Celebrate Memorial Day 2022 – Community Events and Ideas to Celebrate at Home

Flags 1Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend at home and still honor those who have served and protected us with your own celebration. We have listed community Memorial Day events (below) as well as ideas on how to celebrate the holiday at your home.

Here are 15 ideas to celebrate Memorial Day 2022:

  1. Plan an at-home BBQ or picnic. Food always smells and tastes best served from the grill! If this is the first time to fire up your grill for the warmer season, go here for some grilling tips.
  2. Decorate your home with red, white and blue. Go to Pinterest for ideas.
  3. Write a letter to a soldier. Learn more on how to do that here or here.
  4. Send a care package to a soldier.
  5. Take a virtual memorial tour.
  6. Learn how to fold the U.S. flag.
  7. Fly your flag! (Flag etiquette here.)
  8. Listen to veterans’ stories.
  9. Make a red, white and blue dessert. See recipe ideas here and here.
  10. Decorate bicycles with red, white and blue – and ride them throughout your neighborhood
  11. Play yard games with your family. Play “Lawn Twister” in the grass. Try a bean bag ladder toss.  Here is a link to more outdoor game ideas.
  12. Host an outdoor movie. Learn how to create your own outdoor theater.
  13. Camp in your backyard. Set up a tent, add blankets or sleeping bags along with pillows. Tell stories and gaze at the stars!
  14. Roast s’mores from your fire pit! (No fire pit? Use a terracotta pot!)
  15. Walk/run! “Wear Blue” in a virtual Memorial Day walk/run.

View: Cincinnati, Ohio Memorial Day Events

View: Northern Kentucky Memorial Day Events

View: Dayton and Springfield, Ohio Memorial Day Events

View: Southeastern Indiana Memorial Day Events


CINCINNATI, OHIO

Blue Ash
Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
May 30, 2022
Towne Square at 4433 Cooper Rd., Blue Ash, Ohio
10:15am – parade/ceremony
7:00pm – orchestra concert at Blue Ash Towne Square

Cheviot Parade
May 30, 2022
11am parade along Harrison Ave.

Clifton
May 30, 2022
11am parade starting on Middleton; 12pm picnic at Mt. Storm Park; live music

Colerain
Memorial Service
May 30, 2022 at 10am
Colerain Gateway Memorial, Springdale Rd./Colerain Ave.

Deer Park / Silverton / Sycamore Township Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
Parade begins in Silverton at 10am and goes to Sycamore Township; stops at the Deer Park Veteran’s Memorial in Chamberlin Park on Blue Ash Rd.

Fairfield Memorial Day
May 30, 2022
Fairfield, Ohio
10am parade with vets, military units and marching band; 11am tribute at Veterans Memorial Park

Glendale
May 30, 2022
Sharon Avenue, Glendale, Ohio
9:30am parade
10:30am memorial ceremony at the War Memorial

Green Township
Memorial Day Ceremony
May 30, 2022
Green Township Veterans Park at 6231 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio

Harrison Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
600 E. Broadway Street, Harrison, Ohio
Parade begins at 10am at Harrison Elementary and proceeds to Glen Haven Cemetery for a memorial service

Kenwood
May 30, 2022
Memorial Day Picnic
Indian Creek Apartments at 5701 Kugler Mill Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
12pm; food and music

Lebanon Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Parade begins at 11am

Lockland Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022 at 9am
601 Elliott Avenue (Arlington Heights Municipal Building)

Loveland Memorial Day Parade and Memorial
May 30, 2022
Loveland Elementary at 600 Loveland Madeira Rd., Loveland, Ohio
Parade begins at 9am. Ceremony at W. Loveland Ave. after the parade

Madeira Memorial Day Ceremony
May 30, 2022 at 9:30am
Madeira, Ohio
March begins at Madeira Middle School at 6612 Miami Avenue and heads north to Dawson Road
Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at McDonald Commons Park at 7451 Dawson Road.

Mariemont Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
Parade at 8:30am from Plainville to Wooster Pike at the Municipal Building

Mason
May 30, 2022
10am parade downtown Mason; ceremony at 11am at the Mason Muncipal Center

Middletown Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
May 30, 2022
Woodside Cemetery & Arboretum at 1401 Woodside Blvd., Middletown, Ohio
Smith Park at 400 Tytus Ave., Middletown, Ohio
Parade at 10am at Smith Park; Ceremony at 11:30am at Woodside Cemetery

Milford
May 30, 2022
Memorial Day Parade
Downtown Milford, Ohio at 1:30pm
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Montgomery
May 30, 2022
Gate Of Heaven Cemetery’s Annual Memorial Day Mass
11000 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
10:30am

Morrow Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
Morrow Arts Center, 10 Miranda St., Morrow, Ohio
12pm

Mt. Healthy
May 26–30, 2022
Memorial Celebration Field of Flags
Arlington Memorial Gardens at 2145 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio

Newtown Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
Parade begins at 10am

North College Hill
May 28, 2022
Parade at 11am followed by a ceremony at the Public Safety Building

Reading/ Arlington Heights/ Lockland Memorial Ceremony
May 30, 2022
9am parade through Arlington Heights into Lockland and through Reading, Ohio
Memorial Service at Reading Cemetery

Spring Grove Village
May 27–30, 2022
Memorial Day Weekend
Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio

Symmes Township
May 27, 2022
Symmes Honors Veterans
Home of the Brave Park at 11605 Lebanon Rd., Symmes Township (Cincinnati), Ohio

Walnut Hills
May 30, 2022
Vietnam Memorial in Eden Park, 986 St. Paul Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio
10an

West Chester
May 30, 2022 at 10am
Memorial Celebration
Parade through Historic Olde West Chester Business District on West Chester Road


DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

Beavercreek Memorial Day Ceremony
May 30, 2022
Veterans Memorial Park at 1911 N. Fairfield Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair; ceremony begins at 2pm

Centerville Memorial Day Ceremony
May 30, 2022
Stubbs Park at 255 W. Spring Valley Pike, Centerville, Ohio
9am ceremony

Dayton
Dayton Heritage Festival at Carillon Park
May 29, 2022
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Costume interpreters, activities. Dayton Symphonic Orchestra

Dayton National Cemetery
4100 W. 3rd. St., Dayton, Ohio
11am private ceremony; public may visit the cemetery

Fairborn
May 28–29, 2022
Military History Muster Memorial
Fairborn Community Park at 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, Ohio
Encampment; food trucks

Franklin
City of Franklin Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
1275 E. 2nd St., Franklin, Ohio

Kettering
May 28, 2022
Victory Oak Knoll Centennial WWI Memorial, near the Dayton Community Golf Club, Kettering, Ohio
1pm service

Miamisburg
Rocky’s 5th 5k Run/Walk for Freedom
May 28, 2022
Old High School Stadium and finished at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 426 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio
9am

Miamisburg Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
11am parade + music at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 426 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio

Moraine
May 30, 2022
4200 Dryden Rd., Moraine, Ohio
Ceremony

Springfield
Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
9am start time
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Springboro Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
2pm starts at S. Main Street, followed by a ceremony and picnic at Wade Field

Troy
May 30, 2022
Miami Valley Veterans Museum at 2245, S. Co. Rd. 25A, Troy, Ohio
2pm ceremony

Wright Patterson Air Force Base
May 30, 2022
Commemorative 5k Fun Run
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
First year event!


NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Bellevue/Dayton Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, Kentucky
Parade begins at 10:30am
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Burlington
May 27, 2022
Memorial Day Race
England-Idelwild Park at 5550 Idlewold Rd., Burlington, Kentucky

Crestview
May 30, 2022
Memorial Day 5k Walk/Run
Crestview Town Center, Crestview, Kentucky
Running group meets at 8am near Cold Stone Creamery; dress patriotically

Dayton and Bellevue, Kentucky
May 30, 2022
Parade at 10:30am
Monument Park, Dayton, Kentucky
10am at the park

Edgewood Memorial Day Ceremony
May 30, 2022 at 10am
Freedom Park at 550 Freedom Park Drive, Edgewood, Kentucky

Erlanger/Elsmere
May 30, 2022 at 9am
VFW Post 6423, 4435 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, Kentucky
Parade and memorial at Forest Lawn Cemetery

Florence Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
Boone Co Veterans Memorial at 8020 Veterans Memorial Dr, Florence, Kentucky
10 am – Parade
11am – Musical tribute ceremony

Fort Wright Memorial Day Ceremony
May 30, 2022
City Administration Office at 409 Kyles Lane
10am

Highland Heights Memorial Day Ceremony
May 30, 2022
176 John Hills Road (city building monuments)
8:30am

Independence Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
10:30am

Newport Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022 at 9am
998 Monmouth St., Newport, Kentucky
9am parade followed by a memorial service at the city building

Park Hills Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2022
Park Hills, Kentucky
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Southgate Kentucky
Evergreen Cemetery Flag Placement
May 30, 2022
25 Alexandria Pike, Southgate, Kentucky
Flags placed on Civil War veterans as well as other soldiers


SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Aurora
May 30, 2022 (details to be determined)
Service at Lesco Park near the Ohio River

Batesville
May 30, 2022
11am service at Liberty Park Pavilion with Batesville VFW

Bright
May 29, 2022
24001 State Line Rd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Service at Gibson Cemetery at 12:15pm

Dillsboro
May 30, 2022 (unconfirmed)
Service at Oakdale Cemetery at 1pm

Hidden Valley
May 29 2022
10am service at HVL Veterans Memorial; parade at 11am; concert at 4pm at the sports complex

Lawrenceburg
May 30, 2022
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
10am Parade; 110am ceremony in Greendale Cemetery

Liberty
May 30, 2022 (unconfirmed)
Parade


updated May 25, 2022

















Updated: April 15, 2022