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Memorial Day Weekend Events In New Jersey

A Holiday Guide to the best 2019 Ceremonies, Events, Parades, and Festivals

Memorial Day In New Jersey

This year Memorial day will be celebrated on Monday, May 27, 2019.

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: 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.

2019 North Jersey Memorial Day Weekend Events

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

Field Station: Dinosaurs
Season begins, May 25, 2019; 10 am - 6 pm, (Open Memorial Day, May 27th)
Overpeck County Park
Fort Lee Rd.,
Leonia, NJ
Cost: $15.50, ages 2 and up
This family event celebrates the post-winter grand opening of Field Station: Dinosaurs: A working scientific expedition where visitors participate in active scientific investigations across the disciplines of biology, geology, climatology and paleontology. Field Station: Dinosaurs is a unique zoo, with 31 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs in a natural environment surrounded by one of North America's most important bird estuaries.

Native American Intertribal Dancers
May 25 - 27, 2019
Wild West City
50 Lackawanna Dr.
Stanhope, NJ
This family event features Traditional Native American dances along with kids activies including such as face painting, and more. Native American handicrafts will also be availble for purchase.The program will be run by Little Hawk ( Bob Martin).Bob Martin is a half blooded member of the Mohawk tribe and will be joined by his sister, Morning Dove and both their respective families as they introduce a variety of Native American dances practiced during the height of their existence across North America.

Fleet Week at Liberty State Park
Sunday, May 26, 2019: Noon until 5:00 PM
1 Audrey Zapp Dr.
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ
Event Flyer
Event is free and open to the public.
This family event features the U.S. Navy (USN), U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) as they showcase the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. Event will include a performance by U.S. Fleet Forces "Brass Band;" USN and USMC helicopter static displays; USN Dive Tank; USO; USMC Martial Arts Program demonstration and pull-up challenge; USCG Search and Rescue demonstration; USCG Silent Drill Team and USMC Battle Color Detachment performances; military static displays, including Stewards of the Sea, World War I Commission, Submarine Forces, USMC ordnance and vehicles; kids activities, bounce houses and face painting, food trucks and much more!

Memorial Motor Madness Car Show
Sunday, May 26th, 2019; from 9 am to 3 pm. Rain or Shine
MARS Chocolate North America
800 High St.
Hackettstown, NJ
This annual event features over 500 vintage cars. Entrants can register in a variety of classes including Mustang, Fire bird, Camaro, VW Beetle, Antique Trucks, and Street Rod, Monster and Mini Truck, and more. Best of Show is awarded the Ed Hagaman Memorial Trophy, named in honor of one of the show's founders. Special dash plaques are awarded to the first 400 entrants. 

Crystal Springs Fireworks Spectacular
Sunday, May 26, 2019 @9pm
Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ
Crystal Springs welcomes your entire family on Memorial Sunday to a spectacular fireworks show at Grand Cascades Lodge to kick off your 2019 summer! 
Open to all Hotel Guests and Members.

Memorial Day Picnic at a Scenic Historical Site
Monday, May 27, 2019; 1 - 3 pm.
Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead
140 Rt. 46
Knowlton, NJ
This family event features a picnic on the Ramsaysburg Historic (circa 1794) Homestead with plenty of things to do. The historical park is situated on twelve wooded acres along the banks of the Delaware River. Bring your picnic lunch and take in the days family activities that include historic tours, scenic walks, use of the boat launch on the Delaware River, along with special Memorial Day tributes.

Woodland Park Annual Memorial Day Street Fair
Monday, May 27, 2019; 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM
From McBride Ave. from Lackawanna Ave. to Memorial Drive.
Woodland Park, NJ
This event will be held on McBride Ave. from Lackawanna Ave. to Memorial Drive when the street will be transformed into a giant town block party. Our special kids section will be brimming with all kinds of fun stuff to do. There will be kiddie rides, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, pony rides & petting zoo. This event brings the whole community together. Local merchants and businesses will showcase their shops and offer their special sales. Everyone come hungry and enjoy the wide selection of delicious foods such as hot dogs, ice cream, chicken fingers, zeppoles, shish ka bobs, fresh squeezed lemonade, Italian Ices, french fries, hamburgers, sausage and pepper sandwiches, cheesesteaks, and much more.

2019 North Jersey Memorial Day Parades

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

(Listed by earliest date)

Secaucus Parade and BBQ
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Parade kicks off at noon beginning at Trolley Park. BBQ to follow immediately at Buchmuller Park.

Morris Plains
Saturday, May 25, 2019: @ 9:30 AM
The Annual Memorial Day Parade, the largest in Morris County, will start at Roberts Garden and will travel south on Mountain Way, east on Rosedale Ave, then north along Speedwell Avenue, past the reviewing stand at the corner of Franklin Place, opposite the railroad station, and continue north up Littleton Road to Route 53 north where it will end at the VFW Watnong Post #340.

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Contact: 201-337-9845
The annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, sponsored by the American Legion and the Borough of Oakland, will be beginning at 1:00 PM 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.

Saddle Brook
Sunday, May 26, 2019; 1:30 pm
Saddlebrook, NJ
The parade will begin at the Korean War Monument and the line of march is as follows; Fairlawn parkway & Evans Place, south to Cambridge Avenue, east on Cambridge to Saddle River Road, South on Saddle River Road to Market Street, West on Market Street to Washington School where the parade ends.

Bloomingdale & Butler
Monday, May 27, 2019; @9AM
973-838-0778 x. 241
The parade takes Monday, at 9:00 a.m. at the Blomingdale Senior Center, 103 Hamburg Turnpike, and will continue on Hamburg Turnoike to Main st, Butler, and on to Park Place where a memorial ceremony will be conducted.

Califon Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Califon, NJ
The parade will start at 11:00 AM on School Street and will feature St. Ann's of Hampton Pipes and Drums, the 15th New Jersey Volunteers Infantry Company A accompanied by the NJ Field Music Fife and Drum Corps, antique cars, scout troops, area fire and rescue squads and more! The parade will proceed down Main Street and will continue on to Califon Island Park.

Monday, May 27th, 2019. 
The Carlstadt parade will start at 9am at the American Legion Hall on 3rd Street, proceed to the Carlstadt Borough Hall, then to the veterans’ monument on Hackensack Street and then to Berry’s Lawn Cemetery on 7th Street where the parade will conclude.  

May 27, 2019; @9am
Line up begins at the Community Center, 220 Walnut Avel @ at 8:30 a.m. and marching commences at 9:00 a.m. ending with a traditional memorial ceremony at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue between RiversideDrive and Central Avenue at 10:00 a.m

Glen Ridge
Monday, May 27, 2019; @11AM
Glen Ridge, NJ
Parade starts at the intersection of Sherman Ave. and Baldwin St. and marches toward Ridgewood Avenue School. Service to follow after parade.

Monday, May 27, 2019: @9:45 AM
The parade begins near the post office on Washington Street and continues to Grand Avenue and Main Street and ends at Union Cemetery on Mountain Avenue.

Monday, May 27, 2019; @ 1:30 pm
The parade commences at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Rea Avenue at 1:30 pm. The parade proceeds on Lafayette Avenue to Vreeland Avenue, where it turns right and continues to Parmelee Avenue, where it turns left. The parade continues on Parmelee Avenue, passing Hawthorne High School, to the corner of Diamond Bridge Avenue, where it turns left. The parade continues on Diamond Bridge Avenue to the corner of Lafayette Avenue, where it turns left, and proceeds to the viewing stand at Borough Hall, 445 Lafayette Avenue.

Monday, May 27, 2019; 10:30 AM
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 
Starts at corner of Sheridan Ave. and Ardmore Ave. followed by a brief ceremony at War Memorial on East Franklin Turnpike.

Monday, May 27, 2019; @10am
This year's Memorial Day services will start at 9:30am, Monday, May 28, 2018 with a ceremonial service at the Oval 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.

Monday, May 27, 2019; 10 AM
Mahwah, NJ
A collection of community groups march from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Island Rd. to Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Franklin Tpke. and East Ramapo Ave., in time for a Memorial Day Ceremony.

New Providence
Monday, May 27, 2019: 10:00 AM
The parade starts at 10:00am on Monday on Springfield Avenue from Central Avenue to Academy Street.

Monday, May 27, 2019; @ 10:00 AM
Nutley, NJ
Starts at the Park Oval, Franklin Avenue and Chesnut Street, followed by march down Chestnut Street to Passaic Avenue, Centre Street and Franklin Avenue past viewing stand at Walker Middle School.

Monday, May 27, 2019: @ Noon
Starts at North Beverwyck Rd. and Katherine Dr. and ends at reviewing stand on North Beverwyck Rd. at Volunteers Park.

Rockaway, Marcella, & Denville
May 27, 2019; 11:30 AM
This year, all three towns Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township and Denville will celebrate with one parade.
The parade will take place on Main Street in Rockaway Borough at 11:00am. It is our hope to have a special day to celebrate 150 years of service to the three communities, as well as a special service to honor our fallen heroes from all wars.

Roselle Park Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019; @ 10am
The parade begins at the Sherman Elementary School and will step off at 10:00 a.m. from the school on East Grant Avenue, marching toward Chestnut Street.

Scotch Plains - Fanwood
May 27, 2019: 10:45 AM
Parade begins at the gazebo on corner of Park Ave. and Front St in Scotch Plains and proceeds along Park Avenue to Martine Avenue into downtown Fanwood. The parade ends at La Grande Park in Fanwood.

Monday, May 27, 2019; 10AM
The parade will begin at 25 Deforest Ave. and proceed to the Village Green.

Monday, May 27, 2019; @10 AM
Parade begins at the VFW hall. marchers will go down Stuyvesant Ave past Pearl Harbor Square & Connecticut Farms School to the Veterans Honor Roll & Memorial Park. For the best viewing stop by the Pearl Harbor Square near our Reviewing Stand!

May 27, 2019; @ 9 AM
Parade begins at East Broad St. ending at Fairview Cemetery.

West Caldwell
May 27, 2019; 9:30 AM
Starts on Forest Avenue

Monday, May 27, 2019; @ 11:30 a.m
Contact: 201-891-7000
Begins on Wyckoff Avenue at Cornerstone Christian Church. As the participants march out of the Cornerstone Church parking lot, they turn left onto Wyckoff Avenue, continue down Wyckoff Avenue before turning right on Main Street, then turn right on Franklin Avenue. The parade ends behind Town Hall at the Ambulance Corps building.

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