Memorial Day Weekend Fun In the Sun

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

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<strong><a href="http://www.strawberryfestival.org/index.html" target="_blank">Garden Grove Strawberry Festival</a></strong><br> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Euclid+St+%26+Main+St,+Garden+Grove,+CA+92840&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=S+Euclid+St+%26+Main+St,+Garden+Grove,+Orange,+California+92840&gl=us&z=16" target="_blank">@ Downtown Garden Grove</a> | 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. | May 27 - 30<br>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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<strong><a href="http://simicajun.org/2011/" target="_blank">The Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival</a></strong><br> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=4705315648094499937&q=Rancho+Santa+Susana+Community+Park,+5005+Los+Angeles+AvenueSimi+Valley,+California+93063&hl=en&dtab=0&sll=34.280992,-118.699832&sspn=0.017011,0.019936&ie=UTF8&ll=34.295409,-118.716545&spn=0,0&z=15" target="_blank">@ Rancho Santa Susana Community Park</a> | 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. | $18 | May 28 - 29<br> 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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<strong><a href="http://salsacongress.com/2011/2011/03/los-angeles-salsa-congress-may-26-to-30-2011-los-angeles-california-united-states/" target="_blank"> Los Angeles Salsa Conference</a></strong><br> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=2224243927733634161&q=westin+bonaventure+hotel+los+angeles&gl=us&hl=en&dtab=0&sll=34.052819,-118.256407&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&ll=34.057779,-118.266943&spn=0,0&z=16" target="_blank">@ Westin Bonaventure Hotel</a> | $20+ | May 26 - 30<br> 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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<a href="http://www.queenmary.com/Anniversary.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>Queen Mary 75th Anniversary Celebration</strong></a><br>n<a href=""http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=10465715706673408324&q=The+Queen+Mary&gl=us&dtab=0&sll=33.752551,-118.190253&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&z=14"" target=""_blank"">@ The Queen Mary</a> | 5 p.m. | May 27<br>nAll aboard for the Queen Mary's maiden voyage, featuring special guests, live entertainment, tours, elegant cuisine and fireworks.
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<strong><a href="http://www.fiestahermosa.com/" target="_blank">Fiesta Hermosa in Hermosa Beach </a></strong><br> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=8025860623633166779&q=Hermosa+Beach+Chamber+of+Commerce+&+Visitors+Bureau,+1007+Hermosa+Ave.Hermosa+Beach,+CA+90254&gl=us&hl=en&dtab=0&sll=33.860983,-118.399874&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&ll=33.868242,-118.408563&spn=0,0&z=16" target="_blank">@ Hermosa Chamber of Commerce</a> | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | May 28 - 30<br>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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<strong><a href="http://www.valleygreekfestival.com/" target="_blank">Valley Greek Festival</a></strong><br> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=4834190788607012541&q=St.+Nicholas+School&gl=us&hl=en&dtab=0&sll=34.243806,-118.50309&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&ll=34.248756,-118.51362&spn=0,0&z=16" target="_blank">@ Valley Greek Festival</a> | 1 - 9 p.m. | Free | May 28-30<br>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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<strong><a href="http://www.lacma.org/art/tim-burton.aspx" target="_blank">Tim Burton Exhibition</a></strong><br> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=43656234719264311&q=Los+Angeles+County+Museum+of+Art&gl=us&dtab=0&sll=34.062841,-118.357734&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&ll=34.066321,-118.362869&spn=0,0&z=17" target="_blank">@ LACMA</a> | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | $20 | May 29 - Oct 31<br> 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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<strong><a href="http://www.surfcityusa.com/california-vacation-ideas/events/detail.aspx?id=1311&date=05%2f30%2f2011" target="_blank">Memorial Day Ceremony - Huntington Beach</a></strong><br> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1+Main+Street+Huntington+Beach,+CA+92648&aq=&sll=33.656245,-118.002391&sspn=0.014521,0.017359&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1+Main+St,+Huntington+Beach,+California+92648&z=17&iwloc=A" target="_blank">@ Pier Plaza</a> | 11 a.m. | Free | May 30<br>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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<strong><a href="http://www.topangadays.com/home.html" target="_blank">Topanga Days Country Fair</a></strong><br> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=1763010658065983423&q=Topanga+Co-op+Preschool&gl=us&dtab=0&sll=34.111569,-118.590217&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&ll=34.112473,-118.591302&spn=0,0&z=19" target="_blank">@ 1440 North Topanga Canyon Blvd</a> | $20 | May 28 - 30<br>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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