Central Jersey Memorial Day Events
Your Guide to the best 2023 Central Jersey Memorial Day
Ceremonies, Events, Parades, and Festivals
This year Memorial day will be celebrated on Monday, May 29, 2023
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.
2023 Central Jersey Memorial Day
Parades an Ceremonies
Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.
Listed by date
Edison Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 27, 2023; Noon
The Parade will begin on Plainfield Avenue and Division Street, concluding at the Father & Son American Legion Post 435 on Oakland Avenue.
Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Saturday, May 27th, 2023: 10am - 1PM
The Lawrence Township annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will begin at Lawrence High School and proceed to the Veterans Park.
Princeton Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 27, 2023; at 10:00 am
The parade starts at 10am on the corner of Princeton Ave. and Nassau St. and ends at goes to Princeton Monument Hall, for a short ceremony at Monument Hall at 11am.
Hopewell Borough - Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 28th, 2023; 1pm
Contact [email protected]
Line up at 12:30pm at Taylor Terrace. Beginning at 1pm, marching east on Broad Street, Closing Ceremony at Hopewell Elementary School.
Bound Brook Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023; @9;30am
The parade route is from the Memorial Library starting west on High Street, turning right onto Church St. and then left onto Union Avenue (Route 28) concluding at the War Memorial on Vosseller and Union Avenue where they will conduct the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies.
Califon Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023:11am
Parade begins at School Street followed by events at Caifon Island Park incuding a Memorial Servce, Music, Food, Drinks, Antique Cars
Dunellen Memorial Day Parade & Classic Car Show
May 29th, 2023; at 8:00 a.m.
Coffee and Car show begins at 8am, followed by the parade at 10 am beginning at the Dunellen Library, and to New Market Road, and will end at Washington Memorial Park.
Farmingdale Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023; @1PM
The Parede will begin
Southard Avenue and Academy Street, and will traverse many streets to ensure attendees can view the parade safely. All roads in and leading into Farmingdale will be closed at 12:00pm until the Parade is Completed.
Freehold Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023
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.
Groveville-Yardville Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th, 2023; @ 8:30 a.m. (Rain or Shine)
The pared begins at Sunnybrae Blvd making a left onto South Broad St., continues left at the fork by Ydv-Ham Sq Road (this segment of the road is Route 524/Ydv-Allentown Road), makes a right on Route 156, makes a left on South Broad St., makes a right on Main Street and finishes at Church Street.
Memorial Day Parade & Music Festival
Monday, May 29, 2023 @10:30am - 2:30pm
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.
Lambertville Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023, @ 9 am
609-397-0110 or [email protected]
Step off is at 9 am sharp beginning at the corner of North Union and Cherry streets, continuing south on Union Street to Mount Hope Street, then north on Main Street to York Street and ending at Mary Sheridan Park.
Mayor Andrew J. Nowick and City Council members will host a Memorial Commemorative Ceremony honoring all those who served their country with a special guest speaker in Mary Sheridan Park.
Immediately following the ceremony, all are invited to the American Legion for the annual picnic.
Matawan Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023
Parade begins at 11am on Main street, followed by a service at 12pm at Memorial Park
Pennington Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023: 10:30 a.m.
The parade will take place along Main St
Readington Township Parade
Monday, May 29th, 2023: @t 10:30 a.m.
Parade starts at 10:30 am at King's Plaza Shopping Center to the Municipal Building.
South River Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023 @1pm
732 - 257-1999
Parade begins at Main Street & Hillside Ave, onto Jackson Street, onto Ferry street, back onto Main Street, ending at the War Memorial Building.
2023 Central Jersey Memorial Day Weekend
Festivals and Events
Listed by date:
Bradley Beach Memorial Day Weekend Festival
Saturday & Sunday, May 27, 28, 29, 2023; from 9am-7pm
on the Bradley Beach Boardwalk
The festival includes crafters, food, live music,
and Family Fun.
Parade on Saturday, May 27th at 10am
Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival
May 27 - 29, 2023; 11am-5pm
Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave.
Oceanport, NJ 07757
Cost: General Admission just $6. Children 12 and under are FREE.
This event features Food Trucks, Live music 12-4pm all three days on two stages. Saturday music by Kickin Nash. FREE Family Fun Day events – including clowns, face painters, pony rides and a bounce house, will take place from 12-4pm in the picnic area on Saturday and Sunday --- and horce racing.
Pour Into Summer Wine Festival
May 27, 28, 2023: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ShoreTown Ballpark, Home of the Jersey Shore BlueClaws
2 Stadium Way
This event features NJ winereies, music, food, and more.
Annual Seaport Craft Show
Sunday, May 28, 2023: 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.
Long Branch – Art in the Park
May 28, 2023; 10am - 5pm, rain or shine
West End Park (Brighton Avenue)
Long Branch, NJ
Admission is free
Features up to 50 Juried Artists!
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