May 31, 2021
Memorial Day Ceremony will start at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Day Parade and Activities
Monday, May 31, 2021
The Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce the return of the annual City of Falls Church Memorial Day event. 2021 is the 39th year of this community tradition, and this year's event will include many of the familiar festivities and ceremonies from previous Memorial Day celebrations (in addition to a few new activities) while ensuring the safest environment for participants and guests.
Memorial Day 2021 Schedule
Scavenger Hunt (May 22 - June 1)
clues to find keywords or phrases located at specific locations (i.e.
parks, historical markers, notable buildings) throughout the City.
Submit the form with each keyword to the Recreation and Parks Department
and earn a free Scavenger Hunt themed t-shirt! More details to come in May!
Beyer Auto 3K Fun Run (May 24 - May 31)
The Beyer 3K Memorial Day Fun Run returns for its fortieth year to The Little City. This year's Fun Run will be virtual. Register for the free Fun Run online,
run your own 3K between May 24 and May 31, and pick up your free
t-shirt outside the Community Center (223 Little Falls St.) on Monday,
May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Memorial Day Ceremony (May 31, 11:00 a.m.)
cornerstone of every past, present, and future Falls Church Memorial
Day event is the Memorial Day Ceremony, where the community comes
together to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
The Memorial Day Ceremony includes remarks or performances by the Falls
Church Veterans Council, the Falls Church Concert Band, and more.
year, our community came together remotely to pay tribute. This year,
you're invited to watch the ceremony live and in-person at the Veterans'
Memorial, located outside the Community Center (223 Little Falls St.)
Pre-registration is required and all attendees will be
asked to wear a mask. For those unable to join us in-person, Falls
Church Community Television (FCCTV) will record the ceremony.
Memorial Day Parade (May 31, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
by our 2020 Memorial Day Grand Marshal, Lindy Hockenberry, the 2021
Memorial Day Parade will feature vehicles from many City of Falls Church
Departments and the VFW Council. This year's parade will not be held exclusively on Park Ave., and instead travel throughout several City streets and neighborhoods. The exact route will be announced in May.