Things to do on Memorial Day weekend
Another three-day weekend is approaching, here are some events going on in San Diego during Memorial Day weekend.
5.25: Hotel Republic Rooftop BBQ
Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar at Hotel Republic will have Shane McIntyre from Herb & Wood, Kenzie Allen from JRDN at Tower 23 and Amol Thanky from Patio Marketplace join Executive Chef JC Colón for an all-you-can-eat BBQ event. Sip on a Modern Times beer or a cocktail with Casamigos tequila while tasting some smoky barbecue.
Hotel Republic, downtown, hotelrepublicsd.com
5.25: Armin van Buuren at OMNIA
After lighting up the electric sky in Las Vegas the previous weekend, the Dutch DJ will being his beats to San Diego. Tickets are available online.
OMNIA, downtown, omniaclubs.com/san-diego
5.26: Four Level Pool Deck + Lounge
Take a splash and eat carnitas made by Curandero’s Executive Chef Brad Kraten. There will also be a piñata for those wanting to take a swing. The party starts at 1 p.m.
Four Level Pool Deck + Lounge, downtown, hotelpalomar-sandiego.com
5.26: Hiatus Pool Lounge
The pool in Hotel La Jolla will open to the public starting Memorial Day weekend, offering a full lunch menu from the kitchen of Cusp Dining & Drinks and happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday night will feature a complimentary movie night with wine and snacks for a more low-key weekend.
Hotel La Jolla, La Jolla, curiocollection3.hilton.com
5.26: 10th annual Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival
This annual event, which features live music and entertainment along with 300 food and craft vendor booths, is topped off with a stellar craft beer area where a wristband will get you 10 four-ounce tasters and some grub. —Michael Benninger
Town Center Parkway at Riverview Parkway, Santee, santeestreetfair.com
5.26: 2018 Freedom Concert, featuring the Gin Blossoms
If the Gin Blossoms have ever written or recorded a song about an aircraft carrier, they appear to have kept it under wraps. With or without such a song to unveil, the 31-year-old Arizona band will perform Saturday night on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum. And they’ll be rocking out for a good cause aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier. — George Varga
USS Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Drive, Embarcadero, 800.745-3000, ticketmaster.com
5.26: 10 year anniversary All White Cruise
Experience the true “sabor” (flavor) of Latin culture at the largest Latin-inspired boat cruise in America touting salsa dancing on the top deck and a laser light show on the Hip Hop-Latin Urban level. —Michael Benninger
San Diego Bay, saboronthebay.com
5.26: Sing Dance Crawl 2018
Round up your most patriotic pals for this high-energy Americana-themed party taking place at three of downtown’s top venues and bringing locals together for a good time and a great cause. —Michael Benninger
Various locations around downtown, singdancecrawl.com
5.26: Bar Crawl to Night Swim
Various locations in downtown
5.27: Veuve Clicquot Takeover at The Pool House
Bask in sun skies and champagne galore while grooving to Aussie DJ, Saint Clair, at The Pool House. Guests can put themselves on the guestlist.
The Pool House, downtown, poolhousesd.com
5.27: 38th annual Ethnic Food Fair
Sample culinary creations from dozens of diverse cultures, and enjoy spectacular acts performing in traditional costumes during this annual fun-filled feast. —Michael Benninger
House of Pacific Relations, Balboa Park, sdhpr.org
5.27: LED Day Club feat. Duke Dumont
The same company that created the sold-out My LED USA event will bring Duke Dumont to the Hard Rock Hotel. Tickets are available online.
Hard Rock Hotel, downtown, hardrockhotelsd.com
5.27: Benny Benassi at Bassmnt
Another DJ fresh off the EDC Las Vegas stage will come to San Diego. This time, Benny Benassi makes an appearance at Bassmnt nightclub.
Bassmnt, downtown, bassmntsd.com
5.27: The Lafayette Hotel’s Summer Kickoff Party
Summer kicks off at The Lafayette on Sunday, May 27. Relax with a drink or splash around in the pool, DJ Chris Cutz and DJ Billy the Kid will provide the tunes. The pool opens for Swim Club Members at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. for general admission.
2223 El Cajon Blvd., North Park, 619.296.2101, lafayettehotelsd.com
5.28: Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day
Join war veterans organizations and patriotic groups for a day of tribute that spans a 100-year tradition at one of San Diego’s largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to the nation’s fighting men and women. There is limited parking on site, but a shuttle will run from the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park starting at 8 a.m.
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr., Point Loma, fortrosecransmemorialday.com
5.28: Mt. Soledad Memorial Day Ceremony
Along with the traditional keynote speech and ceremony honoring United States veterans, this year, a plaque presentation will be given to honor Ulysses S. Grant, American Civil War General and 18th President of the United States.
565 Pearl St., La Jolla, soledadmemorial.com
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