Parade Line-up

2019 Memorial Day Parade Participants

The City of Falls Church welcomes City residents and our neighbors to participate in the Memorial Day parade. Bands, military groups, civic associations, antique vehicles, and floats are welcome.

The 2019 Parade Line-up 

1. American Legion Post #130
38. Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
2. Cub Scout Pack 657 39. Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and Music Festival
3. City of Falls Church Sheriff's Office 40. Batala Washington
4. City of Falls Church Police Department 41. Falls Church Lions Club Eye Van
5. Grand Marshal Rob Donovan 42. Concerned Citizens Against Gun Violence
6. Falls Church City Council 43. Buxton Forest Neighborhood Float
7. Falls Church City School Board 44. Broadmont Terrace
8. Memorial Day King and Queen 45. 4-H
9. Greater Falls Church Veterans Council 46. Capital Bikeshare
10. VFW Post 9274 47. Girl Scouts Service Unit 60-4
11. Arlington County Fire Dept. Station #6  48. Kena Shrines Temple
12. Falls Church News-Press 49. Growing Smiles of Northern Virginia
13. Daughters of the American Revolution 50. 1956 Pontiac Chieftain
14. Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department 51. Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS)
15. We Support The Girls 52. John F. Nicoll Pipes and Drums
16. Rolling Readers Precision Book Truck Drill Team 53. American Lube Service Center
17. George C Marshall Marching Band 54. Falun Dafa
18. Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Safety Patrols 55. Theo Stamos for Commonwealth's Attorney
19. McGrath Academy of Irish Dance 56. Falls Church City Democratic Committee
 20. Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital Service, Unit 50-14 57. Marcus Simon for Delegate
21. Alma Boliviana 58. Parisa for Justice
22. Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department 59. Cheer DC
23. Slapshot 60. Goldfish Swim School
24. Harley Owners Group - Fairfax VA Chapter  61. Operation EarthWatch
25. Falls Church Arts 62. Rotary Club of Baileys Crossroads
26. Falls Church Youth Lacrosse 63. Promise Nothing
27. Centro Cultural Bolivia 64. Dave and Melanie Elliott's 1947 Dodge Club Coupe
28. St. James Catholic School 65. City of Falls Church Department of Public Works
29. Haycock Brownie Troop 66. Tom Dolan Swim School
30. Fraternidad Embajadores del Folklore 67. Fraternidad Waca Wacas Tolata
31. Dick Saslaw 68. Robert Stilling and Family
32. Falls Church Kiwanis Little League 69. Mosquito Hunters
33. Underdog 70. Maha Yoga
34. Washington Scottish Pipe Band 71. Ms. Virginia Sr USA 2019
35. BSA Troop 1996 72. Tinkus Tiactaco
36. Bikenetic 73. Enshin Karate / KZMMA
37. South Lakes High School Army ROTC 74. The Kensington Falls Church
  75. Salay Pasion Bolivia


Participant Information


Thank you for being a part of the 2019 Memorial Day Parade! Please follow these instructions to ensure a timely and safe parade experience for all.
  • Line up at your assigned staging location at 1 p.m. Download the Parade Map with Check-In Locations. 
  • No vehicles will be permitted at the staging locations unless they are part of the parade.
  • The parade steps off promptly at 2 p.m.
  • You are required to immediately follow the group in front of you so the parade moves smoothly and continuously. There will be staff placed throughout the parade route to ensure your group is moving. Groups that create gaps in the parade will not be allowed to return next year.
  • Stopping along the parade route is NOT permitted, including for performances. Participants are expected to immediately follow the group in front of them.
  • No throwing of objects of any kind (including candy) from vehicles or by any walker that would cause people to enter the parade route. Equipment and/or decorations may not obstruct the driver’s view. Police will be present to enforce.
  • No street vending or sales are permitted.
  • No confetti permitted.
  • Volume of music being played cannot be excessive. If your group is asked by event staff to lower the volume, you must comply. If you do not comply, you will not be permitted to participate next year. Staff may gage volume with the use of a sound measuring device.
  • You may perform up to a maximum of 3 minutes in front of the stage at the end of the parade. Each entry is given 3 minutes. If your group exceeds 3 minutes, you will be disqualified for any award. You are not required to perform.
  • At the end of the parade, please be near the stage to hear the winners announced.
  • There are low tree limbs and power lines as this is a residential route so plan your entry accordingly.
  • The parade – and the rest of the festival – is rain or shine.
  • Appropriate behavior is required at all times or you may be immediately dismissed from the parade.
  • Please make sure your group has adequate water prior to and throughout the parade route.
  • If you have any question prior to the event, call 703-248-5199. On Memorial Day, assistance will be provided at the stage area on Park Ave. or you may call 703-248-5027.

The 2018 Memorial Day Parade

Congratulations to the 2018 Parade Winners:

  • Best Marching Band (High School): George C. Marshall "Marching Statesmen"
  • Best Marching Band (Professional): Batala Washington 
  • Best Marching, Walking Group/Unit: Alma Bolivia 
  • Best Youth Group: McGrath Academy of Irish Dance 
  • Best Float: Goldfish Swim School 
  • Best Classic or Antique Car or Truck: American Lube Service Center 
  • Best Emergency/Fire Vehicle: Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department 
  • Best Military Group: VFW Post 9274