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 29, 2023
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.
Washington Township Memorial Day Ceremony
Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 12pm (rain or shine)
Rock Spring Park
Long Valley, NJ
The ceremony will begin at 12 pm a tRock Spring Park's War Memorial Site. Morris County Commissioner Director John Krickus will be the guest speaker.
Oakland Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 28, 2023 @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.
Bloomingdale & Butler Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th, 2023; 9am
The parade takes place @ 9:00 a.m. beginning at Butler Park and ending in Sloan Park
Borough of Hawthorne Memorial Day Service & Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023 Noon
The Borough of Hawthorne will hold its annual Memorial Day Service in front of Borough Hall at noon.
The parade will step off at 1:30pm at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Rea Avenue. The Route is as follows - The Parade proceeds South on Lafayette Avenue to Vreeland Avenue, where it turns right and heads West to Parmelee Avenue; the Parade turns left and continues South on Parmelee Avenue, passing Hawthorne High School, to Diamond Bridge Avenue. At Diamond Bridge Avenue the Parade turns left and continues East on Diamond Bridge Avenue to the corner of Diamond Bridge Avenue and Lafayette Avenue where it turns left and proceeds North to the Borough Hall and the reviewing stand.
Glen Ridge Memorial Day Parade
Monday May 29, 2023 @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 29, 2023 @10:30am
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 29, 2023
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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 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am
The parade starts at 10:00am, on Springfield Avenue from Central Avenue to Academy Street. The parade takes place rain or shine! Refreshments will be served after the parade at the American Legion Post #433
Newton Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023 @ 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.
Parsippany - Troy Hills Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023: 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 29, 2023; 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 29, 2023 @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 29, 2023; 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 29, 2023; 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 29, 2023; @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 29, 2023 at 11am
973-345-8100 ext. 213
McBride Avenue - Glover Ave. to Memorial Dr.
Wyckoff Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023
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.