Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

The Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade is a long-standing tradition in the City of Rockville.  The day starts off with a ceremony remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms and concludes with the annual parade. The parade was founded in 1944 by William (Bill) Wood. Today the parade features more than 50 units including military and community groups, marching units, dance troupes and more.  View the 2022 Parade Winners

Event Date
Monday, May 29, 2023
9 a.m.: Musical Tribute by the Rockville Concert Band and Chorus 
9:30 a.m.: Ceremony
10:30 a.m.: Parade Begins  

Rockville Town Center 

Parade Route

N. Washington St. beginning at Martins Ln., head South on N. Washington St., left onto Beall Ave., right on Maryland Ave. through Rockville Town Square and, left onto E. Montgomery Ave. Download the route map.


Free parking is available at the Metro lots, City Hall lots and Jury lot.

Paid parking is available for $5 in the Rockville Town Square garage located off of Route 355 or North Washington Street from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, May 30. Cash and credit accepted. Regular Town Square parking rates apply at all other times. Accessible Parking is available in the town center garage.

Memorial Day Parade Route Map