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Memorial Day Parade, Ceremonies and Discounts 2017 South of Boston

Here are the Memorial Day events going South of Boston upcoming long  weekend May 27th  thru May 29TH 2017   Memorial day is much more than cookouts and hanging out with friends remember the people  have fought for our freedom.  If you know of any events that are going on which are not listed here please let us know so we can add them.  Also check out the discount and freebies that business offer for veterans and servicemen. we are still working on our final list

Check out the local restaurant offering discounts  give them some extra business even if you are not a veteran or active military-restaurants like them make nation prouder.  

Abington Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29th  10 am

Abington Memorial Day Parade Begins at the American Legion Washington St

Braintree Memorial Day Ceremony

The Town of Braintree will hold a Memorial Day tribute on May 28 at 11 am at the Garden of Honor, Blue Hill Cemetery, 700 West Street. All are invited to attend.

Brockton Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday 29th 2017

Start: War Memorial Building, 156 West Elm St. at 10 am.

Route: Left on Arlington Street, left on Belmont Street, left on Main Street, Continue on Main to Legion Park Way, Left onto Legion Parkway and ending with a Ceremony at the Veterans’ of all Wars Monument Located on Legion Parkway @Warren Ave.

Canton Memorial day Ceremony

Monday May 29th

Memorial Day ceremonies will begin with the parade on Washington Street from Canton High School at 9 a.m.

Cohasset Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday May 29th

10:30 am – Kicks off at American Legion Hall with stops at North Cohasset Cemetery, North Cohasset Honor Roll, Woodside Cemetery, and Beechwood Cemetery.

Duxbury Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29th   10:00am

Duxbury Memorial Day Parade and Servies. A reception at the American Legion will follow.

Begins at Myles Standish Cemetery, Chestnut Street and ends at First Parish Church

11:15 services at First Parish Church

Easton  Memorial Day  

Easton’s annual Memorial Day Parade ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. May 29, with groups to begin forming no later than 1:30 p.m. at the Church Street Cemetery in South Easton.

The parade will regroup after the ceremony and march from Church Street to Depot Street and then to the Civil War Memorial, where another ceremony will close out the event.

Halifax Memorial Day Parade

Monday May 29th   9:30 a.m Parade  from the Shelby Plaza along Route 106 to town hall, where ceremonies will be held, including laying of wreaths at 10 a.m.

Hanover Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29th  10AM

Starts  at St. Mary’s Church and ends at Town Hall.

Hanson Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29th  10AM

The  Hanson Memorial Day Parade will begin at the Indian Head School with a reading of the Memorial Day Proclamation. The parade will proceed to the Town Hall for a reading of the Gettysburg Address.  The participants will regroup and march to the Fern Hill Cemetery for Memorial Day Ceremony and guest speakers.

Hull Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday, May 29th  930AM

Begins at  Hull high school and continues to march to the Gold Star Mothers Monument in Hull Village Cemetery.


Hingham Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday May 29th  11 a.m.

Veterans Memorial Park in Hingham Center. USAF Brig. Gen. Christopher Weggeman will be the principal speaker. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be conducted in Hingham Town Hall’s Sanborn Auditorium.

Kingston Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29th  10AM

Kingston Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies. Tributes will be made at each War Memorial in town, and a small ceremony will be held at Town Hall at the end of the parade.

Marshfield Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday, May 29th 1030

Begins behind Marshalls in Webster Square, proceeds down Snow Road to Veterans Memorial Park.

Milton Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday May 29th  9:30 am

A wreath-laying ceremony at town hall. It will be followed by a march to Milton Cemetery for ceremonies.

Norwell Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday May   29th 10:30am

The corner of Main and Lincoln streets. Marchers will proceed east on Main Street to the Norwell Veterans Memorial Common, then turn south on River Street and regroup on the common for an 11 a.m. ceremony. A reception at the American Legion will follow.

Pembroke Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday, May 29th

Starting at 12:45pm until 2:30 pm, the Center will be closed from Lucky Dawg on Mattakeesett St. to Oldham St. at First Church. Please use Mountain Ave., Wampatuck and Oldham as detours.

Plymouth Memorial day parade and ceremony

From Shirley Square parade proceeds north on Route 3A stopping at 1820 Courthouse Green, then to Samoset Street entering Vinehills-Oak Grove Cemetery, to Summer Street to the World War I Memorial Bridge over Town Brook and continues on to the Training Green.
To honor all soliders, this Memorial Day weekend there will be 150 flags placed around the monument in the center of Plymouth’s own Training Green. They will be placed there honoring all the men and women from Plymouth who have fought for our country. The Memorial Day parade will end at the Green with a small ceremony and a wreath laying.
For more information contact the Veteran’s Council at 508-747-1620 x172.

Quincy  Memorial Day Parade,

Monday, May 29th  10:30 a.m.

The parade will step off from Quincy Credit Union at 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day and march along Hancock Street to Coddington Street and finally to Mount Wollaston Cemetery, where the ceremony will be held at the World War II podium.

Randolph  Ceremony 

Moved to Stetson Hall 11am

Rockland Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday, May  29th 10 AM

Parade begins on Summit Street and continues to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. From there it will continue to Union Street and end at the library lawn for a short ceremony.

Scituate Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday, May 25 10:30

From Town Hall down First Parish Road to the Lawson Park. Once at the Lawson Park, the Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at @ 11:15 a.m.

Sharon Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Service: 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Rock Ridge Cemetery. Assemble at the intersection of East and Mountain Streets.

Ceremony: 2:20 p.m. Sunday in front of town hall.

Weymouth Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Due to the Weather forecast for tomorrow the Weymouth Memorial DayParade has been cancelled. Instead we will be having a Memorial Day Program in the Abigail Adams Auditorium @ 11 am


10:00 a.m. – PARADE From JACKSON SQUARE to TOWN HALL From Broad St. to Middle St.


Battleship Cove Fall River 

Remember, honor and celebrate those who gave their lives to ensure the freedoms we now enjoy on May 29, 2017, at Battleship Cove for an official commemoration ceremony with keynote speaker, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Tracy, from the Naval War College.

Experience a traditional military observance, honoring the fallen and Gold Star Families at 12:00pm with the raising of the American flag from half-staff and a 21-gun salute.

The ceremony is open to the public at no charge. All Veterans will also receive free admission from Saturday, May 27, to Monday, May 29, 2017.

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

North River Festival of Arts Memorial Day Weekend 2017 in Marshfield MA

The 2017 Festival of the Arts is a celebration of regional and community creativity, diversity, and art across the South Shore that has been a highlight of Memorial Day Weekend since 1977. Even though this will be the 41st  annual Festival, each year features different art and artists, entertainment, food, and special activities that appeal to all ages. The Festival will be held on Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th Admission to the festival is FREE. North River Festival of Arts Memorial Day Weekend 2017 in Marshfield MA


Located on Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills, the Festival offers art and photography exhibits, a fair and street party, and a marketplace for artists and artisans. There are juried awards and prizes for artists and the opportunity for visitors to see (and buy) the best work of the area’s painters, photographers, and artisans. Featured and juried art will include paintings, drawings, photographs, and multi-media sculptures, as well as wood carvings, textiles, and almost any form of the visual arts you can imagine.

Two blocks of Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills will be blocked to traffic, so people will be browsing among several indoor exhibit locations for juried hanging art and outdoor tents where artists and artisans will demonstrate, display, and sell their work. Several of our best artists will be doing painting demonstrations out on the sidewalks, and musical entertainment will be featured across the street from our G.A.R. Hall. Creativity will be everywhere, including kids doing chalk drawings on the pavement.

SATURDAY 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. – Paul F. McCarthy, Emcee

11:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gary, the Silent Clown – Street Entertainment

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Drum Circle – Derek Gunn and Sean Carr (of New England Villages) lead a multitude of
drummers performing the ancient art of community drumming (142 Old Main Street)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Danny Barbati & Nick Biagini – acoustic guitar (inside G.A.R. Hall)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. North River Brass – Timothy Maiuri, trumpet; Nancy Campbell, trumpet; Mark Schlesinger, horn;
Jeff Petersen, trombone; and Karen Rutherford, tuba (at artisan area on Pleasant Street)
Under the Tent
11:00 a.m. National Anthem – Christina and Nicole Dimitri, MHS students

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Cathy Jo Irvine – School of Dance

11:45 – 12:00 p.m. NRAS Puppet Parade

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Katlyn Evans & Brian Evans – daughter/father, local Marshfield talent

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. The Amy Incident – a South Shore alt-rock band with Morgan Brown, vocals and guitar; James McCarthy, drums; and Niall McCarthy, bass

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Becca Shrand (Kaplan Scholar), tuba, with Jesse Francese, trumpet; Jon Weidley, trumpet;
Braden Williams, French horn; and Hoyt Parquet, trombone

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Concert – Brian Stratton & The Infractions

SUNDAY 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. – Paul F. McCarthy, Emcee

1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Poetry under the Trees (Open Mike) – hosted by Tim Reed (142 Old Main Street)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Michelle Levangie Gilmore & Nanci Hobson – acoustic guitar (inside G.A.R. Hall)

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. MHS Jazz Combo – Lauren Gallante, Luke Mallory, Christian Koertje, Andrew Julian, and
Ben Greer (at artisan area on Pleasant Street)

Under the Tent
12:00 p.m. National Anthem – Daniel Pierce, Trumpet, MHS student

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Gary the Silent Clown

12:45 – 1:00 p.m. NRAS Puppet Parade
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Earth Tones – Karen D’Arcy, guitar, lead, and harmony vocals; Chris Qualey, lead and harmony vocals; Becky Haletky, harmony vocals and percussion; and David Haletky, lead guitar, mandolin and fiddle, some vocals

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Stacey Shanahan & Theater Plus

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Concert featuring: Marshfield High School and Furnace Brook Middle School Jazz Bands
David Kaminski, Director – MHS Music Scott Brenner, Band Director – FBMS

Movies Under the Stars Summer 2017 at the Stars Drive in Restaurant Taunton MA

Come and see great classic  movies under the Stars at the Stars Drive in Restaurant in Taunton every Saturday night this summer  from  Saturday May 27th to Saturday August 26th.

20 ft screen, Yamaha, concert Grade surround sound, Blu-Ray, Hi Def Projection- a great set up!
Hope to see you there!  Bring a chair and blanket to enjoy.

No door food as Stars Drive in is a restaurant as well  Burgers, fried seafood plus more to enjoy!

Check out all the movies from Star Wars to Beauty & the Beast!

Movies Under the Stars Summer 2017 at the Stars Drive in Restaurant Taunton MA

Stars Drive In Restaurant
205 Myrick’s St
East Taunton, Massachusetts

Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Day Carnival 2017 in Canton MA

The Trinity Episcopal Church Carnival is coming to town Memorial Day weekend Friday May 26th thru Monday May 29th with games, food and amusement rides for the entire family.

Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Day Carnival 2017 in Canton MA

Fri, May 26nd, 6-10p, POP 6p-10p

Sat, May 27rd, 1p-10p, POP 1p-5p

Sun, May 28th, 1p-10p, POP 1p-5p

Mon, May 29th, 1p-8p POP 1p-5p,

POP does not include games or rides that are cash only. Other restrictions may apply. Sale of POP wrist bands ends 1 hour before the end of the POP session. POP wristbands are good on the day of sale only. Tickets are sold daily and are good anytime. Carnival hours are subject to change without notice.

Lakeside Family Festival & Carnival Memorial Day weekend 2017 in Freetown MA

St. John Neumann Church is sponsoring their annual Lakeside Family Festival and carnival Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29th. on Route 18 in East Freetown, MA.

Lakeside Family Festival & Carnival Memorial Day weekend 2017 in Freetown MA

Festival attractions will include amusement carnival rides run by the ride company Fiesta Shows for all ages; ethnic and American food; midway game booths of skill and chance; raffles, Giant Barn Sale, silent auction, and home-baked goods.
The carnival fundraiser will feature rides, games and food.


Friday May 26th: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday May 27th: Noon to 11:00 PM
Sunday May 28th: Noon to 11:00 PM
Monday May 29th: Noon to 5:00 PM

St. John Neumann Church (Cathedral Camp)
157 Middleboro Road (Route 18)
East Freetown, MA 02717