Parade Line-up

The parade begins at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Park Ave. and N. West St. It ends at the Main Stage, which is at the intersection of Park Ave. and Little Falls St. Scroll below for more instructions for participants.

  1. American Legion Post 130 Color Guard
  2. Boys Scout Troop 349 Falls Church Sheriff’s Department
  3. Falls Church City Police Honor Guard
  4. Memorial Day Grand Marshal
  5. Falls Church City Council
  6. Falls Church City Public Schools
  7. Memorial Day King & Queen
  8. Greater Falls Church veterans Council
  9. VFW Post 9274
  10. Operation Earth Watch
  11. George C. Marshall "Marching Statesmen"
  12. Beyer Auto: Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
  13. We Support The Girls
  14. Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department
  15. Rolling Readers Precision Book Truck Drill Team
  16. Ms. Virginia - Julie Wilson
  17. Falls Church Recreation & Parks Department
  18. Harley Owners Group, Fairfax, Virginia Chapter
  19. Fraternidad Alma Boliviana
  20. Cub Scout Pack 681
  21. Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Safety Patrols
  22. John Adams for Virginia Attorney General
  23. Falls Church Kiwanis Little League
  24. Catwoman
  25. The Washington Scottish Pipe Band
  26. South Lakes School Army ROTC
  27. Falls Church Youth Lacrosse
  28. Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
  29. Tinner Hill Blues Festival
  30. Communikids
  31. Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department
  32. Bikenetic, a Full Service Bicycle Shop
  33. Embajadores Del Folklore
  34. Mosquito Shield
  35. Girl Scout Unit 14-50
  36. Arlington Motorcare Service
  37. Elite Miss Virginia - Christina Choi
  38. 1956 Pontiac Cheiftan
  39. Concerned Citizens Against Gun Violence
  40. John F. Nocoll Pipes & Drums
  41. Village Preservation & Improvement Society (VPIS)
  42. Blue Nectar Yoga
  43. Falls Church City Democratic Committee
  44. Marcus Simon for Delegate
  45. Re-Elect Sherriff Bittle
  46. Tinkus CochabambaVA USA
  47. Rotary Club of Falls Church
  48. Dave & Melanie Elliott
  49. C&P Auto Service
  50. Kena Shrine Temple
  51. Batala Washington
  52. City of Falls Church Operations Division
  53. Falls Church News-Press
  54. Cub Scout Pack 657
  55. Just Clowning Around
  56. Fraternidad Waca Wacas Tolata
  57. Maha Yoga
  58. Rotary Club of Bailey's Crossroads
  59. Bill Palombo
  60. Enshin Karate / KZ MMA
  61. Virginia International University
  62. Divine Dance Company
  63. Falun Dafa
  64. The Kensington Falls Church
  65. Tinkus Tiataco USA

Participant Information

Thank you for being a part of the 2017 Memorial Day Parade! Please follow these instructions to ensure a timely and safe parade experience for all.
  • Line up at your assigned staging location at 1 p.m.
  • No vehicles will be permitted at the staging locations unless they are part of the parade.
  • The parade steps off promptly at 2 p.m.
  • You are required to immediately follow the group in front of you so the parade moves smoothly and continuously. There will be staff placed throughout the parade route to ensure your group is moving. Groups that create gaps in the parade will not be allowed to return next year.
  • Stopping along the parade route is NOT permitted, including for performances. Participants are expected to immediately follow the group in front of them.
  • No throwing of objects of any kind (including candy) from vehicles or by any walker that would cause people to enter the parade route. Equipment and/or decorations may not obstruct the driver’s view. Police will be present to enforce.
  • No street vending or sales are permitted.
  • No confetti permitted.
  • Volume of music being played cannot be excessive. If your group is asked by event staff to lower the volume, you must comply. If you do not comply, you will not be permitted to participate next year. Staff may gage volume with the use of a sound measuring device.
  • You may perform up to a maximum of 3 minutes in front of the stage at the end of the parade. Each entry is given 3 minutes. If your group exceeds 3 minutes, you will be disqualified for any award. You are not required to perform.
  • At the end of the parade, please be near the stage to hear the winners announced.
  • There are low tree limbs and power lines as this is a residential route so plan your entry accordingly.
  • The parade – and the rest of the festival – is rain or shine.
  • Appropriate behavior is required at all times or you may be immediately dismissed from the parade.
  • Please make sure your group has adequate water prior to and throughout the parade route.
  • If you have any question prior to the event, call 703-248-5199. On Memorial Day, assistance will be provided at the stage area on Park Ave. or you may call 703-248-5027.