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.

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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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. …


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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 …


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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 …


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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


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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


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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, …


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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


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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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