Memorial Day guide 2016: Parades, festivals and more

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Observances at the James A. Garfield Memorial -- Lake View Cemetery (Memorial Day 2015)

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.

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