Memorial Day Weekend Events around the Bay Area


Memorial Day Service – Marin County United Veterans Council conducts this program, which includes music, a remembrance program, flag displays and wreath-laying ceremonies. Mon., May 28. 9am. FREE. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

Muir Beach Volunteer Firemen’s Barbecue – This event features food, kids’ activities and dancing to live music by Andre Pessis and his All Stars with opening band Soul Ska. Sun., May 27. 12-5pm. Entrance is FREE, $20 parking. Santos Meadow on Frank Valley Road a few miles west of the national park entrance. 650-892-5496.

San Francisco

Memorial Day at the Presidio – The Presidio Trust, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the city of San Francisco present this 150th annual observance. The ceremony will honor Americans serving in United States armed forces and the sacrifices made by military personnel, veterans and their families. Mon., May 28. 10:30am-2pm. FREE. Parade begins at 10:30am at Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave. Ceremony is at 11am at San Francisco National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd. The 21-guns salute is at 12pm at Pershing Square, Main Post. Picnic, with food for purchase and activities for children, is 12-2pm at Main Parade Ground, Sheridan Avenue. 415-561-5300.


Memorial Day Parade, Carnival and Music Festival – Enjoy a parade, a carnival and live musical acts. Mon., May 28. Parade begins at 10:30am at Town Hall, 1600 Floribunda Ave., Hillsborough. Festivities end at 2:30pm. 650-375-7400.

East Bay

Alameda County

Memorial Day Open House – Make the most of your Memorial Day memories with nature crafts, a military history of Crab Cove, fish feeding and other activities. Mon., May 28. 10am-4pm. FREE. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-544-3187.

Memorial Day Free Day – Come for an admission-free day to visit animals, ride the train, taste farm-baked cookies, play old-time games and more. Mon., May 28. 10am-4pm. FREE. Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 510-544-2797.

Contra Costa County

Bay Area KidFest – Enjoy a three-day weekend of live entertainment, arts and crafts, sports, exhibits, rides and more for children at this 29th annual event. May 26-28. 10am-6pm. $7 per person ages 2 and over. Mount Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St., Concord. 925-671-3287.

Art & Wind Festival – Kites are the main attraction of an annual Memorial Day weekend celebration along with artists' booths for shopping and hands-on activities. See talented musicians and dancers on multiple stages, grab a bite and check out the kids’ zone with rides and other fun. May 27-28. 11am-6pm. FREE. San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. 925-973-3210.


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