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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 27,

Bergen County

May 27, 10 am,

May 27, 10:30 am,

May 27, 10 am,
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
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May 27, 11:30 am,
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 27,
Parade starts at the intersection of Sherman Ave. and Baldwin St. and marches toward Ridgewood Avenue School. Service to follow after parade.

May 27, 10 am,
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 27, 11 am,
Nutley is celebrating its 100th Annual Memorial Day Celebration with a host of activities beginning Thursday, May 23.

West Caldwell Parade and Bike Decorating Contest
May 27, 9:30 am,

Gloucester County

May 27, 10 am-noon,

Hudson County

May 18,

Hunterdon County

May 27, 11 am,

Mercer County

Hamilton Twp.
May 27,
Parades in Groveville and Nottingham Way.


May 26, 1 pm,
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 25, 10 am
Begins at Lawrence High School.

May 27, 11 am,
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 25, 10 am,
Begins on Princeton Ave and Nassau St., ending with a short ceremony at Princeton Monument Hall.

Middlesex County

May 26, noon,
The Parade kicks off at Division St. and ends at Post 435 on Oakland Ave.

May 27, 10 am,

Old Bridge
May 27, 9 am,
Starts at Laurence Parkway and Ely Ave.

May 27, 10 am,

Monmouth County

Bradley Beach
May 27, 10 am,

Colts Neck
May 27, 10:30 am,

Fair Haven
May 27, 9 am,

May 27, 10 am,

May 25, 11 am,

Morris County

May 27, noon,

May 27, 11 am,

Passaic County

May 27, 1:30 pm,

Woodland Park
May 27, 11 am,

Somerset County

Bound Brook
May 27,

Union County

May 27, 9 am,

New Providence
May 27, 10 am,
Beginning on Springfield Ave., local municipal departments, organizations and schools march east on Central Ave. to Academy St. where the festivities conclude.

Roselle Park
May 27, 10 am,

Scotch Plains-Fanwood
May 27,
Concert on May 26 at 6:30 pm on northside lawn of Fanwood train station.

May 27,

May 27, 10 am,
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 27, 9:45 am,

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