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May 23

Memorial Day Weekend Events in California

Over 43 million Americans will kick their summers off by traveling this Memorial Day. Enjoy the freedom provided by our armed forces by spending time with friends and family while not forgetting the reason for this special day. Here at Trumark Homes, we believe there are plenty of great events that don’t require the burden of traveling. From services and parades to beach parties and brunches, we’ve rounded up the best events in the area for you to celebrate our country this Memorial Day.  

Southern California

For those in the Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Ontario area, the Orange County Music Fest is just a short distance away on Irvine Lake. This festival will feature more than 20 local bands over the weekend, and is a great event for the whole family as children under 12 get free admittance. Whether you’re heading over for the day or camping for the weekend, the OC Music Festival is a fun place to gather and jam with friends and family.

What better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than the beach? Those heading West this long weekend are in for a treat as there is no shortage of activities in this area. Kick off your summer at Newport Dunes, a waterfront resort and marina located in Newport Beach. This Water Park boasts the largest inflatable obstacle course in Southern California, along with amazing watercraft rentals. New to their watercraft fleet are paddleboards by Radiant Rides, which come equipped with lights that illuminate the water beneath you. Another fun activity at Newport Dunes is The Annual Liquid Run – a challenging, but fun obstacle course to test your skills. With waterfront dining, live entertainment, and even beachfront cottages, Newport Dunes is the perfect place to start your summer this Memorial Day.

With the start of summer comes more chances to get out on the water. Celebrate the long weekend with a relaxing Memorial Day Champagne Cruise out of Newport Beach or Marina Del Rey. Enjoy the soft ocean breeze, music, and gorgeous views of the coast and sea life. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets.

Northern California

Trumark residents at our Dublin location have San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area at a close distance, and there is no shortage of Memorial Day weekend fun here. Take a Memorial Day cruise on the scenic San Francisco Bay and enjoy amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and live music as you enjoy a brunch buffet with champagne.

The largest event in the Bay Area this weekend is the Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Cemetery. While it is less of a celebration and more of a ceremony, this is a way to observe Memorial Day as it was intended, and the best place to pay tribute to our veterans.

Another huge celebration on Memorial Day weekend is Carnaval San Francisco. While this is a festival that celebrates Latin American and Caribbean traditions, it is important to remember that these types of cultural events are possible in our great country because of the sacrifice our armed forces have made for our freedom.