South Jersey Memorial Day Events

South Jersey Memorial Day Events

Your Guide to the best 2023 South Jersey Memorial Day Ceremonies,
Events, Parades, and Festivals

This year Memorial day will be celebrated on Monday, May 29, 2023

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.

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

2023 South Jersey Memorial Day
Parades and Ceremonies

Listed by date:

Avalon Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th, 2023: 9am - 10:30am
The parade will step off at 32nd Street and Dune Drive and proceed north to Veterans Plaza where the ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the parade.

Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 29, 2023; 11:00 AM
The City of Cape May, in conjunction with the American Legion Post 193 and VFW Post 386, will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony to honor our fallen heroes. The Remembrance will take place at Soldiers and Sailors Park, located at Gurney Street and Columbia Avenue in Cape May. Immediately following the ceremony in the park, at approximately Noon, the United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May detachments will participate with Flotilla 82 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in presenting the Rifle Salute and launching of the flower boat from Gurney Street Beach.

City of Burlington Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th, 2023: 9:00 AM (Rain or Shine)
609 386 0200
Begins in front front of City Hall on High Street.

Glassboro Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2023; 10 AM – 12 PM
Glassboro, NJ 08028
856-881-9230 Ext 88322
Parade route:
Begins at University Boulevard & Lehigh Road, onto Whitney Ave, onto High Street, and ending at Glassboro Fire Dept.
Solemn ceremony will be held at Town Square Veterans Memorial Plaza.

Medford Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th, 2023; starting at 11:00 am
609) 654-2608 ext. 324
Celebrate Memorial day with firetrucks, and high school marching bands! Complete with a 21-gun salute and flag-raising.
Parade begins 11 am, at Memorial Middle school on Mill Street and ends at Main Street.

Somers Point Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th, 2023 @ 11am
The parade will begin at Dawes Avenue and Shore Road and proceed to City Hall, concluding with a ceremony at Patriots Park at Bethel Road and First Street.

Stone Harbor Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th, 2023: at 12 Noon
The parade will step off at 96th Street, leading to a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Women's Civic Club on 96th Street and the beach. After the ceremony, there will be an Open House hosted by the Stephen C. Ludlam American Legion Post 331 on 117th Street and Second Avenue. All are invited to attend and enjoy a guided tour of the building and museums, along with free refreshments.

2023 South Jersey Memorial Day Weekend
Festivals and Events

Listed by date:

Wildwoods International Kite Festival

Friday, May 26, thru Monday, May 29, 2023
On the Beach at Rio Grand Avenue
and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ
FREE to spectators.
This four day experience begins on Friday with the official Unlocking of the Beach ceremony all the way through Monday with the World Indoor Kite Competition and Performance. Young or old, single or family, girl or boy, everyone will find something that amazes them at this all-inclusive Kite Festival.

New Jersey Renaissance Faire
May 27-28, 2023; 10AM to 6PM, Rain or Shine
231 Landing St
Southampton Township, NJ
A Renaissance Faire is a unique and magical phenomenon with this event featuring the English Renaissance version. There are six formal stages of entertainment with shows for the young and young-in-spirit, but truth be told, the entire Village of Crossford is a stage – and the show begins upon entering the castle gates! If you thought you would just sit through some droll rendition of a 16th century tale at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire, you are mistaken! Colorful characters, charming artists and playful scenes are all center stage during this year's all-outdoor Faire. Walk through the gates and discover what many of us already know – the live interaction at this Faire is part of the fun! Outdoor improvisational theatre surrounds you throughout the magical shire of Crossford. There are dozens of scheduled shows, as well many that 'pop up' right before your eyes on the village paths. Be prepared to burst into laughter and gaze in awe during your stay at our shire!
The event also features over 30 Merchants, Vendors and Crafters make up Crossford's Artisan Village.

Adjacent Music Festival Saturday & Sunday May 27, 28, 2023 Atlantic City, NJ

This two-day Memorial Day Weekend festival of more than 40 bands, features pop-punk and emo fans, with juggernauts Blink-182 and Paramore as headliners. Including performers Coheed and Cambria, Jimmy Eat World, Japanese Breakfast, Turnstile, The Starting Line, IDLES, PUP, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Beach Bunny, Motion City Soundtrack, Mannequin Pussy, The Linda Lindas, Drug Church, Electric Callboy, Hot Milk, Jeff Rosenstock, I Am The Avalanche, Knocked Loose, Loveless, Meet Me @ The Altar, Neil Rubenstein, Oxymorrons, Pinkshift, Phantom Planet, Royal & The Serpent, Scowl, Siiickbrain, Waterparks and Zulu.

42nd Annual May Fair
Saturday, May 27, 2023;10am to 5pm. (Rain date is May 29, 2022)
Business district along Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
This event features Multiple stages of live music featuring blues, rock, folk and more. There will also be 200+ artists and crafters, a children's "KidZone" with carnival games, rides and children-friendly crafters, and an antique & classic auto show. Visitors will also find several Food Courts complimenting the downtown restaurants and cafés.

Memorial Beach Challenge
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Ocean City Music Pier
825 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ
This annual event that brings together athletes and families for a day of competition and comradery—but also to honor those who have served and support the heroes still in the fight.
The day is comprised of two competitive and fun events for the whole family.
Proceeds from this event provides financial support to military families through our official partnership with 31Heroes, and creates a better awareness of the incredible sacrifice military families endure to ensure our freedom.

Memorial Day Weekend Boardwalk Craft Show
May 27, 28, 2023! Rain or shine. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
On the Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ
The Boardwalk Craft Show is a must-see for any fan of handmade products, featuring Artisans, Handmade Craft Items, Boutique Items, Gifts & More…

Peter Pan and the Pirates at the Historic Smithville Fantasy Adventure Fest
May 27, May 28, 2023
Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
Free admission
Peter Pan and the Pirates includes actors from the Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company along with many children of all ages from the community. In between shows will be the Suzanne Cloud Jazz Trio performing many songs from the Broadway show Peter Pan. In addition there will be The Fairy by the Well, a magical fairy tale that follows the story of a whimsical fairy and her wondrous adventures, an immersive and delightful experience.
The historic Towne of Smithville will be bustling with activity during the festival. Its 60 charming specialty shops, the award-winning historic Smithville Inn restaurant, the Smithville Train and The Smithville Carousel, two timeless attractions that evoke romance, adventure and playful fun, will also be open and running both days for children and adults to ride and share an unforgettable experience.

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