Central Jersey Memorial Day Celebrations

The Best 2016 Events, Parades, and Festivals


Memorial Day In New Jersey

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

It is a time for parades, flags, and wreath-laying ceremonies paying tribute the who died serving our country.

This year Memorial day will be celebrated on Monday, May 30, 2016






Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.


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2016 Central Jersey Memorial Day Weekend Events

Bradley Beach Memorial Day Weekend Festival
Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, May 29, & Monday, May 30, 2016; Rain or shine!
Website
Contact: 732-776-2999 Ext. 1050
The Annual Memorial Day Parade will start Saturday, May 28th at 10am on Ocean Avenue and Bradley Blvd.  The parade is the "kick off" for The Memorial Day Weekend Festival held on Saturday, Sunday. and Monday. Food, craft vendors and activities for everyone at the beachfront. The annual parade features several local school marching bands, pipe bands from around the state.

The 3rd Annual Pork Roll Festival
May 28, 2016; 10:00 AM – 7:00  PM
Mill Hill Park
Trenton, NJ
609-815-1343
Website
This year's festival will celebrate Trenton's unique pork roll product while promoting the city's history, art, music, small businesses and cultural diversity. One of New Jersey's famous foods, the pork roll, although North Jeryans will call it Taylor ham will be the featured food.
The even held annually during the Memorial Day Weekend, will honor those who have served and sacrificed so that we can enjoy the benefits of freedom.

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival
May 28, 30, 2016; Gates open 11:30 am
Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave.
Oceanport, NJ
732-747-4449
Website
This event features more than 50 regional trucks competing for the tri state area's best mobile-made eats!
Attendees wilol get to enjoy a day of delicious food and family entertainment.
General Parking $5, General Admission $5

Asbury Park Fireworks
May 29, 2016
Asbury Boardwalk
Asbury Park, NJ
Website
This Memorial Day Weekend event features an awesome fireworks display at dusk.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2016; 11:00am to 12:30pm
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation
1 Memorial Lane,
Holmdel, NJ
(732) 335-0033
Website
Hosted by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation, this annual event features a Memorial Day ceremony . The ceremony will also include the presentation of two scholarships to New Jersey high school seniors and the induction of four Vietnam Veterans into the “In Memory” Program.

 

2016 Central Jersey Memorial Day Parades


Edison
Website

Contact: Dana at dligato@edisonnj.org or 732-248-7298
The Parade is on Sunday, May 29, 2016 beginning at 12 noon. The parade will be in the Stelton section of the Township beginning on Division Street at the Main Library and travel up Plainfield Avenue to Jefferson Boulevard where there will be refreshments for all participants at American Legion Father & Son Post 435 on Oakland Avenue. Once again, the parade will feature "Most Patriotic” Bike Decorating Contest for youngsters.

Freehold
Website
The 142nd Freehold Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday, May 30th. The parade kicks off at Brinckerhoff and Main Streets at 10 am. The Freehold Memorial Day Parade is the oldest and largest such parade in Western Monmouth County, with an average of more than 70 units participating each year. The parade features many military units, veterans groups, bands, fire departments, EMS squads, youth groups, custom designed floats and civilian units.

Hamilton Township
Website
Parade starts on Monday, May 30th @ 10:30am at Nottingham Way at Shady Lane and continuing to Nottingham Way Firehouse on Mercer Street (route travels down some neighborhood streets towards back entrance of the Firehouse)

Highland Park & New Brunswick
Website
Starting Monday May 30th @ 11 am at Monument Square, Corner of Livingston Avenue & George Street and ending at 1 pm at Doughboy Monument Fork at Raritan Avenue & Woodbridge Avenue
Contact : 732-745-5004

Hillsborough
Website
The Memorial Day Parade will occur on Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 10:30 am. The parade route will begin on New Amwell Road to Beekman Lane to Municipal Building. There will be a Ceremony following the parade.

Hopewell Borough
Website
Memorial Day Parade takes place on Sunday, May 29th, beginning @ 1pm and will be marching east from West Broad Street to Princeton Ave.

Metuchen Parade & Ceremony
Website
The parade begins on Monday, May 30th, at 10:00 a.m. - Noon. rain or shine, from Metuchen’s Pearl Street parking lot.  It will proceed across Center St., turn right (north) onto Route 27, and right onto Main Street.  The parade will continue through the tree-lined streets of beautiful Metuchen and turn right onto High Street and then right again onto Lake Avenue where it will end at Memorial Park with a brief ceremony. 

Old Bridge
Website

732-721-5600 x 4010
Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30th @ 9:00 a.m. beginning at Memorial School
11 Ely Avenue, Laurence Harbor. The parade will conclude with a Memorial Day services at Memorial Park, which is directly across the street from the Laurence Harbor Fire House.

Princeton
Website
Contact: mark.freda@verizon.net
  Memorial Day Parade takes place on Saturday May 28thd. The parade kicks off at 10am from Princeton Ave and Nassau St , then on to Princeton Boro Hall ending with a ceremony at Boro Hall at 11am.

Readington Township
Website

The parade starts on Monday, May 30th @t 10:30 a.m. at the Whitehouse Mall on Route 22 and continues to the Municipal building. A flag raising ceremony will be held in front of the Municipal Building
immediately following the parade.
Contact: 908-534-4051

West Windsor Township
Website
Kick-Off Monday May 30th @ 10:30 a.m. from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, South
Ceremony: 12:00 (Noon) – West Windsor Municipal Complex corner of Clarksville Road and North Post Road.

 

 

 

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