For Those Heading Out of Town
Typical of San Francisco, events come in all flavors here. For the traditional spirit of Memorial Day head to a Parade at the Presidio. At SF's WWII submarine, the USS Pampanito (at popular tourist spot Fisherman's Wharf) there is a ceremony to remember veterans and boats lost at war, with bell tolls and bagpipes - its free, and open to the public. On the USS Hornet, visit another memorial ceremony, and tours of the ship are available. Also during the weekend there is free opera in Dolores Park; Civil War battles and encampment; and Caribbean-themed Carnaval San Francisco Festival and Grand Parade. Have fun!