Celebrating Memorial Day? Here Are Some Free Weekend Events in New Jersey

With Memorial Day being celebrated on Monday, May 31st this year, you may be looking for a way to celebrate the long weekend with family, friends or even a solo getaway.  Most parades, barbeques and other annual celebrations were cancelled last Memorial Day due to the pandemic, fortunately this year there will be many free in-person events to choose from. Having doubts about what to do and where to go? Here are some ideas for residents of New Jersey and visitors to the area looking to kick off their summer this Memorial Day. 

Parades are one of the many classic celebrations everyone in the family can enjoy on Memorial Day. Taking your children, nieces, nephews or younger cousins to watch the parade can be a great way to get some time outdoors and remember those who have died in our nation’s service. Here’s a list of Parades to check out in the North Jersey Area:

There are a ton of chances to bring your little ones to a parade on Memorial Day, see the full list here. Looking to further entertain your family and friends? Spend an evening at Six Flags Great Adventure Coaster Power Hours on May 27th from 4:00-9:00pm. Check out their website to purchase tickets, plus they are offering free parking! 

Of course, Memorial Day has always been known as the unofficial start of summer! Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey has said that beaches will open on Memorial Day weekend with increased capacity compared to 2020 Here is the list of towns, beaches and beach fees in the state of New Jersey you can choose from. That is a great activity that almost everyone will enjoy. Here’s a list of the nine best family beaches in New Jersey. 

Looking for some affordable, adult activities to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with friends? Check out Eventbrite for cruises and parties all weekend, or see this list of high-energy nightclubs in the Jersey Shore area where you can party and dance the night away with friends. If you are looking to do your own research, try this site where you can filter by neighborhood and see all the different options your community has to offer. Whatever you choose to do this Memorial Day weekend, remember to be safe and have FUN!

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