From yacht cruises to bar crawls to pool parties, commemorate Memorial Day in style at these red, white and blue festivities throughout San Diego.
5.25: Sing Dance Crawl
The name says it all: sing, dance and crawl around downtown to celebrate the holiday. Meet at The Local for a pre-party, then head to House of Blues at noon for Casual Encounters Karaoke featuring brave bar crawlers. Follow the crowd to Parq & Lair Nightclub at 2 p.m. for DJs, switch to country vibes with 4:30 p.m. live music at Moonshine Flats, and finish the night back at The Local to rest and snack. $7 drink specials available. Tickets are $60 online, along with a full music lineup and venue addresses.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 25, The Local Downtown, 1065 Fourth Ave., downtown, singdancecrawl.com
5.25: Pier Pressure Memorial Weekend Yacht Party
Those who want to start their nautical festivities early can hop on the Hornblower Inspiration Yacht for a Saturday afternoon adventure. This Pier Pressure Yacht Party offers three dance decks to get down with the DJ lineup, featuring headliners Donald Glaude and Scotty Boy. Then take a break from the action and take in impressive views of the coastline and Coronado Bridge. Bars are cash only. Tickets are $13-$20 online.
4:10-7:10 p.m., May 25, Inspiration Yacht, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., downtown, 888.467.6256, hornblower.com
5.25: Hard Rock pool parties
Hard Rock Hotel hosts back-to-back rooftop pool events so the party never has to end. First, DJ Carnage will raise the volume at SUNBURN Pool Lounge while listeners enjoy interactive games, and refreshing food and drink, from noon to 7 p.m. Then stick around as the sun goes down for the Night Swim Pool Party at 9 p.m. featuring DJs Breson, Gustavo Cristobal, Mark Cena, Oren and T-Spoon until 2 a.m. Ticket prices for SUNBURN and Night Swim vary and are available online.
Noon to 2 a.m., May 25, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp, 619.702.3000, hardrockhotelsd.com
5.25: Dip Day Club at Sycuan
UPDATE: Due to the rain forecast, Dip Day Club’s show featuring DJ Snoopadelic, which was originally scheduled for Sunday has been canceled. Existing ticket holders can present their tickets at the Saturday show to see Sam Feldt and EDX, as well as receive entry to DJ Snoopadelic’s rescheduled performance on July 20. For more information about refunds, and visit dipdayclub.com.
Can’t make it to Las Vegas for the weekend? Staycation in San Diego at Sycuan Casino Resort. Sycuan’s new pool, part of its recent expansion, will transform into a Vegas Style Day Club in the summer months. The official Dip Dayclub Pool Party launch will feature Sam Feldt and special guest EDX on Saturday. To keep the Memorial Day Weekend going, headliner DJ Snoopadelic joins the party on Sunday. Listen to the beats while chilling in the lazy river, main pool or swim-up bar. Tickets are $35-$45 online with VIP options available.
Noon to 6 p.m., May 25 and 26, Sycuan Casino Resort, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, 619.445.6602, sycuan.com
5.26: Westcoast MDW Kickback
Get loud at Husssh Events’ Westcoast Kickback, Memorial Day edition. House music lovers can unite at the MDW Kickback with headliner DJ Chris Garcia, who will make his way to the west coast from France to perform a set. DJs Don Santino, Ave One and Paige Needles will follow. Restaurant and bar host El Camino will offer a holiday drink special of $6 tall cans of Tecate. Tickets are $5-$10 online.
Noon to 6 p.m., May 26, El Camino, 2400 India St., Little Italy, 619.685.3881, elcaminosd.com
5.26: Red White and Brew Memorial Day Pub Crawl
Dress up in red, white and blue to get your brew on at Red White and Brew Memorial Day Pub Crawl in Gaslamp for this special Sunday Funday! After grabbing the tickets, arrive at check-in venue by 2 p.m. Then a personal guide will take patriotic partiers and their crew from venue to venue. Though the participating location lineup is still under wraps, all attendees will meet at Taste & Thirst to start the action. Tickets are $20 online.
1-8 p.m., May 26, Taste & Thirst, 715 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp, facebook.com/sdthemecrawls
5.26: Lafayette Hotel Sip & Swim
Spend Memorial Day at The Layfette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows for their annual Sip & Swim. High energy dance band Chugboat will score the holiday as swimmers sip a complimentary signature drink and lounge in The Weissmuller Pool. Urbn Leaf and Truly Hard Seltzer will join in on the festivities and offer “activations” (details TBA). The pool party series continues the fun through the summer and runs through Sept. 1. Tickets are $30 online.
Noon to 5 p.m., May 26, The Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., North Park, 619.296.2101, lafayettehotelsd.com
5.26: Red, White and Booze Cruise
Kick off the warmer months on the water with Red White and Booze Cruise. This Memorial Day Yacht Party offers nautical partiers a free glass of champagne and appetizers as they board the boat. Cocktails, including patriotic-themed options, will be available for purchase after. A DJ will be spinning all evening on the upper deck featuring an open-view dance floor. Themed attire is highly encouraged. Tickets start at $30 online.
6-9 p.m., May 26, Cherie Amie Yacht, 1901 N. Harbor Dr., downtown, 888.749.6559, cruisesdbay.com