Memorial Day guide 2016: Parades, festivals and more
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who died while serving our country. It also marks the unofficial start of summer.
Here’s a list of Memorial Day events around Northeast Ohio. Also, check out the latest forecast before making your plans. Missing from the activities is the Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off, which Live Nation canceled after 24 years.
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Festivals and fun:
Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off: May 27 to 30 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Blossom Time: May 26 to May 30 in downtown Chagrin Falls.
Cedar Point Armed Forces Memorial Day Weekend: May 27 to May 30. Past and present service members with valid ID get one free adult admission ticket.
Tremont Greek Fest: May 27 to 30 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
Parades and ceremonies:
Aurora: Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.
Avon Lake: Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park on May 30 at 10 a.m. with parade to follow.
Bath Township: Memorial Day observance on May 30 at noon at Bath Veterans’ Memorial Park.
Bay Village: Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 8:30 a.m. at Huntington Park.
Bedford: Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 10:15 at city hall.
Berea: Services at Adams Street Cemetery at 8 a.m. and Woodvale Cemetery at 9 a.m. Parade at 10:30 in downtown Berea.
Broadview Heights: Parade and ceremony on May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Crossings Shopping Center.
Brunswick: Memorial Day program and parade on May 30 at 10 a.m. at Vistintainer School.
Cleveland Heights: Memorial Day ceremony on May 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Cumberland Park.
Euclid: Parade at 8 a.m. on May 30 with services at the Veterans Memorial following.
Fairview Park: Memorial Day observance on May 30 at 8 a.m. in the city hall rotunda. Parade to begin at 9 .m from Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home.
Garfield Heights: Memorial Day services on May 30 at 10 a.m. at the Garfield Heights Civic Center Veterans Plaza.
Green: Memorial Day parade and ceremony on May 30 at 7 a.m. at the Green Higih School parking lot.
Hudson: Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 8 a.m., starting at Milford Road and Veterans Way.
Jackson Township: Fifth Annual Field of Honor from May 27 to May 30 at the corner of Fulton Road and Wales Avenue.
Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland: Memorial Day celebration at the Garfield Memorial on May 30 at 10:30 a.m.
North Ridgeville: Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 9:45 a.m., beginning at the Marc’s parking lot.
Painesville: Parade and “Fallen Heroes” commemoration at 10 a.m. on May 30, starting at Riverside Cemetery.
Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland: Memorial Day service and dedication ceremony on May 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Shaker Heights: Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 9:30 a.m. at corner of Lee Road and Van Aken Boulevard.
Strongsville: Traditional Memorial Day service at Freedom Trail Gazebo on May 30 at 11 a.m. Parade is canceled because of the Pearl Road resurfacing.
Suffield Township: Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 2 p.m.
Tallmadge: American Legion Memorial Day Parade at May 30 at 10 a.m. at Circle Park.
University Heights: 50th Annual Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 11 a.m., beginning at Silsby Road.
Westlake: Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 10 a.m. at Clague Park.
Wickliffe: Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 10 a.m., starting at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Worden Road.
Willoughby: Memorial Day Parade on May 30 at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Willoughby.