The Annual Town of Darien Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday. May 29, 2017. As in past years, the parade route runs from Goodwives Shopping Center on Old Kings Highway North, up Brookside Road out to the Boston Post Road and ends at the Veterans Cemetery located at Post Road and Hecker Ave.
The parade steps off promptly at 10 a.m.
Drivers can expect delays in the downtown area between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. as the Post Road will be closed to all traffic for the safety of participants and spectators, Darien police announced.
There will be a Memorial Day ceremony held at the Veteran’s Cemetery at the conclusion of the parade and the annual Post 53 Food Fair will be held in Tilley Pond Park; All Memorial Day events are rain or shine.
The Police Department will have a full complement of officers stationed along the parade route to assist with road closures as well as ensuring pedestrian and spectator safety, the department announced.
2017 Memorial Day Parade Participant List
Darien Police Department & Color Guard
VFW Post 6933 Color Guard
Town & State Officials
Darien High School Band
VFW Post 6933 + Veterans
American Legion Post 3
Connecticut National Guard
Darien EMS–Post 53
Masonic Lodge, Darien–Ivanhoe #107
Darien Historical Society
Darien Chamber of Commerce
Darien Men’s Association
Darien Sail & Power Squadron
Darien YMCA Gymnastics Team
Darien Fire Dept.
Darien Fire Dept. Apparatus
Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of America
Darien School of Dance
Darien Senior Activities Center
Maplewood Senior Living
At Home in Darien
Christ Community Church
Noroton Fire Dept.
Noroton Fire Dept. Apparatus
Antique Vehicle (Williams)
39 Jag (Lefferts)
Darien YMCA Guides/Princesses
Darien Nature Center
The Green Team
Pender-Keady Irish Arts Foundation
Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios
Kempo Academy of Darien
Noroton Heights Fire Department
Noroton Heights Fire Department Apparatus
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