Today, May 26

Atlantic County

Buena Vista Township: Memorial Day services 11 a.m. at Saw Mill Park on Route 40 and Fir Avenue in Richland and at noon in front of the Milmay Volunteer Fire Company on Broad Street just off Tuckahoe Road.

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Buena: BBQ 1 to 5 p.m. at New Kuban Museum on 228 Don Road in Buena. 856-697-2255. $10 donation.

Atlantic City: Boardwalk Hall’s “Boardwalk Beat” 3-D light show at 2301 Boardwalk runs every half- hour after nightfall.

Cape May County

Cape May: Atlantic Brass Band, kickoff Cape May Music Festival, 8 p.m., Rotary Bandstand, Lafayette Street between Decatur and Jackson streets. Bring lawn chair. 609-884-5404 or

Ocean City: Barks on the Boards noon walk and 1 p.m. contest for dogs at Sixth Street Practice Field next to Sports and Civic Center.609-398-9500 or see:

Ocean City: Tenor John Taylor in concert at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., 7 p.m. 609-399-1915 or see

Wildwood Crest: The Fabulous Greaseband, Summer Kickoff Concert, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, bring blanket or chair. 609-523-0202 or

Avalon: Matthew Mullin Memorial 5k Beach Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. at the Avalon Community Hall on 30th Street and the beach.

Monday, May 27

Atlantic County

Egg Harbor City: Memorial Day Parade, 9:30 a.m., down Philadelphia Avenue, followed by program in Lincoln Park.

Egg Harbor Township: Memorial Day Parade, 9 a.m., starts at Zion Road and Mount Airy and proceeds to Veterans Memorial Park.

Mays Landing: Memorial Day Celebration beginning at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park. Refreshments will follow the celebration.

Somers Point: Memorial Day Parade, 11 a.m., from Dawes Avenue School to Patriot Park, Bethel Road and First Street, veterans, military vehicles, Scouts, marching bands, antique cars, ceremony follows parade. 609-487-6932.

Northfield: The annual Memorial Day parade will start at 9:30 a.m. at Haddon Avenue and Broad Street and end at City Hall for a ceremony at 10 a.m. Refreshments will follow. 609-517-3478.

Linwood: The annual Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Poplar Avenue and proceed on Shore Road to the All Wars Memorial Park. Ceremony to follow.

Hammonton: The Memorial Day parade begins at 11 a.m. at Egg Harbor Road and Bellevue Avenue and ends four blocks north to Veterans Park for a ceremony.

Cape May County

Cape May: Memorial Day service Monday 9 a.m. at Columbia Avenue monument.

Cape May: Memorial Day service with Coast Guard at Convention Hall Monday at 11 a.m.

Cape May Court House: The Cape May County Veterans Bureau will hold its annual Memorial Day Service at 2 p.m. at the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery, 129 Crest Haven Road.

Middle Township: The Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Memorial Field and end at the American Legion Post 198 hall on Dias Creek Road for a ceremony.

Ocean City: Annual Memorial Day Service, 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Fifth and Wesley avenues. 609-525-9300.

Sea Isle City: Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 a.m., Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, followed by throwing of wreath into ocean by Beach Patrol to honor naval veterans. 609-263-4461, ext. 1245.

Stone Harbor: Annual parade at noon on 96th Street.

Wildwood: World Indoor Kite Competition, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, kite performances choreographed to music. 800-992-9732 or

Avalon: Annual Memorial Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. at 32nd Street and Dune Drive and proceeds north to Veterans Plaza at 21st Street and Dune Drive for a ceremony.

Cumberland County

Millville: The annual Millville Memorial Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. and will proceed down High Street to Main Street and conclude at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A service for naval veterans will be held as the route crosses the Maurice River. 856-825-2189.

Vineland: The annual Memorial Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. at Myrtle Avenue and Landis Avenue and conclude at Landis Park for a ceremony beginning at about 11 a.m. 610-960-5076 or 856-297-3012.

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