Memorial Day Events Around Hampton Roads

Memorial Day is the holiday where we take time to remember those who lost their lives in the service of our country. With the huge military community in Hampton Roads there are dedication ceremonies and events all over the region, all weekend long.

Take some time with your family and loved ones and pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and enjoy these events.


Monday | 10:30 a.m. | 18th Annual Founders’ Day In Hampton Roads Observance  | Tidewater Memorial
Special tribute to Tony Stein, the Honorable Faye Mitchell and Barbara E. Johnson Alexander. As well as a salute to those who volunteered to fight in the American Civil War to save the United States of America.


Saturday | 10 a.m. | Memorial Weekend Commemoration Ceremony | Willow Oaks Pool
Memorial Day commemoration featuring a color guard, reception, and food. Local youth will participate in this ceremony honoring our military.

Monday | 2:00 p.m. | Norfolk’s Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony | Nauticus Theater
Guest speaker for the ceremony is Vice Admiral Bruce H. Lindsey, Deputy Commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Norfolk’s Memorial Day Ceremony also features performances by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band and POW/MIA table by Norfolk Combined Veterans Organizations. The event is co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Commission on Veterans Affairs.

Friday | Monday | 10 a.m. | Welcome Summer with Memorial Day Super Sale | Norfolk Premium Outlets
In celebration of the unofficial kick-off to summer, Hampton Roads Premium Outlets are hosting a Memorial Day Super Sale! Fashionistas and families visiting Norfolk Premium Outlet can expect to find enormous deals on top of everyday savings of up to 65% off on the hottest trends. From sunglasses and sandals to sundresses and swimsuits, shoppers can expect to find a wide selection of seasonal styles throughout the holiday weekend.

Friday | 12 p.m. | Memorial Day Weekend Concert | First Lutheran Church
To kick-off the holiday weekend, the chorus’s of Granby and Maury High Schools will combine to present a program of music and reflections. Your best red, white and blue attire will do! Come prepared to sing some of your favorite patriotic songs!

Friday | 5 p.m. | Memorial Weekend at Dead Reckoning Distillery | Dead Reckoning Distillery
As a Veteran Owned Business, Dead Reckoning Distillery wants to thank all military and first responders with a 20 percent discount this Memorial Day Weekend. They will also be open on Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in addition to their normal business hours, and will be donating a portion of the tasting room proceeds to a local military charity.

Monday | 6 p.m. | Silent Disco BBQ Party Memorial Day Weekend | Uno’s Pizzeria
Get ready Hampton Roads for the 1st ever Silent Disco BBQ Party at Uno Pizzeria & Grill in Norfolk Virginia. Each click to a channel on your headphones will play a different tune from a different DJ so that you can feel the beat of the rhythm of any genre of music.


Monday | 10 a.m. | 134th Annual Memorial Day Parade | High Street Corridor
A Portsmouth tradition since 1884. Annually, the Memorial Day Parade salutes the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and celebrates Portsmouth’s proud military heritage. This year’s parade will include floats, marching band units, armed forces units, lots of excitement and much more.



Monday | 11:00 a.m. | Cedar Hill Ceremony | Cedar Hill Ceremony
The Cedar Hill ceremony is hosted by the American Legion Norman R. Matthews Post 57 from 11 p.m. to noon with guest speaker Capt. Gavin Duff.

Monday | 9:00 a.m. | Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery | Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery

During the ceremony, they will be placing memorial wreaths throughout the cemetery, which is located at 5310 Milners Road. Gerald Rhoads will be the keynote speaker for the event. Rhoads was the past commander of the Department of Virginia’s American Legion. Gerald Soucheray will give the welcome, and music will be played by Sarah Smith and Allen Hall Jr. from Bugles Across America.

Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | 10 p.m. | VA Beach Memorial Day Weekend w/ James Nasty & Mathias | The Oceanfront
For the third year in a row, “Can’t Say No Weekend Inc.” is hosting this weekends events at Chemistry, Parlays 2, Scotty Quixx and many more! Check link for further dates and times regarding each location.

Saturday | 7 a.m. | Memorial Day Weekend With The Brew | American Brew
Food and drink specials all weekend long! Live music will be performed Saturday and Sunday until closing around noon. Come by, grab a bite to eat and a beer to drink with American Brew while jamming out to a great acoustic line up.

Saturday | 8 a.m. | Memorial Day Weekend Breakfast | My Vegan Sweet Tooth
They’ll be cooking up a yummy breakfast to get your long weekend started off in the right direction! This breakfast will feature made from scratch buttermilk pancakes, (3), pancakes with choice of plain, blueberry and chocolate chip) – $6, cheesy sausage grits- $6 or a sausage, egg and cheese scramble English muffin – $5.

Saturday | 9 a.m. | Old Beach Green Market: Memorial Day Weekend | Old Beach Green Market
Join many green vendors on 19th & Cypress Ave from 9 a.m. to noon and browse through many eco-friendly products. The Old Beach Farmers Market and Old Beach Art Market will also be in full swing! Vendors for this Saturday: Beauty Counter, Cape Henry Castaways Trading Co., Earthy Child and more!

Saturday | 1 p.m. | Memorial Day Weekend Cookout At Overture Virginia Beach | Overture Virginia Beach Apartments
You are invited to join this community for their Memorial Day Weekend Cookout! RSVP is required – call (757) 355-6565.

Saturday | 9 p.m. | Guyana 52nd Independence Memorial Weekend Dance  | Chinese Community Association of Hampton Roads
Virginia Guyana Association would like you to come Celebrate Guyana’s 52nd day of Independence, with a night of food and dance.

Sunday | 8 a.m | STEEL PIER CLASSIC 5K RACE | 7th Street between Mahi Mahs & Chix
Be a part of a summer loving group of runners that will race Sunday May 27, Memorial Day Weekend, on the beautiful Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Monday | 12:00 p.m. | Annual Tidewater Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony Virginia Beach Convention Center
Military commands and organizations are invited to bring wreaths to place at the memorial during the formal ceremony on behalf of their command. The public is also invited to attend. Citizens who would like to place an American flag (provided) around the base of the memorial to honor a relative or friend are encouraged to arrive prior to the commencement of the formal ceremony. The flags will remain in place for one week.

Monday | 10 a.m. | Memorial Day Ceremony| Grace Episcopal Church
Ceremony followed by the playing of “Taps” and replacement of flags “with Honors” of the 83 known veterans that were members of the church.

Monday | 12 p.m. | Memorial Day Ceremony | York Hall
York County Historical Committee Memorial Day Ceremony. Posting of colors, historical re-enactors, guest speaker, and the placing of flowers. York Hall, 301 Main Street.


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