Parades

Memorial Day Parade: 

The Skowhegan Memorial Day Parade is back again this year at 10AM on Memorial Day, May 28.  The parade is to honor those we have lost during a day of remembrance and will feature local veterans, local legislators and local groups in support of veterans.  The parade will be followed by a short ceremony at Skowhegan Veterans Park on Water Street.  This is a rain or shine event.

The lineup for the parade begins at 9:30am on Dyer Street which is off Madison Avenue in Skowhegan. Groups in attendance are asked to show up at 9:15.  If your group is interested in marching or riding to show support for our veterans, please let organizers know ahead of time, if possible.  This parade is intended to show support for local veterans- groups with other interests besides that may not be allowed to participate.  Final decisions will be made by the organizing committee and the veteran organizations in attendance.

The parade route will begin at the intersection of Dyer Street and Madison Avenue (Route 201) and turn left heading south towards downtown Skowhegan.  The parade will then take a left onto Water Street and travel through the downtown ending at Skowhegan Veterans Park.  Additional event parking and float parking is available at the Catholic Church just past the park on Water Street.  Traffic will be stopped for the parade on the corresponding streets during the parade.

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Parade Route: The parade route will begin at the intersection of Dyer Street and Madison Avenue (Route 201) and turn left heading south towards downtown Skowhegan. The parade will then take a left onto Water Street and travel through the downtown ending at Skowhegan Veterans Park. Additional event parking and float parking is available at the Catholic Church just past the park on Water Street. Traffic will be stopped for the parade on the corresponding streets during the parade. Parade Check-In: One person from your group must check in with the Parade Staging Coordinator located at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Dyer Street by 9:15 a.m. to verify your attendance. Candy Distribution: No candy is to be thrown to the crowd from moving vehicles or floats due to safety concerns and past experience. If you wish to distribute candy, you may have people walking near the curbs to toss candy to the crowd. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!! If an infraction to this rule occurs, your units may not be allowed to participate in future parades.