Memorial Day 2024 events in Central Pennsylvania (2024)

(WHTM) – Memorial Day is a time for reflection and honoring those who served the United States and are no longer with us.

There are events throughout the Midstate in honor of this meditative holiday.

Memorial Day Events

Adams County

Highmark Wholecare Memorial Day Free 5K

  • When: May 27 at 8 a.m.

  • Where: Wyndham Hotel/Gateway Complex, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg

  • Details: Medals provided for children who finish; arrive 15 minutes early to register; paved roads with gentle hills

Memorial Day Murph

  • When: May 27 at 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

  • Where: United Athletics Fitness

  • Details: Workout to honor those who served in the armed forces, in memory of Lieutenant Michael Murphy from Patchogue, NY, free

Memorial Day Weekend Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

  • When: May 25 at 10 a.m.

  • Where: Silvershire Farm Horse Carriage and Wagon Rides, 210 Clearview Rd, Aspers

  • Details: Ride through the countryside of Adams County; Meet and feed horses at end of tour

GVR Memorial Day Parade

  • When: May 27 at noon

  • Where: Lefever Street to East Middle Street, Gettysburg

  • Details: Parade

Memorial Day Car Show

  • When: May 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Where: The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

  • Details: Free, register car for $20, food and vendors

Cumberland County

105th Annual Memorial Day Parade, Cemetery Ceremony and Festivities

  • When: May 27, parade at 9:30 a.m., cemetery ceremony and festivities at 11 a.m.

  • Where: Willow Park

Mechanicsburg Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Ceremony at USAHEC

  • When: May 27 at 11:20 a.m.

  • Where: U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center/USAHEC

  • Details: U.S. Army War College team will commemorate Memorial Day at a solemn ceremony. Address from former 8th Army Commander LTG Bill Burleson, music from the Carlisle Brass Band, artillery salute from the PAARNG and ceremonial flag-raising

Memorial Day Parade & Picnic

  • When: May 26 at 1 p.m.

  • Where: Boiling Spring High School

  • Details: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8851 annual parade & picnic

Memorial Day Ceremony

  • When: May 26 at 1 p.m.

  • Where: Field across from East Pennsboro High School

  • Details: JROTC will post the colors, Honor Guard will present a rifle salute, students will sing the National Anthem

Memorial Day Parade & Service

  • When: May 27 at 9 a.m.

  • Where: N. Hanover and North St, Carlisle

  • Details: Parade with memorial service following at Veterans Memorial courtyard in Carlisle Square

Memorial Day Ceremony

  • When: May 27 at 11 a.m.

  • Where: 148 West Penn Street, Carlisle

  • Details: Flag ceremony, wreath laying and speaker from 11 a.m. to noon

Memorial Day Parade & Service

  • When: May 27 at 9 a.m.

  • Where: Filbert & Simpson St,Mechanicsburg

  • Details: Parade begins at 9:15 a.m., service in front of GAR monument at 11 a.m., lunch immediately after at Legion Post 109

Memorial Day Service

  • When: May 27 at 2 p.m.

  • Where: Lincoln Colored Cemetery, West Winding Hill Rd, Mechanicsburg

Joint Veterans Council of Shippensburg Memorial Day Service & Parade

  • When: May 27 at 10 a.m.

  • Where: Starts at Locust Grove Cemetery

  • Details: Ceremonies begin at Locust Grove Cemetery at 10 a.m., then Spring Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m., flag raising ceremony at Shippensburg Veterans Memorial Park at noon, Navy & Marine Memorial Services at Branch Bridge on King Street at 1:15 p.m., Parade at 2 p.m. from the corner of King and Prince Streets

Dauphin County

7th Annual Linglestown Memorial Day Mile

  • When: May 27 at 12:15 p.m.

  • Where: Linglestown

  • Details: Net proceeds benefit the Dauphin County Heroes Grove Memorial in Brightbill Park and the Linglestown Area Civic Association, $10 Non-Veteran Adults (13+), $5 children (12 and under), veterans free, walk or run, all participants get a finishers medal

Platinum Memorial Day 5K

  • When: May 27 at 9 a.m.

  • Where: City Island, Harrisburg

  • Details: Benefits Fallen Patriots that provides college scholarships and educational counseling to Military children who have lost a parent in duty, light refreshments, prizes and giveaways, DJ and more

Memorial Day Ceremony

  • When: May 27 from 10 a.m.

  • Where: Memorial Park beside the Veterans’ Memorial on Lumber Street in Highspire

  • Details: Borough of Highspire conducting drive-by food drive for Veterans and their families, ceremony at noon

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Lancaster County

Ephrata Rec. Memorial Day 5K

  • When: May 27 at 8 a.m.

  • Where: Ephrata Rec. Center EASD Track, 130 South Academy Dr., Ephrata

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

  • When: May 27-28

  • Where: Tanger Outlets

  • Details: Food trucks, live music, face painting, games, balloons, Superhero meet and greet

Memorial Day Train Ride

  • When: May 27

  • Where: Stone Gables Estate

  • Details: Ride the Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad, meet superheroes like American Captain, Spider Hero and more, superhero training camp and crafts

Lebanon County

Palmyra Memorial Day Parade

  • When: May 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Where: Palmyra VFW Post 6417, 232 E. Main St, Palmyra

Perry County

Free dinner for Veterans

  • When: May 27

  • Where: Babs Curran Senior Center, 403 N. Market Street, Duncannon

  • Details: Free meal for veterans, delivery available

York County

2024 Etters VFW Community Memorial Day Parade and Celebration

  • When: May 27 at 10 a.m.

  • Where: 2024 Etters VFW Community Memorial Day Parade and Celebration, Paddletown St. Paul’s UMC, Etters

  • Details: Parade

VFW Post 7012 Memorial Day Service

  • When: May 27 at 11 a.m.

  • Where: The Veterans Park (The Coop Baseball Field), New Freedom

Regents’ Glen County Club Memorial Day Golf Event

  • When: May 27 at 9 a.m.

  • Where: Regents’ Glen Country Club

York Gold Star Memorial 5K Run & 9 MileTour de Memorials

  • When: May 27 at 7:30 a.m.

  • Where: York Gold Star Garden, 1000 Vander Ave., York

  • Details: 5K running race, non-competitive 5K walk or 9 mile “Tour the Memorials” event where you can run, ride or walk by every war memorial in York City

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