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Things To Do

Memorial Day Events and Activities

Memorial Day means more than a three-day weekend. While the extra day off never seems to come soon enough, it’s certainly worth remembering what we’re actually commemorating. Memorial Day began as a way to honor those who lost their lives in the Civil War. For many, Memorial Day is still reserved for remembrance–Lake Arrowhead included. 

Every year, Lake Arrowhead honors those who’ve fought and died with a day of remembrance followed by a concert. We fly our flags at half staff until noon and channel gratitude for those who are serving or who have served in the armed forces. Though Memorial Day, by definition, is a solemn “holiday,” that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the extra day off of work. 

If the first long weekend of the year brings you out of L.A. or San Diego and into Lake Arrowhead, you’ll find that it’s well worth the trip. Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, and with it all the boating and lake days you’ve been missing. Check out some of the Lake Arrowhead Memorial Day events and activities that can occupy your weekend. 

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Unsurprisingly, Lake Arrowhead is a favorite spot for California's city folk to get out on the water. You can even embark on your own private boat tour. 

Break out your hiking books for some popular hikes in the area, many of whcih are snow-free come May. Head to Arrowhead Ridge or Heart Rock to break a sweat. Heaps Peak Arboretum and Strawberry Peak Lookout are a little more accessible. 

Many of Lake Arrowhead's beaches are private. Take advantage of Lake Arrowhead Resort's own beach, complete with fire pits for roasting smores.


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Summer Concert Series Kick-Off | May 27, 2022

Lake Arrowhead locals look forward to the Summer Concert Series all year long. Fortunately for you, the series kicks off just in time for Memorial Day.

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