Memorial Day Festival & Parade

​Memorial Day 2018

The 37th annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival is on Monday, May 28, 2018. Stay tuned for more information as the event nears!

Grand Marshal Nominations Sought

The City's Recreation and Parks Department welcomes nominations for the Grand Marshal of the 37th annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival, held this year on Monday, May 28. Nominees should have made exceptional, outstanding, distinguished, sustained or unique contributions to the City of Falls Church. Nominations are due by Friday, March 2. Learn more. 

​Memorial Day 2017


The 2017 Memorial Day Parade and Festival on May 29 brought more than 10,000 visitors to City Hall grounds to enjoy the Don Beyer Fun Run, Veterans Ceremony, children's activities, food, civic, and retail vendors, the parade, and more. This year's Grand Marshal is Barb Cram.

The Memorial Day Ceremony was the centerpiece of the annual event. This year's keynote speaker is Senator Bryce Reeves (VA-17) who served both as a Second Lieutenant in the Army and an Airborne Ranger in the Infantry.
Memorial Day Ceremony 2017

2017 Parade Winners


Marching Band (High School) – George C. Marshall “Marching Statesmen”
Marching Band (Professional) – Batala Washington
Marching, Walking Group / Unit – South Lakes School Army ROTC
Youth Group – Cub Scout Pack 657
Float - Kena Shrine Temple
Classic or Antique Car or Truck – Bikenetic, Full-Service Bicycle Shop
Emergency / Fire Vehicle - Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department
Military Group – Greater Falls Church Veterans Council
Memorial Day Parade 2017