Memorial Day events on the Central Coast

Posted at 4:23 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 19:23:47-04

Memorial Day is this Monday, May 27.

Here are some of the events planned on the Central Coast to pay respect to our fallen service men and women.

San Luis Obispo

Memorial Day Veterans Remembrance: 11 a.m. San Luis Cemetery, 2890 S. Higuera St.
The program will include the raising of the American flag by local Sea Cadets, patriotic music to include an a cappella quartet from the Pacific Horizon Chorus, and a recitation of the Gettysburg Address by local attorney Stew Jenkins who will portray Abraham Lincoln. Local Boy Scouts from Troop 322 will present a historical tribute to the American Flag, and there will be a flyover of a B25 and a T-28 from the Estrella Warbird Museum. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Elks Lodge parking lot.

Avila Beach

Unfinished Business Memorial Day Jam: 11:30 a.m. Avila Beach Golf Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Rd.
Pryor Baird, Dog Party, and Unfinished Business perform at this benefit concert to honor and remember our veterans and those who have been disabled. Click here to purchase tickets.


Memorial Day Ceremony and Barbeque: 12 p.m. Faces of Freedom Memorial, 9029 Morro Rd.
This annual ceremony also live music and a community barbeque. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Lunches will be sold for $7-$10.

Los Osos

Memorial Day Program: 10:30 a.m. Los Osos Valley Mortuary & Memorial Park, 2260 Los Osos Valley Rd.
This traditional Memorial Day service includes a performance by the SLO County Band. The event is free and open to the public.

Santa Maria

Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. Santa Maria Cemetery, 730 E. Stowell Rd.
The program will include an opening prayer, performance of the National Anthem, memorial wreath presentations, a speech by guest of honor Col. Kris Barcomb of Vandenberg AFB, a firing squad, and “Taps.” This event is free and open to the public.

Pismo Beach

Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. Pismo Beach Pier
This annual event is designed as a remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Special guest speakers will honor and remember those we have lost. This event is free and open to the public.


Lost at Sea Memorial Day Service: 3 p.m. Cayucos Pier
This annual event is held in memory of U.S. veterans and those lost at sea. Homemade desserts will be for sale with proceeds benefitting Trade School Scholarships.