Memorial Day Festival & Parade

Memorial Day 2019

The 38th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019. Check back in Spring 2019 for more details! 

Nominate this year's Grand Marshal!

The Recreation and Parks Department seeks nominations for Grand Marshal of the 38th annual City of Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Festival. Visit to learn more. 

Memorial Day 2018 Logo

The 2018 Memorial Day Parade and Festival was a great success! More than 12,000 visitors enjoyed the Don Beyer Fun Run, children's activities, food, civic, and retail vendors, the parade, and more. The Memorial Day Ceremony was the centerpiece of the day with remarks from keynote speaker Retired Army Colonel Ward Nickisch. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Parade Winners:
  • Best Marching Band (High School): George C. Marshall "Marching Statesmen"
  • Best Marching Band (Professional): Batala Washington 
  • Best Marching, Walking Group/Unit: Alma Bolivia 
  • Best Youth Group: McGrath Academy of Irish Dance 
  • Best Float: Goldfish Swim School 
  • Best Classic or Antique Car or Truck: American Lube Service Center 
  • Best Emergency/Fire Vehicle: Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department 
  • Best Military Group: VFW Post 9274
Thank you again to the 2018 Event Sponsors! 

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Midge Wang was the 2018 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal 

Congratulations to Midge Wang on being named the Grand Marshal for the 2018 City of Falls Church Memorial Day Parade. Ms. Wang presided over the City's annual festivities. The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board selected her based on the life-long dedication to the City, and most notably her efforts towards the preservation, restoration, and education of historical properties throughout Falls Church.Learn more about why Ms. Wang was selected.

Download the 2018 Festival Map

Memorial Day 2018 Festival Map