Memorial Day Parade & Festival

Monday, May 30, 2022

  • City Hall and Community Center Grounds (300 Park Avenue)
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival
  • 9 a.m. Fun Run (Starting Line on Great Falls Street at Little Falls Street)
  • 11 a.m. Ceremony (Veterans Plaza by the Community Center)
  • 12 p.m. Parade Starts (Park Avenue between West Street and Little Falls Street)

40th Annual Parade and Festival

The Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce the return of the annual City of Falls Church Memorial Day event. This is the 40th year of the community tradition that will include a Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the Falls Church Veteran's Council, a 3K Fun Run, civic, merchant, crafter and food vendors, live music, kids entertainment and a parade!

2022 Grand Marshal Nominations

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the community? Nominate them to be the Grand Marshal of the parade, and they will be escorted in a special parade vehicle and profiled by the Falls Church News-Press. 

Email nominations to by March 7, 2022. Include the nominee's name and describe why that person deserves the honor of Grand Marshal. 

Past honorees include Lindy Hockenberry (2021), Rob Donovan (2019), Midge Wang (2018), Barb Cram (2017), Kathy Halayko (2016) Kathy and Barry Buschow (2015), Sergeant Steve Rau (2014), Janet Haines and Audrey Luthman (2013), Harry Shovlin (2012), Howard Herman (2011), Edna Frady (2010) and Jessie Thackrey (2009). Previous Grand Marshals are not eligible to serve again. See the full history of the Grand Marshal here.

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

Be a part of the City's biggest, longest-standing special event. Over 12,000 attendees spend hours at the event enjoying amusements, watching the parade, and visiting the vendor booths.

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