Memorial Day Parade 2024

Michigan’s oldest Memorial Day Parade to return to Dearborn on Monday, May 27

Celebrating its 98th year, the annual City of Dearborn Memorial Day Parade will take place on May 27, 2024, along Michigan Ave in West Dearborn. Hosted by the City of Dearborn and the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council, this year’s parade will pay special tribute to Purple Heart recipients. As one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the U.S. and the oldest in the state of Michigan, the event features over 80 regional officials, marching bands, and community groups. It concludes with a Remembrance Ceremony in honor of those who lost their lives while serving their country.

Parade Schedule
The parade will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. with a military funeral procession. The Grand Marshal and parade groups will follow. A Remembrance Ceremony will occur at noon on the lawn of the Dearborn Historical Museum, 915 Brady St.

The public is welcome to attend.

Route Information
The 2024 Memorial Day Parade route will again take place on Michigan Ave in West Dearborn due to continued Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) construction elsewhere in the city. The route will begin at Nowlin St and move eastward, ending at South Brady St.Please note: Public traffic will be closed on the following roads for the duration of the parade on May 27:

  • Michigan Ave (eastbound and westbound) between West Outer Dr and Evergreen Rd
  • South Brady St between Michigan Ave and Cherry Hill Rd
  • Garrison Pl

How to Participate 
The City invites military and veterans groups, marching bands, and school and community groups from Dearborn and neighboring communities to apply to participate in the 98th annual parade. Please find the digital application forms below.

 Participant Application   Hold Harmless Agreement  

Applications and Hold Harmless Agreements must be submitted by Apr. 26.
Paper participant applications and hold harmless agreements may be retrieved from the Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave.

If accepted, participants will receive further information and parade rules from City staff via email.

Opportunities to support Dearborn’s 98th annual Memorial Day Parade can be found at

For additional information, contact Erica Marra, Special Event & Outreach Manager, at