The Memorial Day Parade is held every year with the surrounding towns of Roseland, Caldwell-West Caldwell and Essex Fells. The parade commences at 9:30 am on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell on Monday, May 30th. Mayor and councils from each of the communities as well as a grand Marshall, scouting troops, bands police and Fire Departments are in attendance.
The parade will begin at Forest Avenue in the Borough of Caldwell and proceeds westbound along Bloomfield Avenue into the Township of West Caldwell. The parade will conclude at Crane Park, where a memorial ceremony will be held at the Gazebo.
Festivities will include a children’s bicycle decorating contest, sponsored by the West Caldwell-Caldwell Recreation Department and the Kiwanis Club. All children wishing to decorate and ride their bikes in the 2016 Memorial Day Parade are asked to meet at the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Forest Avenue (Penn Federal Bank parking lot) at 8:30 am on Monday, May 30th. Categories include: Most Original, Most Attractive and Most Patriotic. Following the contest, all bikes will be lined up to start the parade and ride to the old Ace Hardware parking lot.