The Doylestown Memorial Day Parade is conducted annually for the sole purpose of honoring those American Veterans whose sacrifices in defense of our nation and its democratic ideals are responsible for the freedoms we enjoy today. Having celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018, it is the oldest Memorial Day Parade in the United States.
Last year, approximately 1,700 people participated in the parade, representing over 100 separate units, including eight local school bands, with an estimated 15,000 spectators looking on.
After a flag raising at War Memorial Field, the parade begins at Central Bucks West High School, moves east on West Court Street, then east on West Court Street, North on Main Street, and finally east on East Court Street to Doylestown Cemetery, where it culminates with a 30-minute memorial service, during which the United Veterans of Doylestown place wreaths to honor our fallen heroes.
The Borough of Doylestown will be hosting its Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The parade travels along West Court Street, beginning at Central Bucks High School West, to Clinton Street, where it changes course onto State Street, to Main Street, then turns onto East Court Street, to the conclusion at Doylestown Cemetery.
In an effort to allow free movement of the participants, parking will be prohibited on both sides of West Court Street between Lafayette Street and Clinton Street, both side of West State Street between Clinton Street and Main Street, both sides of East Court Street between Main Street and East Street, and on the West side of Main Street between Court and State Streets, beginning at 6:00 a.m. on May 27. The restriction will remain in force until the conclusion of the parade at approximately 2:00 p.m.
Please make arrangements for alternative parking during this time frame to allow for a safe and enjoyable event for both participants and spectators.