Celebrate Memorial Day at These Festive Hudson Valley Parades

Honor the nation's heroes this Memorial Day weekend at commemorative celebrations and marches in the region.

Before you fire up the grill and celebrate the arrival of warmer weather this Memorial Day, head to your local parade and swing those American flags up high in honor of our nation’s heroes. Don’t have plans just yet? Here’s a rundown of the community parades and events happening across the Hudson Valley.

Albany County

When: Monday, May 27, 9 a.m.
Where: Begins at the corner of Central Avenue and Partridge Street and finishes at Academy Park

When: Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m.
Where: Starts at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Columbia Street and ends at Canal Square

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Columbia County

When: Monday, May 27, 10 a.m.
Where: Begins at Ichabod Crane Primary School and marches down State Farm Road

Dutchess County

Hyde Park
When: Monday, May 25-27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Field of honor displaying more than 200 American flags on the lawn at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

When: Sunday, May 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Flag-changing ceremony at the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Greene County

When: Monday, May 27, 2 p.m.
Where: Starts on Water Street and marches down Main Street before ending at the gazebo at Dutchman’s Landing Park

When: Sunday, May 26, 1 p.m.
Where: Starts at the memorial monument on Main Street and ends at the Tannersville Village Hall

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Orange County

When: Monday, May 27, 11 a.m.
Where: Starts on Erie Street with a ceremony at the Charles J. Everett Memorial

Sunday, May 26, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Beings at Smith’s Clove Park and ends at the Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps Memorial

When: Monday, May 27, 11 a.m.
Where: Begins at the corner of Clinton Street and Wallkill Avenue

When: Monday, May 27, 10 a.m.
Where: Kicks off at Richman Avenue with services at Washington’s Headquarters

Check out the awesome footage below of the 1967 Newburgh Memorial Day Parade!

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Putnam County

When: Monday, May 27, 11 a.m.
Where: Ceremony at Putnam County Courthouse with retired U.S. Navy Seal as keynote speaker

Rensselaer County

When: Sunday, May 26, 2 p.m.
Where: Kicks off on Washington Avenue and marches down Broadway and Third Avenue before ending at Huyck Square Veteran’s Park

Sand Lake
When: Monday, May 27, 10 a.m.
Where: Starts from Averill Avenue in Westfall Village and ends at the Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park

Rockland County

When: Monday, May 27, 11 a.m.
Where: Kicks off on Main Street and Franklin Street and ends at the top field of Memorial Park

Pearl River
When: Monday, May 27, 10 a.m.
Where: Starts at Key Bank on North Middletown Road 

Ulster County

Monday, May 27, 10 a.m.
Starts on Zandhoek Road and ends in front of Town Hall

If you want to celebrate Memorial Day events in Westchester County, click over to our sister site here.

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