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Memorial Day Weekend in Orange County

Here’s what’s happening for Memorial Day weekend, 5/27-5/30, in Orange County: 

  • “Sunset Serenades” Concert Series continues Friday 5/27, from 6:30pm to sunset in Heisler Park in Laguna beach. Take a picnic & enjoy live music from 4 singer-songwriters. FREE to attend.
  • The Scottish Festival is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Highland games, Whiskey tasting, sheep herding, food, shopping & more! Admission required (free admission for active and retired military).
  • The Patchwork Show arts & craft show is Sunday 5/29 from 11am-5pm in Downtown Santa Ana. FREE to attend.
  • The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is all weekend (starting Friday night) at the Village Green in Garden Grove. Parade, food, games, music & more! FREE to attend.
  • The Santa Ana Memorial Day Festival is all weekend (starting Friday night) at Madison Park (Edinger & Standard). Rides, games, food & more! FREE to attend.
  • 13th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival is all weekend at the Balboa Bay Resort. Events include “Cooking with Wine”, Champagne Brunch, Grand Tasting & more. All events are ticketed. More info:
  • FREE Pet Adoptions all weekend for active military and veterans at OC Animal Care in Orange.
  • Bowers Museum is having Mummy Movie Marathon all weekend in Santa Ana. They’ll be showing 6 different movies over the weekend, free with paid admission.
  • FREE admission to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda on 5/30 for Memorial Day. Ceremony at 11:30am and concert at 2:30pm.

Memorial Day Services:


Buena Park:

  • Memorial Day Service and Pancake Breakfast, Monday 5/30 at George Bellis Park. Breakfast is at 8am the and remembrance service is at 10am, followed by a bbq and family activities.

Dana Point: 


  • Memorial Day Observance, Monday 5/30, from 10am-11:30am in Loma Vista Memorial Park. Special guest speaker, Flyover & more.

Huntington Beach:


Laguna Beach: 

Lake Forest: 

  • Memorial Day Observance Program, Monday 5/30, from 11am-12pm at El Toro Memorial Park. Speakers, Flyover,   live music & more. 

Mission Viejo:

  • Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday 5/30 at 8:30am at the Mission Viejo Civic Center. Special guest speaker, rifle salute & more. 

San Clemente:

  • Memorial Day Observance, Monday 5/30, from 11am-12pm at the Community Center. Special guest speakers, bagpipers, floral ceremony & more. 

Santa Ana:

  • “Honoring our Heroes” Memorial Day Service is Monday 5/30, from 10:30am-12pm at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. Aerial Flyover, Military Honor Wall, live music, free hot dogs & more.
  • Memorial Day Program, Monday 5/30, from 10am-11am at Santa Ana Cemetery.