Memorial Day Festival & Parade 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 34th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival will be a fun event enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. A 3K Don Beyer Volvo Fun Run, Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade will highlight the event.

2014 Parade winners included:
  • Marching Band (Professional) - John F. Nicoll Pipes and Drums
  • Marching Band (High School) - Marshall High School "Marching Statesmen"
  • Antique/Classic Vehicle - Fairfax VA Chapter - Harley Owners Club
  • Emergency/Fire Vehicle - Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department
  • Marching/Walking Group - Kena Shriners
  • Float - Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
  • Youth Group - Alma Boliviana
  • Military - South Lakes High School Army JROTC
  • Judges Choice - Washington Scottish Pipe Band
For more than 30 years, the city has hosted an annual Memorial Day Festival and Parade on Memorial Day. Watch the 2014 parade below!
Festivities include a Veterans ceremony at the Falls Church Veterans Memorial, a Don Beyer 3K Fun Run, contests, and a lively parade down Park Avenue. There is something for everyone throughout the day:
  • Amusement Rides
  • Pony Rides
  • Arts and Crafts Booths
  • Food Vendors
  • Civic and Business Booths
  • Live Entertainment
History of the Memorial Day Parade
The very first Memorial Day Parade was in 1951. However, the gas crisis caused the City Council to cancel the parade in 1981 (but the festival went on!). Happily, the parade was back in 1982, and the organizers decided to name it the First Annual Parade and Festival. The city has consistently celebrated Memorial Day with a Parade since 1982!

Parking and Road Closures
There will be parking restrictions and road closures for our festival area, Don Beyer 3k Fun Run and parade
Letter to Residents
Map of Festival Area
Map of Fun Run
Map of Parade
2015 Sponsors
ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers
Kitchen Saver
Gutter Helmet
Verizon FiOS
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Winn Design & Build