2019 Memorial Day Weekend in Bay Area

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2019 Memorial Day Weekend in Bay Area

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Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the beautiful Summer!

Even though it’s a cause of celebration, the real meaning is to honor those who bravely served our Country. Learn about its history here.

Below, you’ll find mostly Festivals, which are great for all ages. They’re also our favorite way to spend beautiful Summer weekends!

3 day weekend events are below!
* number of events: 34. updated 5/23, 7pm.

 

Saturday, May 25

 

San Francisco Carnaval 2018 with Free Concert | Mission
Saturday, May 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE* | Harrison Street between 16th and 20th streets.

The 41st San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District. 41st Annual San Francisco Carnaval & Parade – Festival: May 25-26, 2019 | 10 am to 6 pm.

SF’s Huge Lowrider Car Show | Mission
Saturday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | John O’Connell High School.

Join San Francisco LowRider Council for the 40th Anniversary Carnaval San Francisco.

Bay Area KidFest | Concord
Saturday, May 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: $6* | Mt. Diablo High School.

Bay Area Festivals, Inc. is pleased to present Bay Area KidFest, a 3-day Memorial weekend from May 25-27 of quality live entertainment, activities and sports for children to stimulate learning and exploration while presenting parents with new ideas and opportunities from arts & crafts.

2018 Burger & Brew Fest | Fremont
Saturday, May 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE* | Downtown Fremont.

Celebrating the vibrant craft brew scene in Northern California, the Fifth Annual Fremont Burger & Brew Fest returns to Downtown Fremont on Saturday, May 26, 2019 from 11 am to 5:00 pm. The day-long festival will feature sampling from bay area breweries, mouthwatering burgers and sliders.

San Ramon Art, Wind & Kite Festival
11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26-27. San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.

Kite-making workshops, kite-flying demos, professional kite flyers, children’s activities, arts and crafts, food booths. Free.

Point Reyes Open Studios: Memorial Day Weekend | North Bay
Saturday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes.

The epic and oh so very relaxed coastal beauty of Point Reyes—located 35 miles north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge—reveals yet another dimension to be appreciated when the ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, painters, printmakers, and other local artists who live and work there.

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest
Saturday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz).

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Nearly 200 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders on the famous Steamer Lane and Cowells.

Treasure-Fest 8th Birthday Bash | May 25-26
Saturday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: $4* | Treasure Island Flea (East Location).

Nearly 20,000 are going to Treasure Island for SF’s biggest monthly festival. Shop indie-designers, vintage curators & antiques. Eat top rated food trucks & pop-ups. Drink local + award-winning wine & cocktails. Buy-One-Get-One Mimosas and free tote bags for the first 1,000 attendees.

2019 Barrelrock Music Mini Fest & Beer Release | Santa Rosa
Saturday, May 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fogbelt Brewing Company.

Taking place over Memorial Day weekend, Barrelrock will transform Fogbelt Brewing Co. into an oasis of beer, food, and music. The best part is that it is completely free. No overpriced ticket. Just come drink some beer, enjoy the good weather.

NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Pleasanton
Saturday, May 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5* | Alameda County Fairgrounds.

NorCal Night Market, back for its second year, aims to bring the electric spirit of night markets and taste of international cuisines to Northern California. Suitable for all ages, the festival features 200+ food and merchandise vendors, games, art and live music for three weekends.

Mushroom Mardi Gras: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 25 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26.
Downtown Morgan Hill Amphitheater grounds and Depot Street.

Mushroom dishes and other food, educational exhibits, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, wine and beer, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. Free.

 

Sunday, May 26

 

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2018
Sunday, May 26 – 9:30 am | | 24th & Bryant all the way to 24th & Mission streets.

On May 26th, 2018 at 9:30 am, the 2018 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks–off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets.
The theme, Roots of Carnaval / Raíces del Carnaval, refers to atree’s branches, leaves, and fruit give it beauty, but its strength lies …

San Francisco Carnaval 2019 | Mission
Sunday, May 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE* | Harrison Street

The 2019 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate at the 40th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend.

2019 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City
Sunday, May 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)

Join the Bay Area Burmese Community for the annual Burmese New Year Water Festival at Kennedy Park in Union City from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 26, 2019. There will be Burmese traditional dance performances, foods from various regions of Myanmar, a traditional ceremony of …

San Ramon Art, Wind & Kite Festival
11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26-27. San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.

Kite-making workshops, kite-flying demos, professional kite flyers, children’s activities, arts and crafts, food booths. Free.

Treasure-Fest 8th Birthday Bash | May 25-26
Sunday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: $4* | Treasure Island Flea (East Location).

Nearly 20,000 are going to Treasure Island for SF’s biggest monthly festival. Shop indie-designers, vintage curators & antiques. Eat top rated food trucks & pop-ups. Drink local + award-winning wine & cocktails. Buy-One-Get-One Mimosas and free tote bags for the first 1,000 attendees.

46th Annual Muir Beach Firemen’s BBQ | Mt. Tam
Sunday, May 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Santos Meadow (Mt. Tam)

The 46th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Firemen’s Barbecue is a fun event for the whole family with delicious food, activities for the kids, live music and dancing. An annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition in Marin, the event takes place on Sunday, May 27.

Point Reyes Open Studios: Memorial Day Weekend | North Bay
Sunday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes

The epic and oh so very relaxed coastal beauty of Point Reyes—located 35 miles north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge—reveals yet another dimension to be appreciated when the ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, painters, printmakers, and other local artists who live and work there.

Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, May 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the new direction of Robert Calonico, presents the 136th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years.

Free Memorial Day DJ Celebration at Barbarossa | SF
Sunday, May 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Barbarossa Lounge

Salute our troops at Barbarossa’s Memorial Day Weekend celebration! We’ll be honoring the men and women who served our country with hand crafted cocktails, music from live DJs, and dancing all night long. The admission is complimentary for this event but you need to RSVP.

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2018
Sunday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Nearly 200 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders on the famous Steamer Lane and Cowells.

NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Pleasanton
Sunday, May 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5* | Alameda County Fairgrounds (Pleasanton Ave.)

NorCal Night Market, back for its second year, aims to bring the electric spirit of night markets and taste of international cuisines to Northern California. Suitable for all ages, the festival features 200+ food and merchandise vendors, games, art and live music.

 

Monday, May 27

 

Afro Soca Love: Oakland Outdoor Festival
Noon-7 p.m. Monday, May 27. $5-$10. Lot 13, 341 13th St., Oakland.

A block-party-style event celebrating the nexus of Afro-Caribbean cultures. The all-day party features a marketplace with Afro-Caribbean vendors, an outdoor drinking village and performances from international musicians.

Memorial Day 2018 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Monday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs and rules. Thankfully on Memorial Dauy, the city of San Francisco is going to reward.

2019 Memorial Day Parade, Carnival & Music Fest | Hillsborough
Monday, May 28 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Hillsborough North School

Bring the family to celebrate Hillsborough’s 9th Annual Memorial Day Parade, Carnival and Music Festival. Wells Fargo Stagecoach, the San Mateo Marching Band, the Burlingame High School Band, the Los Trancos Marching Band, our schools, our dignitaries, community services organizations and so much more. See below …

San Ramon Art, Wind & Kite Festival: Monday | 2018
Monday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Ramon Central Park

Chevron Stage– (Field adjacent to tennis courts. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets.)

Hippie Hill’s “Spiritual Smoke-In” 50th Anniversary | Golden Gate Park
Monday, May 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hippie Hill

On Memorial Day, Monday May at 3:00pm, a ceremony is planned at Golden Gate Park’s “Hippie Hill” to mark the 50th anniversary of the first spiritually-oriented public cannabis “smoke-in” in the United States. The informal ceremony will honor both the use of the herb.

Live at Lagunitas: 2018 Kick-Off Concert “St. Paul and The Broken Bones” | Petaluma
Monday, May 28 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE* | Lagunitas Brewery

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely.

150th Anniversary Memorial Day Commemoration & Parade | Presidio
Monday, May 27 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn

The Presidio Trust, the City of San Francisco and the Department of Veterans Affairs​ invite you to be part of the official City and County of San Francisco Memorial Day Observance. 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the Presidio’s participation in the city’s annual ceremony, dating …

SF City Guides Memorial Day 2018 | 13 Free Guided Walking Tours
Monday, May 27 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE* | All Over San Francisco

If you have the day off on Memorial Day, why not spend part of your day learning something new about the city you love. San Francisco City Guides will be offering thirteen free guided walking tours on Memorial Day Monday. All tours are free and open to the public.

USS Pampanito Lost Boat Ceremony | Pier 45
Monday, May 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE* | Pier 45

The San Francisco Maritime National Park Association, the crew of the USS Pampanito and the Submarine Veterans of World War II , cordially invite you to attend the Lost Boat Ceremony to honor those who have served and those on Eternal Patrol in the Submarine Service.

2019 Memorial Day Commemoration & Tour | Oakland
Monday, May 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery

Join Mountain View Cemetery to honor all veterans at the 98th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at 10 am on Monday, May 28, 2018.
The Memorial Day Civil War Plot Tour led by Dennis Evanosky at the Pardee Home and Oakland’s Preservation Park.

Point Reyes Open Studios: Memorial Day Weekend | North Bay
Monday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes

The epic and oh so very relaxed coastal beauty of Point Reyes—located 35 miles north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge—reveals yet another dimension to be appreciated when the ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, painters, printmakers, and other local artists who live and work there …

21st Annual Memorial Day Service | Colma Cemetery
Monday, May 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cypress Lawn Memorial Park

Cypress Lawn invites the public to attend its 21st Annual Memorial Day Program at 1 pm on Monday, May 28, 2018. Cypress Lawn pays tribute to all veterans for their service in defense of the freedom that we are all enjoying. All families and friends of veterans.

2019 Memorial Day Celebration Live Music & Free BBQ | San Anselmo
Monday, May 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | The Log Cabin

Spend the day with Vets who have served our country at The American Legion fun annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Log Cabin and Dugout Bar from 1-7 pm on Monday, May 27, 2018. There will be a free BBQ, live music by Frank Bohan & Friends. Full Bar, Bake Sale.

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May 25 2019

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Start: May 25
End: May 28
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San Francisco Bay Area

CA 94134 United States

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