Your Guide to the best 2022 South Jersey Memorial Day Ceremonies,
Events, Parades, and Festivals
This year Memorial day will be celebrated on Monday, May 30, 2022
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.
2022 South Jersey Memorial Day Parades
Listed by date:
Avalon/Stone Harbor Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30th, 2022: at 12 Noon
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.
City of Burlington Memorial Day Parade Glassboro Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30th, 2022: @ 9:00 AM (Rain or Shine)
609 386 0200
Begins in front front of City Hall on High Street
Monday, May 30, 2022; 10 AM – 12 PM
Glassboro, NJ 08028
856-881-9230 Ext 88322
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.
Glassboro Memorial Day Parade
Medford Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30th, 2022 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 30th, 2022 @ 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.
2022 South Jersey Memorial Day Weekend Events
Listed by date: Renault Jazz Festival
May 27 - 29, 2022
72 North Bremen Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Parking Fee: $10 per vehicle
Renault Winery & Resort presents Renault Jazz Festival – three days, three stages, a full schedule of Jazz performances for music aficionados. Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with live performances in Renault's new festival grounds, Champagne Patio and indoors in the Tasting Room. Food and cocktail specials will include BBQ brisket, a shrimp boil, shrimp po boys, beignets and signature beverages. Sample Renault Champagnes and wines along with chef created food pairings, while you learn about the tasting notes.
The weekend-long festival is highlighted by a fireworks display on Sunday night at 9:00 PM.
Renault Jazz Festival
Spring Family Wilderness Skills Weekend
May 27-30, 2022
Pine Barrens Primitive Camp
905 Wells Mills Rd
Waretown, NJ 08758
Cost:$0 – $250
This event featuresan inspirational journey with you and your family to get outdoors through the warm seasons to come. We look forward to recalling the Old Ways, sitting around the campfire with friends and family, sharing stories, gratitude, and laughter! All meals will be provided (dinner on Friday, breakfast/lunch/dinner on Saturday-Sunday, and breakfast on Monday).
Twilight Adult Guided Tour Aboard the Battleship New Jersey
May 27, 2022; 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
Cost: $30 --- $15 for Battleship NJ Members
Experience an "adult-oriented" tour during the evening hours! This adult tour, led by a member of our curatorial team, will take guests through rarely seen parts of the ship and will showcase the more mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories. Guests can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck! Must be over 21 years old.
Wildwoods International Kite Festival
May 27 - 30, 2022
On the Beach at Rio Grand Avenue
and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center
FREE to spectators.
Festivities begin with a Friday night social via the local kite club and the 9:00pm illuminated night kite fly. Saturday includes the silent and loud auctions (open to all) and Saturday and Sunday include the flying of large inflatable kites, sport kite demo's, team flying, as well as family games. Monday features the World Indoor Kite exhibition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.
41st Annual May Fair
Saturday, May 28, 2022;10am to 5pm. (Rain date is May 29, 2022)
Business district along Haddon Avenue
This event featuresMultiple 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.
Saturday May 28, 2022
Frederic A. Priff Elementary School
139 Wells Mill Rd
This family event features free children’s rides, live bands, crafters, and fireworks at dusk
Memorial Beach Challenge
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Ocean City Music Pier
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.
Race Bag Pick Up Friday, May 27th, 2pm-10pm at the Ocean City Music Pier
Saturday, May 28th, at 7:30am-Race Start at the Ocean City Music Pier
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.
New Jersey Renaissance Faire
May 28, 29, 2022
1195 Florence Columbus Road
Every year, the Shire of Crossford hosts thousands of patrons that come out to see sword fights, dance with faeries, eat turkey legs.
There are six formal stages in all 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, located on the beautiful grounds of Liberty Lake. 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 featuresover 30 Merchants, Vendors and Crafters make up Crossford's Artisan Village.
Memorial Day Weekend Boardwalk Craft Show
May 28 & 29, 2022! Rain or shine. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
On the Boardwalk
The Boardwalk Craft Show is a must-see for any fan of handmade products.
Tropicana's Free Fireworks Series
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Tropicana Casino & Resort
Atlantic City, NJ
Fireworks are launched from the beachfront and can be viewed all along the beaches or boardwalk of Atlantic City.
North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2022 @10:00am
North Wildwood Veterans Monument
Spruce and New York Avenues
North Wildwood, NJ
A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the at 10 a.m., hosted by the VFW Post 5941. There will also be a service earlier that morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse flagpole where the names of the VFW Post 5941 members who have deceased since last Memorial Day will be read and their service honored.
Swedesboro Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2022 @10:30AM
Woolwich Fire House
This annual event is held to pay tribute to those who fought and died for our country. The ceremony is a very fitting tribute attended by local veterans, dignitaries and residents.
This event includes several guest speakers, community choir, Boy Scout Troop 13 and more! Flag service will take place at the fire house and the war memorial in front of Borough Hall.