BRING ON THE HEAT, seriously though! Tis the season to open those pools and get the grills cooking. Since it's Memorial Day weekend that basically means it’s the unofficial start of summer, that makes sense right? Can’t you smell the bonfires already? This is the perfect time to throw those parties, enjoy the barbecues and join in on some lawn sports! Wait, did you remember to break out pillows and decorations to show off American pride? We can’t forget to kick it off with summer fireworks!

Did you know that Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, as in decorating graves with flags and flowers? On a serious note, let’s not forget that Memorial Day is about remembering and honoring those who have died while serving the military. Some may spend the day at memorials or visiting cemeteries or participating in parades.

Just something to keep in mind on Memorial Day, there is a moment of silence or known as remembrance at 3 PM every year.

Here’s some events and parades to celebrate Memorial Day in the Hudson Valley, enjoy!

On Sunday, May 26
Monroe's Memorial Day Parade

12:30 p.m.

Smith's Clove Park

Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Memorial Day Parade


2:00 p.m.

Main Street and Warburton Avenue


Walkway over the Hudson

7:30 p.m.-10:15 p.m.

Ulster County along with Dutchess County and local American Legion and VFW will have a moving flag changing ceremony

 

On Monday, May 27

Esopus Memorial Day Parade

9:30 a.m.

Hasbrouck Ave in Port Ewen,

Fishkill's Memorial Day Parade

2 p.m.

Main Street

Florida's Memorial Day Parade

10 a.m.

Parade and Services at St. Joesph’s Cemetery

Harrison's Memorial Day Parade

10:00 a.m.

Halstead Avenue

Highland's Memorial Day Parade

9 a.m.

Main St.

Hyde Park's Memorial Day Parade

10:30 a.m.

Roosevelt Theater


Kingston's  Memorial Day Parade

1:00 p.m.

Broadway

Mahopac's Memorial Day Parade

10:00 a.m.

East Lake Blvd.

Montgomery Memorial Day Parade

11:00 a.m.


Wallkill Avenue

Middletown's Memorial Day Parade

10:00 a.m.

Highland Avenue

Newburgh Memorial Day Parade

10:00 a.m.


West and Third Street,

New Paltz Memorial Day Parade


May 30th

6 p.m.
Main Street

Pleasantville's Memorial Day Parade

12:00 p.m.

48 Marble Avenue

Peekskill Memorial Day Services

10 a.m.

Monument Park

Tarrytown Memorial Day Parade

9 a.m.

Main Street

Tuxedo

12:00 p.m.

Tuxedo Park Library

Additonal Events:

The Rose Garden Memorial Service at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

May 27th in Hyde Park at 1:30 p.m.

Annual Irish Festival

May 25-26 in East Durham

Tulip Dig and Sale

May 25th is the Tulip Dig

May 26th is the Tulip Sale in Albany

Bob Dylan Tribute Festival

May 27th, 12:00 pm

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery

Woodstock‑New Paltz Art and Crafts Fair Spring Show

May 25-May 27 in New Paltz at the Ulster County Fair

What are your plans for Memorial Day Weekend? Share with us below!