Memorial Day Guide 2012


Memorial Day 2012 is Monday, May 28th.  You don’t need to go to the shore to have an awesome Memorial Day weekend!  Check out our 2012 Bucks Happening Memorial Day Guide:

Lower Bucks


The Robert W. Bracken American Legion Post 382 in Bristol Borough will hold Memorial Day services on Monday, May 28th at the Harriman Monument on the corner of Farragut Avenue and Monroe Street at 9:00am, continuing at St. Mark’s Church on Radcliffe Street at 9:30 a.m., followed by St. James Church located at Walnut and Cedar streets at 10:00 am. and concluding at the Bristol Cemetery on Route 13 at 11:00am.


Langhorne’s Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 9:00am on May 28 outside the American Legion Jesse W. Soby Post No. 148 at 115 W. Richardson Ave.  After a service there, the parade will run through the streets of Langhorne and part of Langhorne Manor. Legion auxiliary members will collect items for troops serving overseas and in military hospitals during the parade. They ask for nonperishable personal care items such as razors, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.

Join Sesame Place in celebration of Memorial Day with their annual BBQ on May 27th from either 5:00pm to 6:00pm or 7:30pm to 8:30pm! The event includes buffet and character appearances in Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion. After a fun-filled dinner, enjoy our Memorial Day fireworks display!


New Hope/Lambertville

New Hope & Lambertville are kicking of their second season of Friday Night Fireworks on Memorial Day Weekend! Head over on May 25th at 9:30pm to see the spectacular show.




The Newtown Memorial Day parade kicks off on May 28th at 9:00am. The parade is organized by American Legion Post 440. It starts at the Commons West Building and continues through the Newtown Cemetery, where a short ceremony will be held. The parade continues on through several other cemeteries and ends at Post 440 on Linden Ave.


The Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade takes place May 26th beginning at 9:00am in Lincoln Avenue (Hulmeville) and concluding at the Penndel Memorial Ball Field. The Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade was founded with the intent to honor those who work to defend our beautiful country.



Northampton holds an Memorial Day Observances at 8:00 am on Monday, May 28th with a flag lowering ceremony in front of the seven flag poles at the Northampton Township building, 55 Township Road, Richboro.


The Warminster Township Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade is on May 28th with the ceremony starting at 10:00am. The parade begins at 11:00am, weather permitting. This event begins at the Warminster Township Building and ends at the VFW Post on Louis Drive.

Local veterans, borough officials and community volunteers have again all stepped up to support the 2011 Yardley Memorial Day events. Starting at 7:00 am on Monday, May 28, 21-gun salute will be issued at Slate Hill, Saint Andrews and Saint Ignatius cemeteries.


Central Bucks


2012 will be celebrated as a milestone year for Doylestown as we will mark the 200th anniversary of Doylestown becoming the county seat of Bucks County. To commemorate, we are planning a weeklong event to take place beginning from Memorial Day, May 28th to Saturday, June 2nd. Planned activities included: a Moustache Contest; Art Exhibition; Antique Car Show; Walking Tours; Historical Lectures; Mock Trial; School Plaque Dedication; Fashion Show; Veterans Appreciation Day; Time Capsule Dedication; Old Fashioned Pet Pageant & Carnival; Firefighter Day; Community Picnic; Fireworks and more.


The annual tradition continues! The Doylestown Memorial Day parade starts 10:00am on May 28th at CB West. The parade will proceed east on West Court Street, east on West State Street, north on North Main Street to the Doylestown Cemetary for a service.

Fuel up for the parade festivities with the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm on May 28th at the Doylestown Masonic Lodge’s Annual Event.


A Memorial Day Doylestown Open House will be at the Bucks County Civil War Library & Museum from 8:30am- 12:00pm on May 28th. Residents are invited to take guided tours with uniformed docents. Active duty military families can visit before or after the Doylestown Memorial Day Parade to share history in partnership with the Blue Star Museums program as developed by the National Endowment for the Arts.

In the Civil War Encampment, living historians introduce visitors to the early days of the Civil War in the North at Mercer Museum in Doylestown on May 26th from 10:00 am – 4:00pm and May 27th 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Visit with engineers and map makers, join the ranks of new recruits to the Union Army, watch medical demonstrations, interact with local civilians, and participate in special demonstrations and activities. Program marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Rain or Shine. Included with museum admission.


On Monday, May 28th, the annual Perkasie Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 9:00am. The parade begins from 7th and Chestnut streets in Perkasie. The parade route will proceed from 7th Street to Market Street, 3rd Street, Chestnut Street and then on to 5th Street to the Veterans’ Memorial.


Upper Bucks


A Memorial Day Service will be held at Hilltown Civic Park on Rt. 152 near the village of Hilltown at 10AM on Monday, May 28th to honor our servicemen and women. All are welcome to attend.


Join in remembrance of veterans at the American Legion Post #242 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. Event is being held on May 28th beginning at 9:00 am. The parade begins at 9th & Park Avenue and will proceed north on 9th Street to Mill Street, turning east onto Mill Street and going to Memorial Park. A ceremony will be held at the monument and at the conclusion of ceremony the parade will continue east on Mill Street to Fourth Street. Turning south on Fourth Street going to Broad Street and heading east on Broad Street to the American Legion Post #242 at 610 E. Broad Street.

On May 26th from 9:30am to 3pm is the 22nd Annual Summerfest Arts & Crafts Show and Benefit Auction. Admission is free! SummerFest Arts & Crafts Show and Benefit Auction supports families in need and helps enable children to come to camp. Come with family and friends for a great day of games, prizes, vendors, arts & crafts show and auction! Activities for kids like fishing derby, boating, rock wall climbing, horse carriage rides, and more!


For more local events, check out Montco Happening’s Memorial Day Guide and Philly Happening’s Memorial Day Guide.


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