2019 Memorial Day

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The 2019 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 on Monday, May 27, 2019. The Memorial Day Ceremony was the centerpiece of the day with remarks from keynote speaker Tracy Roou. 

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00 A.M. -- Don Beyer Volvo 3K Fun Run (no registration required!) 
  • 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. -- Music on the Main Stage 
  • 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. -- Festival with Children’s rides, food, and vendors 
  • 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. -- Tours of Cherry Hill Farmhouse 
  • 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. -- Veterans’ Ceremony at Veterans Memorial, Community Center. Keynote Speaker is Tracy Roou 
  • 11:00 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. -- Blood Drive (INOVA Bloodmobile parked on Little Falls St. near Community Center. Make an appointment at bit.ly/COFC0527) 
  • 2:00 P.M. -- Parade begins, led by Grand Marshal Rob Donovan

Rob Donovan was the 2019 Memorial Day Grand Marshal

Congratulations to Mr. Rob Donovan on being named the Grand Marshal for the 38th Annual City of Falls Church Memorial Day Parade. Mr. Donovan will preside over the City’s annual festivities on Monday, May 27, 2019. The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board selected Mr. Donovan based on his extensive and tireless volunteer efforts, particularly with Falls Church City Public Schools, over the past 19 years. Read more about Mr. Donovan on the Grand Marshal page. 

Congratulations to the 2019 Parade Winners

  • Best Marching Band (High School): George C. Marshall "Marching Statesmen"
  •  Best Marching Band (Professional): Batala Washington 
  • Best Marching, Walking Group/Unit: Centro Cultural Bolivia 
  • Best Youth Group: Boy Scouts of America Troop 1996
  • Best Float: Falun Dafa 
  • Best Classic or Antique Car or Truck: Kena Shriners
  • Best Emergency/Fire Vehicle: Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department 
  • Best Military Group: South Lakes High School JROTC
  • Best Neighborhood Float: Broadmont Terrace

Thank you again to the 2019 Event Sponsors 

Beltway BlindsBeyer Auto GroupColumbia Baptist ChurchFalls Church News-PressGoldfish Swim School - Falls ChurchHarris Teeter Flower GalleriaJD Callander and AssociatesKitchen SaverLeafFilter Gutter ProtectionMerrifield Pediatric DentistryMill Creek ResidentialNavy Federal Credit UnionPassanante’s Home Food ServicesT-Mobile

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