A tradition spanning seven decades, the cherished Kennett Memorial Day Parade is a way for the community to remember and honor those who have given their lives in the service of the United States Armed Forces. The parade stands not only as a commemoration of sacrifice but also as a vibrant showcase of the people, culture, and freedoms they fought for, all of which make up this remarkable community.

We invite veterans, military groups, local businesses, entertainers, and community organizations eager to share their heritage and stories. Submit your application by April 22nd to join the kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, and traditions shared and celebrated together on May 27th.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade is its open invitation to all. Organizers actively encourage participation from every corner of the community, ensuring everyone feels welcome to join in this joyous celebration of unity and diversity. Whether you’re a newcomer or a lifelong resident, whether your roots trace back generations or just beginning to put down your own, there’s a place for you in this procession of pride and solidarity.

A volunteer committee that includes community members, under the leadership of Kennett Collaborative, American Legion Post 491, and VFW Post 5467, has been steadfastly working on this year’s Parade, which is the largest in Chester County.

Plans this year include off-site parking with a complimentary shuttle, a feature that debuted last year to the delight of the community. Attendees can choose to park at Unionville High School and avoid the traffic congestion due to street closures in the Borough. A free shuttle provides transportation to and from the High School parking lot for a stress-free parade experience!

So, as the sounds of marching bands and the sight of colorful floats fill the air, let us come together once again to celebrate the diversity that makes Kennett Square truly special. Let us honor the sacrifices of the past while embracing the richness of the present and the promise of the future. In this parade of unity, may we find strength in our differences and solidarity in our shared humanity.

Kennett Memorial Day Parade Information Here
Monday, May 27th
Parade beginning at 10 am