2017 Memorial Day Parade and Festival in Falls Church city

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Posted on: May 10, 2017
Memorial Day Parade and Festival

Memorial Day
The Annual Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Festival is Monday, May 29, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on the grounds of City Hall (300 Park Ave.).

There is something for everyone at this free, family-friendly event. Festival-goers of all ages will enjoy inflatable attractions, pony rides, arts and crafts, food, civic and business booths, stage entertainment, and more. The parade will be led by this year’s Grand Marshal, Barb Cram.

Current Schedule of Events (subject to change)
9:00 A.M. — Don Beyer Volvo 3K Fun Run
Start line: Great Falls St. at Little Falls St.
No registration required!
Rollerblades and bicycles not permitted
9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. — Music on the Main Stage, located on Park Ave. at Little Falls St.
9:15 A.M. — Andrew Acosta Band
12:15 P.M. — City of Falls Church Concert Band
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. — Amusements for Children in Cherry Hill Park
Moon bounces, pony and train rides, and more!
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. — Tours of Cherry Hill Farmhouse
Visit www.fallschurchva.gov/CherryHillFarmhouse for more information on the history and special events.
11:00 A.M. — Veterans Ceremony at Veterans Memorial, Community Center
2:00 P.M. — Parade begins
Parade route on Park Ave.
Led by 2017 Grand Marshal, Barb Cram
Trophy Presentation after Parade
Keep in mind, parking is limited and some roads will be closed. The Kaiser Deck will be closed for construction. See a list of parking options and road closures.
Learn more about the Memorial Day Festivities

Parking is always tricky on Memorial Day, even more so this year as the Kaiser Permanente Deck (on the corner of N. Washington St. and Park Ave.) will be closed to the public due to construction activity. The George Mason Square Parking Garage (103 W. Broad St.) is your best bet for free public parking to get to the Parade and Festival. Free parking is available on some side streets, but please check signs for time limits.

Visitors to the Memorial Day festivities are reminded to NOT park in private parking lots with posted “No Parking – Towing Enforced” signs, including shopping centers and office buildings. The private lots are for the customers of businesses only. Many businesses enforce parking restrictions on weekends and holidays and may tow without notice. It is possible your vehicle will be towed even if you patronize a business then leave the premises to attend the festival.

Road Closures
Several City of Falls Church streets will be closed to vehicular traffic, or will only be open to local or parade traffic, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
Park Ave. will be closed from 5:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. between N. Maple Ave. to N. Virginia Ave. (except for limited vendor traffic)
Little Falls St. will be closed from 5:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. between Park Ave. to Great Falls St.
Portions or all of certain streets along the route of the Don Beyer Fun Run will be closed:
Little Falls St.
Great Falls St.
Pennsylvania Ave.
Fulton Ave.
N. Oak St.
Lincoln Ave.
N. West St.
Park Ave.
In addition to the roads listed above being close, please understand that all vehicles located within the perimeter of the Fun Run route will not be permitted to leave during this road closure.

Parade staging areas will be closed to parked cars and vehicular traffic between 5:30 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. on sections of:
Lincoln Ave.
N. West St.
Highland Ave.
N. Oak St.
Greenwich St.
Park Ave.