MEMORIAL DAY - observed on the last Monday of May. Federal U.S. holiday honoring military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces.
ARCATA: Kinetic Grand Championship May 28-30, 2022 Arcata - Ferndale, CA . 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. kineticgrandchampionship.com
BAKERSFIELD: Lightning in a Bottle May 25-30, 2022. Lightning In A Bottle Is A Celebration Of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability And Life. Location: Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, CA Tickets, lightninginabottle.org
BAKERSFIELD: Basque Festival, May 28-30, 2022 Main event with BBQ Lamb Lunch, Dancers, Entertainment and Games. kcbasqueclub.com
BISHOP: Bishop Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Fair May 27-30, 2022. 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, inyo.org
BURBANK: Memorial Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. at McCambridge Park War Memorial At the Corner of Amherst Dr. and San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA. burbankparks.com
CHERRY VALLEY: Highland Springs Lavender Festival May 6-July 31, 2022. Free-$15 approx., hsresort.com
COALINGA: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby May 27-30, 2022. coalingachamber.com
FALL RIVER MILLS: Pit River Pioneers 1830s Fur Trade Buck Skinners, Memorial Weekend May 27-30, 2022 at Dee Knoch Ranch. The 43rd annual gathering of mountain men & women includes 8 fun shooting trails, pioneer games, learn how to shoot black powder, cannon shoot, Central Campfire, Friday pot luck dinner, great prizes and all for a great cause, benefiting Fort Crook Museum. Location: at the Y in Fall River Mills. Registration (530) 238-7148. facebook.com/burney.chamber
GARDEN GROVE: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival May 27-30, 2022 strawberryfestival.org
GRASS VALLEY: Strawberry Music Festival May 25-30, 2022 Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, California strawberrymusic.com
HERMOSA BEACH: Fiesta Hermosa May 28-30, 2022. Free beach weekend party with bands, foods, entertainment and vendors showing off their stuff for sale.
KERNVILLE: Art & Craft Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., May 28-30, 2022. in Circle Park, Kernville, CA. krvaa.org
IRVINE: Memorial Day Celebration at Pretend City. Honor the fallen heroes of our military with a morning Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. $, pretendcity.org
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE: Fiesta Days Parade with theme "Mi Casa es Su Casa", 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Parade route begins at Cornishon Avenue traveling East along Foothill Bloulevard to Gould Avenue. | Fiesta Days Run at 7 a.m. | Memorial Service 9 a.m. | Afternoon in the Park 12-3:30 p.m. in Memorial Park with games, food court and concert by Misplaced Priorities band. Location: 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Caņada Flintridge, CA 91011. Free admission, lacanadaflintridge.com
LA VERNE: Memorial Day Ceremony, 11 a.m., Veterans Hall, 1550 Bonita Ave., La Verne, CA. Free, cityoflaverne.org
MANCHESTER: Volunteer Fire Fighters BBQ 12-5 p.m. Manchester Fire Station 19601 S. Highway 1 Manchester, CA.
MARTINEZ: Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 a.m. at Alhambra Cemetery, Ignacio Plaza. City of Martinez and the Martinez Veterans Commission honors all the fallen heroes on the United States Armed Forces. Free, cityofmartinez.org | Call (925) 372-3510.
MILL VALLEY: Memorial Day Parade, 10:30 a.m. mviloveaparade.com/ wordpress/
MONTEBELLO: City of Montebello Memorial Day, 11 a.m. at City Park Memorial Wall, honoring local military heroes and paying tribute to all those who have served our country. The City will also unveil new Military & Veteran Banners that have been posted on streets around the community!
MORRO BAY: Morro Bay Spring Art in the Park May 28-30, 2022 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, morrobayartinthepark.com
MURRIETA: Memorial Day Observance Ceremony, 8 a.m. at Town Square. Murrieta Veterans Memorial marks the spot to honor the fallen. Free, murrietaca.gov
NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Field of Honor May 20-31, 2022. Location: Castaways Park 900 Dover Drive at 16th Street Newport Beach, CA Free, exchangeclubofnewportharbor.com
NORTHRIDGE: St. Nicholas Valley Greek Festival May 28-30, 2022. FREE annual event celebrates Greek life with food, music, beverage and laughter. valleygreekfestival.com | Greek
NOVATO: Marin Greek Festival May 28-30, 2022 Memorial Weekend produced by Greek Orthodox Christian Church, nativityofchrist.org | Greek
POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair May 5-30, 2022. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. $20, lacountyfair.com | Region: Los Angeles County
POTTER VALLEY: Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend May 27-30, 2022. pottervalleyrodeo.com | rodeo
RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Memorial Day Ceremony 9 a.m. at Freedom Courtyard at Central Park. cityofrc.us
REDLANDS: Art in the Park May 28-30, 2022, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Smiley Park Vine & Orange St. Redland, CA. 100 Artists in multiple media show their fine arts works and sell them to the public. There's entertainment, food for sale and fun for all ages. Free, redlandsfestivalarts.com
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento County Fair May 26-30, 2022. Pig races, duck races, Jack Spareribs, bands, Corn Dog Eating Contest, Diaper Derby, bull riding, tractor pulls and more. sacfair.com
SAN CLEMENTE: Memorial Day Observance commemorates fallen veterans. The program is held outdoors 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the San Clemente Community Center, located at 100 N. Calle Seville. Free, public invited, san-clemente.org
SAN JOSE: Faneme May 27-30, 2022 at San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W. San Carlos Street $50-up, fanime.com | anime
SAN PEDRO: LA Fleet Week May 27-30, 2022 at Port of Los Angeles. lafleetweek.com
SAN RAMON: San Ramon Art & Wind Festival Memorial Weekend May 29-30, 2022, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Central Park. sanramon.ca.gov, Free
I Madonnari Street Painting Festival May
28-30, 2022. Festival hours are 10-6 daily. Free to see
TEHACHAPI: Western Swing Out Weekender in Downtown Tehachapi May 27-30, 2022 Western Swing Bands offer a weekend of Western Swing, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, & Country Music! Line up. $tickets: westernswingout.com
THOUSAND OAKS: Thousand Oaks Summer Concerts
TOPANGA: Annual Topanga Days May 29-30, 2022, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Topanga Community House Fair Grounds. LA's largest, longest running and most anticipated bohemian festival and country fair returns this Memorial Day Weekend with live music. Location: 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga 90290 topangadays.com |
VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 27-30, 2022. Andrews Park. vacavillefiestadays.org
VICTORVILLE: San Bernardino County Fair May 28-June 5, 2022. Free shows include Monster Mayhem and Pro Open Bull Riding, sbcfair.com
YUCCA VALLEY: Grubstake Days May 28-30, 2022 (May 26 Kick-off Mixer and May 27 Golf Tournament) yuccavalley.org
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