Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade logo 2017

Save the Date: May 28, 2018 for the 54th Annual Memorial Day Parade!

Military units, bands, floats and antique car clubs turn out for Commerce City's annual Memorial Day Parade, the state’s largest, to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.

Event Details

The 54th anniversary parade starts promptly at 10 a.m. along a 1.5 mile parade route that begins at E. 64th Ave. and Newport St. and ends at 6060 E. Parkway Dr. The parade lasts approximately two hours. In 2017, we had nearly 100 parade entries. Prior to the parade, the city will host a ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9:15 a.m. to recognize the Grand Marshals. The parade is held rain or shine; parade participation and admission is free.

Grand Marshal Nominations

Nominations for Grand Marshal are now closed. 

2018 Grand Marshals

The four local veterans serving as this year’s grand marshals are: Richard and Barbara Bruettig, Eric Gudmundson, and Cyrus Timothy Warner.

Participate in the Parade

Entry to the parade is now closed.

The purpose of the Memorial Day Parade is to honor veterans for their service to our country. It is designed to appeal to veterans and families throughout the Commerce City community and metro region. All parade entrants are required to recognize and observe the parade’s purpose and design and must prominently display patriotic style decorations to meet the parade’s purpose.

View examples of previous entries that meet the parade’s purpose and design.

Read parade entry reminders and FAQs.