Memorial Day is an important day for all Americans to come together in remembrance of the men and women who have fallen while serving in the Armed Forces. Memorial Day is a day to remember how blessed we are, as Americans, for the freedom that we hold and to remember the troops that risked their lives every day. It is a day to spend with our friends and family, a day to spend together, reflect on the past, and look forward to the future. Here are events that you can visit with your friends and family in the Southern California area. Fiesta Hermosa in Hermosa Beach – May 28-30 Starting in 1972, Fiesta Hermosa has become the largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California. Over 300 artists and crafters, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, and sculptors, are featured during this amazing Memorial Weekend Festival. But it is not only about the arts and crafts, the festival offers two stages with live music. The main stage is located on the Pier and the other in the Charity Beer & Wine Garden. Along with the music and arts, a food court is available offering 18 different ethnic food choices. This would be a great event for any family or a group of friends. Enjoy the beautiful weekend on the beach, with great food, music, and art. Free Admission to the Nixon Library – May 28 President Richard Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California in a quaint house just a few miles away from the Ayres Suites Yorba Linda. On May 28th, the Nixon Presidential Library, Museum and Birthplace will be offering free admission to all guests. Visit the quaint house where Nixon spent his early years, sit in Nixon’s presidential helicopter, and explore the many more exhibits such as Watergate and Pat Nixon Centennial: People Were Her Project. The Nixon Library will also be hosting Patriotic Concerts throughout the day in honor of Memorial Day. The address is 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. Movies on the Beach – Newport Dunes – May 29- 30 Just a few miles down the road from Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa, Newport Dunes is providing a great Memorial Weekend activity for family and children. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the beach while watching movies that will have the whole family rolling with laughter and clinching their fists in suspense. On May 30th the classic Shrek 4 will be provided and on the 31th, the compelling story of Hoot; both movies will start at dusk. Be sure to bring a few blankets, some beach chairs, and snacks for during the movie. Summer nights do get a little cold, so make sure to bring some jackets only in case. There are parking fees that apply, but if you are guests at the Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa we would be more than happy to take you to and from the venue with our complementary shuttle. This is an activity that you can experience with your whole family, so rally everyone together and enjoy a night at the beach! Beach Day! It’s almost summer time and the weather is warming up! Memorial Day weekend is going to be a perfect weekend to spend relaxing with your friends and family, enjoying the warm weather. The long stretch of beaches along Southern California is the ultimate destination for a break from reality. Ayres Hotels offers multiple locations along the coast that allows easy access to the beautiful beaches such as Manhattan Beach, Seal Beach, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach. The weather is predicted to be in the high 70s/low 80s, so get those swim trunks on, beach chairs ready, and head to the beach for Memorial Day weekend!