Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, 2022
Great Ways to Celebrate and Make Your Memorial Day Weekend Morris!
About Memorial Day
This year Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 30th, a day for families and friends to gather and celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Many people will visit cemeteries and memorials to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the United States military and will place an American flag on their graves.
Memorial Day was first celebrated in 1868 when General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic called for a “Decoration Day.” Until 1970, the holiday was always observed on May 30th. In 1971, Memorial Day was standardized on the last Monday of May along with the new name.
With inflation, rising gas prices, and continuing issues stemming from the pandemic, many leisure travelers will choose to stay close to home for the long Memorial Day weekend. What a perfect time for a Morris County visit or staycation.
Here’s our guide to top activities planned around Memorial Day so you can make your weekend Morris County!
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Wednesday, May 25 at 12 p.m.
On Wednesday, May 25th at noon, the Morris County Commissioners will host a service on the Courthouse lawn to honor Morris County Veterans. Free.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Thursday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a hike! Morristown National Historical Park, part of the National Park Service, is open for visitors Thursday to Sunday inside their buildings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park welcomes hikers seven days of the week outdoors at their Jockey Hollow location from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Learn all about Morristown’s Revolutionary past!
Friday, May 27, 2022
Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m.
The Troubador Concerts are back at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Enjoy a folk concert with Magpie and Spook Handy beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m.
No plans to go down the shore? How about a dip in Sunrise Lake at Lewis Morris Park? The lake will be open on May 28th through Labor Day.
Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m.
Come out to Morris Plains for an old-fashioned Memorial Day parade with bands, local heroes, and organizations. The parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. at Robert’s Garden and weaves down Speedwell Avenue. This is just one of many Morris County municipalities that will be holding parades over Memorial Day. Check your town’s calendar of events for more local celebrations and parades.
Saturday, May 28 at 11 a.m.
It’s the kick-off to the summer season at Lake Hopatcong. Take a cruise on New Jersey’s largest lake, eat at many of the surrounding restaurants with water views, enjoy water sports and mini golf all weekend long.
Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, May 29 at 12 p.m.
Visit the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison during Memorial Day weekend and make a paper lantern of red, white, and blue. The museum is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-In Craft is free with museum admission.
Saturday, May 28
Chase a little white ball around a park-like setting. Get your foursome together and hit the links. Check out the public courses operated by the Morris County Park Commission or the course at Knoll Country Club. Tee times can be booked in advance online.
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m.
There is more music this weekend at the Morris Museum. A Brooklyn-based quartet called “The Rhythm Method” will perform in concert at the Bickford Theatre at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40.
Monday, May 30, 2022 – Memorial Day!
Monday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m.
The All-Veterans Memorial at Turkey Brook Park in Budd Lake/Mt. Olive will be the site of a Memorial Day Service and dedication at 10:30 a.m. The Rolling Thunder will be on hand on their motorcycles for this solemn occasion.
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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY FROM THE MORRIS COUNTY TOURISM BUREAU!
Have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend and remember those who served our country.