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South Jersey Memorial Day Events

South Jersey Memorial Day Events

Your Guide to the best 2021 South Jersey Memorial Day Ceremonies,
Events, Parades, and Festivals

This year Memorial day will be celebrated on Monday, May 31, 2021

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.

State of NJ

COVID-19 executive orders in effect may restrict or require cancellation of events.

We  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.

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

2021 South Jersey Memorial Day Weekend Events

Listed by date

Wildwood Memorial Day Parade

May, 30 2021
Line up 6 p.m. Oak and Pacific, route is from Oak and Atlantic to Andrews, Andrews to Ocean, Ocean to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at Burk and Ocean Avenues, Wildwood. Parade is followed by a candlelight vigil. 
For more information call 609.522.3613 or visit

Glassboro Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Glassboro Town Square
1 West High Street
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Facebook page (parade route & details)

Vineland Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9 AM
The Parade will begin at 9:00 am at the corner of Landis Avenue and Myrtle Streets, proceed west on Landis Avenue to the Boulevard, and then north to the Landis Park Veterans Circle.

2021 South Jersey Memorial Day Parades

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
May 28 - 31, 2021
On the Beach at Rio Grand Avenue
and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ
732 822 4884
FREE to spectators.
Festivities begin with a Friday night social via the local kite club and the 9:00pm illuminated night kite fly. Saturday includes the silent and loud auctions (open to all) and Saturday and Sunday include the flying of large inflatable kites, sport kite demo's, team flying, as well as family games. Monday features the World Indoor Kite exhibition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Makes Jersey Shore Stop on Fine Art Tour
Saturday, May 29, from 7- 10pm, and Sunday, May 30, 2021, from 11am-2pm
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ
This event features the Art of Chad Smith with two live appearances.
Rock Star. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Six-time Grammy Winner. Fine Artist, and Philanthropist. These are just a few ways to describe Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. The iconic drummer will be making two live, in-person meet-the-artist appearances. All artwork will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. The exhibition as well as the Chad Smith appearances are complimentary and open to the public, however a minimum purchase is required to spend individual time with the Artist.

NJ Renaissance Faire
May 29, 30, 2021; 10am-6pm
1195 Florence Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ
A Renaissance Faire is a unique and magical phenomenon, one that one truly has to experience to understand.
This family friendly faire will feature a variety of shows, music, human chess match, games, jousting, sword fighting, knights of crossford, wine tasting, beer, and much more. Additionally, there will be an array of vendors selling gifts, clothing, handmade artisan goods, delicious food, and more.

Atlantic Brass Band Concert
Sunday, May 30, 2021: 7pm
Rotary Bandstand
Cape May, NJ

Free Admission
Celebrate Memorial Day with this annual free outdoor concert of rousing American music performed by the Atlantic Brass Band.

Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert

May 30, 2021; 7:30 PM
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue
Centennial Park Entertainment Pavilion
Wildwood Crest, NJ
Free Admission
Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion. Musical act TBA. Bring a blanket or a chair

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