Memorial Day Weekend 2024 in Los Angeles: LA Fleet Week, Fiesta Days, and More Things To Do

Naval ships at port. Photo courtesy of LA Fleet Week Foundation
Naval ships at port. Photo courtesy of LA Fleet Week Foundation
5/22/24 - 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 and is filled with festivals and fairs galore—this year is no exception. Watch jet planes in action at LA Fleet Week in San Pedro, celebrate 50 years of Fiesta Days in La Cañada, and travel back in time at the Koroneburg Renassaince Festival in Corona. Summer 2024 is off to an epic start! 

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 some of them listed below. 

Looking to get out of town for the 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:

LA Fleet Week EXPO (adjacent to Battleship IOWA)

Pretend City Children's Museum

Ventura County Fairgrounds

Orange County Fair & Event Center

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Crossroads Riverview Park

Multiple Forest Lawn locations, including Hollywood Hills

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

McCambridge Park War Memorial

The Kershaw Garden at City Hall

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza