Patriotic Memorial Day Events 2023

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Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and there are many Memorial Day Events on the Cape to help you commemorate the day. Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, honors the men and women who have died while serving in the military, and its passage each year on the Cape is marked by many local parades and ceremonies to commemorate the day.

Decoration Day was originally only to remember those lost in the Civil War, but has since expanded to any service men and women who have died while serving. Now a federal holiday, Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of the summer season in the Cape.


Read on for our comprehensive list of family-friendly Memorial Day events going on Cape-wide during the holiday weekend!

Memorial Day Events on Cape Cod:

Bourne (upper Cape)

  • Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony
    Sunday May 28th, 1 PM
    Massachusetts National Cemetery

Brewster (lower Cape)

  • Memorial Day Ceremony
    Monday May 29th, 12 PM
    Brewster Council on Aging

Centerville (mid Cape)

  • Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast
    Monday May 29th, 8 AM
    South Congregational Church

Dennis (mid Cape)

  • Memorial Day Ceremony
    Monday May 29th, 10 AM
    Dennis Village Green

Falmouth (upper Cape)

  • Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
    Monday May 29th, 9:45 AM
    Falmouth Public Library

Harwich (lower Cape)

  • Memorial Day Ceremony
    Monday May 29th, 9:30 AM
    Brooks Park

Hyannis (mid Cape)

  • 19th annual Troops in the Spotlight
    Sunday May 28th, 11:30 AM
    Capetown Plaza, Rt. 132, Hyannis MA
  • Figawi Race
    Saturday May 27th, 9:55 AM
    Hyannisport to Nantucket (best viewing from Kalmus Beach, Orrin Keyes Beach, or Sea
    Street Beach)

Mashpee (upper Cape)

  • Mashpee Commons Memorial Block Party
    Saturday May 27th, 11 AM
    Mashpee Commons

memorial day weekend events 2023

Yarmouth (mid Cape)

  • Memorial Day Ceremony
    Monday May 27th, 11 AM
    Yarmouth Town Hall

Whatever Memorial Day Events you choose to commemorate Memorial Day, whether it is a celebration, parade, or quiet walk, the day is intended as a day of remembrance. Regardless of the type of day you’re looking for, you will be able to find it on the Cape among the many options for events and activities during the long weekend.

With the busy summer season kicking off, the most popular time of the year is upon us. Additionally, since the Cape’s weather fluctuates a lot throughout the year, even the spring summer months can have some cool days. So, it’s best to travel with a lightweight jacket so that you’re always prepared for any weather changes. As the Cape summer begins, get ready for beach days, farmer’s markets, great events, kayaking, and lobster rolls!




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