THE ESSEX MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
9:30 am Service at Veterans Memorial Park, Five Corners, Essex
10:00 am Parade Begins
12:00 pm Chicken Barbeque, VFW Post 6689, 73 Pearl St, Essex
Essex Memorial Day Parade - May 25, 2019
We would love to see your entry in our parade. Help honor our Veterans. Float judging will take place at the staging area three awards will be given out in the Parade Float Category.
Register for the parade by clicking on the participate button below:
Other Volunteer Activities
We offer a wide variety of ways to participate that can suit adults, individuals and teams. Please select other on the form and choose one of the activities below and we will contact you!
Again this year, we are accepting nominations for parade Grand Marshals! The committee will select up to three Grand Marshals that will be honored in the parade. The Grand Marshals will lead the parade, be celebrated the night before at the Memorial Service, and be recognized in local media. Nominees must have served in the country’s armed forces and must live in Essex or have a strong connection to the Essex community. Nominations for grand marshals are being accepted online only until April 14.
Carry the division banners and sub banners on the parade route. Teams are welcome to walk as a team and wear their team shirt.(ages 13+)
Our block captains assure the safety of the crowd by assuring children and spectators stay on the grass and do not run into the road.
Assists committee with the planning of the parade. Committee members can participate in any capacity, there are many ways to help.
Walk with the divisions, while maintaining the parade lineup and keeping their assigned division information. (adults only please). You will receive a parade T-Shirt and your name will be entered in a drawing for a prize!
Attention home and business owners in the Essex Vicinity of Route 2A, Prospect St., Central St., Lincoln Terrace, Hillcrest Sts., School St., Summit Sts., Curtis Ave., Pearl St. and Pearl St Shopping Centers. The Five Corners in Essex Jct. and exits to Route 2A and Pearl St in Essex will be closed from the hours of 9am – to approximately 12 noon on May 23, 2015 to allow for the passage of The Essex Memorial Day Parade. Please plan your routes accordingly and thank you for your support of this community event.
Assists parade participants
arriving, departing, and returning to the fairgrounds.
(adults only please). You will receive a parade t-shirt and your name entered into a drawing for a prize!