Main & Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA

IRVINE: Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 10 a.m. Civic Plaza 4 Civic Plaza Irvine, CA Free, Parking lot on Harvard Avenue at San Juan

KERNVILLE: Art  & Craft Festival May 27-29, 2023, 9 a.m.  in Circle Park, Kernville, CA.

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE:  Fiesta Days May 27-29, 2023 mostly in Memorial Park, but other locations, too. Picnics, movie in the park, rock concerts, parade, car show, farmers market and  Fireworks Show in Memorial Park. Location: 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Optional meals such as Family Dinner and LCHS Jazz Band Concert  with menu by Los Gringos Locos $20. Free admission,

LA JOLLA: La Jolla Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 29, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, 6905 La Jolla Scenic Dr., La Jolla, CA. Keynote Speaker Vice Admiral Kennethh Whitesell, Commander , Naval Air Forces / Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

LAKEWOOD: Lakewood Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Del Valle Park Veterans Plaza Woodruff Avenue and Henrilee Street Lakewood, CA Free, public invited

LA PALMA: La Palma Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 9 a.m. Civic Center Eternal Flame 7822 Walker Street La Palma, CA

LINCOLN: 2023 Memorial Day Ceremony 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Hills Amphitheater. Sponsored by the Lincoln Hills Veterans Group.​ Expected attendance: 300. Open to the public. Location: 965 Orchard Creek Lane,  Lincoln, CA 95648 Contact: Steve Witmer (916) 408-2455

LOS ANGELES: Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023 10 a.m. (Rostrum/Flag Pole) at Los Angeles National Cemetery. Location:  950 South Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049. Free,

MILL VALLEY: Mill Valley Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade May 29, 2023, 10:30 a.m. Mill Valley Salutes Memorial Day Parade Route 1.6 Miles, Old Mill Park to Mt. Tamalpais High School

MISSION VIEJO: Mission Viejo Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mission Viejo Civic Center The Kershaw Garden 200 Civic Center Mission Viejo, CA Public invited, free, (949) 470-3061

MONTEREY PARK: Monterey Park Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 10-11 a.m. American Legion Post 397 338 South Ramona Ave. Monterey Park, CA

MONTROSE: Montrose Vietnam War Memorial Ceremony May 29, 2023, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Montrose Vietnam War Memorial Honolulu Avenue & Ocean View Blvd.   Montrose, CA 91020 Free,

MORRO BAY: Morro Bay Spring Art in the Park May 27-29, 2023, 10 a.m. Location: Morro Bay Blvd. & Harbor Drive, Morro Bay, CA. The 64th annual Art in the Park includes 108 booths representing 125 independent artists and crafters. Free,

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Field of Honor May 19-29, 2023. Ceremony held on Memorial Day. Location: Castaways Park 900 Dover Drive at 16th Street Newport Beach, CA Free,

NORTHRIDGE: St. Nicholas Valley Greek Festival May 27-29, 2023. FREE annual event celebrates Greek life with food, music, beverage and laughter. | Greek

NOVATO: Marin Greek Festival May 27-29, 2023 on Memorial Weekend produced by Greek Orthodox Christian Church, | Greek

OAKLAND: Oakland Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 12 p.m. 99th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at Mountain View Cemetery. Location: 5000 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA

OJAI: Ojai Memorial Day Concert May 29, 2023, 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Libbey Bowl in downtown Ojai. The Ojai Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 11461 present their Free Annual Memorial Day Community Celebration. A display throughout the park will be on view during the day. Location: 210 S. Signal St. Ojai, CA Free,

OXNARD: Memorial Day Ceremony 11 a.m. in Downtown Oxnard. A solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American Armed Forces, participate in honoring and remembering our fallen service members. Location: Plaza Park, 500 South C Street, Oxnard, CA. Free,

PALM SPRINGS:  Memorial Day Flower Drop and Air Fair 10 a.m. activities begin | Ceremony 1 p.m. at Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail $22,

POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair "Spring Into Fair" May 5-29, 2023. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Tickets start at $5-up,

POTTER VALLEY: Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend May 26-29, 2023. Includes CCPRA rodeo, starlite dance, parade, kids scramble, BBQs, and bronc & bull riding, plus more!  | rodeo

RANCHO CORDOVA: Memorial Day Observance 10 a.m. at Cordova High School Performing Arts Center. Honoring Vietnam Heroes at the 50th Anniversary of the end of the Vietnam Conflict. Rancho Cordova River City Band unveils Granite III, a musical tribute to U.S. Armed Forces personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Keynote address, Memorial Brick dedication, refreshments. Location: 2239 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA.  Free, memorial-day

REDONDO BEACH: Memorial Day Ceremony 1-2 p.m. at the Corner of Torrance Boulevard and Catalina near the Pier. Sponsored by the City of Redondo Beach, Redondo Elks Lodge #1378, and Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial Task Force. The event is followed by a barbecue, hosted by the Elks Lodge (in the Elks Lodge parting lot south of their building adjacent to Veterans Park. Free to all veterans, military service members, police officers, and firefighters. $5 donation from all other attendees. The Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day, 11 November 2010, and today hosts Redondo Beach’s annual Memorial Day Ceremonies and Veteran’s Day remembrances. Location: Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 

RIVERSIDE: Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023 10 a.m. (Amphitheater) at Riverside National Cemetery. Location:  22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, CA 92518. Free,

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento County Fair May 25-29, 2023. Alaskan Pig races, Great American duck races, Jack Spareribs, bands, Corn Dog Eating Contest, Diaper Derby, bull riding, tractor pulls and more. Add ons $20-25/ea: Monster Truck Mayhem May 25; 4X4 Truck Pull May 26; Stars & Stripes Memorial Rodeo May 27; Mayhem Destruction Derby May 29, 2023. $10,

SACRAMENTO: Veterans Memorial Day Car Show, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Featuring Vettes and Vets at Cal Auto Museum 2300 Front St.

SAN BRUNO: Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023 10:30 a.m. (Rostrum) at Golden Gate National Cemetery. Location:  1300 Sneath Lane San Bruno, CA 94066. Free,

SAN DIEGO: Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023 10 a.m. (Rostrum) at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Location:  Cabrillo Memorial Drive San Diego, CA 92106. Free,

SAN FRANCISCO: Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023 10:30 a.m. (Rostrum) at San Francisco National Cemetery. Location:  1 Lincoln Boulevard Presidio of San Francisco San Francisco, CA 94129.  Free,

SAN JOSE: FanimeCon May 26-29 at San Jose Convention Center's The Hub. Northern California’s largest anime convention, is proud to be  By Fans, For Fans. Video programming, extraordinary costumes, music, games, tournaments, panels, and renowned international guests. Masquerade, Maid Cafe, J-Fashion, Swap Meet, Dance, Karaoke, MusicFest, Speed Dating, Music Video Competition, Gaming, Artist Alley, Celebrity Meet & Greets, more. Location: 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113. $60-95,

SAN LUIS OBISPO: San Luis Obispo Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony May 29, 2023, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum, 801 Grand Avenue, Suite 102 San Luis Obispo, CA  Free,

SAN MARINO: City of San Marino Memorial Day Service, 9 a.m. at  Lacy Park War Memorial. Pay tribute to the dedication and sacrifices the men and women of our Nation's Armed Forces have made with recognition of Veterans, special guest speakers, and patriotic music. This event is free and open to the public.

SAN PEDRO: LA Fleet Week May 24-29, 2023 includes free military ship tours, free concerts, neighborhood activations throughout greater Los Angeles area, demonstrations, information, entertainment, education and all to honor those who are serving and have served the US military.

SAN RAFAEL: San Rafael - Marin County Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 9 a.m. Marin County Veterans Memorial Auditorium 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, CA 94903

SAN RAMON: Art & Wind Festival Memorial Weekend May 28-29, 2023, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Park Amphitheater 12501 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon, CA, Free

SANTA ANA: Santa Ana Cemetery Memorial Monday, May 29, 2023, 10-11:30 a.m. "Lest We Forget" Old Santa Ana Cemetery 1919 E Santa Clara Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92705 The public is invited,

SANTA BARBARA: I Madonnari Street Painting Festival May 27-29, 2023. Festival hours are 10-6 daily. Free to see

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Santa Barbara Cemetery near the main flagpole, with ample seating 901 Channel Dr. Santa Barbara, CA Arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. Free parking

SANTA CLARA: Special Memorial Day Military Offer to thank U.S. military members and veterans this Memorial Day Weekend! All active and retired members, including National Guard, reserves, and veterans, will receive a free ticket to California's Great America valid for a single day Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, 2023. Link:

SANTA CLARITA: Santa Clarita Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, 23287 N. Sierra Hwy., Newhall, Santa Clarita, CA

SANTA NELLA: Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023 9 a.m. (Rostrum) at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. Location:  32053 West McCabe Road Santa Nella, CA 95322. Free,

SEAL BEACH: 2023 Memorial Day Ceremony 11 a.m-1 p.m. at WWII Submarine Memorial. Every year the Tolling of the Boats Ceremony commemorates those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country while serving aboard U.S. Navy submarines. ​Location: 800 Seal Beach Boulevard, Seal Beach, CA 90740  Ceremony Contact: ​​Dave Vanderveen 562-626-7215

SOLANA BEACH: Solana Beach Memorial Ceremony May 29, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at La Colonia Park, Veterans Honor Courtyard. Location:  715 Valley Avenue Solana Beach, CA Free,

SOUTH PASADENA: The City of South Pasadena Memorial Day Program 9 a.m. at War Memorial Building. Speaker is Brock Milhorn, Navy Veteran and Peer Support Specialist with Veteran Peer Access Network. Color guard by Boy Scout Troop 333,  National Anthem sung by Miranda Miller, recognition of military service persons, music from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Band and refreshments. Location: 435 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA. Free,

TEHACHAPI: Western Swing Out Weekender in Downtown Tehachapi  May 26-29, 2023. Concerts feature band performing Western Swing, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, & Country Music! Vintage western film festival, western costume competition, swing dancing, classic car show, tequila tasting, burlesque show, vintage vendors, an outdoor beer garden, and all the classic appeal of the vintage 1930s-1950s era in one festival.  $75-159, |  lineup

THOUSAND OAKS: Summer Concerts in the Park 5-7 p.m. features Kenny Metcalf as Elton John at Conejo Community Park. Concert presents Elton John's Early Years. Location: 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Free, 2023 Concerts  May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day Monday)

TOPANGA: Topanga Days May 27-29, 2023
Topanga Days Fair at 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA.

UPLAND: Upland Veterans' Plaza Memorial Day Ceremony 10 a.m. honoring those who have served or are currently serving in the United State Military, as well as providing education to enhance and increase the public's knowledge of the unsung Heroes of America. Location: Upland Civic Center Courtyard, 460 N. Euclid Avenue.

VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 25-29, 2023 in Andrews Park.

VACAVILLE: Vacaville Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2023, 11 a.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery 522 Elmira Road Vacaville, CA Free, public invited

VALLEJO: Memorial Day Ceremony 9-9:40 a.m. ​at Mare Island Naval Cemetery.  Sponsored by Vallejo Navy League and the City of Vallejo. Location: 167 O'Hara Court, Vallejo, CA.  Contact: Ne​stor Aliga | 707-853-0062

VALLEJO: Memorial Day Ceremony 11-11:40 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Ceremony sponsored the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21 and the City of Vallejo. Location: 3 Capitol Street, Vallejo, CA. Contact Ne​stor Aliga (707) 853-0062 

VICTORVILLE: San Bernardino County Fair "A Place Where Everyone Comes Together" May 26-June 4, 2023. Free shows include Monster Mayhem and Pro Open Bull Riding,  $10,  

YUCCA VALLEY: Grubstake Days May 27-29, 2023 (May 25 Kick-off Mixer and May 26 Golf Tournament)




Past events

FOLSOM: Sunday Spring Music Series in Historic Downtown Folsom features Rick Esterling, free.

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead Summer Concerts in the Village

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Summer Concerts

PLEASANT HILL: Pleasant Hill Summer Concerts

SOUTH EL MONTE: Memorial Day Ceremony on City Hall Lawn, 11 a.m. Features 21 Gun Salute, Poem Reading, Light Refreshments and more. Location: 1415 Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte, CA. Free, CityOfSouthElMonteGovernment

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Big Blue Music and Brews Festival May 27-29, 2022 on the South Shore. Line up: Pablo Cruise...

SANTA FE SPRINGS:  Concerts at the Park

SONOMA: Sonoma California Summer Concerts 

VENTURA: Ventura Free Summer Concerts   

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