Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be not be a festival component to this year's Memorial Day event (i.e. no food vendors, booths, rides, or live music). We hope you'll join or participate in one of the activities we will host in 2021.
Scavenger Hunt (May 22 - June 1)
Use clues to find keywords or phrases located at specific locations (i.e. parks, historical markers, notable buildings) throughout the City. Submit the form with each keyword to the Recreation and Parks Department and earn a free Scavenger Hunt themed t-shirt! More details to come in May!
Beyer Auto 3K Fun Run (May 24 - May 31)
The Beyer 3K Memorial Day Fun Run returns for its fortieth year to The Little City. This year's Fun Run will be virtual. Register for the free Fun Run online, run your own 3K between May 24 and May 31, and pick up your free t-shirt outside the Community Center (223 Little Falls St.) on Monday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Memorial Day Ceremony (May 31, 11:00 a.m.)
The cornerstone of every past, present, and future Falls Church Memorial Day event is the Memorial Day Ceremony, where the community comes together to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The Memorial Day Ceremony includes remarks or performances by the Falls Church Veterans Council, the Falls Church Concert Band, and more.
Last year, our community came together remotely to pay tribute. This year, you're invited to watch the ceremony live and in-person at the Veterans' Memorial, located outside the Community Center (223 Little Falls St.) Pre-registration is required (opens May 4) and all attendees will be asked to wear a mask. For those unable to join us in-person, Falls Church Community Television (FCCTV) will record the ceremony.
Memorial Day Parade (May 31, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Led by our 2020 Memorial Day Grand Marshal, Lindy Hockenberry, the 2021 Memorial Day Parade will feature vehicles from many City of Falls Church Departments and the VFW Council. This year's parade will not be held exclusively on Park Ave., and instead travel throughout several City streets and neighborhoods. The exact route will be announced in May.