Attend The Naperville Memorial Day Parade

Fire Department drives their fire trucks in the local Memorial Day Parade while locals line the sides of the street to watch. This is an annual parade honoring those men and women that have served and died in the Armed Forces of the United States. The parade consists of local service people, as well as men, women and children involved in community organizations such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4H club, bands and much more.

Did you know that Naperville has a special connection to the United States military? That’s right! After WWII, returning American G.I.s sought higher education. Due to Naperville’s proximity to North Central College and new residences built under the G.I. bill, DuPage County became home to a large number of veterans. So it’s only fitting that the Naperville Memorial Day Parade is one of the community’s biggest events.

Let’s take a closer look!


The Naperville Memorial Day Parade

The City of Naperville hosts a Memorial Day parade each year in honor of its veterans who lost their lives in service. The community turns out in droves, and no fewer than 75 organizations will participate in the festivities.

Join your neighbors and enjoy the sounds of 18 different marching bands while you wave at the veterans that pass by. There will also be several troupes representing Naperville’s Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. Also on hand: an old Model T, the Naperville Fire Department, and the Highland Pipers.

The parade starts at 10:30 AM on May 28th and ends at 2:30 PM. The parade route will begin at Jackson and West Street and make its way to the SS Peter & Paul parking lot.

Although parade coordinators plan to march in the rain, the Naperville Police Department will determine whether the parade is canceled due to weather.


If you would like to be a part of a vibrant community, Brookdale on the Park may be the home for you. We are in proximity to the best that Naperville has to offer, and just minutes from the start of the city’s established parade route. If you would like to learn more or schedule a tour of our apartment complex, please contact us! We can’t wait to show you around and welcome you to the neighborhood.

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