If you’re looking for the best Memorial Day events at the Jersey Shore, 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.

NJ Events: Memorial DayMemorial Day was originally intended to honor those that died in the Civil War but unfortunately, that was not the last war that Americans lost their lives in. After World War I, the holiday’s purpose was expanded to include all Americans lost to war. Memorial Day is a day for remembering “those who gave their last full measure of devotion” and to recognize every veteran who has fought and those that are still fighting around the world.

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 at the Jersey Shore:

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Bradley Beach Memorial Day Weekend Festival

Friday, May 25, 2018 - Sunday, May 27, 2018: Rain or Shine! One mile of food vendors, Crafters, Kids jumping house and rides, Parade – 10 am Saturday. Info

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Memorial Day Barbecue at Bellview Winery

Saturday, May 26, 2018: Get into the swing of summer with the Bellview Winery Memorial Day Barbecue! They will be firing up the fun with great food, live music, and all your favorite wines …

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Memorial Day Weekend at Six Flags

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Monday, May 28, 2018: Kick off summer the right way; with world-class coasters, family fun and delicious treats! This Memorial Day we all have the day off, and it's the perfect time to head …

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Memorial Day Parade and Candlelight Vigil

Saturday, May 26, 2018: Parade steps off at Wildwood and Atlantic Avenues at 7:30 pm. A candlelight vigil and ceremony will take place at the Wildwood Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at sunset.  The wall …


Water Street Grill Memorial Day

Sunday, May 27, 2018: It is the “official kick off” of our summer boating season. Enjoy an afternoon of good food, good times and the outside deck bar. Info

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Linwood Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 28, 2018: Parade starts at the Fire Dept following Shore Rd to All Wars Park. Info


North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day Ceremony at the North Wildwood Veterans Monument, Spruce & New York Avenues,North Wildwood. 10 am Hosted by VFW Post 5941. There will also be a service earlier that …

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The Borough of Red Bank Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day is a time to remember and thank those who gave their life to serve and protect our country. The Borough of Red Bank holds an annual Memorial Day …


National Moment of Remembrance

Monday, May 28, 2018: Established by Congress, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 pm, on Memorial Day to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The moment of remembrance …

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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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