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.

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:

Memorial Day Events in Jersey Shore

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 …


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 …

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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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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