Memorial Day Celebrations in Cincinnati, 2024

Enjoy these Cincinnati Memorial Day activities and military freebies for Memorial Day 2024.

American flags on a lawn for Memorial Day

Parades (listed alphabetically):

Bellevue and Dayton, Ky: Memorial Day Parade to begin at 10:30am (May 27). It will kick off in Dayton, Ky at the Veterans Monument and end at the Bellevue Veterans Club.

Blue Ash:  Join the City of Blue Ash for the 72nd annual City of Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 27. The Cincinnati Warbirds will perform a flyover (weather permitting). The Keynote Speaker is Major General (Ret) Leonard M. Randolph, Jr., M.D. He was the first African-American to be promoted to General Officer in the United States Air Force Medical Service, and the first African-American to hold the position of Deputy Surgeon General in any of the military services.

Cheviot Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11am on May 27, 2024. It is organized by the Green Township VFW Post 10380. The parade will start at the Mack Firehouse on Bridgetown Rd.

Clifton: Festivities will kick off starting with a parade at 11am (north on Middleton from McAlpin, left on Lafayette, heading into Mt. Storm Park).

Evanston: A parade will be held at 10am; will go from the Evanston Recreation Center, left on Woodburn Avenue, left on Fairfax Avenue, left on Evanston Avenue, left on Hewitt Ave., ending at the Rec Center.

Fairfield: Happening on May 27, the parade will feature veterans groups, military units, the Fairfield High School Marching Band, community groups and organizations, the Fairfield Police Department, and Fairfield Fire and Paramedic units. A band will be performing patriotic music and other favorites at Veterans Memorial Park prior to the ceremony. The parade concludes with a brief ceremony to pay tribute to our veterans, both past and present, at Veterans Memorial Park. Guest speakers include representatives from local veterans groups and City of Fairfield Mayor, Mitch Rhodus.

Florence, Ky: The parade will begin at Boone County High School at 10:00 a.m. and will end at the Florence Government Center.  Following the parade, the Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Boone County Veterans Memorial located at the Florence Government Center.

Glendale: Parade details for 2024 have not been released.

Loveland: Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. and will travel from Loveland Elementary School to the Veterans Memorial. Immediately following the parade, a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial.

Madeira’s Memorial Day March: The Memorial Day March will be begin at 10am. Participants will assemble at St. Gertrude Church at 9:15am. The silent March will travel down Miami Avenue and then west on Dawson Road, ending with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial located at McDonald Commons Park. This will be a silent March for the purpose of expressing heartfelt gratitude to the men and women who have died protecting freedom throughout the world.

Mason: The parade takes place on Monday, May 27 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The parade begins in Downtown Mason traveling along Main Street before turning to go south on Mason Montgomery Road concluding at the Mason Municipal Center parking lot. At the conclusion of the parade, the community is encouraged to attend a special Memorial Day Ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m. inside of the Mason Municipal Center.

Newtown: All are welcome to participate in the Newtown parade. Line-up begins at 9am at MVCA on School Street with step-off taking place at 10am. Parade ends at Moundview Park around 10:45am.

North College Hill: The Wesley Werner American Legion Post 513 will hold their annual parade on Saturday, May 27, 2024. The parade will start at Perry Street and Hastings at the Mt. Healthy Dairy Bar and will start at 2pm this year.

Park Hills: The Park Hills Memorial Day Parade and Flag Raising Ceremony will begin at 11:30 and happens rain or shine. The parade will following route: Dixie Hwy at NDA to Arlington Rd, to Old State Rd, to Terrace Dr, to Amsterdam Rd, to Park Dr. At the conclusion of the parade, a flag ceremony will be conducted at Trolley Park. They’ll also have a Memorial Day Food Court at Trolley Park after the parade.

Reading/Arlington Heights: no news published for 2024

St. Bernard: A memorial service will start at 10am in the City Hall Lower Level Parking Lot.

West Chester: Memorial Day ceremonies in West Chester are organized each year by local veterans groups VFW Post 7696 and American Legion Post 681. On Monday, a morning Memorial Day Parade makes its way down Cincinnati-Dayton Road through the historic Olde West Chester business district to West Chester Cemetery (a.k.a. Brookside Cemetery) on West Chester Road for a special remembrance ceremony. While the parade is in motion, members of the West Chester ~ Union Township Historical Society read aloud the names of all veterans interred at the cemetery where more than 800 are laid to rest, including 100 Civil War veterans and one Revolutionary War veteran. Motorists should expect Cincinnati Dayton Road to close between about 10 and 11 a.m. for the parade. 

Free Admission (for military):

The Cincinnati Zoo is offering free Zoo admission to members of the military — active and retired — on Memorial Day (May 27, 2024). The offer also allows military personnel to purchase discounted admission tickets for guests of military/veterans. Thank you for your service! See their site for full details.

Events and Ceremonies:

Cincinnati Warbirds: The History Restored Tour will be at Lunken Airport (May 23-27) to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. Ground Tours will be offered daily and you can book a seat on a Warbird as well. tickets required.

Field of Memories at Arlington Memorial Gardens: The “Field of Memories” faces Ronald Reagan Highway and provides a stunning display of patriotism. While this display is especially poignant for veterans, it’s a tribute that is open to non-veterans also. The flags are atop 6’ poles and will wave 24 hours a day with the field lit at night. Each flag bears the name of the individual to whom the flag is dedicated.
In addition, the 911 Steel Traveling Display will be on-site (May 24-27) courtesy of The Goodtimers.

Green Township will host a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27, 2024, 2-3pm. The event will take place at Green Township Veterans Park, 6231 Harrison Ave.

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Bridgett Raffenberg
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