Memorial Day Weekend Events in Orange County 2021

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Orange County 2021
Photograph courtesy of Mission San Juan Capistrano

All Weekend
From Wednesday through Monday at Mission San Juan Capistrano between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Homefront America is presenting Field of Honor to thank military, veterans, and first responders. Experience a spectacle of 400 seven-foot American flags that the community is encouraged to sponsor. As another sign of gratitude, honorees will have free admission, otherwise you can get general admission tickets online at missionsjc.com/store/store.php?cats=TICKET.

In Santa Ana, Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary will be hosting a drive-through event to honor our nation’s troops, from Friday through Monday. With a quick online registration, visitors can enjoy a free, special tour of the “Street of Flags,” “Home of the Free, Because of the Brave,” and “America’s Wars.” These are unique, visual components of the tour that celebrate each branch of the U.S. military and are perfect for the whole family. signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ba9a92ba7f8c61-memorial

Thursday
The CAMP in Costa Mesa features a free concert by Sean Oliu & The Coastline Cowboys at 5:30 p.m. as part of its ongoing live music series. thecampsite.com/new-events

Friday
At Irvine Regional Park in Orange, check out Concert in the Park featuring Newport Beach band The Side Deal. A single $10 ticket earns you a designated spot in the grass which can hold up to 10 guests of the same party. eventbrite.com/e/supervisor-wagner-concert-side-deal-tickets-152427539875

Saturday
The Original O.C. Swap Meet returns to the O.C. Fair and Event Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy outdoor shopping, local artisans, small businesses, and O.C. vendors. $10 for parking (credit card only). ocfair.com/event/the-original-o-c-swap-meet/?wcs_timestamp=1622282400

Monday
To participate in honoring armed forces members, you can dedicate a flag in the Field of Honor at Castaways Park which overlooks Newport Harbor. The event features 1,776 American flags and is presented by the Exchange Club in Newport. It costs $45 to dedicate a flag and all proceeds are donated to families of servicemen and women, other Americanism projects, and youth charities in the community. exchangeclubofnewportharbor.com/field-of-honor/

Head to Bolsa Chica State Beach where Lightning Dan and the Crawdads are hosting an afternoon of music for all ages. The show is free, and lasts from 1 to 7:30 p.m. facebook.com/events/708312176513852/?active_tab=about

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