Memorial Day 2021 in Los Angeles

Though not quite back to normal, Memorial Day 2021 in Los Angeles will actually resemble the summer kickoff weekend that you know and love

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As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend typically a combination of the best events Los Angeles has to offer: outdoor movies, festivals and summer concerts, among them. Well, in 2021 we’re about halfway there compared to last year: You still won’t find many block parties or poolside soirees, but you can certainly still relax on the beach, drink on a rooftop bar or skip town and explore.

When is Memorial Day 2021?

Memorial Day 2021 is Monday, May 31, 2021.

Things to do outside for Memorial Day 2021

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What to eat over Memorial Day weekend

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The best outdoor dining in L.A.
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The best breweries in L.A.
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