If you’re looking for the best Central Jersey Memorial Day events, you’ve come to the right place. But first, as part of honoring the veteran men and women who have served our nation across all branches of the armed forces, we urge readers to participate in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3:00 pm this Memorial Day. This gesture was created by the No Greater Love Organization in 1997 and formally established by the United States Congress in the 2000.

New Jersey is full of Memorial Day events and activities going on statewide. Since Memorial Day is observed on a Monday, many events instead take place over Memorial Day weekend (i.e. the weekend prior to Memorial Day). However, there are also a number of parades, street fairs, observational ceremonies and other community-driven events that take place on the day of. Here is Best of NJ‘s list of Memorial Day events in Central Jersey:

Memorial Day Events in Central Jersey

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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 …

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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

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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

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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 …

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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 …

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NJ Memorial Day Regions

North Jersey Memorial Day

Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren

Central Jersey Memorial Day

Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Union

Jersey Shore Memorial Day

Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean, Monmouth

South Jersey Memorial Day

Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem

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