Memorial Day Weekend 2023 in Los Angeles: Festivals, Day Trips, and More Things To Do

Enjoy patriotic parades. Photo courtesy of  the City of Canoga Park
Enjoy patriotic parades. Photo courtesy of the City of Canoga Park
5/24/23 - By Toby B

Looking for the best things to do in Los Angeles this Memorial Day weekend? Here are some events and activities to add to your list for the holiday weekend.

Traditionally, Memorial Day Weekend is the start of the summer season, complete with days-long, large-scale festivals, and the Southland keeps coming back bigger and better. There are festivals and fairs galore in Topanga, La Cañada, Garden Grove, Corona, and Hermosa Beach. Summer 2023 is off to an epic start, and SoCal, our ship has sailed in. (To San Pedro for LA Fleet Week.) Having a staycation for Memorial Day weekend? Consider going to CAMP—not just any camp, Nike Kids camp—at Westfield Century City

And, of course, Memorial Day weekend closes with tributes to our fallen heroes. Ceremonies will be held at the Reagan Library and several Forest Lawn locations, along with observances in local cities. You can find them listed below. 

Looking to get out of town on this long weekend? We've got epic California road trip ideas, the best family-friendly spa resorts near Los Angeles, the best spots to go camping near Los Angeles, and more—all in our Guide to Weekend Getaways and Day Trips from Los Angeles.


Places featured in this article:

Pretend City Children's Museum

Ventura County Fairgrounds

Los Angeles State Historic Park

Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center

Southern California Children's Museum

Crossroads Riverview Park

Ashland Hill - Main Street Santa Monica

Orange County Fair & Event Center

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Multiple Forest Lawn locations, including Hollywood Hills

McCambridge Park War Memorial

The Kershaw Garden at City Hall