Memorial Day weekend parades, ceremonies

Where and when the Memorial Day parades and ceremonies are happening this weekend:

Memorial Day Weekend events


Ansonia Parade

Sun 2 p.m. Starts at Nolan Field and proceeds along Wakelee Avenue, down Jackson Street passing in review at City Hall and proceeding to Big Y Shopping Plaza on Main Street. Ceremony will be held at the front of City Hall to honor the veterans. The Honor Fire Company will be the Charters Hose Company. Ansonia High School Band, Connecticut Hurricanes Corps, New Haven Gaelic Pipe Band, Washington Park Fife and Drum Corps, Naugatuck High School Band and others. Shuttle service starts at noon from the parking lot at Ion Bank in the Big Y mall.

Brookfield Parade

Sun 2 p.m. Starts at Brookfield High School to Routes 25, 133, ending at Center School. Strawberry Festival 12:30-3 p.m. outside of Museum and Historical Society, at routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center. Strawberry shortcake and soft drinks. The Billy Michaels’ Jazz for Juniors band will perform, display of antique and vintage automobiles will be in the parking lot. Brookfield War Memorial exhibit will be open inside the Museum. Free.


Memorial Day 5K to benefit Building Homes for Heroes, CityCenter Danbury Green, Main St. Mon 8:45 a.m. $30 up to and including the day of the race. Register at or through CityCenter Danbury, 186 Main St. 203-792 1711. Memorial Day Parade to follow at 9:30 a.m. Steps off at the intersection of Rose and Main Sts.and ends at Rogers Park.


Parade Mon 10 a.m. From Goodwives Shopping Center on Old Kings Highway, to Soldier’s Monument in the Connecticut Veterans Cemetery. Ceremony at Veteran’s Cemetary to follow.


Parade Monday 9 a.m. Kicks off at White Street in Shelton, down Howe Avenue, across the Derby/Shelton bridge to Main Street, Derby, onto Elizabeth Street, Derby, ending near St. Mary’s Church.


Parade Mon 10 a.m. Starts at South Pine Creek Road and Post Road to library; right onto Old Post Road; east along Old Post Road passing the Town Green and ending at South Benson Road. Fairfield Memorial Day Community Picnic, Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road. Mon noon-4 p.m. Free. Bring blankets and picnic baskets. Games, food, music. 203-259-1598,


Glenville Ninth District Veterans Association parade Sun 5 p.m. Walker Court to Glenville Street to Glenville Road, right onto Pemberwick Road. Ceremony at the veterans monument next to the Glenville fire station. Greenwich’s Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department parade Mon 10 a.m. Sound Beach Ave. to Binney Park.

The Byram Veterans’ Association will host a parade in Byram at 2 p.m. Sunday

The traditional dockside ceremony at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, hosted by American Legion Post 29,  will take place 8 a.m. Monday


Wreath laying ceremony, City Hall, Sun 9:45 a.m. Dedication of the new Memorial Flagpole gifted by the Devon Rotary Foundation in honor of the Milford’s 375th year to follow. Parade steps off at 2 p.m. at Daniel Wasson Field to the Milford Green. Milford Volunteers Ancient Fife and Drum Corps will march.


Lobster Days, Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave. Sat-Mon. “Lobsters-in-the-rough” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Decoration Day Ceremony, Mon 10:30 a.m. $44 combination ticket of Museum admission and single lobster dinner; $42 senior combination ticket of Museum admission and single lobster dinner; $36 youth combination ticket of Museum admission and single lobster dinner. Meals can also be purchased separately on grounds. Museum admission required. Hot dog platters available for $8.


Parade Sun 2 p.m., from Elm Street and Route 111 to New War Memorial on the green, where ceremonies will take place. If rain, ceremonies in Town Hall Council Chambers 2 p.m.

New Canaan

Parade Mon 9:30 a.m. From St. Mark’s Church on Oenoke Ridge to Main Street to Lakeview Cemetery, where ceremony takes place.

New Haven

Memorial Day Concert, Southern Connecticut State University’s Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, 501 Crescent St. Sun 5 p.m. Free. To reserve your free tickets, fax your request to: New Haven Memorial Day Concert, City of New Haven, 165 Church St. Attention: Patricia Lawlor. Fax number 203-946-2998.

New Milford

Parade Mon 10 a.m. Steps off from the New Milford Public Library on Main Street and ends at the war memorial at the south end of the Village Green. The Great Housatonic Duck Race Mon noon at Young Field Road. Adopt-a-Duck for $5. For information and to “adopt” call 860-355-4760.


Parade Mon 10 a.m. Kicks off at Veterans Memorial Park on Seaview Avenue to Fort Point Street to Van Zant Street to East Avenue from the East Norwalk Cemetary to Town Green.


Parade and ceremonies Sun 10:30 a.m. Ceremonies 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center Parade Grounds at the Gazebo. Parade will step off immediately following the ceremony down Orange Center Road, past the reviewing stand with services following at the Orange Center Cemetery.


Parade Mon 11 a.m. Start at Pleasant Valley Shopping Center along Route 67 to Oxford Town Hall.


Memorial Day Parade Sat noon-1 p.m. Starts from Redding Elementary School, ending at the Memorial Green on Cross Highway. Fire engines, a fife and drum corps and local children’s groups. Ceremony will take place at the end of the parade.


Parade Mon 11:30 a.m. Begins at Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, proceeds down Main St. to Ballard Park. Lasdon Memorial Day Antiques Fair, Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, 2610 Amawalk Road. (Route 35). Mon 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Rain or shine. $8, $7 with pre-show postcard or advertisement, and Friends of Lasdon. Free parking on the grounds. Rain or shine. 845-


Parade, Sun noon. Begins at Rowayton Avenue/McKinley St. Memorial at Veteran’s Cannon to follow. Hot dogs and soda at the Fire House. Rowayton Arts Center’s Annual Art Show at Pinkney Park. Strawaberry shortcake.


Memorial Day Parade, Mon 10 a.m. Begins at Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St., proceeds to town green for a ceremony and then continuing along Route 67 to the cemetery next to Town Hall.


Memorial Day Parade, Sun 1 p.m. Starts at Spring Lake Road (Judd’s Corner), proceeds down Rte. 39, ending at Veteran’s Field. Ceremony at the Gazebo on Veteran’s Field to follow parade.


Memorial Day Parade, Mon 11 a.m. From Pomperaug Office Park on Main Street to Parks and Recreation building for ceremony. Family celebration at Ballantine Park with bands, food, face painting, entertainment,  games to follow.


Memorial Day Parade, Sun noon. Kicks off from the corner of Summer and Hoyt Sreets.


Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, Mon. Ceremony will be held at Academy Hill at 10:30 a.m. Parade steps off at noon from Academy Hill, proceeds up Main St. to Paradise Green.


Memorial Day Parade, Mon 10 a.m. Kicks off at Marisa’s Restaurant on Main Street, proceeds to Town Hall. Memorial Ceremony at the Town Hall Green. 8:45 a.m.


Memorial Day Weekend 5K Race, Weston High School, 115 School Road. Sat 8:30 a.m. race kicks off, 8:35 a.m. walk kicks off. $25. Kids Fun Run, Weston High School track, Sat 8 a.m.. $10. For information and registration, visit Memorial Day Parade, Mon 10:45 a.m. Beings at high school with a flyover, down School Road to Weston Road and ends at Town Hall. Ceremony to follow at the Gazebo.


Memorial Day Parade, Mon 9 a.m. Saugatuck Elementary School to Riverside Avenue, over the Post Road to Town Hall. Coffee and doughnuts available from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Memorial Services will be on Veterans Green immediately following the Parade.


Memorial Day Parade, Mon 10 a.m. From River Road, through business district to Ridgefield Road to Hillside Cemetery for a ceremony.

Jim Shay