Memorial Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Memorial Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Below is a list of Memorial Day Events taking place across Northeast Ohio.  Whether it be a parade, observance, ceremony or wreath laying there are many ways to show your support to those that have served or are currently serving our country.

If you know of any event that isn’t listed please leave a comment below and I’ll get it added.  Thanks!

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Memorial Day Events in Columbiana County

Columbiana – CFD Annual Pancake Breakfast
May 27, 2013; 8am – noon
Paul’s Antones Italian Cafe – 36 S Main St, Columbiana, OH 44408
$5 per meal.  Includes pancakes, hash browns , sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, orange juice and coffee.

Columbiana – Memorial Day Parade
May 27, 2013; 10-11am
Parade begins at 10:00 at Columbiana Square, travels East on East Park Ave and ends at the Columbiana Cemetery.  Immediately following the parade, American Legion Post #290 will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in the center of the Cemetery.

East Palestine - Memorial Day Parade
May 27, 2013; 11am
Parade begins at 11am and proceeds south on Market Street to the gazebo in East Palestine Park.  It is sponsored by the George F. McBane Post No. 31 of the local American Legion.


Memorial Day Events in Cuyahoga County

Bay Village - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
May 27, 2013; 8am – 11am
The parade is being organized by the American Legion Post 385 with assistance from VVA Chapter 249 and VFW Post 9693.
8am   Parade participants to assemble in Huntington Park
8:45am   March to Lakeside Cemetery
9am   March to Cahoon Park
9:45am  Ceremonies at Cahoon Park
10:45am Cahoon Park Memorial Bridge  - Bay’s own Jon Loufman will be emceeing, Troy Ayers and the Bay High Spring Quartet to perform, Honorary plaques will be presented to two Bay citizens.

Berea - Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
May 27, 2013; 8am-noon
The parade begins at 10:30 and travels from the municipal parking lot at Coe Lake, past the Post Office, down Bagley Road to Front Street and the Triangle.  A ceremony at McKelvey Park in the Berea Commons will immediately follow the parade.  The event is sponsored by Albert E. Baesel American Legion Post 91.

Bedford - Annual Memorial Day Parade
May 27, 2013; 10:15
The parade begins at 10:15 and travels from the City Hall to Broadway Avenue to Bedford Cemetery.

Brecksville - Brecksville Memorial Day Parade
May 27, 2013; 10:30am
Parade starts at City Hall and travels through the center of town, then west on Rt. 82 to Highland Drive and the Brecksville Cemetery.  The parade will conclude at Highland Drive Cemetery at which time a ceremony will be held to honor those who parished protecting our freedom.  U.S. Congressman Dave Joyce, our congressman, will be the guest speaker for the Memorial Day ceremonies.

Broadview Heights - Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Service 
May 27, 2013; 9am
The parade begins at 9am at The Crossings Shopping Center on West Royalton Road and travels to Broadview Center.  Observers are invited to join the end of the parade and follow it to the Broadview Center. Patriotic attire is encouraged.  A Remembrance Service at Broadview Center will immediately follow the parade.

BrookparkMemorial Day Parade and Memorial Service
TBD

ClevelandPolice Memorial Parade & Memorial Service
May 17, 2013; 10:30
The parade begins at 10:30am and travels from Lakeside Avenue Westbound from East 12th Street to West 3rd Street.

Cleveland - Firefighters Memorial Day Ride
May 26, 2013; 8:30-3pm
8:30am – Motorcycles will begin to stage on Alfred Lerner Way (next to Cleveland Browns Stadium)
10:30am – Memorial Ride Ceremony
11am – Escorted ride to Century Harley Davidson in Medina
1 to 3pm – Post ride food and entertainment at Century HD

Garfield Heights - Memorial Day Parade
TBD

Middleburg Heights - Memorial Day Service
Friday, May 24, 2013; 10am
The ceremony starts at 10:30 at the Middleburg Heights Veterans Memorial.

Parma - Disabled American Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10:50am-11:20am

Parma - Jacubic Post 572 Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2013; 11:45am-12:45pm

Shaker HeightsMemorial Day Pancake Breakfast
Monday, May 27, 2013; 8:30am – 11:30am
Breakfast at Thornton Park and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage; coffee, orange juice, and milk. Proceeds benefit the Recreation for Youth Scholarship Fund. $7/adults; $5/children; $3/children under 5.

Shaker Heights – Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9am
Parade begins at 9am at the Shaker Heights City Hall and proceeds along Van Aken Boulevard (in the westbound lane) to Thornton Park.

StrongsvilleMemorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2013; 11am-noon
Parade begins at 11am at St. Joe’s and travels to Freedom Trail.  Program starts at 11:30 at the Freedom Trail Gazebo

University Heights - Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 11am
47th Annual University Heights Memorial Day Parade starts at 11am and proceeds from Silsby Road (at Farland Road) to South Belvoir Boulevard to John Carroll University.  A special tribute at noon in honor of our military on the steps of Johnson Natatorium at John Carroll University.  Post-parade activities also include: Bounce House, Balloon Art, Magician and Pony Rides.

WestlakeMemorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10am
The parade starts at Westlake Christian Church (25800 Hilliard Boulevard) and proceeds east to Clague Park where a dedication ceremony takes place. The parade is sponsored by the Westlake Kiwanis Club.


 

Memorial Day Events in Lake County

Mentor - Memorial Sunset Bike Ride
Friday, May 24, 2013; 6pm-8pm
Bike ride through central Lake County. Wear red, white and blue to show our patriotism. The route will start and finish at Veterans Park (5740 Hopkins Road Mentor OH 44060).

Mentor - Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9am-10:30am
Parade units gather in the Heinen’s parking lot at 9 a.m. with step-off to Mentor Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. for this solemn processional.

Painesville - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Monday May 27, 2013l 10am-11am
The parade begins at 10:00am at Riverside Cemetery (385 Riverside Dr.) travels noth down Riverside Dr. to Madison Ave, West on Madison Ave to Evergreen Cemetry (501 E. Main Street).  There will be a short service at the cemetery immediately following the parade.

Painesville - Memorial Day Concert
Monday, May 27, 2013; 11:30am – 1pm
The concert starts at 11:30 at Veteran’s Park (1 Liberty Street).  Come out to hear a great Patriotic “Americana” show by Tom Todd.

Willoughby - Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9:30am
The parade begins at 9:30 and travels from Erie Street to Euclid Ave. to the cemetery on Sharpe Ave.


 

Memorial Day Events in Lorain County

ElyriaMemorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013

North Ridgeville - Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9:45pm
Parade will start at Marc’s Plaza parking lot and travel down Center Ridge Road to the North Ridgeville Middle School. Memorial Day Ceremony at the Ranger Stadium immediately following the parade. Sponsored by the North Ridgeville Lion’s Club


 

Memorial Day Events in Medina County

BrunswickMemorial Day Program and Parade
Monday May 27, 2013; 10am
The Memorial Day Program begins at 10:00 at the Visintainer School grounds and is immediately followed by a parade to Westview Cemetery.

Granger Township – Memorial Day Parade
Monday May 27, 2013; 9am
The parade begins at Highland Middle School and proceeds to Granger Fairview Cemetery

Hinckley Township - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
May 27, 2013; 9am
The parade begins at 9am and travels from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church at 1088 Ridge Road to the center of town, stops at Memorial Park, and then ends at the fire station.  A memorial ceremony at the fire station will immediately follow the parade.

HiramMemorial Day Parade & Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 11:30 am
Parade begins at the post office on Hayden Street and travels to Fairview Cemetery on state Route 82, followed by a service.

Lodi  - Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9am
Parade begins at the American Legion Hall and proceeds through the center of town to Woodlawn Cemetery.

MedinaMemorial Day Ceremony and Parade
Sunday, May 27, 2013; 10am
The city’s Memorial Day festivities begin at 10:00 at the Medina County Courthouse on Public Square. There will be a brief ceremony and then a parade to Spring Grove Cemetery followed by a guest speaker.

MedinaMemorial Day Pancake Breakfast
Monday, May 27, 2013; 7:30am – 10am
United Church of Christ, Congregational – 217 E. Liberty St. Medina.  Benefits go to the Medina Boy Scout Troop 501 Outdoor Activities.  Tickets can be purchased from scout families, at the door that morning, or by contacting Lisa Burke at 330-722-0576

Medina - Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 1:15pm
Vietnam Veterans Memorial; Medina 1:15 PM sponsored by the Medina County VVA Chapter #385.

RittmanMemorial Day Flag Decoration
Saturday, May 25, 2013; 10am
Western Reserve National Cemetery

RittmanMemorial Day Ceremony
Saturday, May 26, 2013; 3pm
Western Reserve National Cemetery

SevilleMemorial Day Parade
Monday May 27, 2013; 1pm
The parade begins at 1:00 in front of The First Baptist Church in Seville.

Sharon Township - The Sharon Center UMC Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast
Monday May 27, 2013; 7am – 11am
Breakfast at the church (6407 Ridge Rd. just north of the Sharon Circle).  There will not be a set price this year, it will be by donation only.  All proceeds will be given to the Sharing Center Food Pantry.

Sharon Township - Memorial Day Parade
Monday May 27, 2013; 9am
The parade begins at 9:00am at Ridge Rd.  The Pancake Breakfast does not shut down during the parade.

SpenserParade and Ceremony
Monday May 27, 2013; 9am
The parade begins at 9:00 at the Old School and travels to the Cemetery for a brief ceremony.

Valley City - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony of Remembrance
Monday, May 27, 2013;  11am
The parade begins at 11:00am and travels from the Liverpool Community Center (6801 School Street Valley City, Ohio 44280) to the VFW Post (6731 Center Rd Liverpool, OH 44280).  A Ceremony of Remembrance will immediately follow the parade.  In addition, hot dogs and refreshments will be provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5563.

Wadsworth - Pancake Breakfast and Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10:15am
The parade begins at 10:30 in front of the American Legion and VFW hall.  The Wadsworth American Legion will also be serving a Memorial Day breakfast.

Westfield Center - Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 11am
Parade begins at 11am at Smucker Drive and proceeds to Friendsville Cemetery.

York TownshipMemorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 26, 2013; 2pm


 

Memorial Day Events in Mahoning County

Berlin TownshipMemorial Day Program and Parade
Berlin Fire Dept 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 27th at 2:00pm
The program starts at 2pm at the Berlin Fire Department .  Following the ceremony, participants will parade to the West Cemetery.

Boardman – Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 1oam – 1pm

North Lima  - Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10:15am
Parade beings at 10:15 at the North Lima Flag Plaza


 

Memorial Day Events in Portage County

AuroraMemorial Day Parade
May 27, 2013; 9:30 – 11am
The parade begins at 10:00am and travels from Veterans Memorial Park (formerly Breezy Point Park) to the Aurora Cemetery.

Brimfield TownshipMemorial Day Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 11:30am – 1pm
Restland Cemetery

Charlestown – Parade and Memorial Service
Sunday, May 26, 2013; 11am
Charlestown Parade on Rock Spring Road.

GarrettsvilleMemorial Day Parade & Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9:45 am
Parade begins at Baptist Cemetery on Maple Avenue and travels to Park Cemetery on Center Street, followed by a service.

Kent – Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10am
The parade begins on East Main Street in downtown Kent, travels accross the Main Streen Bridge, and then ends at Standing Rock Cemetery.

RavennaMemorial Day Parade & Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10 am
Parade begins at American Legion, Main and Elm streets, travels west on Main Street to Chestnut Street, ending with a service at Maple Grove Cemetery

RootstownMemorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10am
Sponsored by Rootstown Lions

StreetsboroMemorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 26, 2013; noon
Parade begins at the Campus Elementary School parking lot, travels down Kirby Lane, turns left onto state Route 303 and ends at the Streetsboro Plaza parking lot.

Suffield Township Pancake Breakfast, Ceremony & Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013
Pancake breakfast in Town Hall, 1273 State Route 43, sponsored by Boy Scouts. 1 pm. service at Town Hall, followed by parade at 2 pm. starting at Waterloo and Congress Lake roads, west on Waterloo to the elementary school. Children are encouraged to decorate and ride their bicycles in the parade.


 

Memorial Day Events in Summit County

Akron - Memorial Grove Service at Peninsula Library
May 27, 2013; 10am
6105 Riverview Road  Peninsula, OH 44264
The memorial service commemorates the service of former staff, board members & Friends of the Peninsula Library. To be remembered: Nancy V. Parthe.

BarbertonMemorial Day Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10 am.
Service at Lake Anna Park at the Military Honor Roll. Speaker: U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Holcomb. Barberton High School Magic Singers and band, firing of memorial salute and taps.

Bath Township – Memorial Day Observance
May 27, 2013; noon
Memorial Day Observance starts at noon at the Bath Veterans Memorial Park.

Copley ­Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10am
Parade from Copley-Fairlawn Middle School, 1531 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, to Copley Veterans Cemetery, 3788 Copley Road, followed by a service. Copley High School marching band and Celtic Eagles Pipe Band will perform. Speaker: former U.S. Army Special Forces member and current Ohio Sen. Frank LaRose Jr.

Cuyahoga Falls – Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9am

Cuyahoga FallsMemorial Day Observance
Sunday – Monday
Weather permitting, more than 480 full-size flags will be flown over Northlawn Memorial Gardens, 4724 State Road, in memory of veterans buried there. More than 2,500 small flags will be placed on graves. A service will be held 1 pm. Monday. Hot dogs and refreshments available.

Garrettsville - Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9:45am

Green - City of Green Memorial Day Events
May 27, 2013; 7am – noon
Green Fire will hold a pancake breakfast beginning at 7am at Fire Station #1 (the corner of Massillon and Steese Roads); donations only to benefit a worthwhile charity.
The parade will start and end at the Green High School parking lot.  All spectators are asked to sit along the west side of Massillon Road only, as the parade will travel along the south bound lanes.
The Memorial Ceremony will be held at 10:45 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park on Steese Road.

HudsonMemorial Day Parade
May 27, 2013; 9am-1:30pm
The parade starts at Milford Road and State Route 303 (West Streetsboro) and proceeds north on State Route 91 to Markillie Cemetery. The event is sponsored and organized by the American Legion.

Kenmore - Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 25, 2013; 11am

Kenmore - Memorial Day Fireworks
Sunday, May 26, 2013; 9:45pm
Parking at Kenmore High School- Trolley provided by Metro

LakemorePancake Breakfast, Parade & Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9am-1:30pm
Pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, at the fire station. 1 p.m. parade from Springfield High School, 2966 Sanitarium Road, to the triangle at Park and Lake roads, followed by a service.

New Franklin - Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10am
The parade begins at 10:00 and travels from Grace Bible Church (5781 Manchester Rd, Akron Ohio 44319) to the Manchester Cemetery.  A Remembrance Service at the cemetery will immediately follow the parade.  Trophies will be awarded for the “Best Decorated” bicycles, floats and vehicles.  (No cost to participate)

StowMemorial Day Program
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10:15am
Program at Stow Cemetery, 3162 Kent Road, with performances by Stow-Munroe Falls High School symphonic band and presentation of the Poppy Princess and Prince. Ceremony will include local scouts, color guard, veterans and firing squad, followed by a wreath dedication at the Doughboy in front of City Hall. A reception will be at Acker-Moore Memorial Post, 3733 Fishcreek Road.

TallmadgeMemorial Day Parade and Service
Monday May 27, 2013; 10am
The parade starts at 10am at Our Lady of Victory Church and travels onto North Avenue turning south to the Tallmadge Circle, then left onto the circle to Southwest Avenue to the entrance of Tallmadge Cemetery.  The ceremony will be held immediately after the parade.  There will be welcoming remarks, a prayer, a speech, the placing of the wreath for our fallen Veterans, and the playing of Taps.  Presented by the American Legion Kneil-Lawrentz Post 255 of Tallmadge, James Forsythe, Commander.

TallmadgeMemorial Day Pancake Breakfast
Monday, May 27, 2013; 8am – noon
All the pancakes you can eat. $6.00 per person, $4.00 for children(three & under – free). Pay at the door.

TwinsburgParade and Memorial Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10am
Twinsburg V.F.W. Post 4929’s 67th annual Memorial Day Service and Parade
The parade begins at 10:30am and travels from Twinsburg High School to Twinsburg Square.  There will be an open house on the square following the service.  The parade and service this year will honor the nearly 8,000 killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, considered the turning point in the Civil War for the Union Army.


 

Memorial Day Events in Stark County

Alliance - Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
May 27, 2013; 9am-11am
The Ceremony & Wreath Laying begins at 9m at Alliance’s Freedom Square on East Main Street.  A parade will follow the ceremony and travel from Alliance Freedom Square on East Main Street to Alliance City Cemetery on West Vine St.

Canal Fulton - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2013; 1pm.  Short Memorial Ceremony at City Hall.

CantonMemorial Day Parade and Veteran Observance at the McKinley Monument
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10am
The parade begins at 10:00 and travels from Timken High School down West Tuscarawas to Elgin Ave. NW, turns right onto 7th St. NW and ends at The McKinley Monument.  A Veterans Observance at the McKinley Monument will immediately follow the parade.

East CantonMemorial Day Parade
May 27, 2013; 10am
The parade begins at 10am at the corner of Browning and Noble Streets then travels West on Center St., South on St. Rt. 44, West on Nassau, South on Cedar, West onto Liberty, North onto Plum and then continues East on Noble.  Everyone is invited to the Foltz Community Center immediately following the parade for a program to recognize The East Canton “Citizen of the Year” presented by the East Canton Rotary.

Jackson TownshipField of Honor / Field of Heroes
May 24-27, 2013
The corner of Fulton and Wales, at the Jackson Township Safety Center, will become a spectacular display of red, white and blue with as many as 1,000 American flags flying row upon row to honor the heroes in our lives. View our Pictures of last years Field of Honor Event

MagnoliaMemorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 10:40am
Parade forms at Finefrock-Gordon funeral home, 266 N. Main St., at 10:40 a.m.; memorial service at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, off Harrison Avenue. Hosted by Sandy Valley American Legion Post 432.

Massillon - Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service
May 27, 2013; 9:30am
The Memorial Day Parade will begin at Veterans Memorial Park on First Street SE and proceeds North on First Street, West on Lincoln Way then South on Erie Street. The Parade will continue to Massillon Cemetery. Observances at cemetery will begin at approx. 10:45am.

NavarreMemorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013l 1pm
Parade Line Up on Canal St West by Fire Station and proceeds to Main St North then to Wooster St East.  Guest Speaker is Richard Lutz.

North CantonMemorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9am
The parade starts at 9 at North Stadium parking lot and travels down Main Street to Bitzer Park.  Ceremony immediately following parade at Veterans Memorial Park.

Paris TownshipMemorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 1:30pm
Parade travels south on Paris Avenue SE from Paris Avenue and Beechwood Avenue; ceremony at Paris Cemetery immediately following. Speaker: Col. Lanse Leach, U.S. Army, retired.

WaynesburgMemorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9am
Parade begins at American Legion Hall, 166 E. Lisbon St.; memorial service at 9:55 a.m. at Sandy Valley Cemetery. Sponsored by Sandy Valley American Legion Post 432.


 

Memorial Day Events in Trumbull County

GiradMemorial Day Services
May 26, 2013; 10:15am
Services start at 10:15 at the War Memorial in front of the Girard Multi-Generational Center (443 Trumbull Avenue. Girard, OH 44420).

Warren – W.D Packard Band Outdoor Memorial Day Concert
Sunday May 26, 2013; 3pm
Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Avenue N.W.  Free and open to the public, courtesy of the W.D. Packard Trust.

WarrenMemorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Monday May 27, 2013; 10am
Ceremony is held at the Warren Community Amphitheatre at 10am and is followed by a parade.  The parade exits Perkins Park, heads south on Mahoning Avenue, Left onto West Market, Rights onto Chestnut and ends at Oakwood Cemetery.


 

Memorial Day Events in Tuscarawas County

Bolivar – Memorial Day Parade
May 27, 2013;

SugarcreekFREE Admission to The Farm at Walnut Creek
Monday, May 27, 2013


 

Memorial Day Events in Wayne County

DaltonMemorial Day Parade & Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9:45am
9:45 am. service at the cemetery. 10 am. parade starts at the high school on Mill Street, south to Main Street, west on Main to the cemetery for a service.

DoylestownMemorial Day Service and Parade
May 27, 2013; 9am
Parade starts at 9am at the Doughboy statue.  After a brief ceremony, the parade travels to local cemeteries with the conclusion back at the square.  The American Legion will serve free hot dogs at 49 Black Drive after the parade. After you enjoy your free hot dog, please continue on to Emanuel UCC & Easton cemeteries.

OrrvilleMemorial Day Parade & Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9:15am
Parade begins at Orrville Public Library, 315 N. Main St., travels west on Church Avenue to Main Street, south to Market Street, west on Market to Crown Hill Road and north to Crown Hill Cemetery for a service.

WoosterMemorial Day Parade & Service
Monday, May 27, 2013; 9 am
Parade begins at Wayne County Fairgrounds, travels west on West Liberty Street to Public Square, south on Market Street to Madison Avenue and the overpass bridge. Services follow at Wooster Cemetery.


If you know of any other Memorial Day Activities taking place across Northeast Ohio, please leave a comment below or email me and I will get them added to the list.

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