New Jersey always hosts a number of Memorial Day events throughout the state. Considering the fact that Memorial Day takes place on the last Monday of May each year, events typically take place the weekend prior; hence the list of weekend events as opposed to strictly Memorial Day events. In any case, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks for Memorial Day Weekend events. From all of us at Best of NJ, we wish you a Happy Memorial Day!

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North Jersey Memorial Day Events


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Memorial Day Weekend at Field Station: Dinosaurs

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019: Dinosaurs: A working scientific expedition where visitors participate in active scientific investigations across the disciplines of biology, geology, climatology and paleontology. Field Station: Dinosaurs is a unique zoo, with 31 …


Motor Madness

25th Annual Memorial Motor Madness

Sunday, May 26, 2019: This annual event features over 500 vintage cars. Entrants can register in a variety of classes including Mustang, Fire bird, Camaro, VW Beetle, Antique Trucks, and Street Rod, Monster and …


Fleet Week at Liberty State Park

Fleet Week at Liberty State Park

Sunday, May 26, 2019: Join the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard as they showcase the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. Now in its 4th year, the event celebrates the …


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Oakland Memorial Day Parade

Sunday, May 26, 2019: The annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will be beginning at 1:00 PM at Grove Street and Ramapo Valley Road. The parade will close with a ceremony in Veterans Park. …


NJ Events: Memorial Day

Wyckoff Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: 9:00 am Firefighter's Memorial Service at Firehouse No. 1, directly behind Town Hall. 10:00 am Veteran's Memorial Service at Lawn of the Wyckoff Reformed Church on Wyckoff Avenue, site of the Township's war memorial. 11:30 a.m. Memorial …


Central Jersey Memorial Day

Hackettstown Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The American Legion Blue Ridge Post #164 will be hosting the Hackettstown Memorial Day Parade. Will conclude with the Memorial Day Service at Union Cemetery. Info


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Livingston Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: Lots of fun as we walk from the Livingston Public Library south on Livingston Avenue and cross Rt. 10. Meeting on the oval near the public library. The oval will …


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Mahwah Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The parade begins at 10am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Island Road, followed by the ceremony held at Veterans Memorial Park, at the corner of Franklin Tpk. and …


NJ Events: Memorial Day

Nutley Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: Starts at the Park Oval, Franklin Avenue and Chestnut Street, down Chestnut Street to Passaic Avenue, Centre Street and Franklin Avenue past viewing stand at Walker Middle School. Info


NJ Events: Memorial Day

Glen Ridge Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: Each Memorial Day the parade assembles at the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Baldwin Street and marches to the memorial in front of the Ridgewood Avenue School where a service …


Leonia Memorial Day Parade

Leonia Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 2019: Support the Leonia American Legion Post# 1 in their annual Memorial Day observance with a parade and ceremony. Info


NJ Memorial Day

Woodland Park Annual Memorial Day Street Fair

Monday, May 27, 2019: This event will be held on McBride Ave. from Lackawanna Ave. to Memorial Drive. The Street Fair hours are 11AM-6PM. The street will be transformed into a giant town block …


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Cedar Grove Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The parade will start at Cedar Grove High School. At 12:00pm sharp, the parade will continue on Rugby Rd towards Ridge Rd, then will make a right onto Ridge Rd, …


Woodland Park

Memorial Day Picnic at Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead

Monday, May 27, 2019: Enjoy your picnic lunch and family activities that include historic tours, scenic walks, use of the boat launch on the Delaware River, along with special Memorial Day tributes. Info


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Parsippany Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: Starts at North Beverwyck Rd. and Katherine Dr. and ends at reviewing stand on North Beverwyck Rd. at Volunteers Park. Info


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Hawthorne Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The parade commences at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Rea Avenue at 1:30 pm and ends at Borough Hall, 445 Lafayette Avenue. Info


Central Jersey Memorial Day Events


Jersey Shore Memorial Day

Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade

Saturday, May 25, 2019: Begins at Lawrence High School, ending at Lawrence Veterans' Park. Info


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Hopewell Memorial Day Parade

Sunday, May 26, 2019: Enjoy an old-fashioned parade with veterans marching, bands playing, flags waving, and fire trucks shining. Line up is organized at Taylor Terrace at 12:30 pm and the marching begins at …


Central Jersey Memorial Day

Scotch Plains Memorial Day Concert

Sunday, May 26, 2019: The concert, performed by the Westfield Community Concert Band, will also include readings from several of the community’s veterans.  Info


NJ Events: Memorial Day

Roselle Park Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: Vietnam Veteran Jan F. Cook will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Memorial Day parade in the Borough of Roselle Park. Info


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Memorial Day BBQ Cook Out

Monday, May 27, 2019: Join in this Memorial Day holiday for BBQ favorites and beer specials. The grill will be fired up and hot all day long. Info


NJ Memorial Day

Metuchen Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 2019: The parade begins on Brunswick Avenue & Edgar School, proceeding north on Main Street to New Street, to end at the Plaza for the ceremony at 11:30am. Info


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Pennington Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The Memorial Day parade kicks off @11 AM. Kids Bike Brigade begins 10:15 am at Toll Gate Grammar School. The kids can decorate their bikes, win prizes and ride in the …


The Patriot Brass Ensemble

Sayreville Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: See The Patriot Brass Ensemble perform in the parade and at the end of the parade by the town hall with two units performing in the parade and review stand. …


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Summit Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The parade will begin at 25 Deforest Ave. and proceed to the Village Green. Info


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Somerville Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The parade begins in front of the Somerset County Courthouse and includes military veterans, local school bands, organizations, police, fire and emergency groups, plus an assortment of military vehicles. Info


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Tour of Somerville Festival

Monday, May 27, 2019: Check out the fun as the street in front of the Somerville Court House and the Division Street Mall have loads of entertainment, activities and demonstrations. On Division Street see …


Jersey Shore Memorial Day Events


Memorial Beach Challenge

31 Memorial Beach Challenge

Saturday, May 25, 2019: The main obstacle course challenge is a soft sand adventure race followed by the kids fun run. Staging at 9th St. beach. For registration information visit www.memorialbeachchallenge.com or call 856-905-0583. Info


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Bradley Beach Memorial Day Fest

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019: 6 bands and emcee/DJ playing requests, Over 180 craft and specialty vendors, 25 food vendors, Children's activities including water slide, rides, face painters and sand art. Saturday Memorial Day Parade …


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Highlands Memorial Day Parade

Saturday, May 25, 2019: Highlands Memorial Day Parade starts at Huddy Park at 11:00 am. Info


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Memorial Day Barbecue at Bellview Winery

Saturday, May 25, 2019: Admission is $5 at the door for those aged 21 or older. Wine tasting is optional at $6 and includes a wine tasting of 8 wines as well as a …


NJ Events: NJ Memorial Day

Fair Haven Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The town’s Memorial Day parade starts at Knollwood school and ends at Memorial Park. Info


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145th Annual Freehold Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The largest and longest consecutively running Memorial Day Parade in NJ. Every Memorial Day morning at 10am, the Freehold Memorial Day Parade steps off from the corner of Brinkerhoff Ave. and …


Jersey Shore Memorial Day

North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 2019: Memorial Day Ceremony at the North Wildwood Veterans Monument, Spruce & New York Avenues,North Wildwood. 10 a.m. Hosted by VFW Post 5941. Info


Woodland Park

Allentown Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The Parade will stage in the Indian Run neighborhood. Main Street and High Street will be closed to traffic starting at 10:20AM. The Parade will start at the corner of North …


NJ Events & Holidays: NJ Memorial Day

Ocean City Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 27, 2019: 11:00am at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue. For more information call 609-399-6111. Info


NJ Memorial Day

Red Bank Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: Join the Borough of Red Bank at the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. This year, they will conduct a Parade to honor our veterans and fallen heroes. Lining up will be …


Wildwoods Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Memorial Day Parade and Candlelight Vigil

Monday, May 27, 2019: Parade steps off at Wildwood and Atlantic Avenues at 7:30pm and proceeds south to Andrews Avenue and Ocean Avenue, ending at Burk Avenue. A candlelight vigil and ceremony will take …


South Jersey Memorial Day Events


Central Jersey Memorial Day

Glassboro Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019: The parade includes veteran and military groups, bands, antique vehicles, youth sports organizations, fire trucks and more.  Info


NJ Memorial Day

Cherry Hill Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 2019: Help honor the hometown heroes with a musical tribute to the Armed Forces by the Cherry Hill Pine Barons Chorus. This year's keynote speaker will be Louis Cavaliere, U.S.Navy, Captain …


Wine, Oldies, and Cars

Memorial Day with Wine, Oldies, and Cars

Monday, May 27, 2019: Join in for the unofficial start of summer of summer with Oldies Music provided by DJ Lou Costello from 1 -4:30 outside and 5-7 pm inside in the Peach Room …



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