The official start of summer is nearby, and Memorial Day creates the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a long weekend in Los Angeles. It’s an ideal holiday for everyone, with events, concerts and fairs that range from family-friendly to adults-only. Here are some favorite picks.
Fiesta Hermoa | May 28-30
Enjoy the weekend with a trip to Hermosa Beach, where children will love the kiddie carnival and petting zoo. The 44th annual fiesta is a seaside arts and crafts festival with live music and over 400 vendor booths to check out. Plus, the extensive food court and Beer and Wine Garden will satisfy with delicious local picks. Open each day from 10 am -6 pm on Hermosa Beach.
Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Musical Festival | May 28-29
With all proceeds going to local charities, the interactive music festival brings sound and color to every stage for a great cause. Featuring blues and roots music, the lively affair has a full schedule of shows, dance lessons, demonstrations, kids area and dog team demonstrations. Celebrating its local heritage, the festival brings just the right amount of flair to the weekend. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley.
Annual Topanga Days Country Fair | May 28-30
The new-age hippie fair treats guests to multiple stages of entertainment, fine arts and crafts fair – even healing booths. Plus, there’s a special Monday morning parade to kick things off. Everyday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Parade begins on Monday at 9 am at The Topanga Community House, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga.
Hornblower Cruises brings fun weekend vibes to both Long Beach and Marina Del Rey for those that want to partake in an upscale party boat. The Yacht Party is on three decks and showcases five different DJ’s with two rooms full of music. The entire afternoon spent on a boat, listening to music and drinking a cocktail? Not a bad idea.
Long Beach Information: Begins at 3 p.m., $25-50 (table reservations available), Catalina King Yacht, 1046 Queens Highway, Long Beach
Marina Del Rey Information: Begins at 3:30 pm, $25-50 (table reservations available), Entertainer Yacht, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey
Memorial Weekend Club Crawls In Hollywood | May 29-30
Who said Memorial Day had to only be a relaxing time? Live it up in Hollywood with club crawls on both Saturday and Sunday nights for an epic weekend celebration. Starting at Outpost Hollywood, both evenings include a guided tour, no per-club cover, drink discounts and free drinks of the venues’ choice. 1624 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood.