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Parade Information
71st Annual Memorial Day Parade
The City aims to attract marching bands, drill and pom pon units, floats and specialty units for this year's parade.  The parade is a juried event, which limits the number of parade units to no more than 70.  Additionally, more than $3,000 in cash prizes will be distributed over five parade categories. 

Participation Information 

Participation in the parade is open to all interested individuals and groups complying with the spirit of Memorial Day.  The City of Rockville reserves the right to reject or accept any parade unit for any reason whatsoever, and to determine participation based on sustainability for the occasion.  

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. Download a parade application.

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 Campaign Policy for additional information.

Men in parade