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Memorial Day Parade

The area’s largest and most diverse hometown parade is a fun, family-friendly event with something for everyone.

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Memorial Day Parade

May 29, 2023 |10:00-1:00 PM

Kennett Square loves a parade, and the Memorial Day Parade—a fun, family-friendly event with something for everyone—is always its largest. The parade honors our veterans, many of whom participate in the parade, riding in antique convertibles.

Over a dozen marching bands and musical groups participate in the parade each year, from the Ferko String Band (Mummers) to the Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band and bagpipers, fife and drum corps, drum and bugle corps, high-school bands, and more. Spectators also enjoy seeing dancers, classic cars, colorful floats created by various community organizations, historic re-enactors, vintage military equipment, fire trucks, a Viking ship, and much more. The parade reflects and celebrates the community’s great cultural diversity with participants such as the popular Aztec dancers, charros on horseback, and Chinese folk dancers. The parade begins at 10am at Kennett High School and follows South Union Street to East Cypress Street, up the 100 block of South Broad Street, then west on State Street to North Union Street and on to Union Hill Cemetery, where a memorial service with a 21-gun salute and a wreath-laying ceremony is held.

Parking Options:

  • East Linden Street Parking Garage
  • NEW for 2023: Park at Unionville High School and take the FREE shuttle into Kennett Square

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