Annual Memorial Day Events in WNY

Memorial Day Events in WNY
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There are a number of Memorial Day Events in WNY that take place every year.  From parades to weekend-long events, we’ve compiled a list regarding the status of popular Memorial Day events in WNY that have been fun for the whole family.

Dates, times and location may change from year to year, so please click on the the link provided to confirm details! Also, please note that unfortunately, since the onset of COVID-19, many of the Memorial Day Events that we know and love have been cancelled this year.

Keep an eye on our calendar and our Facebook page...we’ll post Memorial Day Events in WNY there too!

As always, please let us know if there is a Memorial Day Event going on in the area that we do not have included!

Memorial Day Parades in Erie County

  • AkronNo info as of 5/14/22 
  • Clarence – UNVERIFIED as of 5/14/22 –Updated Details can be found in the community calendar section of the site.
    Here’s a link to the Town of Clarence’s site.
  • Collins CenterNo info as of 5/14/21 – Parade is typically hosted by the Collins Center Fire Department and the Gowanda American Legion.
  • ElmaSalute to the Red White and Blue Parade is ON! Parade takes place on Sunday, May 29th, 2022 at 1pm sponsored by the Elma Chamber of Commerce. Here’s the link!
  • Lancaster – MEMORIAL DAY PARADE IS ON! – Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 30th, 2022 at 9:00 am. The parade route starts at the Lake Avenue Veteran’s Park. Here is a link to the Facebook Event!
  • Marilla – No info as of 5/14/22.   The parade typically takes place on Sunday and begins at 1pm.  It starts at Tomarsue Drive and Two Rod Rd and ends at Veterans Memorial on Two Rod Rd and Bullis Rd.
  • Orchard Park – MEMORIAL DAY PARADE IS ON! – Parade takes place Monday, May 30th, 2022 at 9:00 am SHARP! Route begins at the Orchard Park Library. Here are the details!
  • Town of Tonawanda and the Village of KenmoreMEMORIAL DAY PARADE IS ON! The parade will take place Sunday, May 30th, 2022 at 11 am on Delaware Avenue starting the route in the Town of Tonawanda and proceeding south into the Village of Kenmore, onto Lincoln Boulevard, ending at Elmwood Avenue. Here’s a link to additional information!
  •  Village of Depew – No info as of 5/14/21
    Here’s a link to their Facebook page. 
  • Village of Williamsville – CANCELLED
  • West Falls- No info as of 5/14/21
    Here’s a link to their Facebook page.
  • West Seneca – CANCELLED for 2022

Memorial Day Parades in Niagara County

Niagara Falls – CANCELLED for 2022Here’s a link to their Facebook page.

Other Family-Friendly Memorial Day Events

  • Totally Buffalo Festival!  – THIS IS ON! – Kids 5 & under are FREE.
    Here’s a link to their website.
  • Memorial Day Weekend at CanalsideCreators on the Boardwalk Canalside usually has Memorial Day events happening throughout the weekend. They also have Creators on the Boardwalk (on open-air farmer’s market) occurring Saturday May 28th from 12pm to 5pm.
    Here’s a link to their Facebook page. 
  • Star-Spangled Salute with the BPO – This event is ON! – Scheduled for 5/27 at 10:30 am and 5/28 at 7:30 pm. Join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at 786 Delaware Avenue for this Patriotic event! More information here!

Did we miss anything?

If you know of any great parades or other family-friendly events that take place on Memorial Day each year, please contact me with the name and a link to a website or Facebook page where I can find more information!