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