This Memorial Day weekend, there’s much to choose from; use these activities and events to help you remember those who lost their lives in service to our county.
Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival
Celebrating its ninth year, the Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival will host its fourth annual beer festival featuring local breweries. Military will be honored this year with the Heroes Stage. New to this year’s event will be a special program to recognize children with parents currently serving in the armed forces. Festival highlights include a craft beer festival, live music and entertainment, more than 300 food and craft vendor booths, carnival rides–including a rock climbing wall–and games for the family.
When: Saturday, May 27 | 10am
Where: Town Center Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
Cost: Free | Tickets available for the craft beer festival
More information: santeestreetfair.com
Oasis Camel Dairy’s Open Farm and Show
Spend your Saturday socializing with camels at the well-known Oasis Camel Dairy’s open farm and show. Participants will get a chance to pet and ride the friendly animals. Later in the day, watch a birds show. Tickets start at $7.
When: Saturday, May 27 | 1pm
Where: Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona
More information: www.cameldairy.com
Legacy Week 2017 at the USS Midway Museum
The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. Activities will honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage.
Line up of events include: Wreathe Memorial Ceremony, Lifehouse benefit concert, blood drive, kids discovery zone and more!
When: Saturday – Monday, May 27 – 29
Where: USS Midway Museum | 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: www.midway.org/legacy-week-2017
Ever gone hiking and wondered, what is that bird? Wonder no more once you learn the basics of birding with this community class, aimed at teaching you how to identify birds at a glance. Experienced birder and trail guide Winona Sollock will lead the class, giving everyone tips and tricks.
When: Saturday, May 27 | 1pm
Where: Classroom A at the Visitor’s Center – Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center | 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
More information: www.mtrp.org/events
Vista Strawberry Festival
Live entertainment on multiple stages, bands & local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. Carnival rides & 300+ vendors.
When: Sunday, May 28 | 8am – 6pm
Where: 127 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084
More information: www.vistastrawberryfest.com
El Cajon Dinner & A Concert Series
One of El Cajon’s premier events, our Dinner & A Concert Series is back again this year in the center of Downtown El Cajon. Dinner & A Concert is a weekly concert and dance hosted by Downtown El Cajon Business Partners, performed on the Prescott Promenade, which is surrounded by a variety of restaurants. Thousands of people from all over San Diego County arrive to see and listen to many of our local bands and musicians. Join us Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for a great time and great food from our downtown restaurants.
When: Fridays throughout the summer | 6 – 8pm
Where: Prescott Promenade | East Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
More information: downtownelcajon.com/dinner-and-a-concert
14th Annual Lebanese Food Festival
Come explore and experience the food, the culture and the heritage of Lebanon. Guests will feast on traditional healthy lebanese dishes like saj zaatar & cheese, tabouleh, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, beef shawarma, chicken kabob, kibbeh and gourmet sweets.
Along with the exquisite Lebanese food will be evening live music & dancing, folkloric performances throughout the day, beer & wine garden, carnival rides, cooking demonstrations and a raffle drawing for a $10,000 cash prize.
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28 | 11am
Where: St. Ephrem Maronite Catholic Church | 750 Medford St., El Cajon, CA 92020
More information: www.facebook.com/sdlebanesefestival
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Memorial Day Celebration
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary, one of the San Diego’s oldest and most historic cemeteries, will host its annual Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 29th, at 1:00 PM at its picturesque hilltop setting.
When: Monday, May 29 | 1pm
Where: La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary | 3191 Orange St., National City, CA
More information: lavistamemorialpark.com/event/memorial-day-2017-05-30/2017-05-29