Celebrating Memorial Day 2024

What to watch, where to go, and how to show your kids what this day is about

By Kate Finlay Zimmerman, Publisher, Macaroni KID Pasadena May 23, 2024

whether you check out a local event or settle in to binge watch a memorial day movie marathon, here are some great family selections.


Friday, May 24 through Monday,   
May 27 10am to 6pm
Los Angeles Waterfront & Port of Los Angeles; 
Expo takes place alongside the Battleship Iowa 
at 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, 
tram will loop between parking, expo and ship tours
2015, MGM, 110 minutes
rated PG, live action

2018, Fun Academy Media Group, Ltd, 84 minutes
rated PG, animated
Monday, May 27 at 8am
American Legion #288 and VFW #1614
Two-Strike Park 
5107 Rosemont Avenue, La Crescenta
2010, The History Channel, 12 1-hour episodes
documentary / live action

3. Glendale Rotary Club Memorial Day Program
Forest Lawn-Glendale
Monday, May 27 at 11am
Includes Fields of Honor flag display 
and a ceremony from 11am to 12:30pm
2006, American Girl, 85 minutes
Live action

Monday, May 27 at 10:30am
Memorial Park, 85 East Holly Street
1993, Esparza/Katz Productions, 4hours 31 min in 2-parts
rated PG, live action

Monday, May 27 at 9am
War Memorial Building
435 Fair Oaks Avenue, So Pas
Includes color guard by boy   scouts #333, 
singing of the national   anthem, and presentation 
by Wounded Warrior Project
2005, Disney, 74 minutes
rated G, animated

2024, Amazon Prime, 92 minutes
Live action
6. Music Among the Roses @ The Huntington
Monday, May 27, 1pm to 3pm
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Free with general admission
reservations required for general entry
(The Huntington is open 10am to 5pm)
1987, Amblin Entertainment,152 minutes
rated PG, live action

Miramax Films, 82 minutes
rated G, documentary

See our Events Calendar for much more happening this weekend.


Sunday, May 26, 8pm
PBS So Cal
Performances and tributes from Washington DC
1. Memorial Day
PBS Kids, 1 ½ minutes

Twinkl Teaching Resources, 9 minutes
Monday, May 27
Pre-show 9:30am Pacific (12:30pm Eastern)
Parade 11am Pacific (2pm Eastern) 
ABC, NBC and CBS, or 
Streaming Live on YouTube:
Kerrie Fraser, 5 ½ minutes

Kid Explorer, 2 minutes
STEMHAX, 4 minutes