Memorial Day Parade


May 27, 2019
10:30 a.m.

The Spring Lake Memorial Day parade is a time-honored tradition that gives the community an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the current, past, and fallen service veterans from the area.

Every year, a parade marshal is selected from the community. Someone who has served the Country is given the honor to represent the armed forces as the parade marshal. The selection of the Parade Marshall is done by nomination. Any community member may submit a nomination to the parade chairs.

 (Click here for information on flag etiquette.)

Click here for Parade Registration Application

Police and fire departments as well as organizations and businesses in the area also participate in the parade. Families are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue to show their patriotism.

The public and all veterans are invited to join the festivities.

Parade Route

 Due to construction on E. Exchange Street the parade route and staging has changed:

This year the parade staging will begin at St. Mary’s Church parking lot. The Parade will then head East on Exchange, and turn South onto Lake Avenue.  From Lake Avenue, it will turn East onto River Street, then head North onto DeWitt Lane, and end at the Spring Lake Presbyterian Church.


A is for Army, they know their stuff;
M is for Marines, they really are tough;
E is for Eagles, the force of the air;
R is for righteousness and all that’s fair;
I is for invisible, that’s our Navy at sea;
C is for Coast Guard, efficient as can be;
A is for America, whose flag is unfurled,
that describes America folks,
the best in the world.

[Written by Ann Caswell, Rye, N.H., 60 years ago during WW II]

If you would like to volunteer for this event please contact:

Mary Chittenden, Parade Chair, by calling 616-566-4187 or at

Download the full 2018 Spring Lake Heritage Festival Schedule of Events here!

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