Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies In McHenry County for 2024

It’s easy to think of this day as just a day off from work, a long weekend, a time to fire up the grill, to “open” the pool, or as the official kick-off to summer. Or it might be a day of working in the yard and cleaning out the garage, not exactly a day of rest and recreation. And while all of those are fine things to do, we should never lose sight of what this special day is really about. This day recognizes and remembers the servicemen and women who gave their lives while serving our country.

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To help those who wish to participate in special Memorial Day events in McHenry County, we’ve pulled together this guide, broken out by city. We’ve provided what we feel is the “primary address” for each event below, based on where most activities will be taking place. Especially for parades though, be sure to check the details for more information on the parade routes.

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Memorial Day this year is Monday, May 27, 2024

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Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:15 am

The parade will be followed by a short program to honor departed veterans.

Address: 29 Park Ave, Cary, IL 60013


Information: Details

Field of the Fallen

Date & Time: Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27, 2024; 24 hours a day from 6 pm Friday to 5 pm Monday.

Remember and honor those who sacrificed for freedom and country.

Address: 3340 Three Oaks Rd, Cary, IL 60013

Phone: 224-357-0585

Information: Details, Article

Crystal Lake

Memorial Day Parade and Cemetery Service

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2024, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

A memorial service will be held following the parade.

Address: Union Cemetery, 112-182 N Dole Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: 815-459-2020

Information: Details

Fox Lake

Memorial Day Observance

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2024, 11:00 am (unconfirmed)

Join the American Legion Post 703 for two ceremonies.

Address: Nippersink Blvd. At Grand Ave., Fox Lake, IL 60020

Phone: 847-587-2323


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Fox River Grove

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Date & Time: Monday, May 29, 2023, 8:30 am

The parade will be followed by a short program to honor departed veterans.

Address: 100 S River Rd, Fox River Grove, IL 60021


Information: Article


Memorial Day Parade & Speakers

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come out for a parade and presentation to honor those who have served.

Address: 11712 Coral St, Huntley, IL 60142

Phone: 815-275-0645

Information: Details, Article

Lake in the Hills

Annual Memorial Day Pig Roast

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2024, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Head to the LITH American Legion Post 1231 for the annual pig roast.

Address: 1101 W Algonquin Rd, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

Phone: 847-658-2010

Information: Details


Memorial Day Ceremony

Date & Time: Monday, May 29, 2023, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Visitation at various cemeteries, a band playing at the Fire Department, and culmination in a ceremony at City Cemetery.

Address: 101-199 N East St, Marengo, IL 60152



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Memorial Day Ceremony

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join the American Legion at Stevens Park for a remembrance ceremony. Richmond Cafe will be providing refreshments after the ceremony.

Address: 10314 N Main St, Richmond, IL 60071

Phone: 815-678-4040

Information: Details

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Spring Grove

Memorial Day Ceremony

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2024, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Ceremony to remember and honor those who died while serving in our Armed Forces

Address: 8105 Blivin St, Spring Grove, IL 60081


Information: Details


Memorial Day Ceremony, Parade, and Exhibits

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Honor our country’s heroes with a Memorial Day ceremony and parade.

Address: 121 W Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098


Information: Details

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