If you’re looking for the best North 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.

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 in North Jersey:

Memorial Day Events in North Jersey

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32nd Annual Morris Plains Memorial Day Parade

Saturday, May 26, 2018: 9:00am - Memorial Service at Roberts Garden. 9:30am - Parade begins at corner of Glenbrook Rd. & Mountain Way. Info

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Red, White & Blue Weekend at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Monday, May 28, 2018: Red Wines, White Wines & Blueberry Wine! The winery will be open from 10am - 6pm with complimentary wine tasting & wine cellar tours. No reservations needed! Info


Crystal Springs Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 26, 2018: Enjoy a scrumptious cookout, great music and an awesome selection of family-fun activities Info

Memorial Motor Madness

Memorial Motor Madness

Sunday, May 27, 2018: 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 …


Hillsdale Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

Monday, May 28, 2018: Enjoy freshly made pancakes with specialty toppings, sausage, bagels, fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea, milk, juice and more before the parade. Info

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East Orange Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 28, 2018: Join us for our Annual Memorial Day Celebration and Parade, starting at 9am at City Hall Plaza, followed by a citywide parade at 11am. Info


River Edge Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day ceremony. Rain or shine. Info

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Teaneck Memorial Day Observance

Monday, May 28, 2018: Honoring our fallen servicemen and women. In the event of inclement weather, the observance will be held in the Auditorium of Teaneck High School (100 Elizabeth Avenue) Info

Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade

Woodland Park Memorial Day Street Fair & Parade

Monday, May 28, 2018: This event will be held on McBride Ave. from Lackawanna Ave. to Memorial Drive. The street will be transformed into a giant town block party. Info


Rockaway Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 28, 2018: Starts at Fleetwood and Edith, ends at Gazebo on Chestnut St. Info

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Music on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Monday, May 28, 2018: Jonathan Savatch: Jonathan's music is comprised of heartfelt experiences and emotions, all of which are directly attributable to having a very supportive family and great friends in his life. A solo …

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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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