The Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This Memorial Day Weekend

There is a lot of fun happening around San Diego this Memorial Day weekend. Let’s hope the weather cooperates!

Thank you to all of our military servicemen and women and their families that support them, and particularly to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.

It’s because of their sacrifice that we’ll be able to enjoy our amazing San Diego life this weekend!


The Top Concerts In San Diego This Memorial Day Weekend

Thursday, May 23

Memorial Day Around San Diego

Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff Luau at Park 101 

If you’re looking to kick off your Memorial Weekend with some family-fun, look no further than Park 101! On Thursday, the Carlsbad open-air dining establishment will be hosting a Summer Kick Off Luau with island-inspired food and drink specials throughout the day. The party doesn’t stop once the sun goes down, as guests can look forward to performances from Polynesian dancers and a fire show. Aloha attire is encouraged!

Kettner Exchange

Rooftop Chef’s Table At Kettner Exchange Features Chef Sheyla Alvarado

Join Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski and Co-Host Chef Sheyla Alvarado – from Traslomita in Baja, California – for an exclusive chef’s table. This intimate 5-course dinner and wine pairing will take place on the Devil’s Dozen rooftop with limited seating.

James Hubbell

James Hubbell: The Space Between Exhibition At Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery is pleased to announce new featured works by San Diego artist James Hubbell for a new show, “The Space Between”. Hubbell will be exhibiting works in a variety of mediums: sculpture, drawings, paintings, and mixed media.

Friday, May 24

Legacy Week on the USS Midway

The USS Midway has a schedule packed with events to celebrate and honor our heroes for Memorial Day Weekend.

Summer Movies In The Park Kicks Off With Incredibles 2

Summer Movies In The Park Kicks Off With Incredibles 2

Join us for the kickoff to 2019 Summer Movies in the Park presented by Rose SD Realty. Come to Waterfront Park for Incredibles 2 (PG)!

Saturday, May 25

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Makes Anticipated Return To San Diego County For Memorial Day Weekend

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Makes Anticipated Return To San Diego County 

The 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will make its anticipated return to San Diego County and the motocross epicenter of Southern California, celebrating the Memorial Day holiday American motocross style from Fox Raceway  in Pala.

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Rum Bar and Steel Drums at Miss B’s Coconut Club 

Miss B’s Coconut Club invites you to escape to the tropics this Memorial Day Weekend by enjoying Caribbean-inspired bites and island cocktails, including a blended Pina Colada served straight from a cored pineapple. Soak up the sun all weekend long on the beach bar’s outdoor patio, where a Rum Haven pop-up bar will be setup on both Saturday and Sunday. Dance to the beat of steel drums and let loose this Memorial Day at Miss B’s!

san diego zoo

Breakfast At Penguins

Visit the San Diego Zoo before it opens to enjoy a buffet breakfast while you watch African penguins waddle, swim, and play! You’ll enjoy an exclusive view of the new Penguin Beach, together with a special keeper talk and an animal presentation with an African animal.

festival of funk

The Festival Of Funk Returns

The funk returns! Prepare your mind, body, and soul for the 4th annual Festival of Funk. This yearly celebration of all things sour, funky, barrel-aged, and spontaneous will be going down at San Diego’s beautiful Liberty Station, and it is going to be positively epic.

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Johnny Cupcakes Pop Up At Hammond’s Ice Cream In Point Loma

Johnny Cupcakes’ San Diego Cake Dealer is teaming up with Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream for another cake dealer pop up shop!

Maritime Museum Of San Diego To Host New Port Of San Diego Festival Of The Sea

Maritime Museum Of San Diego To Host New Port Of San Diego Festival Of The Sea

The Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea has something for everyone to enjoy. Taking place aboard the historic vessels of the Maritime Museum on the scenic North Embarcadero region of downtown San Diego.

Memorial Day Happenings Around San Diego

BOGO Wine Tasting Flights at Carruth Cellars

This year, Carruth Cellars is celebrating both Memorial Day and National Wine Day together this Saturday, May 25th! To celebrate, Carruth Cellars is offering BOGO wine tasting flight special at all their tasting room locations (Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Little Italy).

Sunday, May 26

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Sip & Swim: Pool Parties At The Lafayette’s Infamous Weissmuller Pool

Sip & Swim returns to the infamous Weissmuller Pool at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows for a series of sizzlin’ summer events.

Vista Strawberry Festival

Celebrate All The Joys And Pleasure Of Strawberries At The 10th Annual Vista Strawberry Festival

The Vista Strawberry Festival is the only festival in San Diego County that celebrates all the joys and pleasure of the Strawberry. Vista California was once the “Strawberry Capital of the World” and still boasts many strawberry fields.

2019 San Diego Crawfish Boil Presented By Raisin' Canes & LSU Alumni Of SD

2019 San Diego Crawfish Boil Presented By Raisin’ Canes And LSU Alumni Of SD

Join us for the 31st Annual San Diego Crawfish Boil  at the Chargers’ old practice field at Qualcomm Stadium. Everyone is welcome!

Modern Times Beer

Patio Party At Modern Times Beer

In honor of the unveiling of our Modern Times Beer‘s spankin’ new (and dog-friendly!) outdoor digs, they are inviting all of the homies to come break it in with some well-deserved partyage this weekend!

Maverick's memorial day block party

Mavericks Beach Club Throws a MDW Block Party!

PB’s destination beach bar and club will be the place to be this Memorial Weekend, as they’ve got quite the lineup of fun planned for Sunday! Mavericks will be hosting their Memorial Day Block Party from 12 noon to 9:00 p.m., and will feature a BBQ stand, inflatable hoops game, San Diego’s best DJs and a Splash Zone. Mavericks will be taking it up a notch by setting up cabanas with inflatable pools that can be reserved for bottle service during the block party.

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Celebrate Like a VIP at Andaz San Diego This MDW

Andaz San Diego will be celebrating Memorial Day Weekend in style and unveil their new local VIP Card which is free for you and provides you with great drink specials, points for sharing, giveaways, room specials and more. All you have to is text Andazs to 31996 and you will have the digital card with all the info making you a local VIP all the time at Andaz San Diego. To celebrate the weekend and the unveiling of our VIP card, Andaz San Diego will have drink specials (when you download the digital card), multiple DJ’s from 12pm-8pm, pool action and most importantly there is no cover charge!

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The Deck

Red, White and BBQ!  The Deck at Moonshine Flats honor those in uniform serving today and those who have served in the past. Join us for a #MemorialDay BBQ with drink specials and a BBQ Buffet featuring Pulled Pork, Fried Chicken, Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans, Grilled Corn and Dessert!

Monday, May 27th

Memorial Day

Take some time to pay your respects to those who sacrificed everything on our behalf. Then enjoy the day off with friends and family – those who died in service to our country would want you to!

Miramar National Cemetary has a Veterans Memorial Service planned for 1pm on Sunday.

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary at 10am.

Have a great weekend!

See you out there!