Guide to Memorial Day in Pleasant Hill


Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Pleasant Hill with an unforgettable blend of patriotic tributes, family-friendly fun, and a vibrant celebration of diversity.

Begin by visiting the towering Soldiers Memorial Monument, paying homage to the heroes who sacrificed for our nation. Then, create lasting memories with loved ones at lively festivals brimming with activities for all ages. With exciting things to do around every corner, this is one Memorial Day Weekend you won’t forget!

Visit the Soldiers Memorial Monument

As you stroll through Downtown Pleasant Hill this Memorial Day, stop and pay your respects at the Soldiers Memorial Monument. Erected in 1927 to honor those who served in World War I, the Soldiers Memorial Monument has since been rededicated to encompass the valiant citizens who fought in World War II.

Sunset by the Lake Summer Concert Series

Kick off summer with a bang at the highly anticipated return of the Sunset by the Lake Summer Concert series during Memorial Day Weekend! The Great Space Coaster takes the stage to perform their electrifying renditions of hits from the '70s, '80s, and '90s, at this FREE outdoor concert.

  • Date: May 26, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Pleasant Hill City Hall - 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
  • Admission: FREE

Bay Area Kidfest

Dive into three jam-packed days of family fun at the annual Bay Area Kidfest. All weekend long there will be plenty of free kids activities including balloon animals, spin art and kiddie golf, thrilling rides, fun sports activities, and great food. Enjoy On Memorial Day, attend the special ceremony at noon featuring the Concord Blue Devils C Drum and Bugle Corps and Mt. Diablo High School Jr. ROTC color guard, and stirring musical performances that pay homage to the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our nation.

  • Date: May 25-27, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: 2450 Grant St, Concord, CA 94520
  • Admission: $8 with a donation of canned food to the Monument Crisis Center or $9 without. Tickets are available online and at the door.

Carnaval San Francisco

While staying in Pleasant Hill, make time to experience the colorful Carnaval Festival in San Francisco, a free two-day extravaganza that transforms 17 blocks of the Mission District into a cultural wonderland. With five main stages featuring more than 50 local artists, hundreds of vendors, global cuisine, dancing, and entertainment, this festival promises an immersive celebration for families from every background.

  • Date: May 25-26, 2024
  • Location: Mission District, San Francisco, CA
  • Admission: FREE