🎆 Hey there, Bay Area explorers! 🌉
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:
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 https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-chapel-memorial-day-observance-2023-05-29 .
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 https://carnavalsanfrancisco.org/ .
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 https://www.mlb.com/giants.
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 https://uss-hornet.org/calendar/memorial-day-2023.
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 https://beachboardwalk.com/ .
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!