Memorial Day Festival & Parade

The 2017 Memorial Day Parade and Festival on May 29 will bring 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 Veterans Ceremony is the centerpiece of the
annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival. 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.
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2016 Thank You


The Recreation and Parks Department hosted the event with the help of numerous City staff and volunteers. "The City sends a special thank you to members of the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department who were on hand to provide first aid to anyone in need," said Chris Madison, event manager. "We also could not have had such a memorable event without Grand Marshal Kathleen Halayko, ceremony and parade participants, parade judges, vendors, sponsors, and everyone who attended."

2016 Parade Winners

  • Best Emergency Vehicle: Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department
  • Best Float: NOVA Parks and Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
  • Best High School Marching Band: George C. Marshall Marching Band
  • Best Professional Marching Band: Washington Sottish Pipe Band
  • Best Vehicles: KENA 500
  • Best Walking Group: South Lakes High School Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC)
  • Best Youth Group: Tinkus Tiataco
  • Best Military Group: Greater Falls Church Veteran’s Council

Parade Video


For more than 30 years, the City has hosted an annual Memorial Day Festival and Parade on Memorial Day. Watch the 2016 parade below, courtesy Falls Church Community Television, FCCTV!
2016 Memorial Day Parade Video