Β πŸŽ† Your Ultimate Guide to Memorial Day Weekend Fun in the Bay Area! πŸŽ†

05/20/23  |  Kip Barnard

We have a fun-packed schedule for you to honor those who served while making the most of your three-day weekend.

πŸŽ† Hey there, Bay Area explorers! πŸŒ‰

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and we have a fun-packed schedule for you to honor those who served while making the most of your three-day weekend. Here are some must-attend events and activities:

  1. Presidio Memorial Day Commemoration and Parade πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Start your day with a parade at the historic Presidio. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Presidio Officers’ Club, followed by an 11 a.m. ceremony and 21-gun salute at the National Cemetery. After the official commemorations, stick around for the community picnic at the Main Parade Ground .

  1. Color at Carnaval San Francisco 2023 🎊

Next, head over to the Mission District for the annual Carnaval Celebration. Spend your Saturday and Sunday enjoying live music, traditional dishes, and dancing in the streets. Don't miss the annual parade on Sunday morning, a two-hour spectacle featuring floats, dancers, and more .

  1. Attend a Baseball Game ⚾

Catch a game of America's favorite pastime with the San Francisco Giants playing a three-game home series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, or the Oakland A's hosting the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves. Games are happening throughout the weekend

  1. Memorial Day Aboard the Historic USS Hornet 🚒

Join the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the USS Hornet starting at 11 AM. The ceremony lasts about half an hour and is followed by a wreath toss off the fantail. Afterward, enjoy various activities, meet veterans, and tour the ship either on your own or through a docent-led tour

  1. A Day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 🎒

No weekend would be complete without some fun in the sun. Make your way to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for some classic seaside amusement. While I don't have the latest information on their Memorial Day events, you can find updates on their official website .

This Memorial Day weekend, let's honor our heroes, celebrate our community, and soak up all the Bay Area has to offer! 

Enjoy your holiday weekend, explorers!