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72nd Annual Memorial Day Parade 
Monday, May 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

About the Parade
The City of Rockville's 72nd Annual Memorial Day Parade will top off a weekend-long celebration with more than 60 parade units including marching bands, drill and majorette units, floats and more!  More than 20,000 spectators are expected to attended this year's parade.

The application period for the 72nd Annual Memorial Day Parade is now closed.  Those that applied will be notified of acceptance by no later than Friday, April 29. 

Elected Officials 

Elected Officials wishing to participate in the parade must complete an application and return it by no later than Sunday, May 15th.  Download the parade rules and regulations, and an application.  Please be sure to review the City of Rockville's Campaign Policy.  

Parade Route 
N. Washington St. beginning at Martins Ln., head South on N. Washington St. making a left onto Beall Ave. turning right on Maryland Ave. through Rockville Town Square and turning left onto E. Montgomery Ave.  View a map of the parade route

Participation Information 
The city aims to attract marching bands, drill and pom pon units, floats and specialty units for the parade. The parade is a juried event, which limits the number of parade units to no more than 70. Parade participants are eligible to win more than $3,000 in cash prizes which are distributed over five categories. 

Politician Parade Information
Candidates for City of Rockville Mayor and Council offices may participate in parades if they are certified to appear on the ballot by the City’s Board of Supervisors of Elections. For the Memorial Day parade, participants must be certified by May 15. If you are a politician, please review the parade rules and regulations, and complete a parade application using the links above. 

Individuals who are not elected officials and are candidates for non-City of Rockville elected office may not participate in parades sponsored by the City of Rockville. 

Please review the City of Rockville's Campaign Policy for additional information. 

Parade Emcee
The 72nd Annual Memorial Day Parade will be emceed by Melissa Mollet of NBC4 Washington.    Learn more about Melissa

 dancers in parade  Marching Band  Fire engine in parade

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