Central Jersey Memorial Day Events
Your Guide to the best 2022 Central Jersey Memorial Day
Ceremonies, Events, Parades, and Festivals
This year Memorial day will be celebrated on Monday, May 30, 2022
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.
Memorial Day is also the unofficial beginning of summer in New Jersey with the Jersey Shore beach communities coming alive with activities.
Many of these activities include music festivals, ethnic festivals, fireworks, auto racing events and special events geared to the kick off of summer.
Note: 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.
2022 Central Jersey Memorial Day Parades
Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.
Listed by date:
Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 28th, 2022 @10am
Parade route will begin at the Lawrence Township High School Parking Lot to Princeton Pike to Darrah Lane to Birchwood Knoll to Berwyn Place.
Princeton Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 28, 2022; at 10:00 am
The parade starts at 10am on the corner of Princeton Ave. and Nassau St. and goes to Princeton Monument Hal. ending with a short ceremony at Monument Hall at 11am.
Cranbury TownshipMemorial Day Parade
May 30th, 2022: at 1:00 p.m.
The parade will begin promptly at 1:00 PM at the corner of South Main Street and Cranbury Station Road and proceed north on Main Street to Plainsboro Road, then Maplewood Avenue, Park Place East and then south on Main Street, ending at the Cranbury Fire House and Memorial Park.
Freehold Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022
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.
Memorial Day Parade & Music Festival
Monday, May 30, 2022 @10:30am
The parade route will begin at 10:30 am on New Amwell Road to Beekman Lane to Municipal Building.
This music festival takes place on the North School field immediately after the parade, featuring talented musicians and bands from the community.
South River Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022 @1pm
732 - 257-1999
Parade begins at Main Street & Hillside Ave, onto Jackson Street, onto Frry street, back onto Main Street, ending at the War Memorial Building.
2022 Central Jersey Memorial Day Weekend Events
A Salute to America Concert
May 27, 2022; 3pm - 11pm
on the boardwalk in front of Spicy Cantina
Seaside Heights, NJ
This celebration features a Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff to Summer event in Seaside Heights which is the unofficial start of the summer season! We also want to honor the true meaning of Memorial Day which1s to remember those in military service who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
The event will begin with October Rose Performing. After the kickoff, the celebration continues with the music of the NICKY FABBZ Band hitting the stage at 7pm.
Bradely Beach Memorial Day Weekend Festival
Saturday & Sunday, May 28, 29, 2022; from 9am-7pm
on the Bradley Beach Boardwalk
The festival includes crafters, food, live music,
and Family Fun
Parade on Saturday, May 28th at 10am
21st Annual Seaport Craft Show
May 29, 2022: 10am - 5pm
301 Shore Dr.
Admission is free
Come experience a delightful collection of various handmade crafts from more than 60 crafters and artisans.
Live entertainment from 11AM - 3PM.
Shop till you drop for unique gifts, art, jewelry and personal items at this Juried Show.
Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial
1 Memorial Lane (Parkway Exit 116)
The Vietnam Era Museum was the first Vietnam war museum to provide political, cultural and historical context for the Memorial. It helps visitors gain an understanding of the conflict in Southeast Asia and the surrounding political strife in America and its lasting impact on American culture, with an emphasis on experiences in New Jersey.
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