With more than 5,500 veterans calling Hunterdon County home, Memorial Day is about honoring our fallen soldiers who have fought hard to preserve American freedom. Communities throughout Hunterdon County will have music, floats, wave flags and hold moments of silence in honor of the country’s soldiers on Memorial Day Weekend.
Southern Hunterdon & Nearby
Lambertville Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 27th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Corner of North Union and Cherry Streets
The parade will continue to follow the same route with a short service at City Hall, 18 York Street and ending at Mary Sheridan Park.
Memorial Day Weekend at the Winery
When: Saturday, May 25th to Monday, May 27th
Where: Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Rd.,Ringoes
Kicking off the summer with live music, the winery will host Denise Chaplin on Saturday and Robert Viola on Sunday. Pack a picnic or grab something from the local restaurants in Flemington or Lambertville and relax at the vineyard. Active military and veterans receive a free wine tasting and 10 percent off wine purchases with military ID.
Hopewell Memorial Day Parade
When: Sunday, May 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Taylor Terrace, Hopewell
Enjoy an old-fashioned parade with veterans marching, bands playing, flags waving andfire trucks shining. Line up is organized at Taylor Terrace and the marching begins at 1pm, moving east on Broad Street.Closingcertemony at Hopewell Elemtary School Hosted by the Hopewell Borough Fire Dept.
Frenchtown Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 27 at 9 a.m.
Where: Frenchtown Cemetery, Trenton Avenue, then Frenchtown Field, Harrison Street, Frenchtown
What: The annual parade, which begins at 10 a.m., is preceded by a memorial service at the Frenchtown Cemetery on Trenton Avenue that takes place at 9 a.m. The parade begins in front of Edith Ort Elementary School across from Frenchtown Field , travels down Harrison Street with a stop at the Frenchtown American Legion, and ends with a gun-salute off the Frenchtown-Uhlerstown Bridge. All are welcome to join in.
Central Hunterdon & Nearby
The Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade
When: Saturday, May 25from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Princeton Avenue and Nassau Street, Princeton
The parade starts at the corner of Princeton Avenue and Nassau Street and goes to Princeton Monument Hall (1 Monument Drive or 45 Stockton St. in Princeton) followed by a short ceremony at the hall. Veterans are encouraged to be in the parade
Flemington Car Show
When: Saturday, May 25th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Flemington
The Flemington Car Shows run every-other Saturday all summer long offering free family entertainment. Hundreds of the best classic cars on the East Coast come out. Live performances are given by local musicians, complimented by a DJ spinning classic tunes. It also features kid activities such as face painting, bounce house, games, and balloon sculptures.
Memorial Day Ceremony Honoring Archie Fagan
When: Sunday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Flemington Jewish Community Center, 5 SergeantsvilleRoad, Flemington
World War II veteran and local celebrity Archie Fagan is keynote speaker at the event hosted by the Flemington Jewish Community Center. Tickets available at events.r20.constantcontact.com
Flemington Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 27th at 10 a.m.
Where: Starts at Church and Main streets, Flemington
Join the parade with singing by Hunterdon Harmonizers at war memorial by Flemington Presbyterian Church and war memorial.
Northern Hunterdon & Nearby
Hillsborough’s Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
When: Saturday, May 25 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Hillsborough Township Police Department, 379 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough
Local veterans, fire companies, police, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, youth sports teams, and a variety of other youth and community organizations will be marching. The parade will step off from the corner of New Amwell and Auten roads.
Somerville Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 27, 2019; 10:30 a.m.
Where: Main Street, Somerville
The annual parade precedes the Tour of Somerville bike race and begins in front of the Somerset County Courthouse. It includes military veterans, local school bands, organizations, police, fire and emergency groups, plus an assortment of military vehicles. The course follows the race course moving west down High Street, left on Davenport Street, left on Main Street to Bridge Street and turns right to finish with a ceremony at Somerville’s New Cemetery.
Whitehouse Station Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 27 at 8 a.m.
Where: Railroad Avenue, Whitehouse Station
Hosted by the Reading Trail Association, any member is invited to participate.
Califon Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 27th, 11 a.m.
Where: The parade will start on School Street, proceed down Main Street and continue to Califon Island Park.
The parade features bagpipers, the 17th New Jersey Volunteers Infantry Company A, antique cars, scout troops, area fire and rescue squads and more. A memorial service will be held next to the Califon Veterans Memorial. The National Anthem will be played while local scouts raise the American flag. The 17th infantry will close by performing a 21-gun salute. Are all welcomed and encouraged to participate in this annual event.