Memorial Day Weekend Fun In the Sun

Check out some great events going on in LA this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
@ Downtown Garden Grove | 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. | May 27 - 30
nThis family festival boasts the world's largest strawberry shortcake, a grand parade, carnival rides, a baby beauty contest and lots of strawberry-themed food.
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The Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival
@ Rancho Santa Susana Community Park | 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. | $18 | May 28 - 29
Nearly 10 solid hours of musical entertainment on two stages along with Cajun food, dance lessons, game booths, an arts camp and a kids play area.
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Los Angeles Salsa Conference
@ Westin Bonaventure Hotel | $20+ | May 26 - 30
This five-day, high-energy dance conference kicks off with a performance by Chino Espinoza y Los Duenos Del Son. Book a room at the hotel and make a night of it.
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Queen Mary 75th Anniversary Celebration
n@ The Queen Mary | 5 p.m. | May 27
nAll aboard for the Queen Mary's maiden voyage, featuring special guests, live entertainment, tours, elegant cuisine and fireworks.
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Fiesta Hermosa in Hermosa Beach
@ Hermosa Chamber of Commerce | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | May 28 - 30
nThe quintessential surf, sand and fun in the sun summer kickoff, with live music, entertainment, a beer/wine garden, and -- of course -- volleyball.
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Valley Greek Festival
@ Valley Greek Festival | 1 - 9 p.m. | Free | May 28-30
nGet your "Opa!" on with other like-minded folk. The event features a Memorial Day flag raising ceremony as well as live music, dancing, shopping, Greek food and a Greek market.
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Tim Burton Exhibition
@ LACMA | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | $20 | May 29 - Oct 31
The master of macabre is scheduled to be on-hand for a book signing from noon to 2 on Saturday. This retrospective includes more than 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, storyboards, puppets, concept art, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera.
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Memorial Day Ceremony - Huntington Beach
@ Pier Plaza | 11 a.m. | Free | May 30
nA fitting setting for a 21-gun salute. This annual ceremony, hosted by the American Legion, VFW and the Jewish War Veterans, also features a flag-raising and playing of taps.
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Topanga Days Country Fair
@ 1440 North Topanga Canyon Blvd | $20 | May 28 - 30
nNothing says summertime like a country far. This one promises pie eating contests, watermelon seed spitting, a baby derby and a horse shoe tournament.
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