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Memorial Day Parade

56th Annual Commerce City Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 25, 2020
9:30 a.m.

Parade Route

Commerce City hosts Colorado's largest Memorial Day Parade each year, bringing dozens of entries from around the region and thousands of spectators to the heart of Commerce City to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

Nominate a local veteran as the 2020 parade grand marshal

The city is looking for nominations of individuals to be the grand marshal for this year’s parade. The city welcomes nominations of military veterans young and old from any branch of the armed forces.

Nominees for grand marshal must:

  • Be a current or former Commerce City resident
  • Have served as an active member of the military (proof of discharge required) 
  • Be physically able to participate in the parade 

Grand Marshal nominations must be submitted to the city by Friday, March 13.

2020 Grand Marshal online nomination form

The form can also be submitted to:
City of Commerce City
c/o Travis Huntington
7887 E. 60th Ave.
Commerce City, CO 80022

View and print the application form as a PDF

Participate in the parade to help us honor service and sacrifice

Different types of entries from around the region are invited to get creative and show their patriotic colors by participating in the Commerce City Memorial Day Parade. All types of groups can apply to participate in the parade for free. Parade entries are required to recognize and observe the parade's purpose of honoring veterans of the armed forces.

Completed entry forms are due by Friday, May 1

Submit the parade entry form online 

View or print the entry form as a PDF

The PDF version of the form can be completed and returned via email to or submitted to:
Commerce City Memorial Day Parade
c/o Glenys Trost
7887 E. 60th Ave.
Commerce City, CO 80022

2019 Parade Information 

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Thad Harvey, a veteran of four combat tours in Afghanistan and more than 16 years of Army service, was the parade's 2019 grand marshal. The ceremony also honored the late Sergeant Major Archie Robinson.

Learn more about U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thad Harvey

The 2019 parade was led by the Adams City High School Marine Corps JROTC, with Greg Nieto from Channel 2 and Fox 31 Denver serving as master of ceremonies.

Read more about the 2019 Parade Winners