Memorial Day Celebrations California


Memorial Day in California includes a variety of experiences to celebrate and honor those who have died in service to the country, the United States of America. Events range from beach events near public piers to military grounds, public main streets and anywhere that locals select as the best place to honor others.

CALIFORNIA: National Cemeteries Celebrations

ALHAMBRA: Memorial Day ceremony
Alhambra Park Veteran's Monument,

AMERICAN CANYON: Memorial Day Ceremony
Veterans Memorial Park

ANAHEIM: Memorial Ceremony
Anaheim Cemetery,

APPLE VALLEY: Ceremony, Sunset Hills Memorial Park

BENICIA: Memorial Day 
Benicia Arsenal Historic Cemetery

BONITA Memorial Ceremony and Flyover by Vintage Planes,

CALISTOGA: Memorial Day Ceremony 
American Legion event

CANOGA PARK: 10:30 AM to Noon, Parade

CAPISTRANO BEACH: Memorial Day Ceremony M

CARMEL BY THE SEA Memorial Day Ceremony

CERRITOS: Memorial Day City of Cerritos

CHULA VISTA: Dedication Ceremony, Veterans Memorial

COLUMBIA: Memorial Day Salute

CORONADO Memorial Day Commemoration 

DAVIS: Memorial Day Ceremony

DEL MAR / SOLANA BEACH: Community Memorial Day Service

EL MONTE: Memorial Day Ceremony

FAIR OAKS: Memorial Day and Avenue of Flags

FERNDALE: Memorial Day Parade

GILROY: Memorial Day Parade & Car Show

HAWAIIAN GARDENS: Memorial Day Ceremony
Annual event held at Hawaiian Gardens City Hall.

HILLSBOROUGH Memorial Day Parade

HUNTINGTON BEACH Memorial Day Ceremony at Pier Plaza
Huntington Beach Pier, 11 a.m.

IRVINE: Memorial Day Ceremony

LAKEPORT  Lakeport Memorial Day Parade

LAKEWOOD: Memorial Day Ceremony
Del Valle Park.

LA PALMA: Memorial Day Ceremony 

LA JOLLA:  Memorial Day Ceremony

LOWER LAKE Daze Parade

MILL VALLEY   I Love A Parade
City's biggest community event of the year.

MISSION VIEJO: Memorial Day Ceremony 
Mission Viejo Civic Center

MONROVIA: Memorial Day Ceremony and Annual Salute to Veterans and their Families

MONTEREY PARK: Ceremony of Remembrance 

MORENO VALLEY: Memorial Day Events

These have not been updated:

NEWHALL 25th Annual Memorial Day Celebration  Eternal Valley Memorial Park

NOVATO: Memorial Day Celebration
Valley Memorial Park Cemetery Celebration

OAKLEY: Memorial Day Observance 
Sponsored by The City of Oakley and held at the Civic Center Park,

OJAI: Memorial Day Community Celebration 
Band Concert at Libbey Bowl.

PALM SPRINGS: Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair Fly-by and flower drop of carnations from a B-25 Mitchell bomber.

PISMO BEACH: Memorial Day Ceremony 
Held on the Pismo Beach Pier
This annual event is designed as a remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Colonel David Cramer and other special guest speakers to honor and remember those we have lost.

PITTSBURG: Memorial Day Ceremony 
United Veterans Council, Inc. Pittsburg Veterans Memorial, Harbor Street Presented by the Disabled American Veterans Council Chapter 154, American Legion Post 151, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1858.

G Ranch, one of the first ranches to be completed in 1872.

REDDING: Memorial Ceremony  Rain or shine at Veterans Memorial Grove.

SACRAMENTO: Salute to Service 
Firehouse Lot. Enjoy a blend of jazz and patriotic music. Service personnel admitted free to this set.

SAN DIEGO: Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery 
This year the key speaker is Head of the Coast Guard here in San Diego. Navy Band and US Marine Color Guard will be there. Location: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr San Diego, CA 92106

SAN FRANCISCO: Memorial Day Commemoration San Francisco National Cemetery at the Presidio Noon 21-Gun Salute

SAN PEDRO: USS Iowa Memorial Day Program 
Battleship Iowa Military Appreciation Day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. aboard the battleship, 250 South Harbor Blvd., San Pedro.

SAN LUIS OBISPO Veterans Remembrance  
Location: San Luis Cemetery, Lower Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo, CA

OAKLAND: Memorial Day Ceremony
Mountain View Cemetery

PICO RIVERA: Memorial Day Ceremony
Veteran's Monument 9001 Mines Avenue Pico Rivera, CA Honor fallen members of our nation's military forces at a special ceremony at the Veteran's Monument on Mines Avenue adjacent to the Pico Rivera Mines Library. Government officials will be in attendance along with members of Pico Rivera's Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts.

SANTA ANA: Celebrate Our Troops -
Fairhaven Memorial Park's 23rd Memorial Day Remembrance & Celebration! 714-633-1442 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, California 92705

SANTA BARBARA: Memorial Day Ceremony
Santa Barbara Cemetery patriotic program includes bagpipers, USMC Color Guard, Pledge of Allegiance & Invocation

SANTA CLARA: Memorial Day Weekend Military Days  Saturday Boomerang Bay opens. Then on Monday salute the military with a color guard presentation and an all-you-can-eat BBQ ($15.99 plus tax). Pay tribute to our brave military service men and women. FREE park admission to active or retired United States Service men and women, including veterans, with a valid military I.D.

 TEHACHAPI: Memorial Day Ceremony 
A guest speaker and laying of the wreaths. After the presentation, Veteran organization booths will be passing out information, and the American Legion Auxillary along with Tomo"Kahni DAR will be providing free hot dogs and drinks. Date: Location: Philip Marx Central Park, Mojave and E Street downtown Cost: Free.

TEMECULA: Remembrance Ceremony
Temecula Duck Pond Remembrance of those who serve our country past and present. A small ceremony will be held at the Temecula Duck Pond with Temecula Valley Young Marines and the Temecula Valley Master Chorale participating.

TORRANCE Annual City of Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade
Location: Downtown Torrance
Torrance, CA
Time: 1:30 p.m.
City Hall
Torrance, CA
The longest continuously running military parade in the country.

VACAVILLE: Memorial Day Ceremony
Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery ceremony plus, on Saturday, May 23 the public is invited to visit the Veterans Hall.

VISTA: Memorial Day Ceremony 
American Legion Post 365 Location: Vista Civic Center 200 Civic Center Drive Vista , California 92084 Add to my Calendar The American Legion Post 365 is holding a Memorial Day tribute "American Heroes" at the Vista Civic Center.

WEED: Memorial Day Services
Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, Off Hwy 97 14 miles N of Weed, CA. Living Memorial Sculpture Memorial Day Service opens with Scottish bagpipers; followed by Marine Corps League, Siskiyou Detachment No 936; main speaker, and special music. New names to the Hot LZ Memorial Wall will be read and dedicated. Info: (530) 938-2218 or (530) 842-2477

WEST COVINA: Memorial Day Ceremony 
Location: West Covina Civic Center 1444 West Garvey Avenue South West Covina, California 91790.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE: Annual Memorial Day Service  Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks 5600 Lindero Cyn. Rd. Westlake Village, California 91361

YREKA: Yreka Memorial Day Ceremony
Veterans Section of Evergreen Cemetery at noon on under the direction of the Siskiyou County Veterans Commission. The public is invited to the Yreka Memorial Day ceremony which will be held in the Veterans Section of Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of the Siskiyou County Veterans Commission. Members of the Siskiyou Detachment of the Marine Corps League, County Veterans Commission, American Legion Posts and the Siskiyou Veterans Leadership Council will all be participating in this event.

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