Remember Fallen Soldiers at 2019 Memorial Day Parades and Events

While we all enjoy a long weekend filled with barbecues and family outings, Memorial Day is a time to honor fallen soldiers. The Chicagoland area has a ton of Memorial Day parades, events, and ceremonies to help commemorate our wartime heroes! Check the events below to find things to do. If the weather is not cooperating, many of the events have indoor options as well.

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Memorial Day Parades

Simply click on the event title to view more information, such as parade routes.

Memorial Day Parade (Elmhurst)
May 27, 2019 | 9:30 am

Memorial Day Parade (River Forest)
May 27, 2019 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Memorial Day Parade (Western Springs)
May 27, 2019 | 10:00 am

Memorial Day Parade and Picnic (Lisle)
May 27, 2019 | 10:00 am

Memorial Day Parade (Homewood)
May 27, 2019 | 10:30 am

Memorial Day Parade and Events 2019 (Naperville)
May 27, 2019 | 10:30am – 1:00pm

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony (South Holland)
May 27, 2019 | 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Memorial Day Ceremonies and Events

Red, White, & Bar-B-Q (Westmont)
May 24–26, 2019 | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Friday, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday

Race to the Flag 5k (Westmont)
May 26, 2019 | 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Memorial Day Fireworks (Romeoville)
May 26, 2019 | 4:00pm – 10:30pm

Memorial Day Service (Romeoville)
May 27, 2019 | 10:00 am

Memorial Day Ceremony (Oak Forest)
May 27, 2019 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Memorial Day Ceremony (Lombard)
May 27, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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