South Jersey Memorial Day Events

A Holiday Guide to the best 2018 Ceremonies, Events, Parades, and Festivals

South Jersey Memorial Day Events

This year Memorial day will be celebrated on Monday, May 28, 2018

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.

2018 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 24 - 27, 2018
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 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018
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.

Tropicana's Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday starting May 26 - September 8, 2018 at 10 p.m.
Tropicana Casino & Resort
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Free Event
Tropicana's Free Summer Fireworks Series returns just in time for Memorial Day Weekend to light up Atlantic City's skies with a free spectacular fireworks display on May 26 at 10 p.m. The dazzling 10-minute show, is part of Tropicana's Free Summer Fireworks Series. The shows will take place every Saturday at 10 p.m. starting May 26 through Sept. 8, plus Wednesday, July 4. The shows, designed by Fireworks by Grucci, will be displayed from the beachfront and will include intricately designed scenes and vivid effects including Grucci high aerials and grand illuminations.

Memorial Day on the Battleship New Jersey
Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Battleship New Jersey
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ 08103
866-877-6262 x144
This family event features an awesome fireworks show over the Delaware River from the most unique location --- the deck of the Battleship New Jersey! Just a $10 donation will get you aboard for the best view of the fireworks. There will also be music, food concessions and bar service on the forecastle (forward deck). The ship will open for guests at 7pm. Fireworks are planned to begin at dusk.

Brigantine Art Walk
Saturday, May 26th, 2018; 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.

Founders Day
May 26, 2018; 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 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018: 10 am to 5 pm (rain date May 27th)
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 Diggerland
Saturday, May 26th – Monday, May 28th 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091
(856) 768- 1110
It's finally the unofficial start of summer!! What better way to celebrate than with a trip to Diggerland? Dig giant holes, try out the new rides, and operate real heavy machinery with your favorite friends and family. Save Online: Use the promo code MEMDAY18 to save $5 on your online over 42″ day tickets or dig the whole summer with a Season Pass.

Memorial Day Weekend at the Beach Club
Saturday, May 26th through Monday, May 28th, 2018; 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 Tey 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 27 through Thursday, June 14, 2018
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St
Cape May, NJ
Enjoy world-class orchestral and chamber music, a world traditions series and Bach's Lunches.

Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert
Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Crest Pier Recreation Center
5800 Ocean Ave
Wildwood Crest, NJ
This popular family live event features the popular rock and roll, party and dance music. An annual event to help kick off a new summer season in the Crest with the  Fabulous Greaseband, featuring the best rock, dance and party music from the 1950s through today. FREE all-ages show, bring a blanket or a chair.

Cherry Hill Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 2018;1:00 AM
Cherry Hill Municipal Complex
820 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Contact: 856-488-7868
Free event
The Ceremony, cohosted by American Legion Post 372 and Jewish War Veterans Post 126 begins with a fly over from the Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing at 11 a.m. and includes a musical tribute to our Armed Forces by the Cherry Hill Pine Barons Chorus. This year's keynote speaker will be Colonel Lucretia McClenney. Everyone is invited to stay for lunch after the Ceremony, provided by Wegmans.

Memorial Day: Wine & Live Music
May 28, 2018; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sharrott Winery
370 South Egg Harbor Rd
Hammonton, NJ
This Memorial Day event features live music by Mike Chet Beck and wine tasting; then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio overlooking the vineyard. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs for use on the lawn. Wine tasting includes 6 samples of your choice of Sharrott Winery's award-winning wines.

2018 South Jersey Memorial Day Parades

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

Monday, May 28th @ 9:00 AM
Parade takes place in front of CityHall. (Rain or Shine)

May 28, 2018; @10 am
The parade route begins at Boulevard & Lehigh Road and onto Whitney Avenue, then onto High St, ending at the Glassboro Fire Dept.

Haddon Heights Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade
May 28, 2018; @ 10:30 AM
Haddon Heights will begin its Memorial Day observances with a brief ceremony at the American Legion Memorial at 6 West Atlantic Avenue.
The parade will begin at 10:30 am at Third and Station, marching down Station towards Tenth Avenue and ending at the War Memorial at 10th Avenue and Station where a Memorial Day ceremony will be held.

May 28, 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 28, 2018; @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.

Somers Point
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 am 
Contact: 609-412-7769
Parade starts at Dawes ave and ending at 12 noon at Bethel Road

Stone Harbor - 7 Mile Island American Legion Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 2018; @ 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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