Memorial Day takes place May 25th and of course San Francisco & the Bay Area will have great events all weekend to celebrate including festivals, concerts, traveling/day trips, and more! Below is a list of several events and you can keep up with any new additions on our Memorial Day Weekend Calendar here.
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- Calendar: Our Memorial Day Weekend Events Calendar
- May: Our Calendar of May Events, Festivals, & Entertainment
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- Music: Golden Gate Park Band Concert Series Schedule | Free, Sundays
2015 Bay Area Memorial Day Events, Festivals, Music:
All Weekend: Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Golden Gate Park, Castro, Chinatown, Excelsior, City Hall, Fisherman’s Wharf, & More
City Guides is a non-profit organization with more than 200 trained volunteers who lead FREE history and architectural walking tours in San Francisco. Walk along the streets, sidewalks, and byways of America’s most beautiful – and fascinating – city! More info.
May 22-24: Monterey – California Roots Festival @ Monterey County Fairgrounds | Music & Arts Festival, Live Music & Painters, Food & Drink
California Roots isn’t just a music festival; it’s a movement. It’s a way of life. It delivers a cosmic blend of good vibes, true happiness, family, peace, love and joy to all who enter. More info.
May 23: Midnight Cruise @ Fume Blanc Commodore | Memorial Day Bash, 3 Hour Cruise, Bay Area Views, 8PM-12:30AM
We’re giving you a chance to hop aboard the Saturday Night Party Cruise for a night that you won’t forget. Prepare to take the party to the water this summer in San Francisco as one of the popular boats on the harbor welcomes you on board for an epic event that features a cash bar and music by live DJs. More info.
May 23: Fremont – Burger & Brew Fest @ Downtown Fremont | Free, Beer Sampling, Live Entertainment, Food, Kid Zone, 11AM-6PM
The event will feature beer sampling from Bay Area craft breweries, wine, burgers and sliders from local food vendors and restaurants, live entertainment, a kid zone, bistro style seating areas and a cooking demonstration. More info.
May 23-24: Carnaval on Harrison Street | Free, Multi-Cultural Festival, Family-Friendly, Food & Drink, Parade
Come celebrate a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. Experience global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for the entire family to enjoy. More info.
May 23-24: San Jose – Taco Festival Of Innovation @ History Park | Taco Food Trucks, Lucha Libre, Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Kids’ Activities
This year, Moveable Feast rings in year four of the Taco Festival of Innovation by doubling up on all the taco fun! We are extending the festivities to Saturday AND Sunday on Memorial Day weekend inside History Park. This year’s theme is FREESTYLE: freestyle tacos and freestyle music! More info.
May 23&25: Sunol – Memorial Day Steam Train Weekend | Train Rides, Family-Friendly
Grab your friends and family and come out for a ride behind a vintage steam locomotive, Southern Pacific No. 2472, as the train travels through scenic Niles Canyon. It’s a perfect way to get away from it all. Plus, what better way to get away from it all than from the comfort of a train? More info.
May 24: RoyalTEA @ Oasis | Dance Party, DJs, $20, 6PM-Midnight
RoyalTEA is enlisting hot soldiers for our very first Memorial Day Weekend Officer’s Club Uniform Tea Dance! Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines: All out in massive force for an evening of dancing, cruising and fun! Sexy Circuit-style Cadet uniforms are highly encouraged. More info.
May 24: Pier Pressure SF Cruise @ Cabarnet Sauvignon Commodore Yacht | Yacht Party, 4 Decks, DJs, 3:30-8PM
It’s time to party and soak in the SF sun aboard the Cabernet Sauvignon Mega Yacht. You will be picked up in the San Francisco Bay where you’ll board and hit the city, lit bay where you’ll go on a 3 hour cruise with some of the most vivid views to add the perfect ending to an amazing Memorial Day Cruise! More info.
May 24: Broke-Ass Stuart’s Bar Mitzvah Party @ Richshaw Stop | Food & Drink, DJs, DIY Yarmulka Station, $15, 8PM (more info)
May 24: Oakland – The Standard Annual Memorial Day Weekend Party @ Liege Spirits Lounge | 10PM-2AM, (more info)
May 25: Sanctuary @ 1015 Folsom | Military Ball, Dance Party, $50, 10PM
Calling all circuit soldiers! Sanctuary is back and big for Memorial Day Weekend 2015. It’s our massive, second annual military ball. We’ve recruited heavy artillery 5-star DJs DANI TORO and TWISTED DEE to train you hard with relentless big room beats til sunrise. More info.
May 25: Memorial Day Beer Lunch Cruise | 2-Hour Yacht Cruise, Buffet & Drinks, Live Entertainment, Bay Views, $75
Come aboard to celebrate Memorial Day on the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a two hour cruise with a BBQ-inspired lunch buffet and free flowing champagne and Premium beers! Sit back and relax on this three-day weekend while you cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz and under the Bay Bridge. More info.
May 25: Memorial Day Ceremony @ National Cemetery | Free, Parade, Veterans, 21-Gun Salute, Speakers, Tours, Classic Cars, Chapel
Head over to the Presidio for this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Cemetery. This is the largest bay area event on Memorial Day and the best place to pay tribute to our Veterans. More info.
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