South Jersey Memorial Day Events

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

South Jersey Memorial Day Events

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

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 South Jersey Memorial Day Weekend Events

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

St. Anthony's Greek Festival
May 23 - 26, 2019
430 West Wheat Road
Vineland, NJ
This family event features homemade authentic Greek foods, Greek music and dancing, Greek artifacts and groceries, Rides for the Kids, raffles, church tours and plenty of love and smiles for the residents of Vineland and the visitors from all around the Delaware Valley.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival

May 24, 25, 26, 27, 2019
Wildwoods Beach
Rio Grande to Burke Aves.
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Free to spectators.
This annual event is one of the largest kite festival in North America. It features kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations.
Event begins on Friday at noon with the 'Unlocking of the Ocean' media event on the beach behind the center. Festivities continue with the opening of the Festival Field Tent and the 9 pm illuminated kite fly at Rio Grande Ave. and the beach.
Saturday & Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach starting at 9 am daily, as well as kite exhibits and workshops. A Kite Festival Auction will be held in the center at 7 pm on Saturday night and is open to the public - many unique kites and collectibles will be auctioned off.
Monday will feature the World Indoor Kite Competition from 11 am - 12:30 pm inside the center where kite fliers will showcase their impressive ability to fly a kite without wind.

Brigantine Art Walk
Saturday, May 25th, 2019; Rain or Shine - from 10am to 5pm
City Ball field on Brigantine Ave between 24th and 26th streets
Brigantine, NJ
Cost: Free
The Brigantine Art Walk invites Artists to exhibit, sell and promote their work during this event. The juried Art Walk events celebrate fine art and fine craft artists.

Downtown Wildwood Bacon Lovers Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019
Byrne Plaza
3400 Pacific Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Cost: Free
This family event features all things Bacon! Food trucks & local tent vendors, artisan & bacon related vendors. DJ & live bands and family & kid's activities (to include but not limited to corn hole, kan jam, lawn jenga, connect four, face painting). Wine and craft beer tasting and sales in garden/tent area. Bacon eating contest on Sunday.

Fit & Fun at the Carnival Family Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Sunday, May 26, 2019; 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Camden's Children Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
Cost: $9; Children under 2 are free
Children who come dressed as their favorite sports hero or a circus clown will receive $1 off of admission. Visit "tattoo" both, a guessing booth, make a silly clown face. Try hopscotch, using a hula hoop, jumping rope. Purchase cracker jacks or animal crackers. Visitors can also ride the carousel and train, $ Enjoy the Butterfly House.

Founders Day
Saturday, May 25, 2019; 9 am until 10pm
Frederic A. Priff Elementary School
139 Wells Mill Rd
Waretown., NJ
This family event features free children’s rides, live bands, crafters, and fireworks at dusk

May Fair 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019: 10 am to 5 pm
678 Haddon Avenue
Borough Hall
Collingswood, NJ
This popular family event expects to draw over 50,000 people and features Five stages of live music including blues, rock, folk and more. Activities for Children include a "KidZone" featuring pony rides, carnival games, rides and children-friendly crafters. The Collingswood Farmers Market will be offering "Jersey Fresh" produce and florals sold in a delightful open air atmosphere.

Memorial Day Weekend at Bellview Winery
Saturday, May 25, 2019.12PM – 5PM
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ
Cost: $5, optional wine tasting is $6 per person and includes 8 tastes of wine as well as a souvenir glass to take home. There is no admission charge for those under the age of 21
This event features great BBQ, live music, (and of course wine!) The beach isn’t going anywhere so join us for a good time and skip the shore traffic.
On stage will be “Secret Sauce”, a high energy rock-n-roll party band with soul. They cover Adele to Led Zeppelin and everything in between. Bareknuckle Cafe and Wipe Out Eats will have Memorial Day menus perfect for the occasion and easily paired with our wine or a carafe of sangria. So grab a bite to eat, listen to good music, and relax at the winery!

New Jersey Renaissance Faire
May 25, 26, 2019
1195 Florence Columbus Rd
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Event Contact Phone: 888-864-8222, Email:
Event Cost: $10-$25; Free admission for children under 5 years old. Free Parking
The New Jersey Renaissance Faire is an event of epic proportions! This year, the Faire celebrates its 10th glorious season.
Located on the beautiful 60 acres of Liberty Lake, the Faire is the largest festival of its kind in the state of NJ, and has made a name for itself as the most interactive Renaissance Faire in the country. A event features family entertainment on seven stages hosting a variety of performances each day of the Faire, including sword fighting, music, comedy, fire breathing, and aerialists. Over 50 actors welcome guests as they enter through the castle gates!
In addition to the 7 hours of non-stop entertainment, there is an extensive merchant village featuring the work of talented artisans, and delicious food and drink, including Beer and Wine courtesy of the South Jersey Celtic Society and Valenzano Winery.

Memorial Day Weekend at the Beach Club
Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th, 2019; 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Route 73
West Berlin, NJ
Admission: $34,99
The unofficial start of summer is finally here! And, the Outdoor Beach Club is re-opening for the season!   This Memorial Day weekend They are throwing a summer kick-off party all weekend long! Enjoy 3 days of beachy fun at our Beach Club plus a DJ, giveaway and games for the family!   All the fun in the sun without the traffic!

Annual Cape May Music Festival
Sunday, May 26, 2019; @7pm
Rotary Bandstand
Lafayette & Decatur Sts
Cape May, NJ
Fraa admission
Enjoy world-class orchestral and chamber music, a world traditions series and Bach's Lunches.
This year the Atlantic Brass Band, under the baton of Salvatore Scarpa, presents a program of rousing American music, the perfect finish to the Memorial Day Weekend. The performance will be moved inside to Cape May Convention Hall if the weather is uncooperative. ​

Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert
Sunday, May 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ
Free admission
Live music for the entire family at the entertainment pavilion with Kevin Miller's Smashed, performing rock hits from the '80s and '90s, along with some of today's hits. Miller is the former lead drummer for '90s national rock act Fuel. Bring a blanket or a chair.

Cherry Hill Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2019;10:00 AM
Cherry Hill Municipal Complex
820 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Contact: 856-488-7868
Free event
Help ,honor our hometown heros with a musical tribute to our Armed Forces by the Cherry Hill Pine Barons Chorus. This year's keynote speaker will be Louis Cavaliere, U.S.Navy, Captain Ret.. Everyone is invited to stay for lunch after the Ceremony, provided by Wegmans.

2019 South Jersey Memorial Day Parades

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

Avalon Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019; @ 9:00am
The parade steps off at 9:00am at 32nd Street and Dune Drive and proceeds northbound to Veterans Plaza at 21st Street and Dune Drive where the ceremony will be held following the parade.

Monday, May 27th, 2019; @ 9:00 AM
Parade takes place in front of CityHall. (Rain or Shine)

May 27, 2019; @10 am
The parade route begins at Boulevard & Lehigh Road and onto Whitney Avenue, then onto High St, ending at the Glassboro Fire Dept.

May 27, 2018; 10:30 AM
Parade route will be thru down-town Hammonton along Bellevue Ave. The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Park across from 7-11 on Bellevue Ave.

Monday, May 27, 2019; @11 am
Celebrate Memorial day with firetrucks, and high school marching bands! Complete with a 21-gun salute and flag-raising. Parade begins at Memorial Middle school on Mill Street and ends at Main Street.

Middle Township Memorial Day Parade
May 27, 2019: @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memorial Field
Middle Township, NJ
Parade Route: Memorial Field on Pacific Ave to Boyd St. North on Boyd St. turning left onto Mechanic St. Then turning Left onto Dias Creek. Ending at American Legion Hall

Somers Point
Monday, May 27th, 2019 @ 11:00 am 
Contact: 609-412-7769
Parade begins at Dawes Avenue School and proceeds down Shore Road, concluding at Patriots Park, Bethel Rd and First St. where a short Ceremony honoring fallen veterans of all wars will follow

Stone Harbor - 7 Mile Island American Legion Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2019; @ 12 noon.
Contact: 609-368-6101
The parade begins on 96th Street tothe Women's Civic Club of Stone Harbor . Ceremony immediately follows outside Women's Civic Club at 96th & the beach Open House, 1:00 PM at the American Legion, 117th Street and Second Avenue. Firefighters ceremony at the firehouse precedes the parade at 11:00 a.m.

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