This Memorial Day weekend is certainly a change from last year’s. We’re seeing some parades come back this year, along with other great ways to celebrate because of the way our community came together. Below we’ve highlighted our favorite Memorial Day events and ideas for the holiday weekend:

Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade

Yes! A parade is back in Mercer County. It will take place on Saturday, May 29, at 10 a.m - 11:30am. The parade starts at Lawrence High School, heads north on Princeton Pike to Darrah Lane, turns left on Birchwood Knoll and finishes on Berwyn Place near the entrance to Veterans Park.

"As we continue to balance COVID 19- as part of our daily reality, we are optimistic that this year's parade can safely take place following all CDC guidelines of social distancing and mask-wearing. We recognize that this may be a challenge for some groups and ask that you only register your group or organization if you can comply with the CDC guidelines. Vehicles are encouraged to allow for social distancing,” according to the Lawrence Township Patriotic Committee.

Firetrucks with United States flags in the Princeton Memorial Day Parade

Princeton Battlefield Memorial Day Event

500 Mercer Road, Princeton, NJ

Full Event Details here:

To celebrate Memorial Day this year, the Princeton Battlefield Society will be hosting a number of programs. They will be held on May 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Princeton Battlefield State Park. Come join the fun!

Princeton battlefield memorial

Picnic at Rat’s Restaurant

What better scenery for a picnic than at Rat’s? It’s a painting, come to life, and their food is outstanding! Go for the day and enjoy their Picnic in the Park, which comes with an insulated tote, a bottle of wine, tumblers, flatware and napkins for two. Check their website for full details and the menu available!

Picnic with wine and cheese from Rat's Restaurant

Terhune Orchards

Stop by Terhune for their Winery Weekend Music Series! Enjoy Terhune’s award-winning wine, light fare, relaxing music and a friend-filled afternoon. Music is from 1pm - 4pm. Visit their website for the full schedule!

A family enjoying grapes wine and cheese at Terhune Orchards in Mercer County

Mercer County Park Splash Park

Splash Park Website

Last year, Mercer County Park opened a brand new splash park, and we’re excited to see it come to life this summer! A great spot to visit with kids to stay cool and enjoy the beautiful weather. Located right next to the boathouse.

Mercer County Park Splash Park