Memorial Day Festival & Parade

Memorial Day 2020

The 39th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival will be held on Monday, May 25, 2020. 

Nominate the 2020 Grand Marshal

The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Advisory Board is searching for a Grand Marshal to lead the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25. Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to our community, big or small? Nominate them for Grand Marshal by emailing Scarlett Williams (! Let us know why the person is special and deserves to lead the way! Nominations are due by Monday, March 2. 

Read about the 2019 Grand Marshal, Rob Donovan, and why he was selected for last year’s honor.

Join us in 2020 as an Event Sponsor 

Be a part of this special Falls Church tradition. Become a Sponsor of the 2020 Memorial Day Parade and Festival and help bring this annual event to approximately 15,000 visitors to The Little City. See Sponsorship levels and opportunities.

We also welcome food, civic, and retail vendors to participate in the Festival. Applications due by Friday, March 13, 2020. 

Memorial Day 2019

The 38th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival was held on Monday, May 27, 2019. See a recap of the day’s activities, including video of the Memorial Day Ceremony and Memorial Day Parade, a list of Parade Winners, and more on the 2019 Memorial Day page