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Memorial Day is a day of honor and remembrance of soldiers who gave everything. This Memorial Day Weekend you will find plenty of events, ceremonies and attractions See the top events and places to explore this weekend around the Bay Area.

Memorial Day Military Ceremonies and Events

 

The Presidio

This former military base now serves as a national park, with many visitors admiring its wooded areas, scenic vistas and sloping hills. The Presidio will be holding a Memorial Day Ceremony honoring the men and women who served with a Grand March with Veterans and the 191st Army Band, 21 Gun Salute and ceremony. Starting at 10:30am on Memorial Day, military members, family and friends will honor those who died for our country. The event is held in the National Cemetery and will last until around 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Honoring Fallen Heroes

Golden Gate National Cemetery

The 75th Annual Memorial Day Observance “Heroes Forever” will take place Monday, May 30th at 11am. There will be a band, guest speakers and rifles salute followed by a luncheon sponsored by the Avenue of Flags Committee. For more information, click here.

 

Golden Gate Cemetery

There are many more military attractions around the peninsula that include two World War II vessels that are now floating museums and the Fort Point National Historic Site. Click the link to see more Top military history spots in San Francisco

 

What else is going on around the Bay Area this Memorial Day Weekend?

The Aquarium at Pier 39

The aquarium is always a fun time for the whole family. Wave below to our sea lion friends bathing in the sun, or watch the divers feeding ferocious looking sharks in the tanks and then grab a bite and souvenir to remember your wonderful time.

 

Pier 39 Aquarium

SF Bay Sunset Cruise

One of the best ways to see the bay is not by land, but by sea. This two-hour cruise takes you around famous San Francisco attractions including the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz Island, and Golden Gate Bridge. Get your tickets here.

 

Carnaval in the Mission

Every Memorial Day Weekend, the Mission holds a mesmerizing event celebrating Latin American and Caribbean traditions. Come walk around and sample delicious eats, listen to traditional music and explore the stunning art.

 

Carnaval in the Mission

 

Oakland A’s Baseball

Watch the Oakland A’s take on Twins Memorial Day at the Oakland Coliseum. Enjoy a hotdog and watch your favorite player slide into home. Get your tickets here.

 

Oakland A's

Carnivore Carnival

The San Francisco Zoo is throwing a Memorial Day weekend event full of classic carnival activities with your favorite animals including lions, tigers and bears! Oh my, will you have fun this weekend. See more details. http://www.sfzoo.org/announcements/carnivore-carnival-2016

Muir Woods

Escape to the lush green canopy of the Muir Woods to explore the endless trails through this timeless redwood forest near San Francisco. Plan your visit today.

 

Muir Woods

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