Events May 23, 2019

East Bay Events for Memorial Day Weekend 2019


Fun Free(ish) Events in the East Bay this weekend.  My favorite is hanging out with my family and friends on Memorial Day!

Did you know?  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States.

Please note:  Some events require prior registration or tickets, so be sure to visit the website for full information.

This weekend is jam packed with tons of fun! Click on the event for more information.

Friday, May 24

NorCal Night Market at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 3-11pm. May 24-26.  NorCal Night Market, back for its second year, aims to bring the electric spirit of night markets and taste of international cuisines to Northern California. Suitable for all ages, the festival features 200+ food and merchandise vendors, games, art and live music for three weekends.

Saturday, May 25

Opening Day at Garin Park in Hayward,  11am – 5pm, Free, There may be a parking fee.

Burger and Brewfest, Downtown Fremont.  The Burger & Brew Fest was created to celebrate the variety of craft breweries in northern CA. The 5th annual event will be held on May 25th, 2019 and feature sampling from Bay Area breweries, mouthwatering burgers and sliders, gourmet snack vendors, local business booths, art and craft vendors, and live entertainment, including The Burger Throwdown – a burger cooking competition. Are you ready?!

35th Annual Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest  Not East Bay but since its a holiday weekend, its a good excuse to go to the Beach!  The West Coast’s oldest, longest, running competitive longboard surfing event, featuring surfers from surf teams up and down the coast.  Come and view local shaped custom surfboards, browse local vendor booths and watch the competition from Steamer Lane.

NorCal Night Market at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 3-11pm. May 24-26

Sunday, May 26

Art and Wind Festival in San Ramon, 11am-6pm, Free.  Kites are one of the main attractions of the event. National kite flying champions will present professional Kite Flying Demonstrations on both days. Watch teams of kite flyers and individuals perform their amazing tricks. Bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy the day!   There is also entertainment, arts & crafts, food, education and so much more.  Be sure to visit the Festival Map and Event Schedule.

NorCal Night Market at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 3-11pm. May 24-26

Monday, May 27

Art and Wind Festival in San Ramon, 11am-6pm, Free

Fire up the BBQ and throw some steaks and hot dogs on!  Invite your friend and family over and RELAX.  Remember those that have fought for our freedom and died.  Give thanks for them.  I  have memories of my mom making this Strawberry Poke Cake.  She used Cool Whip only, but I would use the Cream Cheese mix in this recipe, maybe even skip the Cool Whip.  ( It’s not a low-fat day!).    But there is fruit on top so it’s healthy!


Get out there and enjoy the East Bay Events on Memorial Day!