Winthrop Harbor

Memorial Day Parade

Winthrop Harbor invites all residents and visitors to join us in honoring the fallen men and women of our United States military. Whether you join your friends and neighbors street-side to watch the parade, or join the procession with your own family, group or organization, this annual event is both inspiring and solemn as we remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our Country.

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 28, 2018
Parade Line-up at 10:00 a.m.
Parade Begins at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Service at Village Park at 12:00 Noon
(Village Park address: 2700 9th Street in Winthrop Harbor)

The Village of Winthrop Harbor will host its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2018 in honor of the fallen men and women of our United States military. This annual event is organized together with the Winthrop Harbor Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post.

We invite you to participate in this year's parade with your float, band, marching group or other entry. The general theme of all parade entries should be to honor those who have paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom. There is no-charge to participate in the parade.

The parade line-up will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Pfeiffer Transmission parking lot on the corner of Sheridan Road and State Line Road in Winthrop Harbor. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m., proceeding south on Sheridan Road to 9th Street, then west on 9th Street to Village Park. At the park there will be a Memorial service presented by the Winthrop Harbor VFW at 12:00 Noon.

Pre-registration is required for all participating groups. Registration is quick and easy online, click here to register now. Alternatively you may register by mail, FAX or in-person using this paper form. The registration deadline is midnight on Sunday, May 21, 2017. All registrants will receive an email with their parade line-up number prior to the parade. Entrants who have not pre-registered will be allowed to participate, however their line-up positions will be behind all participants who pre-registered.

We look forward to this day being a successful remembrance of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our Country. Whether you participate in the parade or join your friends and neighbors street-side to watch, we look forward to seeing you on Memorial Day.

For questions or additional information, please contact Virginia Lopez, Parade Organizer, at (847) 746-2536, or Julie Rittenhouse, Special Events Committee Chair, at (847) 872-3846, ext. 1010.


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