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Memorial Day Parades in NJ

Cheer for the red, white, and blue at a celebration near you.


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On Memorial Day we take a moment to honor Americans who have fought and died while in service to our country. For many Americans, the main event is attending a parade. Memorial Day is also a time of celebration, as it marks the unofficial start to summer! We've picked some of our favorite parades that go over-the-top in celebrating.

Atlantic County

May 28, Tri-Vets Memorial Day Parade

Bergen County

May 28, 10 am, englewoodchamber.com
Starts at Soldiers Monument on Tenafly Rd. and West Palisade Ave. and ends in Veterans Memorial Park.

May 28, 10:30 am, ho-ho-kusboro.com
Starts at corner of Sheridan Ave. and Ardmore Ave. followed by a brief ceremony at War Memorial on East Franklin Turnpike

May 28, 10 am, mahwahtwp.org
A collection of community groups march from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Island Rd. to Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Franklin Tpke. and East Ramapo Ave., in time for a Memorial Day Ceremony.

Saddle Brook
May 27, 1 pm, saddlebrooknj.us

May 28, 11:30 am, njwoodridge.com
Starts from the corner of Hackensack St. and Highland Ave. The conclusion of the parade will take place at our beautifully maintained ground of Veterans Park where festivities will include free refreshments (hot dogs & ice cream), strolling musicians, military vehicle rides, plus the involvement from many of our Wood-Ridge merchants. Free flags and novelties will be distributed to all who are present by the curbside along the parade route.

May 28, 11:30 am, wyckoff-nj.com
Starting at the Cornerstone Christian Church, antique military vehicles, civic organizations, marching bands, veteran and military color guards and Veterans of Foreign Wars take a left on Wyckoff Ave., a right on Main St., a right on Franklin Ave. and a left into Scott Plaza, where the procession ends. Don't forget to hit the Veteran's Memorial Service before at 10 am.

Essex County

Glen Ridge
May 28, glenridgenj.org
Parade starts at the intersection of Sherman Ave. and Baldwin St. and marches toward Ridgewood Avenue School. Service to follow after parade.

May 28, 10 am, livingstontownship.org
This year’s Memorial Day Parade will start at with a ceremonial service at the Oval to commemorate those who have died defending the United States. At 10 am after the ceremony, the parade will start at Memorial Oval and proceed down Livingston Ave. until it ends at Congressional Parkway.

May 28, 10 am, nutleynj.org
Starts at Nutley Park Oval.

West Caldwell Parade and Bike Decorating Contest
May 28, 9:30 am, westcaldwell.com
All boys and girls wishing to decorate and ride their bikes in the 2018 Memorial Day Parade are asked to meet at the Penn Federal Bank parking lot. 


Glassboro Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 10 am-noon, glassboro.org


Secaucus Parade and Block Party
May 19, SecaucusEventsCommittee

Hunterdon County

May 28, 11 am, califonborough-nj.org

Mercer County

Hamilton Township
May 28, hamiltonnj.com
Parades in Groveville and Nottingham Way.

May 27, 1 pmhopewellboro-nj.us
Everyone enjoys an old-fashioned parade with veterans marching, bands playing, flags waving and fire trucks shining. Line up is organized at Taylor Terrace and the marching begins at 1 pm, moving east on Broad Street.

Lawrence Township
May 26, 10 am lawrencetwp.com
Begins at Lawrence High School.

Memorial Day Parade, Kids Bike Brigade
May 28, 11 am, penningtonboro.org
Kids Bike Brigade begins 10:15 am at Toll Gate Grammar School. The kids can decorate their bikes, win prizes and ride in the parade.

May 26, 10 am, spiritofprinceton.org
Begins on Princeton Ave and Nassau St., ending with a short ceremony at Princeton Monument Hall.

Middlesex County

Memorial Day Parade
May 27, noon, edisonnj.org
The Parade kicks off at Division St. and ends at Post 435 on Oakland Ave.

May 28, 10 am, metuchennj.org

Old Bridge
May 28, 9 am, oldbridge.com
Starts at Laurence Parkway and Ely Ave.

May 28, 10 am, sayreville.com
Active US military, local organizations, marching and pipe bands, and veterans march and ride down Washington Rd. and Main St.

Monmouth County

Bradley Beach 
May 25-27, 10 am, bradleybeachnj.gov
The Bradley Beach Memorial Day Parade and Festival includes food, craft vendors and activities on the beachfront.

Colts Neck
May 28, cnrecparks.com

Fair Haven
May 28, 9 am, fairhavennj.org
Each Memorial Day, the citizens of Fair Haven honor the Veterans and Heroes of our nation through an enjoyable Memorial Day Parade in their honor. The parade features patriotic anthems, a Benediction, reading of names, presentation of wreaths and much more. 

May 28, 10 am, freeholdmemorialdayparade.com
The Freehold Memorial Day Parade is the oldest and largest such parade in Western Monmouth County, with an average of more than 70 units participating each year. The parade features many military units, veterans groups, bands, fire departments, EMS squads, youth groups, custom designed floats and civilian units.

May 26, noon, highlandsborough.org

Morris County

May 28, noon, parsippany.net
Starts at North Beverwyck Rd. and Katherine Dr. and ends at reviewing stand on North Beverwyck Rd. at Volunteers Park.

May 28, 11:30 am, rockawaytownship.org
Starts at Fleetwood and Edith, ends at gazebo on Chestnut St.

Passaic County

Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 1:30 pm 

Woodland Park
May 28, 11 am, jcpromotions.info
This giant town block party features kiddie rides, face painting, sand art, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. Dig into a variety of classic fest foods like zeppoles, Italian ices, shish ka bobs and cheesesteaks.

Somerset County

Bound Brook
May 28, 10 am, boundbrook-nj.org
Join the parade by food, car, bike, skateboard or float. Takes place rain or shine.

Union County

May 28, 9 am, cranford.com
Line up begins at the Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave in Cranford.

New Providence
May 28, 10 am, newprov.org
Beginning on Springfield Ave., local municipal departments, organizations and schools march east on Central Ave. to Academy St. where the festivities conclude.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood
May 27-28, 10:45 am, fanwoodnj.org
Concert on May 27 at 6:30 pm on northside lawn of Fanwood train station and parade on May 28 at 10 am at gazebo on corner of Park Ave. and Front St in Scotch Plains.

May 28, cityofsummit.org

May 28, 9 am westfieldnj.org
Parade begins at the World War I Monument Circle and continues onto E. Broad St. and ends at Fairview Cemetary.

May 28, 10 am, uniontownship.com
Come see floats, cars, Clydesdale horses, military units and military vehicles, motorcycles, Denville String Band, Civil War reenactors and many civic and youth organizations as they march for our military!

Warren county

May 28, 9:45 am, hackettstown.net

Find even more Memorial Day weekend happenings on our events calendar.

Are we missing an awesome parade? Email megan@njfamily.com and we'll add it!

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