Memorial Day Weekend Events In New Jersey

Memorial Day In New Jersey

Your Guide to the best 2022 Memorial Day
Ceremonies, Events, Parades, and Festivals

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, 2022

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.

Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

2022 North Jersey Memorial Day Parades

Listed by earliest date:

Morris Plains Memorial Day Parade

Saturday, May 28, 2022; 9am
Morris Plains, NJ
A memorial service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, at Robert's Garden on Glenbrook Road. The parade will start at about 9:30 a.m. from Robert's Garden and travel down Mountain Way to Rosedale Avenue up to Speedwell Avenue.

Washington Township Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 12pm (rain or shine)
Rock Spring Park
Long Valley
The parade will take place at 12 PM at the War Memorial Site. Keynote speaker is Combat Veteran Brian Bergen, retiree from the US Army.

Oakland Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 29, 2022 @1pm
The annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, sponsored by the American Legion and the Borough of Oakland, will be held at Grove Street and Ramapo Valley Road. The parade will close with a ceremony in Veterans’ Park. Complimentary food and refreshments will be served at the American Legion Post at 65 Oak Street immediately following the parade.

Bernards Township Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022; 9:30am
Held in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township.The parade will step off at Collyer Lane, followed by a ceremony at the green in the center of Basking Ridge.

Borough of Hawthorne Memorial Day Service & Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022 Noon
Borough Hall
Hawthorne, NJ
The Borough of Hawthorne will hold its annual Memorial Day Service in front of Borough The parade will step off at 1:30pm

Butler & Bloomingdale Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30th, 2022; 9am
The parade takes place @ 9:00 a.m. beginning at Sloan Park, Bloomingdale marching to Butler Park.

Glen Ridge Memorial Day Parade
Monday May 30, 2022 @11am
Glen Ridge, NJ
Traditional Memorial Day Parade starts at 11am on Sherman Avenue & Baldwin Street and proceeds down Ridgewood Avenue from Baldwin Street to the War Memorials in front of Ridgewood Ave School, 235 Ridgewood Ave.

Ho-Ho-Kus Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022 @10:30am
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
The parade will begin at Sheridan and Ardmore Avenues and conclude at the War Memorial on East Franklin Turnpike for a Remembrance Ceremony conducted by the V.F.W. Washington Post 192.

Livingston Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022
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The Memorial Day Ceremony will start at 9:30am with a ceremonial service at the Oval across from Town Hall for, to commemorate those who have died defending the United States.
At 10am after the ceremony, the parade will start on S. Livingston Avenue and will end at Congressional Way.
In the event of inclement weather the Ceremonial Service will be held at the LHS Auditorium

New Providence Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am
Contact: 908-665-1400
The parade starts at 10:00am, on Springfield Avenue from Central Avenue to Academy Street.

Newton Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022 @ 10am
Parade route will be Spring Street to Moran Street to Memory Park. Remembrance ceremony will begin at 11am at Memory Park under the big tent.

Old Tappan Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022: at 9:30am
The parade will step off from the back of Northern Valley OT High School promptly at 9:30 am. The parade ends in Oakes Park on Central Avenue and concludes with a Memorial Ceremony. The Ceremony includes parading the colors, the National Anthem, the Invocation, address by the Mayor, placing wreaths at the Memorial, the rifle salute and taps. In the event of inclement weather, the Fire Department siren will be sounded at 8:15 a.m. advising that the Parade and ceremony has been canceled. We ask you to remind members of your organization, children and adults alike, that Memorial Day is a solemn occasion, dedicated to the memory of our countrymen who have given their lives so that we may enjoy our freedom. Let us treat their memory with dignity and respect, along the Parade route as well as during Memorial Services.

Parsippany - Troy Hills Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022: at 12:00 PM
The parade begins at N. Beverwyck Road at Katherine Drive and ends at N. Beverwyck Road at Volunteers Park

Roselle Park Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022; at 10 a.m.
The Roselle Park Memorial Day Parade will step-off from Sherman Elementary School at 10 am and will proceed westbound along the East Grant Avenue parade route toward Chestnut Street, turning right onto Chestnut Street and ultimately disbursing at Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library where a solemn outdoor memorial service will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Summit Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022 @10am (rain or shine)
The parade will begin at 25 Deforest Ave. and proceed to the Village Green, 356 Board Street. Ceremony will follow.

Union Memorial Day Parade & Encampment

Monday, May 30, 2022; at 10am
For best viewing, watch the parade from Pearl Harbor Square on Stuyvesant Ave. What you'll see at the Parade Featuring music by the Uptown String Band, floats, show cars, military units and vehicles, Clydesdale horses, civic and youth organizations, and a historic war reenactment, the parade features something for people of all ages.
There will also be a Revolutionary War Battle at 11:30am at Veterans Honor Roll & Memorial Park.

Wayne Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022; 10 AM
973-694-1800, ext. 3260
The parade begins at 10am at the Ramapo Shopping Plaza and is set to end at the Wayne Municipal Building. Officials are "encouraging" residents to line Valley Road as the procession makes its way through town.

West Essex (West Caldwell) Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022; @9:30AM
The parade continues 1 mile along Bloomfield Avenue and concludes with a Memorial Day ceremony at Crane Park in West Caldwell.

Woodland Park Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022 at 11am
973-345-8100 ext. 213
McBride Avenue - Glover Ave. to Memorial Dr.

Wyckoff Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022
201 891-7000 ext. 118
The parade begins at 11:30 am along Wyckoff Avenue. The parade will proceed starting from Christian Cornerstone Church heading north along Wyckoff Avenue, turning right onto Main Street, then turning right onto Franklin Avenue and ending at Town Hall.

2022 North Jersey Memorial Day Weekend Events

Listed by earliest date:

L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival
Thursday, May 26 - Monday, May 30; Wednesday – Friday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday/Sunday/Memorial Day: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Westfield Garden State Plaza
One Garden State Plaza
Paramus, NJ
Admission is $5; additional price for ride tickets.
This event features good food, rides, and entertainment, hosted by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.)
Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence.

Memorial Day Weekend at an Overnight Camping Resort
Friday, May 27th – Monday May 30, 2022
Kymer's Camping Resort
69 Kymer Road
Branchville, NJ
Reservations & information: 800-526-2267
Celebrate a family Memorial Day weekend at scenic camping resort.
Features 200 scenic acres in the Kittatinny Mountains that offer something for the whole family. Whether you hike the Appalachian Trail and experience nature at its finest, kayak on the lake or simply relax in the sunshine by our Olympic-size swimming pool, there is something for everyone to enjoy. It's a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Campsite options include:
Trailer Campsite, Tent Campsite, Luxury Tent Rental, Park Model Rental, or a Cabin rental.