Long Beach Fine Art & Wine Festival
First off, let's take a second to remember that Memorial Day is not national BBQ season kick-off day, nor the official no-work-hit-the-beach holiday. It has an incredibly heavy, very solemn meaning. So thank someone who has served, donate to a veteran's charity, and pause to reflect all those brave souls we've lost in war. And while you're at it, perhaps ask a veteran if they'd like to accompany you on a pleasant outing, like to the Long Beach Fine Art & Wine Festival. Held at the water-adjacent Marina Green Park, the festival features original works from dozens of artists (in nearly as many mediums), plus food trucks and a beer garden. Presented by the West Coast Artists organization, a group that's been bringing art fests to the community for more than 30 years, the Long Beach Fine Art & Wine Festival is as pleasant a way to spend the day as any—just don't forget why you've got it off in the first place.
Sat., May 24, 10 a.m.; Sun., May 25, 10 a.m.; Mon., May 26, 10 a.m., 2014
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Orange County, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.