Traditionally marking the start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend is celebrated all across the world. The holiday not only welcomes popular summer traditions like outdoor festivals, picnics, pop-up marks, alfresco concerts, but also marks a day of remembrance. To honor the military men and women, both present and past, many of San Diego’s attractions host Memorial Day events.
If you’re looking for something fun to do during the Memorial Day Weekend, then America’s Finest City always has something going on. To help you pack the long weekend in the home of sand, sun and surf, here is a guide on all the special events, activities and celebrations in remembrance of the men and women of the military.
Over Memorial Day Weekend, you can enjoy various outdoor recreation activities and exciting dining as well as nightlife opportunities in San Diego.
Memorial Day Weekend Events in San Diego:
Balboa Garden Party (27 May 2016)
Balboa Park offers a fun-filled celebration of its various horticultural wonders. And this summer, you can enjoy Balboa Park after dark at 9 museums with complete entertainment. The garden party will feature various tours, special horticulture discussions and a wide range of activities for the entire family.
Sea to Shining Sea (28 May 2016)
SeaWorld San Diego is very excited to light up the sky with a wonderful fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the special day.
Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival (28 May 2016)
You can join and have fun the Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival with Crafter Row and Artist Alley, 300 Food & Vendor Booths, Carnival Rides and much more!
Stickball Tournament (28-29 May 2016)
The Stickball Tournament on Memorial Day takes over all the streets of Little Italy, allowing players to revisit their childhood memories.
Vista Strawberry Festival (29 May 2016)
The festival celebrates all the joys of the Strawberry in Vista – earlier known as the Strawberry Capital of the world.
Memorial Day Lunch Cruise (30 May 2016)
Start this summer on San Diego Bay with family and friends! Enjoy the great weather on a yacht with incredible views and a gourmet buffet with a savory selection of your favorite dishes including champagne and beer.