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Memorial Day Parades

Monday, May 20, 2019


Donning your most festive red, white, and blue attire and attending a parade is a favorite Memorial Day tradition in most households! Below you will find local parade details so you can plan your long weekend accordingly. Have fun, be safe, and please remember the real reason for the holiday: honoring the men and women who have died serving our country!



Monday, 5/27 @ 10am

This year’s parade steps off from Goodwives Shopping Center at 10am, with the annual United States Air Force flyover along the Post Road occurring at approximately 10:30am! Marchers will turn right out of Goodwives and travel on Old Kings Highway South to Brookside Road, and then turn left onto the Post Road until they reach the veterans cemetery at Spring Grove Cemetery.

Following the parade, you won't want to miss the 31st annual Darien EMS Post 53 Food Fair at Tilley Pond Park! This event raises money to support training, provide supplies for patient care, provide hands-only CPR and Stop the Bleed classes, and maintain ambulances. The fair, which begins immediately after the parade and runs until 2pm, features fun and entertainment for the entire family.


Monday, 5/27 @ 10am

The line of march will run East from South Pine Creek Road along the Post Road to the Library, then South along Old Post Road to Flint’s Corner, and then East along Old Post Road passing the Town Green and continuing beyond South Benson Road.

New Canaan

Monday, 5/27 @ 9:30am

The parade steps off from St. Mark’s Church at 9:30am and heads down Main Street. It will conclude with a ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery.


Monday, 5/27 @ 10am

Traditionally, the parade begins at Veterans Park and ends at the Town Green on East Avenue.

Old Greenwich

Monday, 5/27 @ 10am

Since 1923, the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department has sponsored this annual Memorial Day Parade! Participants will parade down Sound Beach Avenue towards Binney Park. Immediately following the parade will be a short ceremony in Binney Park to commemorate the U.S. men and women who have died in military service to our country.


Monday, 5/27 @ 11:30am

The parade will begin with opening remarks and a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument in front of Jesse Lee, including a military honors gun salute and the playing of taps. The parade ends at Ballard Park with a closing ceremony that includes short speeches by honored guests with patriotic music throughout the program.


Sunday, 5/26 @ 12pm

Pick your favorite spot along Rowayton Avenue or McKinley Street and cheer for our veterans and all of the many enthusiastic marchers. After the parade, join fellow residents at Veterans’ Cannon to honor those who died in their service to our country. Then stroll over to the Fire House for hot dogs and soda!


Monday, 5/27

New for 2019! In lieu of a parade, Stamford will host a "5K Run Walk to Remember" and ceremony at Cummings Beach. Afterwards, enjoy local food trucks. This event is free and all ages are welcome. Click here to register.


Monday, 5/27 @ 9am

Parade begins at Saugatuck Elementary School and travels up Riverside Avenue, over the Post Road and on to Town Hall.

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