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Seniors, families and caregivers in San Diego are all looking forward to Memorial Day this weekend. Memorial Day typically marks the beginning of summer, but here in San Diego, a city with deep military roots, it’s also a time of remembrance. This weekend’s calendar is a mix of festivals and tributes to the purpose of this holiday: honoring those who sacrificed their lives in military service to our country. If you provide home care in San Diego, please note the National Moment of Remembrance from the deck of the USS Midway – they are streaming live on Facebook for those who can’t make it in person. Have a relaxing and reverent weekend in beautiful San Diego!

69th Annual Valley Center Western Days Festival

  • What you can expect: “The Valley Center Western Days Festival runs from May 22nd through May 25th . The festival begins May 22nd with the Library Carnival and continues May 23rd with the Guns & Hoses Chili Cook-Off. Saturday the 25th starts with a pancake breakfast and the parade, and features a pie eating contest, live music and entertainment, and more.”
  • When: May 22 – 25, 2019
  • Where: Valley Center Elementary, 28751 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
  • Tickets: Free admission!
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San Diego Festival of the Sea

  • What you can expect: “Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, exhibits, and on-the-water adventure guest experiences, will host the region’s first annual Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 25-27, 2019. Festival of the Sea, produced by the Maritime Museum and sponsored by the Port of San Diego, is one of the keynote events that will take place during 2019 commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the beginning of modern-day San Diego. On April 11, 1769 the first seaborne contingent of Spanish settlement arrived is a quiet harbor in San Diego aboard the ship San Antonio. Just a scant three months later, these Spanish soldiers and missionaries, led by a Franciscan priest named Junipero Serra, gathered amid oaks and coastal sage scrub to dedicate the founding of Mission San Diego de Alcala. The two events set into motion the first 21 missions extending northward and the evolution of that calm harbor into a working Port. The Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea has something for everyone to enjoy. Taking place aboard several of the historic vessels of the Maritime Museum and on the adjacent scenic North Embarcadero region of downtown San Diego.”
  • When: May 25-27, 2019
  • Where: San Diego Maritime Museum, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101
  • Tickets: Range from $8 – $18
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Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Memorial Festival

  • What you can expect: “The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Memorial Festival is held annually in Valley Center, CA over the Memorial Day weekend. Since 2002, the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo has provided a family-friendly rodeo as part of the annual week-long western heritage celebration that began in 1950. In 2015, we created the Memorial Festival to pay tribute to our nation’s veterans. The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Memorial Festival provides the ultimate venue for our town and surrounding communities to come together and participate in America’s greatest showcase of patriotism and western heritage…rodeo! In 2017, the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) sanctioned the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo, making it the first-ever professional rodeo in Valley Center. The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo committee takes great pride in showcasing local youth through our Mutton Bustin’ event, Junior Barrel Racing, and a Calf Scramble during intermission that is open to children in attendance free of charge. In support of our stated mission, rodeo proceeds are donated to local youth organizations, as well as organizations that promote the morale of our local military.”
  • When: May 24 & 25, 2019
  • Where: Star Valley Park, 29902 Valley Center Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
  • Tickets available online! The Festival is free, tickets for the rodeo $15-$17
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Memorial Day National Moment of Remembrance

  • What you can expect: “As part of the USS Midway Museum’s annual Legacy Week line-up, join us for the National Moment of Remembrance on the flight deck. Midway is honored to take part in the National Moment of Remembrance where we will honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Following this moment, there will be rare and moving live performance of Echo Taps. Unable to be onboard? We will be streaming this commemorative moment through Facebook Live, and invite you to tune in. Please click here to visit our Facebook page, and subscribe to our notifications & LIVE broadcasts.”
  • When: May 27, 2019, 3:00-3:30pm
  • Where: USS Midway Flight Deck, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Tickets: Included with General Museum Admission
  • More information: Email the USS Midway at

The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

  • What you can expect: “In its 36th year, the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival offers top-name entertainment, hot air balloon flights, wine tasting, arts & crafts, commercial exhibits and lots of food. Hot air balloon lifts begin at sunrise and rise into the sapphire skies above Lake Skinner. Wine tasting features different premium wines from numerous Temecula Valley wineries as well as others from Southern California.”
  • When: May 31 – June 2, 2019
  • Where: 37701 Warren Rd, Temecula, CA
  • Tickets: General Admission and other upgraded options
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