Top Memorial Day Celebrations in Los Angeles 2024

As Memorial Day approaches, Los Angeles is ready to celebrate and honor the sacrifices of our fallen veterans with a variety of fun events across the city. From parades and ceremonies to family-friendly activities and lively parties, there are countless ways to reflect on the valor and dedication of those who served our nation. Join us as we dive into the exciting celebrations and observances happening throughout L.A. this Memorial Day.

LA Fleet Week 2024

May 22-27. Southern California’s largest Memorial Day event, LA Fleet Week, is a free, multi-day celebration of the nation’s Sea Services held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles over Memorial Day weekend. Events include active duty ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, neighborhood activations, welcome parties in downtown San Pedro and Wilmington, aircraft flyovers, the Galley Wars culinary competition, dodgeball, Military Has Talent and military band performances across L.A. The event offers fun for the entire family and is free to the general public.
Time: Hours vary, check website for details
Address: 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro
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26th Annual Tribute to Veterans and Military Families

May 25. The 26th Annual Tribute to Veterans and Military Families will be held this weekend and hosted by L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. The event includes musical performances and exhibitors showcasing a wide array of programs, services, and benefits for veterans and their families. This free event is open to the public with no RSVP required.
Time: Saturday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Address: 405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia
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Swimsuits & Cowboy Boots

May 27. Desert 5 Spot, the renowned country bar in Hollywood, is kicking off summer with its Swimsuits & Cowboy Boots Pool Party. Re-launching for its third season on Sunday, May 27th, from 2 PM until sunset, the event features poolside DJs, specialty cocktails, a Cowboy Cookout, and Cowboy Karaoke. Enjoy burgers and hotdogs at the Cowboy Cookout and participate in Cowboy Karaoke as the sun sets. On the first Sunday of each month, Jada & Jon’s Trading Post will host local vendors offering vintage finds and cheeky trucker hats.
Time: Sunday, from 2 p.m.-sunset
Address: 6516 Selma Ave., Los Angeles
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The Bungalow Long Beach

May 26. Get ready to dance day and night with electrifying beats from DJ Steve Dub and DJ Steve^Der. The festivities start on Sunday as Bungalow Long Beach opens at 12 p.m. and the party continues until 2 a.m. Celebrate on Monday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a great Memorial Day weekend celebration. Mark your calendars, gather your crew and enjoy two days of incredible music, drinks and endless fun.
Time: Sunday, noon- 12 a.m. Monday, noon-10 p.m.
Address: 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy. Suite 200, Long Beac

Hotel Ziggy

May 27. Splash it up this Memorial Day weekend at Hotel Ziggy with their exclusive “Gettin’ Ziggy With It!” offer. Enjoy a complimentary round of local craft beer or cocktails paired with a pizza from B-Side. Benefit from 50% off daily valet parking throughout your stay. Hotel Ziggy, where legends were made and groupies played, is LA’s newest music venue, pizza shop and West Hollywood’s only boutique hotel with a saltwater pool.
Time: Monday, 1-7 p.m.
Address: 8462 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
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InterContinental Downtown L.A.

May 26. InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is hosting a Memorial Day Weekend pool party at the ‘No Dive Bar’ as you can enjoy LA sunshine, a DJ and good vibes. Tickets are limited and priced at $25 per person.
Time: Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Address: 900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
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Cabra Restaurant and Bar

Now Serving. Spend the weekend at DTLA’s rooftop Cabra Restaurant and Bar, enjoying cuisine by Chef Stephanie Izard. Brunch on the patio features dishes like chicken empanadas, salmon ceviche and shrimp hash pancakes. For drinks, try the Fresa Froze, a refreshing slushie with rosé wine, strawberry, kiwi and frozen lemon. Dinner offers Peruvian-inspired dishes, including hot chorizo and queso dip, jalea mixta and guava-banana sorbet.
Time: Sunday, hours vary, check website for details
Address: 8289 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
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May 24-27. Looking for a tropical restaurant to dine at after sunbathing at El Segundo Beach? Brazilian-Asian inspired Tapizon offers a spacious patio and sports-themed bar. For Memorial Day, Tapizon will serve an all-day special, Churrasco Mixed Grill, featuring picanha steak, chicken, Brazilian pork sausage, grilled shrimp, farofa, potato chips and cherry tomato vinaigrette. Pair your meal with a Caipirinha or a beer.
Time: Friday-Sunday, starts at 11 a.m.
Address: 450 Main St, El Segundo
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Corvette Car Show + Chili Cook Off

May 25. Join the ZADM annual Corvette Car Show this Memorial Day, co-sponsored by The Vette Set, Inc. This year, we’re adding a chili cook-off to the festivities. Open to all C1-C8 Corvettes, participants can register for a chance to win Top C1-C8 or Best of Show, with a custom pinstriped toolbox by @stefpinstripes as a prize. Show cars and vendors can start arriving at 8 a.m., with parking on a first-come, first-served basis. The chili cook-off is a people’s choice event; contestants bring their own crock pots and ingredients to cook on-site. Tasting cups and spoons will be provided, and every judge gets a ballot. Compete for a chance to win exciting prizes.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Address: 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo
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Valley Greek Festival

May 25-27. The San Fernando Valley’s 48th Annual Greek Festival takes place this Memorial Day weekend. Grab the family as the festival celebrates traditional Greek culture with food, live music and dance performances, bouncers, giant slides, crafts for kids, an outdoor Greek marketplace and cooking demonstrations. More details are available online.
Time: Saturday-Monday, noon-9 p.m.
Address: 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge
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