Top Memorial Day Weekend Events in Los Angeles for 2024

Memorial Day Weekend is not only a time to honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service to the country, but it's also seen as the unofficial start of summer. Los Angeles offers a plethora of events and activities to commemorate this special weekend. Here's a curated list of activities and events happening in and around LA from Friday, May 24th to Monday, May 27th.

Friday, May 24th

Movies at the Park: Jurassic Park

  • Location: Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
  • Details: Enjoy an outdoor screening of the classic film "Jurassic Park." The movie starts at sundown, with pre-movie activities beginning one hour prior. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner or snacks.
  • More Info: CRPD Events

Friday, May 24th to Monday, May 27th

L.A. County Fair

  • Location: 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768
  • Details: Celebrate the medley of communities in Los Angeles County with the theme "Stars, Stripes & Fun." Enjoy carnival rides, animals, shopping, live music, and a variety of delicious foods.
  • More Info: LA County Fair

LA Fleet Week

  • Location: 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA
  • Details: An annual multi-day celebration of the nation’s Sea Services, featuring tours of active duty ships, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, and military displays.
  • More Info: LA Fleet Week

Saturday, May 25th to Monday, May 27th

Fiesta Hermosa

  • Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
  • Details: Southern California’s largest beachside arts and crafts festival. Enjoy live music, carnival rides, games, food, and more than 250 vendors.
  • More Info: Fiesta Hermosa

Topanga Days

  • Location: Topanga Community Center, Topanga, CA
  • Details: A fundraiser featuring live entertainment, vendors, food, games, and a parade on Monday morning.
  • More Info: Topanga Days

Valley Greek Festival

  • Location: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA 91325
  • Details: Experience traditional Greek food, music, dance performances, and an outdoor marketplace.
  • More Info: Valley Greek Festival

Sunday, May 26th

Marina Culture Jam

  • Location: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
  • Details: Enjoy live performances, arts and crafts, and cultural activities. TAIKO Project and Melody of China are scheduled to perform.
  • More Info and RSVP: Marina Culture Jam

Simone Leigh Opening Celebration

  • Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Details: Celebrate the opening with art, music, and hands-on workshops.
  • More Info and RSVP: LACMA

Monday, May 27th

Memorial Day: Honoring the Brave

  • Location: Forest Lawn, Six locations including Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
  • Details: Events include patriotic music, wreath layings, flag presentations, and more. Activities start at 10:00 am.
  • More Info: Forest Lawn

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade

  • Location: Canoga Park, CA
  • Details: The 32nd Annual parade with floats, classic cars, bands, and more. Opening ceremony at 10:00 am, parade starts at 11:00 am.
  • More Info: Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Ceremony in Burbank

  • Location: McCambridge Park War Memorial, Corner of San Fernando Road and Amherst Dr., Burbank, CA
  • Details: Featuring a performance by the Burbank Community Band, speakers, and a flyover.
  • More Info: City of Burbank

Whether you're looking to enjoy a classic movie in the park, explore cultural festivals, or honor the brave men and women who have served the country, Los Angeles offers a diverse range of activities for Memorial Day weekend.

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