Los Angeles Memorial Day Weekend Events

Shaggy headlines the 26th annual JazzReggae Festival.

Memorial Day officially kicks off a summer season of stellar events in Los Angeles. Here are our picks for the perfect LA Memorial Day weekend.

JazzReggae Festival
Mat 27-28. Kick off the summer with live music, food, and live art. Headliners of the 26th annual festival include The Roots, Booker T. Jones, Shaggy, Tarrus Riley and many more. UCLA Intramural Field, Westwood. jazzreggaefest.com

Jubilee Music and Arts Festival
May 26-27. Better known as the Silver Lake Jubilee, the festival features headlining bans such as Kinky, Aloe Blacc, Autolux and The Soft Pack, in addition to a block party with activities, shopping and food. Santa Monica and Sunset Blvds., Silver Lake. jubilee.is

Memorial Day with M83 at Drai’s Hollywood
May 27. Drai’s at the top of the W Hollywood officially launches their summer day club with a afternoon pool party featuring a live DJ set by M83. Don your most fashionable beachwear and reserve your spot at one of Hollywood’s hottest events. $50. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 213.400.3133. draishwood.electrostub.com

Sprinkles Ice Cream
Opens May 24. Just in time for a perfect summer in Los Angeles, Sprinkles Cupcakes launches Sprinkles Ice Cream: “A slow churned, densely creamy and intensely flavorful ice cream experience.” Grab your vanilla bean, salty caramel, cap’n crunch or butter pecan sundae or waffle cone (or red velvet waffle cone) just next door to the Sprinkles flagship Beverly Hills location, and pile it high with toppings. If you’re feeling extremely decadent, grab the Sprinkles sandwich—a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor pressed between two cupcake tops. 9631 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.7890. sprinklesicecream.com

Topanga Days
May 26-28. Celebrate music, the arts and the work of local artisans at the 38th annual Topanga Days. Spend the weekend listening to live music, while discovering art, jewelry and clothing from local artisans. Musical headliners include: Young Dubliners, Fishbone, Ivan Neville’s Dumstaphunk and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. 1440 N. Topanga Cyn. Bl., Topanga, 310.455.1980. topangadays.com

LA En Vivo Block Party
May 26-28. First annual Latin music and cultural festival features live music, cultural performances, regional food specialities and more. Highlights include Julion Alvarez, Don Omar, MTV permiered of Juanes Unplugged and golden boy boxing ring. Nokia Plaza, LA Live, 777 Chick Hearn Court, downtown. lalive.com

May 26.-Sep. 15. LA’s roving outdoor movie event series kicks off this weekend with Anchorman. In addition to the movie, which screens on the only three-story HD movie screen west of the Mississippi, expect food trucks and live music. Each Saturday through Sep. 15, Eat|See|Hear screens a different movie in a different location. Memorial Greek Amphitheater, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. eatseehear.com

Free Burgers at Burger Lounge
May 28. Memorial Day is also National Burger Day and West Hollywood’s Burger Lounge celebrates by giving you free burgers all day long. Pick from selections such as 100% grass-fed beef Lounge Burger, Wild Salmon Burger, Free-Range Turkey Burger, and Quinoa Veggie Burger. A newbie in the LA area, the San Diego flagship Burger Lounge was recently named one of Forbes Travel’s Top Ten Burgers in America. (Limit one burger per person.) 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 8539 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.9250. burgerlounge.com

Memorial Day Yacht Party, Mini-Cruise & BBQ
May 28. Kick off summer with four levels of sun and fun on the FantaSee One Mega-Yacht. Afternoon featured DJs, BBQ, cabanas with bottle service, karaoke and more. Fantasea One Mega-Yacht, Dock 52: 13509, Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 310.821.5371. $40/$50. wantickets.com

Sunday Blues & BBQ ION Rooftop Bar and Lounge
Debuts May 27. Let the summer BBQs begin at ION Rooftop Bar and Lounge at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, where you can stop by for a lively Blues and BBQ brunch (think grilled skirt steak, baby back ribs and bbq chicken). Each Sunday though Labor Day, the open-air rooftop bar and lounge hosts a blues and soul musical guest, from classical blues bands, to bluegrass artists with musical highlights including The George Dez Band. Noon-4 p.m. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.765.8600. lalivemarriott.com

The Backyard BBQ at W Los Angeles Westwood
May 28. Executive Chef Dakota Weiss kicks off the summer by putting her spin on classic BBQ with this Sunday event that happens weekly through Aug. 26. Noon-3 p.m. 930 Hilgard Ave., Westwood, 310.443.8218. wlosangeles.com

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