Memorial Day Events

Five fun ways to celebrate the holiday weekend.

Our Top Picks

Recommendation  #1
Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department

The 49th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Firemen’s Barbecue returns to Santos Meadow in Muir Beach on Sunday, May 28th. Enjoy delicious food, fantastic live music, tasty craft beers, premium wine, and a whole lot of fun for the family. The Firemen’s Barbecue is a festive gathering and fundraiser for the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department and a favorite Memorial Day Weekend tradition in Marin. Local favorites Andre Pessis and His All-Stars will be back to get the spirited crowd on the dance floor with their classic rock and R & B tunes. Pardon the Interruption, a 4-piece energetic Bay Area band will kick off the afternoon playing upbeat funk, rock, soul, reggae, and blues.

BBQ chicken and vegetarian tamale lunches, hand made desserts, plus sodas, beer and wine will be available for purchase, as are clothing and other items featuring the famous Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department iconic dog logo. The day’s activities end with a raffle for over 100 prizes.


Suggested donation: $10 for walk-in and bike-in attendees.

(Parking is $30 per vehicle; carpooling is encouraged.)

Sunday, May 28th: 12pm - 5pm
Recommendation #2

The Marin Greek Festival celebrates 50+ years this Memorial Day weekend at Novato's Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church (aka the Greek Village on the Hill).

Enjoy Greek wines and authentic Greek delicacies (gyros, loukamades, pastries, beverages, and more). Dance to the music of the Kymata Band on Saturday & Sunday. Learn about Greek history, music, dance and faith. 


Friday, May 26th: 5pm - 9pm (free admission)

Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 9pm 


Tickets: $5 (general), $4 (age 55+ ), Kids 16 & under are FREE.

Friday, May 26th: 5pm - 9pm. Saturday & Sunday, May 27 - 28: 11am - 9pm
Recommendation #3
Mill Valley Recreation & Community Center

Join Kiddo! for an old-fashioned Carnival this Memorial Day weekend at Mill Valley Middle School. There will be rides for all ages, plus food and games.  

Advance discounted ticket vouchers are $30 and may be turned in at the Carnival for a ticket book or for a one day wrist band for unlimited rides. Once the Carnival begins, wristbands will be $40. Food and games are extra. 


Advance discounted ticket vouchers will be available to purchase (CHECK OR CASH ONLY) in the Kiddo! office (409 Sycamore Ave.) until Thursday, May 25th (8:30am - 3:30pm) and Friday, May 26th (8:45am - 1pm). Discount vouchers will also be sold at the Mill Valley Community Center on Thursday May 25 (3pm - 6pm) and Friday, May 26th (2pm - 3:30pm). 

** Net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Kiddo! Endowment for the Arts and the programs it helps to fund for Mill Valley’s K-8 public schools.

Friday, May 26th: 4pm - 10pm. Saturday & Sunday, May 27 - 28: 12pm - 10pm. Monday, May 29th: 12pm - 5pm
Recommendation #4
Elks Lodge

Carnaval! will be performing as part of the Elk Lodge's Music in the Mansion concert series this Saturday. Come spend a magical evening listening to the music of Santana with Grammy winner Tony Lindsay, the voice that sang some of the greatest songs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tables and chairs are provided. Public parking available at nearby lots and downtown street parking.


Tickets: $30

Proceeds benefit the Canal Alliance.

Saturday, May 27th: 5:30pm - 10pm
Recommendation #5
Mountain Play

The Mountain Play returns to Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre with a live production of Into the Woods! Journey with Cinderella, the Baker, his Wife, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, and more of everyone’s favorite fairytale characters as they navigate the woods in search of wishes fulfilled. But be careful what you wish for…

The beloved Broadway show boasts music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.


Tickets: Adults ($50), Seniors ($45), Youth (ages 4 - 25)  $25

*Tickets purchased at the gate cost an additional $5 for adults and seniors.

May 28th, June 4th, 10th, 11th, 18th: 2pm - 4pm