This year Memorial day will be celebrated on Monday, May 28, 2018
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.
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Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.
Bradley Beach Memorial Day Weekend Festival
Friday May 25 through Monday, May 28, 2018; Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday, Parade 10 am Saturday 11:00 am - 8 pm & Sunday 11:00 am - 8 pm. Rain or shine!
Contact: 732-776-2999 Ext. 1050
This annual family event features one mile one mile of food vendors, Crafters, and Kids jumping house and rides
The Annual Memorial Day Parade will start on Saturday, at 10am on Ocean Avenue and Bradley Blvd. The annual parade features several local school marching bands, pipe bands from around the state.
Waterfront Arts Festival
Friday, May 25th: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. & Saturday, May 26th, 2018: 12:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Perth Amboy Waterfront
Perth Amboy, NJ
(732) 826-1690 ext. 4305
Attendees wiil get to enjoy a variety of local and regional talented artists, who showcase their original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, prints, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics, hand-made items, and vivid photography. To complement the festivities, 5 bands will perfrom on stage throughout the day playing Latin sounds, rock, folk, jazz and acoustic music. A food court will feature over a dozen local eateries and food trucks. The family-friendly festival will also feature free arts and crafts activities for children and community mural that everyone can participate in creating!
The 5th Annual Pork Roll Festival
Saturday, May 26, 2018; 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mill Hill Park
Event cost: $5
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.
It will feature Music Stage (all day) Entertainment, Children's Events, Pork Roll Recipe Contest and Awards, and the 2018 Pork Roll Queen Pageant and Crowning. The event is 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 26, 27, 28, 2018; Gates open 11:30 am
Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave.
This event features more than 50 regional trucks competing for the tri state area's best mobile-made eats!
Attendees will get to enjoy live music all three days of the festival. In addition, FREE Family Fun Day activities will take place Saturday and Sunday including clowns, face painters,
General Parking $5, General Admission $5, Children 12 and under are FREE.
Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks
Sunday, May 27, 2018; @ 9 PM
Asbury Park Boardwalk
On the beach at 4th Ave.
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Fireworks on the Beach at 9 PM
Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 2018; 11:00am to 2:00pm
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation
1 Memorial Lane,
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.