WHAT: Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Festival
WHEN: May 30, 2011 from 9am to 5pm
WHERE: Falls Church City Hall at 300 Park Avenue
Falls Church will be celebrating Memorial Day with an all day festival and a community parade. Pony rides, amusement rides, arts and crafts booths, food and live entertainment will be offered during the festival.
The parade will take place at the Falls Church Community Center at 2223 Little Falls Street and the schedule of activities will be as follows:
- 9am: Don Be3yer Volvo 3K Fun Run
- 10am to 2pm: Tours of 163 Year Old Cherry Hill Farmhouse
- 11am: Veterans Ceremony at Veterans Memorial
- 2pm: Memorial Day Parade
This year marks the second 30th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival. The tradition was begun in 1951, but due to the gas crisis in 1981, the City Council had to hold the festival without a parade.
In 1982, the parade was back and was named the First Annual Parade and Festival by the organizers. Since then, the Memorial Day Parade and Festival was consistently held every year.